I’ve been home almost a month doing all sorts of yard work and taking miscellaneous pictures of our developing cactus, yucca and other wildflowers. Marty and Sue came for Mother’s Day and we had fun visiting with Eddie and Mo at the Inn, and going out on the boat. Neither one of us took a camera on the maiden voyage of 2010. When we got back, Sue and I posed for a Mother’s Day remembrance. We also got a good shot of my new driveway out to Michigan that the sewer people did to make up for all the grief they gave while they did the sewer in front of my house. Yea!
Unfortunately, I’ve lost the picture somewhere in my computer. Rats!
The weekend of May 21, I went to ABQ to get new glasses and Marshall went to the groomer to be de-furminated.
I did my three mile walk on Saturday morning from Candelaria to Montgomery and back and got some pictures of the sights along the way. Mostly the yucca that is native to that area, plus a cute prairie dog and the walking foot bridge over Tramway.
When I got back, I took some pictures of Marty and Sue’s prize cactus and their guard frog.
My granddaughter Skyler graduated from Volcano Vista High School on May 22. It was their first graduating class. Long time friends from California Tom and Annette were here for the celebration. After pictures outside of Tingley Coliseum, some of us went to the County Line for dinner.
Nicole, Ian’s girlfriend, Ian, Uncle Marty, Tammy, and Tom are in the back. Bob, Sue, Sky, and Annette are in the front.
This time grandma is in the picture.
Nicole and Ian.
Mom and Dad with the proud graduate at the County Line restaurant.
Tom and Annette.
This past Wednesday, I went to Alto to visit my long time friend Adolf from Mexico City. He has a condo at Alto Mountain Village. We visited the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino, because I hadn’t seen it since they remodeled it. I played the slots while Adolf played black jack. Then we had the Seafood Extravaganza buffet. More food than anyone could possibly eat, but I had some great oysters on the half shell and plenty of shrimp. The next day we hiked half way up the ski trails, dodging the melting rivelets of snow and mud. On the way back to Alto, we saw a spectacular rain storm.
When we got down off the mountain, we had a wonderful New Mexican lunch. That evening, I got to watch a Bruce Willis movie. Great fun! I’m back home trying to stay away from our 50,000+ visitors here at the lake. This week, I’m going to OD on taking pictures of wildflowers and yucca that are just starting to open up. I’m supposed to be finding a tow vehicle, but it isn’t that easy.