Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Little Rain and Some Cool Weather…….

All this week it was cooler than last week but finally Thursday night it rained!!!  My rain gauge showed 6/10, but others in the area reported 8-9/10. It really helped and the ground sucked it up like a sponge. The rain dances helped. Now we all need to do something so we can get a little rain like that every few days……..
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On the 4TH of July, we took our usual morning hike in the Park, then we headed to town for the Parade.  It wasn’t a big parade like they will have at the Gold Discover Days in a couple of weeks but it was a fun little parade.  If you're in the area for Gold Discovery Days, July 27-29, don't miss it.  You're in for a real treat and don't forget to look us up.
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It was mainly a Kids' Parade……..with lots of youngsters riding everything you could imagine.
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Of course, a Parade is always a good chance for the local Volunteers to show off their equipment…. Ms. Pat and I used to work with the Search and Rescue folks when we worked out in Custer Stare Park…..
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The local State Trooper was there…….We worked with them a lot too....P1030835
Now here is a neat Highway Patrol car.....kinda looks like my old one.   I could really “pedal” that thing!
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I think Smokey lives here in Custer, he is in all the parades…..
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One of the things Ms. Pat and I enjoyed seeing was the new paint job on the Custer Ambulance.  Isn’t that NEAT?
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Ah Ha, now I see why Ms. Pat drug me down here. I think one of the main reasons was to see the Custer Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild booth at the Craft’s Fair. 
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They did have some beautiful quilts on display……..Ms. Pats new interest in this quilting nothing but amazes me…  I can easily see it's hard work! Smile

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As you can see, after our rain, we had some water “puddling” under the motorhome in our new addition. It was necessary for us to get another load of rock and get the proper slope to eliminate the problem. (Hopefully!)
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Ms. Pat is helping me smooth out all the ridges and hopefully we have it so it will drain a little better…..
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There everything is all spread and things are back to normal…………until the next rain at least…… We may have to put gutters down the side of the extension to get the water directed to the rear.  Let's hope we get another rain so we can find out.


It has been much cooler the last couple days, no more rain yet, but it sure feels good to need a long sleeve shirt on once in a while….   

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We invited some good friends and fellow bloggers over last night for Happy Hour.  It was good to see the Weavers of "Where's Weaver", who are staying at the Broken Arrow Campground right down the road. Their last visit to the Black Hills was 30 years ago. They said a lot has changed and they were enjoying seeing all the changes.  Since they had never tasted Taco Soup, nor Buffalo, Ms. Pat insisted they stay for supper and have some Taco Soup made with Buffalo meat.  The weather was a little cooler, (notice the jackets and long sleeves) so the hot soup went over well.

Paul and Marsha will be leaving Tuesday and we are so glad we got to spend some time together before they left. They are headed back home to Ohio.  You will enjoy their Blog...we sure do!   Have a safe trip folks and we look forward to seeing you down the road.  Remember our invitation to visit our little "piece of Heaven" anytime.  The door is always open!

It's time for us to head off to Church.  We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday week and enjoy the rest of the summer…… maybe the weather will try and cooperate a little!!

 It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  May the Good Lord "take a liken' to ya'!

Mike

This Blog is Published every Sunday and Wednesday..

6 comments:

Al Bossence said...

I like how they enclosed the top half of that Motorhome enclosure. Water pooling under the rig would not have been good.

Anonymous said...

So glad ur weather is better. Would Ms. PAT mind sharing her Taco soup receipe. It sounds so good.
Thanks, Janelle

Happytrails said...

Those sure were some very pretty quilts!!
Glad you got that "puddling" problem fixed...not good under the MH!!
So glad you got to spend time visiting with the Weavers!!
You two take care!

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

We love small town parades or for that matter, small town anything. The folks are always so friendly and we enjoy the local food and drink.

Thanks again, Mike and Pat, for having us over. We had a wonderful time. Thanks for answering all our questions. The soup was DELICIOUS! Hope to meet up with you two again.

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Great pictures of the quilts and the parade. We love small town parades too. We both grew up in a small town and attended many, many of these.

Hope you got your puddlin' problem taken care of!

Enjoy that cool weather too! It is sizzling here in NC!!

Sue and Doug said...

how great that you got to share your day with Paul and Marsha..I just started reading her blog and so far it is very entertaining!!..hope the rains stop along with the puddling!