Sunday, May 27, 2012

Another Road Trip...

 south to Durango, CO through the quaint mining town of Ouray. This drive took us through Red Mountain Pass, then we circled back up north through Lizard Head Pass. We took a little jaunt to Telluride, CO where there was a MountainFilm Festival occurring.

We continued north, cut over to Ridgeway, then back to Grand Junction through Montrose and Delta. We saw wonderful mountain vistas, snow capped peaks and blue lakes and crystal clear streams.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Solar Eclipse of the Moon

By Scott Binder on 5-20-12
I wanted to post a picture my cousin, Scott Binder, took of the eclipse on Sunday. He used binoculars to cast the eclipse on copier paper.

My sister, Carolyn, was going horseback riding to see the eclipse, but no pics from her yet.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Rainbow!

A strong windstorm just swept through - and left us a rainbow!

Friday, May 11, 2012


Lisa, my neighbor and I are the same age! Her birthday is four days before mine. We decided to celebrate early together and had a BBQ. Laton cooked for us and we had cake and ice cream with our co-workers here at the RV Park. It was YUMMY!

John, Lisa, Madalyn, Carrie

Friday, May 4, 2012

My Own Cubicle!

When I left Qwest, I was excited about our new life traveling as workampers. It has been a lot of fun but the economy has not been fun. Rising health insurance premiums, rising fuel costs and just plain rising cost of living has taken a toll on our income. We decided to take some time off from traveling and have landed in Grand Junction, CO. I started working for a company called Star Tek. We plan on staying here for awhile and fatten up the travel fund. Laton picked up my extra hours here at Junction West RV Park.

I am enjoying being back in the work force, I actually put large business phone orders together to send to an order typist for another phone company. I was an order typist in my prior work life.  I graduated from training today and now have MY OWN CUBICLE! I never thought I would miss my cubicle. LOL Here is my graduation picture Laton took for me.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day

Have a Happy May Day. 


wine spiced with sweet wood ruff

In Germany sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) is known as the Waldmeister—“master of the forest.”

1/2 cup sweet wood ruff leaves
2 bottles white Rhine wine
1 32-ounce bottle soda water
1/2 cup hulled and sliced strawberries
1 to 2 hours before serving, place wood ruff in a punch bowl. Pour wine over and allow to stand. Just before serving, add soda water and strawberries.

This is a throwback to the ancient Druid practice of using the spring herb to mark winter’s end