Hold The Bull Snort

If the middle label is true to advertising (lol), I think I’ll pass on that one 😉

Then there’s the Texas Tongue Torch or how about some Texas Heat.  I would imagine that there is nothing mild about any of these sauces.  Maybe the Texas Champagne is a little bit more for a refined palate ¯\_()_/¯

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Key to the Hills Rod Run

IMHO?  The character and style of today’s automobiles, if any still exists, has gone to pot.  Most of the cars produced today look far too alike.  Without further ado, I simply prefer the styling of elder vehicles over anything that is manufactured today.

Fortunately for me and numerous other car enthusiasts, the City of Boerne, TX (something is always going on in this cool little place) hosted the 31st annual Key to the Hills Rod Run event from Oct 13 – 15, 2017.  The show features a pre-1949 cut-off year (1948 and earlier) which distinguishes it from a “classic car show” (1949-1964).

Of course I had to grab my Rebel and boogie on over to die Hauptstrasse and check it all out.  It was very much of a cool experience.  Below are some of my digitized memories I’d like to share with y’all.  If you see something that tickles your fancy, be sure to share the “Why Of It” —

Peace, Love, Light…

Hope you enjoy 😉

—> So it goes a little something like this…

Here is a beautiful 1937 yellow Ford truck. What really stood out to me was the most awesome accent of the beautiful wood working in the cab as well as the bed…

Sweet!

I can’t forget to include this little hombre that I ran across 🙂

“Police Dog” was on the back of his vest

Okay… back to some slick vehicles.  I don’t know all of the years, makes or models, but I do know that they were all pretty sweet 😉

Good ol’ Flathead V8

Cab of the rod above

I’m sure she’s been around a few blocks in her lifetime

Now that’s what I call shiny

Below is an important message for those who might find themselves behind a Hot Rod someday…

Hammerhead Harvey – Update

Just wanted to share a few more photos with y’all. We are hoping to hear from an insurance adjuster today to arrange a meeting time on Thursday or Friday.

Fingers X’d

Our Friend Snapped This One With Her iPhone

…And This One With Her Canon T3 Rebel

Screen Capture From A Youtube Video

When attempting to reach FEMA a moment ago, the wait time was 136 minutes. Wow!

Hammerhead Harvey

So much destruction, devastation, and despair. Luckily we were intelligent enough to get the heck out of there before it made landfall. I’m certainly glad we didn’t stay there in our RV; as it is now laying on its side. Could you imagine laying in bed as it went over? Boy Howdy… that would not be my idea of anything close to fun.

I happened across a YouTube video (Talk about finding a needle in a haystack) that gave us the indication of our trailers current status. Our RV park is at a 100% loss. It’s been featured on numerous news outlets as well as other digital media sites. What an absolute bummer; to be sure. I can only hope that all of those involved in this enormous mess find moments of peace and comfort in such the tragedy.

Red arrows outlining our RV on its side. There’s even one completely upside down among this mess 😦

Below is the YT Video from which I captured the screenshot above. Our park is featured from 2:25 to 2:38 –

We are currently safe (not so sure about sound) in Kerrville, Texas 😉

Coastal Oak Shrooms

A Coastal Oak Tree next to our neighbors RV pad had to be removed most recently. You could tell that it wasn’t doing so well just by looking at it. It was basically hollow from its base up to about five feet. It also had a very large colony of fire ants within it. Ouch! What caught my interest in this particular tree was the fact that it was still thriving above all of its rot and infestations. But alas… The management said the tree had to go because it could fall down and cause property damage and/or personal injury. I ultimately didn’t favor this tree being terminated, but I’m not the one who owns this place or the liabilities thereof. Bye-bye mighty Coastal Oak. It’s been nice knowing you for this short period of time.

On the brighter side of things… I am very grateful that this mighty tree left me with a few memories before its demise. One example of a lasting memory (-pictures or it didn’t happen-) are the smallest mushrooms I have ever seen growing on a tree, or anywhere else for that matter. I tried using the search engines to find out what kind of shrooms these were, but I didn’t have any luck. I know — I’ll name them Mini-Me-shrooms 🙂

Another memory from this tree: Previously to the above photos, there was one I snapped of what I think is a Chicken Of The Forest (Laetiporus sulphureus), growing between the bottom branches.

However,  I’m not entirely sure. Which brings me to my next point… Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous. If you’re not sure what you’re messing with, maybe it’s best not to mess with it at all. Don’t you agree? I agree with myself. Does that count?

Have a good’n y’all 😉

Laughing Gull Chicks

I was at the beach capturing some images of Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) chicks on Thursday morning. I get a text around 10:24 AM from Silke asking me if we had lost power here. I text her back… “I dunt know at beach 2 take pics of chicks.” After what I thought was my reply, I started thinking… Um… That didn’t sound too good. Oh well. She should know me well enough by now that I meant baby seagulls, not some summer hotties in scantily clad bathing suits. Right?

My name is Luka – I live on the second floor 🎶

Anyways… She calls me on her lunch break:

S: Did you get my texts?
D: Yes I did dear.

S: Did the power go off there?
D: Well… The clocks aren’t reset so I’d say no.

D: Did you get the text that I sent you?
S: No. I didn’t get any text from you.

D: Hum. That’s odd. I’m fairly sure I hit the send button. I’ll have to check it out when I get off the phone with you.

Continuing our lunchtime conversation, I told to her what I had sent to her. I’m like, “You do know that I mean seagull chicks… Right?” She says, “Sure you do honey.” After a quick laugh together we ended our convo by wishing each other a good afternoon. After our Afternoon Delight Polite, I checked my messages to find out why she didn’t receive my text. It was a rather simple explanation as you may notice; via the screen capture above – I simply didn’t tap on the send button. Doh!

No matter. I got a strong alibi. The following images are all the proof anybody should require of what kind of chicks I was really taking pictures of 😉

Who is that guy over there and what is he doing?

A young’n learning the ropes.

Mom… mom… mom… mom… dad?

Enjoying the pleasures of a salt life.

About Cute

Splish splash, this baby’s taking a bath

An adult LG getting in on some cooling down action.

It’s been a scorcher here lately. Y’all staying cool and comfortable? I sure hope so.

Happy Friday and have yourselves a nice weekend 😀

The Spaghetti Sauce Gods

Were smiling upon us…

Moved our mixing spoon and Voilà 🙂

Thank goodness for outdoor cookers in a hot and humid environment. No need to add any additional heat to the inside of your already hot dwelling 😉

Sauce Ingredients (Base) —>> H-E-B Organics Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce, (+) additional 15 oz Del Monte® tomato sauce.

Vegetables Added: AURORA BITES® Mini Peppers, Garlic, Jalapeno, Red Onion, and Monterey Baby Bella mushrooms

Meat: 1 lb of Honeysuckle White® 93% Lean Ground Turkey

Spices: Himalayan Pink Salt & Black Pepper

Pasta: Sam’s Choice Bronze Cut Spaghetti Pasta (Product of Italy)

Darn good with a slight kick to it. Yum 🙂