In August we went back up to KC for a 50th surprise birthday party for SIL...Great time, relaxing and a lot of laughs. In early July went to Claremore Oklahoma to the Centennial celebration of what was once deemed The West Point of the Southwest...but with the beginning of Vietnam and and its negative press on the military it had to close its Doors...However it was reopened as Rogers University and is doing well. They have done a Magnificent job of keeping the Military Academy legacy alive and on the forefront of its history. It was very nostalgic for me and showing the bride around was fun. Reunited with several of my classmates and made several new friends.......How I ended up at Claremore, OK after graduating from high school at Clark AFB, Philippines is left for another post.
|(c)2019horstkelly photographer...Driving up to the Academy|
We are going on another trip shortly to Big Cedar Lodge in southern Missouri(The Ozarks). Terrific reviews especially this time of year. Looking forward to that trip and hopefully having time for some hiking and photo ops.....and "kicking back"....will also go up to Kansas City either before or after our at The Lodge.
|(c)2029Horstkelly Photographer...Nat'l Sand Dunes|
Here at the home front its been another "hazy lazy days of summer"...June was great temp. wise, got a lot of stuff done around the place and even had a garage sale. Mother Nature came at us with an inferno starting in July and August saw no relief...It has still been in the 100's here until last week and we started a cold spell down into the mid 90's. I had to revert to starting my daily walk at 0530 stop and get the Bride at 0645 and finish up at 0745...Working outside stopped by 1000 and then it was indoor stuff or going to Home Depot, Costco, Tractor Supply, or HEB....and a trip to Walmart . 😁
Have looked at some of my old photo's that never made it to post processing . So during the heat of the day I would pick a couple and see what they really looked like. The photo's in this post are from that find.
|(c)2019Horst Kelly Photographer...Page, Az area|
Spent time looking at projects for the Casita. Will be taking it in for either a Fridge repair or replacement. Spend more mornings than I want to admit trying to get the fridge to work, to no avail...I think I watched every utube on RV fridge repair that's out there... so we'll see. I had debated on selling the Armadillo and getting either a slide in truck camper of some sort or an "Overlander" setup..At the end of the day I chose to keep the Casita for the few years I can continue doing this rather than going with a whole new setup....
|(c)2019HorstKelly photographer....Superstitions Mts.|
I do plan on going on a 10 day or so trip here in Texas between Thanksgiving and Christmas and by damn going to Alabama Hills early next year...mid Febuary or so. I would have gone this fall, but Janet really wanted to go to the Lodge for the fall colors and we have not been there so that took priority, as it should.
|(c)2019Horst Kelly Photographer...somewhere in the Northwest|
That's it in a nutshell ...If there are any folks left that still look at this blog, I thank you for stopping by...Hope all is well with you... until next time Happy Trails...Horst sends