This little coin operated kiddie carousel is out in front of one of the businesses in our little mountain town.
. I am not sure if the owner knows how "vintage" it actually is. He might just make more money by selling it, than collecting the quarter he gets for a ride. I saw a very similar one on Ebay for $2,000!
Our little movie theater shows first run movies....and on occasion vintage movies like The Searchers with John Wayne
The owner of our movie thought it would be the perfect time to plug the up coming Stick Horse Rodeo. (an actual rodeo for young and old alike) Members of the Lake City Gang...rode down the aisles. Yep, that is my Tom on the far right.. Where am I you ask? Well, I may be a fourth generation Texan...but I am no cowgirl!
I asked a friend from Houston, who had just bought a cabin here, to go to the Women's club meeting with me in our little mountain town. I parked the car, and we started walking down this alley. I noticed a rather strange look on her face.
So I said "I never said it was the Junior League".
Fancy, no. ...but these gals raise a lot of money for the needs of this little town...and have an awful lot of fun doing it!
We have some beautiful hillsides around here. Well, I don't consider this one of them. In some places it looks like the hillsides were blasted. Maybe back in the mining days? Anyway, a young couple is building their house on one of these such hills. And by building it, I mean physically building the house themselves.
I like that they are using what is avaiable for free, to build this retaining wall. Tom says it looks like a fort complete with gun ports.
I will show you what it looks like when they finish!
I get tickled when I see this. We do not have any sort of resale or charity shop in town. So, when someone wants to get rid of something (that possibly needs throwing away) they try to give it away for FREE! I am not saying that someone might not like this, or have a use for it......but the owner would have to pay a fee to throw it away at the dump, so giving it away for free is the best solution.
Me, I am just wondering if the office chair is part of the deal?
Meet one of our most dreaded critters. Bet you were expecting a bear or a mountain lion...not this sweet looking innocent little fellow. What is it you say?
Well it is a Pack Rat, Wood Rat or some call it a Trade Rat. Call it what you may, but you do not want these in your home. ....or your car. They are famous for building their nests....called a midden under the hood of your car...usually chewing through hoses and wiring to add a bit more comfort to their bed....or worse yet in the walls of your house
So, why are they called Trade Rats? Well, they not only take things from you....they are famous for leaving something in trade. But, the trade is not worth the destruction they do in your house and or car.They are especially fond of shiny objects and are likely to leave you a rock or stick in exchange for your jewelry!
So far, we have not been graced with their presence.....many of our neighbors have.
How could one persons life be so different from winter to summer? Well stick around and see. I live in a cosmopolitan city half of the year and then head to a tiny town in the mountains the other half.....a place full of interesting people, beautiful scenery, wild animals......and great adventures!