A year ago today Cherokee Lady moved to Nebraska from Oklahoma (through a storm on one of the coldest days!).
She has grown into a lovely, long-legged girl who will do nearly anything for horse candy. I can’t believe how much she has grown. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised after buying her groceries. 🙂
My daughter spent two days last week babysitting a few miles out of town. On the way there and home, we took advantage of the scenery. My daughter was able to get a few shots of things we take for granted sometimes.
Today was the first shooting match in which Bela could have competed, but she didn’t feel ready. I took Bela and her friend, Gen, to the Hyannis high school so we could observe how things are run. Shooters register on arrival, make a note of which group they are in and amuse themselves until shooting time. Bela and Gen watched for a bit, but we noticed that many kids had brought their iPads, phones or other devices to kill time while they waited. After the girls discovered an open connection, it was (as the saying goes) all over but the crying.
I spent my time chatting and laughing with (and at) some of the other moms. I was told that normally the moms pack some snacks to avoid concession stand prices. I learned quite a bit about shooting, too. Most of us were there as cheerleaders more than coaches anyway.
Best gas station ever!
Free breakfast is a really big deal!
The girls got free breakfast, thanks to my favorite gas station. 🙂 I even had egg rolls. After four hours at the high school, it was time to dash back home so I could finish my laundry (at work and home!). We saw some deer, so I (of course) pulled over to take a look. Once I got home and checked the camera, I discovered that I had taken 115 pics today!
On the way to the doctor’s office yesterday, Bela and I had the chance to take some pictures in spite of feeling icky. We even mustered the energy to take some shots on the way home.
The clouds were amazing.
I was interested in the cloud bank.
We slowed to watch a cattle drive.
Every time we have passed this, I have wanted to stop, and this time we did!
Who doesn’t love Smokey?
I sure don’t miss these rascals from Mexico! So glad Nebraska doesn’t have them!
This was what greeted me on one of my trips to Mexico. He (?) was one of THREE in the house! Then there were a couple of tarantulas, but that’s another story.
For the last two months or so, I have been cleaning cabins for Pat Bridges, owner of the Double R Guest Ranch. The scenic cabins are about 20 miles outside the small town of Mullen in the Nebraska sandhills.
Pat is a charming lady with a great sense of humor and a definite idea of how her business should be run. Her housekeeping standards are high, but she wants to offer her guests a quality experience. (I now know how to make a bed with hospital corners!) This attitude keeps guests coming.
When you see this, you’re almost there!
Pat and her faithful sidekick.
Rules to live by!
Large cabin (upstairs)
The large cabin has plenty of room.
One of three beds in the large cabin
Living room of smaller cabin
The bath house is located between the cabins.
Looking toward the main house from the cabins…..
If you feel the need to roam and want to visit the sandhills, the Double R is the place to be. See Pat’s website (below) for rates and more pictures of the activities that await you!