Wednesday, October 26, 2011
This is just beyond my understanding. The City of Prescott allowed a college student to design and build a bench in a city park. She worked on it for weeks, at no expense to the city. When she was near completion, they told her it was unacceptable and changes would be required. She has graduated and needs to return home to MA so she formed a committee to complete the City's requirements for the bench. The City ignored her committee and plans and destroyed and removed the bench without warning, in the dead of night. Hundreds of people in town had contributed to the art in the bench and supported its completion. I am astounded at the audacity of the City in handling it this way. Actually I am sickened by the way they handled it.
We spent a great, fun day with Taylor and Hannah at Vala's Pumpkin Patch. Lots of stuff to do there...
|New Great-Grand-dog in Omaha. This is Hannah with Bailey.|
|Watching Santa Claus movie with Jordie.|
|Mini-golf under black lights - cool!|
|Camped along the Platte River|
Thursday, October 20, 2011
|Fishing in San Carlos, Mexico with Fred and Rick|
|They'd gone there to sell Rick's boat.|
|View from Fred's condo balcony - wow!|
|Joint efforts brought in 2 big Dorado that they had cooked for them for dinner at a local restaurant.|
|Another view from Fred's balcony - Wow again!|
|In March Gregg had skied in Flagstaff with Sheila.|
|...where they saw this guy that plays his sax as he skis!|
|Oh yeah, one of Gregg's favorite things to do - car shows with his brother Gary.|
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
|Tsunami on the Square - annual June arts festival. I love it! So crazy.|
OK, I've learned my lesson. I can't leave my blog for 6 months and then expect to catch it up in one day. Can't be done. This has taken 2 full days now to get caught up and it's a pretty sparse job of it, a little disjointed. But better than nothing.
|On a Prescott Walking Tour with Jackie - visiting Hotel Vendome's Ghost's room.|
|We Prescott Friends of Sherri miss her after losing her to Leukemia in March. We added a paver for her in the Prescott State Centennial project at City Hall.|
|We "adopted" my daughter Sarah's cat KC, 16 1/2 year old really cool cat, for about 5 months this year. She's now living with son Andy in Tempe.|
|Finally! I've wanted a new front door for YEARS! We finally stayed home long enough to get it done! New house trim color too and the whole exterior got a power wash.|
|I took 3 Mural Tours this summer with these two Prescott mural artists, Maggie and R called the Mural Mice. This one with a PEO group. Our public art murals are INCREDIBLE! Chock full of Prescott and world history, works of wonder.|
|Randy, me Linda, Betsy on the beach at Cape May, NJ|
Three of us from AZ left on my birthday, 9/9, to meet up with 2 more girlfriends from IL in Philadelphia, PA. We all went to high school together in the 60's and travel together every once in a while to celebrate our long friendship. After a day in Philly and a little tour from Betsy's sister Debby who lives next door in Media, PA, we drove our rented van to THE SHORE!
|Me and Randy - can't believe Shirley caught that shot just right - one try!|
|The cool house we rented - walking distance from everything - 5 bedrooms, 4 baths.|
|Ready for the beach!|
|Betsy, me, Debby, Shirley, Linda, Randy|
|PEO formal party for fundraising. Girlfriend Cheryl headed it up and we were VERY successful with the fundraising in addition to having a GREAT time at the Smiths house.|
There is no lack of social life in Prescott! When we are there, we are busy ALL the time. Sometimes I think we travel a lot just to get life to slow down a bit.
|Linda and Bob Smith throw the BEST parties!|
|My Prescott girlfriends take me to lunch for my birthday and try out the bathing caps that I'm taking to NJ for my high school girlfriends...Sandy, Martha, Marty, Me and Sheila.|
|Martha made me a fabulous birthday cake!|
|Happy Hour Party at Sheila and Paul's - Sheila, Martha, Marty, Me, Lynn and Sandy|
|Mike, Paul, Bob, Domenic and Bob|
|Linda, Sandy, Sheila, Gregg, Mary and Martha|
|End of the day - great party at Smith's house.|