Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Big Ole Burger

Went to eat the other day and was really starving. Had gotten the suggestion to try out this place called STARVIN' MARVIN. Figured with a name like that it had to be good. Anyway, was a nice restaurant. Pretty cool decor...waitresses were nice, served a good glass of tea.
Now what to eat.....Looked at the menu. Saw a bacon cheeseburger. Thought yeah why not. Waitress asked you want the big one? Sure why not.
Well lemme tell you.....this thing was 16 oz of angus beef. It came on a plate by itself. Now I got a big appetite, but it took me a while to finish this bad boy off. it was really pretty good. May have to go back and try the other variations of this burger.
Anyway, work is good. Life is good. Drop a line and say HI.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Hey folks, just a quick update. Have been doing orientation all week, nothing like sitting on your butt and getting paid. I mean there is nothing wrong with free money, but dang, i'm ready to get to work.
Was on the deck of the house here, smoking a cig and three deer walked thru the yard. And these were not just little puny deer. These had the makings of some mighty fine deer. Whats amazing is the fact that we are right in the middle of town. I'll have to take some pictures to post here pretty soon to give you an idea of what its like.
Was glad to see the good folks from Roswell checking in. Really do miss them. Had a lot of fun with them. Wish I could have brought them here with me. Would have been a hoot!!
Hope all is well with you. Drop a line and say HI!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Well folks made it to Oregon without incident. Was a long ride but had a great time getting here. Saw some great country and had a few adventures. Picture above is from the Bonneville Salt flats. Couldn't come through Utah without going there.
Oh and if anyone suggest taking NV-140 from Elko,NV to Klamath Falls,OR kick them in the shin. This highway (?) is two lane all the way. Mapquest is crazy. But I did get to eat at a great little country store with a couple of ranchers. Was rather interesting. This was after coming off of a five thousand foot tall mountain at a eight percent grade. This means it drops eight feet for every one hundred feet traveled. Read that as STEEP!
Anyway folks...Hope all is well. There are pictures posted at the right. Just hit the picture thing thru Flickr. Drop a line and say HI. Peace!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Update from the Road..

Well the first day of travel is done. I'm in North Platte, Nebraska. Thats 809 miles from Jonesboro, Arkansas in 12 hours. Not a bad day of driving. Getting to see some of the country that I've never seen or will probably ever get to see again. Let me tell you folks, Nebraska is pretty if you like mile after mile of corn. After New Mexico all the green is nice. Wildlife seen today.... 4 turkeys and more deer than you can shake a stick at. From what I could see from the interstate they looked really big, But I guess that is to be expected from eating all this corn.
Ok to answer a couple of questions from earlier comments......Pictures of the crib will be posted soon in the picture section to the right there. The deal on the house came together for me at the last minute. So was a bit rushed getting it put together before leaving, but its 90 percent there. As far as when the baby is due...It's December 10th for a due date. There is a countdown ticker to the right of this post if you can see it....
Really like living in Jonesboro. It has just enough to feel big town, but small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed. Really gonna like living there.
Well folks bed beckons, so off I go. Hope this finds you well. Drop a line say HI. I'll be posting some pics from the road soon. Left camera in the truck. Peace!

Monday, August 13, 2007


Hey, folks! Getting settled into house in Jonesboro. Been busy busy. Now getting things ready for ride to Oregon. Will try to update from the road. Hope all is well on your end.

Friday, August 03, 2007


Ah it's great to be home. Got in yesterday about noon. After drving all night it was great to see mom and dad's house. And I think the bed was a close second. Trying to get thinks together now for Oregon.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Headed home...

Well folks, here it is the last shift here in Alien land, better known as Roswell,NM. I can say that I have enjoyed myself greatly while here. The hospital is great to work for, the town is not bad, and the weather has not been at all as I imagined it.
The folks here have been great. They have really taken a liking to me. And all seem to really be sincere when they say that are going to miss me. I know that I am going to really miss a great number of them. And the kindness that they have shown this 'ole Southern boy will always be remembered. I will carry a special place in my heart for some of them.
Hopefully we will be eastbound and down, loaded up and trucking this evening. To borrow a line from The Smokey and the Bandit. Plan on being home tomorrow afternoon. Lots to do before I head for Oregon.
The Road Beckons.