MIZMARILYN'S MISSIVES

MIZMARILYN'S MISSIVES... THE MANIACAL MUSINGS ON THE MEANDERINGS, MISADVENTURES, AND MISHAPS OF A MISGUIDED MISCREANT...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I'm Standing on a Corner in Kingman, Arizona...

Wind and water, an amazing combination...


Yeah... I know the song is about Winslow, but I'm not IN Winslow... I have a video, however, of me singing that very song in Winslow Arizona. More than 20 years ago... it was raining, you know me and weather!


The van was covered in Ice this morning. After I got up and dressed, I had to turn the little heater towards all the windows to melt the ice enough so I could see. Then I drove slowly (bridges freeze first, you know) to Cracker Barrel and they had a fire in the fireplace and all was right with the world. It was so cold the water in my water bottle had ice in it, and it's tucked in a pocket in the back of the passenger seat...

brrrr...


I noticed this when I was going to melt the ice on the windshield. Notice how the minor disturbance of puppy and the leaves has affected the ice on the outside of the car... you can almost see the features of the puppy and the colors of the leaves! cool!

It's going to be in the 40's tonight, which is fine with me. I didn't stop, as i thought I might, in Albuquirky because it had the same kind of temperatures as Gallup... I always want to say giddyup after saying Gallup..


oooo....



I forgot to tell y'all. I missed the first casino yesterday until it was too late to turn off the highway, but started paying attention to the signs after that. When I stopped at the next one, I took my obligatory $40 and went in. I always play $1 machines because I lose my money faster that way and I can get on the road quicker. If you've seen the newer machines, they have multiple choices of amounts and are very confusing.. I finally found one I thought was a dollar machine and put in my twenty. It gave me 4 tokens and then wouldn't play anything, although it showed a credit of 20. I called over the little casino lady who told me I was to use the tokens. Four of them.. it still didn't register that it was a FIVE DOLLAR machine. I THINK that the machine made a mistake, because I put 2 coins in and played 2, which should have wiped me out... EITHER I won something small or it started using the 20 credit it still showed. I don't know. The amount went up and down, but thinking I was playing dollars, I didn't pay a great deal of attention. Then I hit a $100 jackpot, which is my clue to cash in. I walked away with $200!! Again.. either a mistake on my part or the machine's, I'll never know, but I ain't complaining...

Then I took my other $20 and put it in a dollar Wheel of Fortune machine and won 50 bucks...

I left..



Some pretty stuff on the roads today.. well, not ON the roads, but just off of them. This part of Arizona is unremarkable, but before Flagstaff there is some real beauty. Flagstaff itself is a marvel, At more than 7,000 ft, it's covered in pine trees and forests. A break from the desert...


Coming into Flagstaff... the green starts and then becomes tallllll trees.


A trucker pulled over INTO me today... ME, the friend to all truckers, who always blinks to tell them when it's safe to pull over and lets them know that I'm not going to do anything stupid... ME... Curious, but I knew he was trouble... he kept pulling up and back on the left and I looked over and, of course, he was ON THE PHONE. There really has to be a law about truckers and cell phones... So, after he damned near ran me off the road (I was truly ready for it, and had my foot hovering over the brake even as he finally passed), I caught up with him and gave him one of those friendly one fingered waves that have become so popular today...

twit...

But I'm in a surprisingly attractive campground in Kingman. Desert campgrounds can go either way, but this one has more trees than the entire city, and is very well kept... and it's not going to be freezing tonight.

I hope..


Remember the movie Starman?




The world's biggest dreamcatcher... it SAID IT WAS!

4 Comments:

At 6:39 PM, Blogger bonho said...

Dang, missed each other by days. I think I'm glad I missed the frost. No, I'm sure I'm glad I missed the frost!

 
At 7:07 PM, Anonymous CanalGal said...

Great rock formations!! I love the frosty puppy picture, Jack Frost has been a fave of mine since I was a small child & used to check all the windows for patterns. He really does paint pictures, you know.

 
At 4:55 AM, Blogger Peebs said...

Miz, I think this is my favorite of your blog posts. Beautiful pictures, and a semi-closeup of dash puppy! (or is that dash-doggie?).
Anyways, stay warm and safe.
Dontcha just love the fireplaces at Cracker Barrel?

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger ILS said...

Do not tell them the puppy's name is Wilson. Do not. hehehe

Gosh, great pics again, thank you for posting them, it's been great fun seeing some of the things you see.

Starman? My all time favorite line from a movie - Karen Allen's character asks Jeff Bridge's character to tell her what he's learned about human beings (over Dutch apple pie while waiting for the mothership, of course) anyways... he says "you are at your best when things are worst". Great line. :D

 

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