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Bison at Antelope Island, Utah State Park 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Thank You

First off, I want to say Thank You to those who left comments on my last post. It has encouraged me to think about posts that I might write in the next few weeks, before we actually get back on the road. So I looked through some of the pictures we have taken this winter for inspiration.



We have gone on a few outings while here at Jojoba. We met this fine fellow at the Flying LC Ranch. It was the home of Leo Carrillo who played Pancho, the sidekick of the Cisco Kid in the 50's. The ranch is now a Carlsbad municipal park and the grounds are quite interesting. In addition to being a working ranch, it was a well-loved retreat for many Hollywood celebrates. We were amused to here about how they would bring down their Airstream trailers to stay in while visiting. Apparently there were some really good parties!



The peacocks were just filling in their magnificent tails since the breeding season was approaching  They are wild birds who descend from a few original pairs brought to the ranch by Leo. They are not fed or protected from coyotes. The city does protect them in the surrounding neighborhoods, and they are said to be a welcome nuisance. Imagine a dozen peacocks, screaming and pooping in your back yard!

There is always something to see if you look for it.

10 comments:

  1. Glad to see you are slowly getting back into Blogging. We know what a chore it can be but we also consider it to be our personal Diary that the world is allowed to read.
    Didn't know where you were this winter and since this is our first year in the Southwest we were exploring. If you are back this way next winter it would be nice to visit.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. So glad to see you blogging again! We will be so anxious to follow online your trip to Alaska!!!

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  3. So true for all of us. Lots to see around us if we simply open our eyes, on the road, or at home, wherever that might be.

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  4. We enjoyed visiting the Flying LC when I was working at Tri City Medical Center last summer. It was fun to remember our visit and how the parties must have been there. We too are just starting back out on the road for the summer. Have fun.

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  5. I am glad you are blogging again, those Peacocks are beautiful.

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  6. glad to hear about your experiences this winter - I've missed you!

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  7. Keep blogging, Merikay. I enjoy reading what you write, and of course, seeing your pictures.

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  8. The peacock is a sacred animal here in Myanmar. Moreso, it's become a political animal. It's the symbol of the National League for Democracy (NLD). Last year, the NLD won 80% of the parliament, which lead to their leader, Nobel prize recepient Aung San Suu Kyi, becoming de facto leader of the country. Even though its importance, I've never seen one here.

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  9. You are a wonderful writer, Merikay. Always interested in what you have to say. Keep blogging, please!

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  10. Have been missing your postings, nice the hear from you a bit more, now to get our and explored a bit more again.

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