Monthly Archives: May 2011

Flying Bluebird …

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Sir Malcolm Campbell I am not and nor is Tickey the famous Bluebird of land speed record-breaking. Blue is about the only thing that Bluebird and Tic have in common. So when I received an envelope in the mail from … Continue reading

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Favorite Aunties …

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My childhood was filled with aunties. Auntie Jill, (a true aunt in the biological sense), Auntie Beryl, Auntie Maureen, Auntie Bernie, Auntie Eileen – non-biological Aunts. Aunties ever-present in my parent’s social circles who dipped and swooped through our boyhood … Continue reading

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Wagon Train …

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Friends are found and friends are made and complete strangers sometimes become instant comrades. What’s the saying about strangers? “They are just friends that you haven’t yet met“. So true this is with my foray into ‘find-friends-in-Phoenix‘ social life, determined I … Continue reading

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Steering Towards The Wheels … Route 66 Fun Run …

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You know you have acclimatized when you find the temperature of Phoenix fine, Vegas cool and Kingman cold. Unprepared I was for 70˚, (now considered chilly), and 60˚ considered cold, and a desert wicked wind that constantly whipped at my heels. … Continue reading

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Hopping Over to Hoover …

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The route South East from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Kingman, Arizona, took me directly through Boulder City, a town established entirely to build Hoover Dam. Still in ‘road trip‘ mode, with or without Dee, I took the exit to Hoover Dam … Continue reading

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Dry Like A Desert …

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I had this ridiculous notion that, where there is water, there is lusciousness, right? Water brings life, brings growth, brings green. So, spotting the string of lakes on the map along the Arizona “West Coast”, I thought this would make … Continue reading

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London Bridge is Falling Down …

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Well, not exactly. They took it down piece by piece and reassembled it in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, despite finally realizing that they had not bought Tower Bridge, believing that Tower Bridge was “London Bridge“. I guess the plain sister snuck … Continue reading

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