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Interesting Sights Across the Country

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When you are driving cross country, you tend to see some pretty interesting things. Old buildings can frequently be seen crumbling in some areas. I came across this funny sign during my travels. I also got to see a complete whale skeleton. And a pink Sheriff’s car. I have shopped at several businesses that were going out of business.   This one was selling everything—including this sign that was only $20. I saw the Planter’s Peanut van, which I thought was pretty cool. One of the hospitals I worked at had an antique autoclave. There was an occasional random smiley face. And then there was this….

Responsible Pet Owner's Month

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February is Responsible Pet Owners Month.  I feel it is very important to take good care of pets.  Pets are not just novelty or “seasonal” objects.  Many times, people get a pet because a certain time of year comes around.  Others get pets because they see them in movies & think it would be cool to have a particular type of pet.  I remember when the 101 Dalmatians Movie came out & people thought it would be cool to have one.   It was like Dalmatians were some kind of a fad.   It was really sad because many of these dogs ended up in animal shelters.   People did not know about or understand the personality traits of these poor dogs before getting them.   The new owners found themselves unable to manage the spotted pups.   This type of behavior is so unfair to animals.   There are a lot of factors involved in being a responsible pet owner.   It is important to do your research before you get a pet so you understand exactly what you will be dealing with.   If there is a possi

Buh-Bye Braska

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Scottsbluff was an interesting place to visit.  It was interesting enough for me to go back a second time.  Who knows...I may even go back a third. Braska definitely has some wicked clouds at times. There are storms-- even in the summer.  Storms during the day... And storms at night. There also are some beautiful rainbows in Braska. I don't know what it is but I have this obsession with helicopters.  I'm glad I got a chance to get a video of this one. I hope you enjoyed this virtual trip to Braska over the past few weeks.  Be sure to check back next Saturday to see where our next stop is.  Better yet-- subscribe above & you will be notified when we arrive.

Cookie's Update On The Constant Conflict On Masks

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It seems that just about everyone has an opinion about masks.  While many people are wearing them now, it is still a hot topic of debate- and probably will continue to be.  I have found a solution that may provide a happy medium  Watch the video above to find out what that is. You can find these on a couple of sites.  I ordered them from two different sites.  Walmart was one of my sources.  Amazon carries them too.  The types & sources are constantly being updated, so you may find another type that you like better.  Comment below to let me know what you think.  

A Brief Visit To The Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Fair- And I Do Mean Brief

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There are two things I do whenever I go somewhere new for a travel job assignment if the opportunity arises.  One is go to the zoo- the other is go to the fair. The first time I went to the Scottsbluff Fair I walked around the entire area three times before realizing that was all there was.  Besides the small carnival, there was one building with exhibits, a tiny building with some poultry & a few bunnies, a modest livestock area & a few food trucks. The second time I went last year it was even smaller.  There was no carnival because of COVID.  They did have a sold out Monster Truck Show though. The Scottsbluff County Fair has been around since 1887 & actually has fun events the entire week.  This year activities were modified because of the pandemic, but there was still a lot to do.  They had dueling pianos & a demo derby.  They also had a hay bale decorating contest.  Each participant created their designs at their house & a map was provided for spectators so th

Mechanic Scam Artists

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Trent & I have been through a lot together.  Even though he is old, I am not willing to let him go.  I am now at the stage where I am going to have to basically start rebuilding him.  There is always a mechanic waiting in the wings- all too happy to take advantage of me. A couple of years ago, I was driving through Colorado.  I was heading to Braska for a work assignment.  Well...actually, I was headed to New York but I was stopping in Braska to work for a while.  Trent got sick in Colorado, so I took him to the doctor.  After taking a look at Trent, the mechanic went into great detail explaining to me what needed to be fixed.  He even drew a diagram to help me understand better.  Then he said it was going to cost $400.   At the time, I could not really spare that much.  Fortunately, I had a friend in that town who was able to fix it.  He needed a special tool kit that cost $25.  The part cost $8.  Boy, did that mechanic see me coming.  A single woman with California plates- let

A Day At Riverside Park In Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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Riverside Park is located right next to the zoo, and it has lots of awesome features. Just driving around the park is fun- and it doesn't really take all that long to walk through it either. There are several fun things to do in the park.  There is a playground and picnic area.  Doggies have their own little playground in the park.   The park also has a pretty nice campground with bathrooms & showers.  I stayed in the campground a couple of years ago during my first work assignment in Scottsbluff.   A lot of people go to the park just to fish.  It is a cool fishing spot since there is an amazing view of the Bluffs. No matter what you go to the park for, you are bound to have a great time.

The End Of the World MUST Be Coming If This Is Happening

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Okay everyone- pay attention because you never thought this would happen but here it is.  I have a secret recipe that everyone has been begging me to give to them for years.  Today is the day I reveal my well-kept secret- but you have to watch the video to get it.  😏 Just a side note- you can put the pizza sauce inside and  on top of the meatloaf.  Putting bacon on top is really yummy too. MEATLOAF!!!