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fire inside the air balloon ride

He went on a hot air balloon ride.

In the dawn light, over the breathtaking Arizona desert one January morning.

view of Arizona desert from hot air balloon ride

She shoveled snow that made her children’s play climber look midget sized. (that’s about 3-4 feet of snow piled up there.)

children's play place covered with snow

He took in the splendor of the Grand Canyon.

view of the Grand Canyon

She did laundry.

a basket of laundry in the stair

He went to one of the biggest car auctions in the world and saw Elvis’ Cadillac.

at the car auctions

She shoveled some more snow. Those are camping chairs under there. Still doubting my 3-4 feet of snow?

camping chairs covered with snow

He spent a week drinking, lounging, adventuring, wearing shorts and being hot and having fun with my her dad and brother.

men inside the hot air balloon basket

She wallowed in the depths of despair because the 3 foot deep snow let the rabbit get at the top of her apple tree and they ate the only apple producing grafts that were left.

She also swore. A lot.

whole village covered with snow

He came home.

She demanded a blood sacrifice and penance.

Which he is still serving.

How was your week?

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  1. Karlynn says

    If I wasn’t so stubborn and put the apple tree in the enclosed backyard, I wouldn’t have this problem. I give up. We protected the bottom of the tree where it was damaged last year but how the hell do I wrap up the entire top of a tree?

    I should have set snares like Survivor Man. Though I would have ended up catching my own kids lol.

  2. Kevin says

    Is the moral of the story to travel together?

    And so sorry about your apple tree. I’ve been keeping an eye on things here, wondering if the rabbits would have to resort to whatever they can get above the snow. That really sucks.

  3. polwig says

    I think it is time for her weekend off…. lets say siping coctails in some very remote location. You know if you just let the snow be he would have to shovel it to get in 🙂

  4. A Canadian Foodie says

    TOO funny! The same – except Vanja is STILL golfing in Phoenix… I pick him up tonight!

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