Thursday, February 13, 2020

LONDON BRIDGE

Today we went down by the London Bridge to see a memorial stone, in the walkway, for one of Pat's classmates that passed away two years ago.  He and his wife spent their winters in Lake Havasu.  There are hundreds of the stones, many of which are for military people.  Anyone can buy a stone for a person.  Took a couple pictures of the bridge and a pretty fountain also.  It was a nice day for a walk and an ice cream cone.

One shot of the memorial brick.


This is a second shot.


This is the north side of the bridge.


This is the under side of the bridge.


This is the south side of the bridge.


Fountain.


Fountain again.  I should have taken a movie.



Patrick

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

NEW CASINO

We made a trip over to the new casino today.  It was a nice day for a boat ride.  The casino is nothing to write home about.  They have pretty much all of the new fancy and expensive slot machines and they were hungry as usual.  We only stayed about an hour.  I did get lucky and won a little on one machine.  It was a good time, not sure if or when we might go back.  You now have to pay to ride the boat.  It was free with a coupon that was in the paper each week in the past.  Guess they have to pay for the new building and marina.  Got some pictures of the boat and marina.

Boat coming into the marina.


Pulling into the parking spot.


This is an extra boat they have to use if the main one breaks down.


Entrance to the new casino.


Part of the new marina.


Ramps for getting off the boat.


One more shot of the boat.


Patrick

Sunday, January 12, 2020

BALLOONS

This weekend was the annual balloon festival here in Lake Havasu City.  It started this past Thursday and ends today.  They had a lot of wind the first couple days and couldn't fly the balloons.  They managed to get some up Saturday morning and got them all up and going today.  No wind and lots of sunshine today. Lots of pictures and have a series on one balloon that was being readied in the parking lot of the place where we eat breakfast.  It was interesting watching them get it ready and taking it off.

This is one of the ones that got up Saturday.  I took this picture from our kitchen window.

Another Saturday balloon from the kitchen window

Saturday from the kitchen window


 Saturday from the dining room window.


Same one as above, just closer.


Last Saturday balloon.


This was taken from the parking lot where we eat breakfast.  They were taking off from an area about a block away.


 One up close.


Another group shot.


A mushroom balloon.  Didn't get it real clear.


This is the one being readied in the parking lot.


Got it up off the ground.


Getting ready to take off, everybody on board for the trip.


Lifted off.


Up and away.


Another group shot.


Not sure what this one was suppose to be.


That's not a balloon.  We had a full moon a couple nights ago. 

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Patrick

Saturday, December 28, 2019

ARIZONA

We have been in Arizona now for almost two weeks.  The weather has been a little cooler than normal and we had some rain.  It is a bright sunny day today and I have taken some pictures of the house and the scenic area we can see from the house.  It is a very nice place and will be great for this winter.

This is a shot of the driveway up to the house.  It is 56 steps long and up hill.  I make the trip at least once each day to pick up the newspaper at the bottom.  Guess that is my Cardio workout for the day.


This is a shot from the top of the driveway.


This is a shot of the view from the kitchen window.


This is a zoomed in shot of the kitchen window view.


This is a shot of the view from the dining room window. 


This is a zoomed in shot of the dining room window view.


This is a zoomed in shot of the lake that you can barely see in the previous picture.


This is a shot of the mountains from the backyard looking north.  All of the previous pictures of the views were mostly looking west.


This is a picture of the pool in the backyard.



Patrick

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WINTER

I think winter has officially arrived.  As best as I can tell, we got at least 6 inches of snow last night.  I think it will be here until spring now.  It will be a white Christmas.  The following pictures show the area around the house after last nights snow.  Also got lucky and got pictures of Woody.


Back Yard and the river.


Bird Feeders


Deck and Gazebo


Front Yard


Woody trying to figure out how to get to the feeder tray


Woody



Patrick

Saturday, October 12, 2019

FALL

It is fall in Minnesota and the trees are changing colors.  We have one tree in the backyard that started and stopped and then 3 weeks later finished.  As usual we have also had our first snow of this fall.  It won't last, but is a sure sign of things to come.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.


This is the tree that started to change and made it look like it has a golden crown.


Closer shot of the color on the top.


This is the tree after the total change.  You can see the bare limbs at the top where the leaves have fallen off.  It was about 3 weeks between the previous pictures and this one.


Same tree this morning after our present from Mother Nature last night.


Flower in the front of the house after the snow last night.  Guess it is about done.


Flower behind the house before the snow.  It has been pretty like this all summer with continuous new blooms.



Patrick