Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The first victim was from California and was fatally mauled on July 6, 2011 while hiking with his wife.
The second victim, a man from Michigan, was found on August 26, 2011 by two other bikers on a 21 mile trail. It has now been concluded that he was attacked by a grizzly sometime on the 24th or 25th. He was traveling alone, camping and hiking in an area of known grizzly activity and was NOT carrying bear spray!
They don't know if the same bear is responsible for both attacks (the bear in the first attack was a mama beat with her cubs so no action was taken), but they are performing tests on fur samples taken from the scenes to determine if this was the same bear.
My opinion, for what it's worth, is that when we choose to hike, camp, picnic, etc, in National Parks such as Yellowstone and we are doing it at our OWN RISK! That is their home...their territory. They are WILD animals, not pets. Their instinct is to protect their cubs and their food source. The few times we have gone to the park I have been astonished at people getting out of their cars to capture pictures of the animals along the sides of the road. Bison, bears, moose....these are dangerous animals in the wild, not donkeys at the petting zoo. And for goodness sake, carry bear spray if you are going to venture out in the park to hike or camp. Our family carries a can even if we are just going to be picnicking. You never know when you might have an encounter with a bear or any animal for that matter. Heed the warning signs that are posted throughout the entire park and use some common sense, not only for your protection, but for the protection of the animals as well.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
|photo by; Abbeville Police Department, AP|
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
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Friday, August 26, 2011
Dang it, why didn't I go ahead and buy the LARGE jar??
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
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Friday, August 19, 2011
This post is dedicated to my son, D, who sits and laughs out loud every time he watches this video. Certain days of the week my sons get stuck watching "mom" shows that I've DVR'd, like the Bachelor, Wife Swap, Dancing With the Stars, Kate plus Eight, etc., etc. I remember when this episode aired and the boys watched with me. This was, by far, the CRAZIEST Trading Spouses we had ever seen. Recently, while hanging out in the family room, Dillon finds this video on YouTube and we both laughed through the entire clip, (this is the very end of the show when the mom's go back home to their families and they find out what they get to do with the $50,000 they are given.) What did we ever do without YouTube? Kids are always embarrassed by their parents, at some point in time, but I hope that after seeing this it makes my boys a little more thankful that THEIR mom isn't THIS crazy.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
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Monday, August 08, 2011
No Joke. It is seriously hot enough here in Texas to melt an ice cream truck. It is a BLAZING 102 degrees today with a high of 107. 40+ days of these temps is frying my brain and my ability to think straight. Someone please, STOP THE INSANITY!!
What a World...What a World.....
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Being on vacation for two weeks, moving in three days and needing to clean out the refrigerator means that I haven't been grocery shopping since, hmmmm...the first of July. Therefore, obviously we are being "creative" (if that's what you want to call it) with our meals. So, what's on the menu when you have a bundle of fresh asparagus, a package of bacon, three eggs, some shredded cheese, left over Rotel and some tortillas that I have had FOREVER....a very YUMMY breakfast taco that has now been jotted down in my book under the category Brunch.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
My husband and I are both huge fans of John Grisham's novels. I have been reading his writings since I was 19 years old. My husband, on the other hand, got hooked about three years ago when I checked out an audio book from the library for him to listen to when he traveled for work. Since then we have obtained quite a nice collection of John Grisham books and well, I guess you can say, we're hooked!I pre-ordered this book when it first came out and this summer finally had a chance to read it and lets just say, I LOVED IT!
The book contains 7 short stories:
- Blood Drive
- Fetching Raymond
- Fish Files
- Michael's Room
- Quiet Haven
- Funny Boy
Ford County takes us back to Clanton. Grisham first introduced us to this southern Mississippi town in his very first novel, A Time To Kill. This collection of short stories, in my opinion, is one of his greatest works. Each story is different, yet they seem to be loosely tied together. Grisham has an amazing talent in that he has the ability to describe the characters in a way that allows you to visualize them and connect with them, as if you have known them your whole life. And yet he does this without giving the reader too much information about them.
It is hard to say which short story is my favorite, because I really loved them all. However, if I had to choose, I would say that Casino would come in at number 1, followed by Fish Flies. I could almost envision every lawyer, who while reading Fish Flies, jumping out of their chair and plotting how they too could live out this dream of freedom and just getting away from it all. Casino is a funny story about a man who feels like he has lost everything, but plots and schemes and finds a way to win back what he loves truly loves the most.
So, I think it is obvious that I highly recommend this book. This collection of short stories is different than anything else Grisham has written, yet in my opinion, it is one of his greatest. Now, go grab a copy for yourself!