Saturday, September 29, 2018

At the Hop!

The Drifters!

(Bo-bo, doo-doot-doo-doo-doo-doo)
(There she goes) (doo-doot-doo-doo-doo-doo)
(There she goes) (doo-doot-doo-doo-doo-doo)
(Bo-bo) (doo-doot-doo-doo)
(Bo-bo) (doo-doo-doo-doo)
There goes my baby, movin' on down the line
Wonder where, wonder where, wonder where she is bound?
I broke her heart and made her cry
Now I'm alone, so all alone
What can I do, what can I do?
(There goes my baby) whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh
(There goes my baby) yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(There goes my baby) whoa-oh-oh-oh
(There she goes)
I want to know if she loved me (there she goes)
Did she really love me?
Was she just playing me for a fool?
I wonder why she left me
Why did she leave me so all alone
So all alone
I just wanna tell her that I loved her
And that I need her
Beside my side to be my guide
I want to know where is my (doo-doot-doo-doo-doo-doo)
Where is my baby (doo-doot-doo-doo-doo-doo)
I want my baby
I need my baby
Yeah, whoa-oh-oh (there goes my baby)
(There goes my baby)
(There goes my baby) whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh


Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday Night Steam

We're off to Chile tonight!

Found this wonderful little video of steam trains filled with plenty of whistles and loads of steam!

Don't understand Spanish, but this was under the description:

De las unicas dos locomotoras de vapor que quedan operativas en el sur de Chile, se extraen estos pitazos , en sus distintos viajes que hacen ocasionalmente. Elija usted su favorita, la pequeña y ronca North British de 1913 de la ACCPF de Valdivia o la poderosa Baldwin 820 de 1938 perteneciente al museo Ferroviario Pablo Neruda de Temuco.

Steam Engine Train moving towards Patagonia
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Argentina and Chile Patagonia Railway Tour

17 Days / 16 Nights

  • Steam engine 'La Trochita' through Patagonia
  • 'Tren de la Costa' near Buenos Aires
  • Peninsula Valdes Wildlife Watching
  • Railway Museum 'Quinta Normal' in Santiago de Chile

From Puerto Varas in the Lake District, there's a train to Temuco, north of the Lake District. The city has a railroad musuem with steam locomotives from the early 20th century. Then the railroad continues to Chillán and Talca, in the Central Valley. Once in Talca, you can relax and see the vineyards, and then ride the train to the coastal town of Constitución for an enjoyable overnight side trip. Then continue aboard the train to Santiago, stopping in the wine valley of Colchagua for some wine tasting. In Santiago, be sure to check out the Quinta Normal railway museum.

There is also a train from Calama in northern Chile to Uyuni in Bolivia, but this is an overnight train so it is not scenic, and it is not very comfortable. We generally recommend private transportation between the Atacama Desert and Uyuni.
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Check with your travel agent if you want to visit!


Today's funny :o)

A lady goes to the bar on a cruise ship and
orders a Scotch with two drops of water. As
the bartender gives her the drink she says,

'I'm on this cruise to celebrate my 80th birth-
day and it's today..'

The bartender says, 'Well, since it's your birth-
day, I'll buy you a drink. In fact, this one is on
As the woman finishes her drink, the
woman to her right says, 'I would like to buy
you a drink, too.'

The old woman says, 'Thank you. Bartender,
I want a Scotch with two drops of water.'
'Coming up,' says the bartender.

As she finishes that drink, the man to her left
says, 'I would like to buy you one, too.'

The old woman says, 'Thank you. Bartender,
I want another Scotch with two drops of
water.' 'Coming right up,' the bartender says.

As he gives her the drink, he says, 'Ma'am,
I'm dying of curiosity. Why the Scotch with
only two drops of water ?'

The old woman replies, 'Sonny, when you
are my age, you've learned how to hold
your liquor. Holding your water, however,
                                is a whole other issue.'



....  it finally stopped raining!

The gang just itching to get out:

Hubby decided to pack down the road while the ground was still damp. It helps!

No pretty colors on the dogwood tree this year. 
We've had too much rain and the leaves are just rotting off.

BW asked for an update on the new Jeepster.
I'll post some pics soon.....


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Keep onTruckin'

Probably photo shopped, but still funny!

Today's funny :o)

H/T to Joni !

Your friends
compliment you
on your new alligator
and you're barefoot..

A sexy babe or hunk
catches your fancy

and your pacemaker
opens the garage door.

You don't care where
your spouse goes,

just as long as you
don't have to go along.

You are cautioned to
slow down by the doctor instead of by the police
'Getting a little

means you don't need
to take any fiber today.

'Getting lucky' means
you find your car

in the parking lot.

An 'all nighter' means
not getting up

to use the bathroom.


You are not sure these
are jokes?

Lots of damns from yesterday.....

Damn rain.....

Soooo sick of it! Coopville is one gigantic mud hole!

Damn cold and damp - had to light the fireplace up to keep the chill off:

Damn deer:

BUT ... A good "Hot Damn'!

Hubby killed the rat that was under the coop!

So I guess it wasn't such a bad day after all!


Monday, September 24, 2018

A Hairy Frog Fish?

Yup! Here's two of 'em!

This is the hairy looking beast is the striated frogfish and you’re not gonna believe how it catches it’s food. Why do they call it the hairy frogfish?

The fish is a terrible swimmer and does more “walking” due to the design of their side fins which actually have joints like toes.

And much like frogs, the frogfish will attempt to stuff any creature into their over sized mouths.
Their body is covered in 1,000’s of fleshy spines that looks just like… you guessed it… hair.
These hair like body extensions are called spinules and help the frogfish to blend into coral, sponges and sea weed.

These unique “hairs” can also change color to match their surroundings, making this fish extremely difficult to spot on the ocean floor.

You can find this crafty creature in oceans all over the world hanging out near sandy bottoms, by coral reef, sponges, or hiding in trash and debris.

Did you know that when the frogfish is in a favorable spot for hunting that it will stay in the same position on the ocean floor for weeks at a time.
So how does it catch it’s prey?

The frogfish is known as an angler fish.
They have a special adaptation on the top of their head that hangs out in front of it’s face like fishing lure.

This can sometimes look a shrimp or a small fish that dangles and attracts unsuspecting prey.
The camouflaged frogfish will wait til it’s victim gets close enough and then BAM! strike with lightening speed so fast, that’s it’s unseen by the human eye.
Here’s another surprising fact. Frogfish are also cannibals, meaning they eat their own kind.
Males have been known to kill and eat a female frogfish if she stays too close after mating.


Today's funny :o)

H/T to Donna!!


Tractor pulls

Went to the tractor pulls Saturday at the fair grounds. Both of me boys had fun!

Oldest son rebuilt and modified thees two tractors that he found in the junk yard!

Lots of tents and trailers

There are several different weight classes. Weighing in:

He's off!!

This is what they have to pull:

I asked this little cutie pie if I could take her picture - Her Dad said yes.
It really is a family event. Lots of kids make runs just like their Moms and Dads.

Everyone was having a great time!

And there she goes:

Oh noes! Mud on the Jeepster wheels!


Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday Night Steam

 How about some model steam trains for tonight?

Sure does look like a lot of fun!

If you want to attend next year, look here:


Today's funny :o)



... again...

.... sigh....

(That's Hubby and oldest son talking & me saying Shhhhh)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Today is "Talk like a Priate Day"!

Too funny!


Today's funny :o)



No much going on...

..... rained most of yesterday:

Getting sick of this very, very wet Summer. Once in a while the sun does come out and leaves a pretty spot of sunshine on the trees:

Louise laying an egg:

Like I said, nothing exciting to report from Coopville.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Today's funny :o)

H/T to Donna!

I HAD IT ALL...........................
I talked with a homeless man this morning and asked him how he ended up this way.

He said, "Up until last week, I still had it all.
I had plenty to eat, my clothes were washed and pressed,
I had a roof over my head,
I had HDTV and Internet, and I went to the gym, the pool, and the library.
I was working on my MBA on-line. I had no bills and no debt. I even had full medical coverage.
I felt sorry for him, so I asked, "What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? ,Divorce?"

"Oh no, nothing like that," he said. "No, no....
"I was paroled".