Monday, September 24, 2018

Beautiful Downtown Hanford California

This is me ... in beautiful downtown Hanford at 4 am.  I'm a little bleary eyed since this is where the train engineers like to blow their horns over two intersections within a stone's throw distance ... all night long!!

It was not a bad drive since traffic was pretty light.  Two hours on cruise control got me here without a single bay door coming open.

Unfortunately, no one told me about the secret entrance.  I found the front gate locked up tight.  No problem ... I called the CEO of the parking lot, hoping he wasn't in church.  About fifteen minutes later, someone came and opened the gate.  With only two rigs here, it was pretty quiet for the first couple of hours while I settled in.
First up was a trip to the grocery store for garlic bread sticks, my contribution to the potluck.  Apparently I missed the memo where K-S should bring a salad.  Oh well, that's me.  Rebel to the end.  I'm not changing now, I've got six boxes of bread sticks in the freezer.

This is definitely me, only the "six" should read something like "32".
This is me too with a huge parrot bite mark.  You were wondering if parrots bite?  Yes ... yes they do. Even when you raised them from an egg, you have to be careful every single second, especially with Jonathan.  

When he (she) was maybe two years old, he got very sick, requiring I grab him with a towel and give him shots in his belly, TWICE a day.  Needless to say, he's pretty shy of hands.  Unfortunately yesterday, I didn't pay attention and he nailed me.  It's black and blue today, and quite sore.  I should be thankful he didn't take out an entire chunk .. which he is more than capable of doing.
This is me too.  I never do selfies and rarely post pictures of myself, but there's not much to see or take pictures of in downtown Hanford.  
A group of twenty of us went to Ryan's Place for dinner.  I don't know these folks very well, so I didn't whip out my camera for an exciting picture of my stuffed chicken.  It was stuffed with broccoli, with broccoli on the side.  It was a LOT of broccoli.

Here's the cool part.  If you go online and sign up, you get a free piece of pie.  How could we resist that?  Unfortunately their site wasn't working exactly right and we all signed up twice.  Now we have to UNSIGN-UP once.  I got the peach pie.  Real fresh peaches and it was wonderful.

Today is a do-nothing day for friend Betty and I, so we may just have to go shopping.  I'm pretty sure there are no Chicos or Macys here, but maybe we can find a dairy supply store.  It's what they are known for ... some of the biggest dairies around.

Eventually I will bake up my 36 bread sticks and cut them in half.  That way there will be some for everyone and maybe ... just maybe ..... I won't get chastised for breaking the rules!!





17 comments:

  1. Nice that you are settled in there and have a good supply of breadsticks. I can imagine a part can bite, glad it was not too serious. Broccoli stuffed chicken sounds pretty tasty, might just have to check that out.
    Nice to see your smiling face again.

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    1. The chicken is super easy ... cream cheese and chopped broccoli. You probably have a great recipe for that! Jon's bites never do break the skin much .. it's the resulting bone bruise that hurts!! Little stinker!!

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    2. I have not made these for many years, maybe need to do it again.

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  2. The next time you have to sign up to get something for free which is not free surprise you just became became the recipient of 500 new email solicitations
    The next time you do that change two letters in your address that raise some other Poor schmuck will be the proud recipient,,,, and you get a free pie

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    1. Hahaha you are RIGHT!! Actually I never put down my real information!!

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  3. That's way to early in the morning to be moving around in an RV.
    Sounds like you'll need to get a Muzzle for Jonathon.
    Good Luck with the Rally.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. I know it's crazy to get up at 4 every morning, but the old dogs need to go outside. What's a mother to do!!

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  4. Don't forget Superior Dairy. If you do you will regret it for your entire life. And do not eat before going because their servings of the best in house made ice cream are huge! Just a tip from your food concierge.

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    1. I LOVE my food concierges!!!! And I could never forget Superior!!! It's the reason I come here! Hahahaha

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  5. I don't cook. When the potluck list said I should bring a salad I wound up going to Arby's and buying three dinner-size Martha's Vineyard salads. I cut them into smaller pieces and tossed with the dressing just before leaving home. I got asked for the recipe. :)

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    1. Well for heavens sake Linda. That's a GREAT IDEA. I actually have been known to buy two chopped caesar salad bags and present them in a pretty bowl. Works every time!!

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  6. WOW, Jonathan has some strong jaws there...

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    1. Parrots can take your finger off if they've a mind to. Hand raised ones don't bite near as hard, but it still hurts like you know what!!

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  7. Now the good religious Catholic That you are I certainly hope you didn't say any keywords it would upset Mr. Jonathan and he doesn't come back an blackmail you,, and front of the congregation
    We think you need to have a serious squawk with Jonathan,, he needs 3 choices
    You can spend a weekend with the bird whisperer
    He can go to parrot behavioral modification class
    Or. He can be, here by putting a notice,, if he doesn't ✈️ Right it,s 🔪 ⚰️
    And he become fried 🐓 🍗🍽🍗 ==🍷
    🙈 🙉 🙉

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    1. Hahahaha Ed, there wouldn't be enough there to eat!! He doesn't do it often, mostly because I always have a wary eye. It's when I drop my attention that he gets me!!

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  8. Nice to see you settled and the chicken and breadsticks sound yummy. That Johnathan is a little devil. LOL Glad he left your arm in one piece!
    That is a lovely picture of you!! I can't do close up selfies like that at all. I hate every one of me.
    We have a restaurant like that here called Pebbles. It is Mennonite run but you don't have to signup, just get the local magazine and you get either a 1/4 lb. of their many kinds of fudge or a jar of jam, with a meal, whatever is the weekly special. :)

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    1. Let's just say that wasn't the first picture I took before I got a decent one! LOL

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