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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014...This is the End!!!




It's New Year's Eve...


...the end of a grand year....and the end of our "Grand Adventure" in 
Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Yesterday was TheChief's last day as Chief of Mammoth Lakes...
 in a week we celebrate his time as Chief with members of his department,
the town, friends, and family...
...and then, we will make our final move south.

It truly has been a "Grand Adventure"!
 The Town of Mammoth Lakes is indeed, a very special place....
and will always have a very special place in our hearts.

We love you Mammoth Lakes and will miss you greatly!!!

(Oh...and by the way...TheChief will still be TheChief,
and I will still be TheChieftess...
some things don't have to change!!!)

Hope you all have a beautiful and Happy New Year!!!



PS...

TheChief was especially good to me this year on my birthday...
he heard my complaints about how heavy my big Nikon was while traveling...
  and couldn't miss my hints of what I wanted...
so today's photo is the first posting of a pic taken with my new
Fuji XT1, with 18-135mm interchangeable lens!!!
It's mirrorless, and feels feather weight compared to my giant Nikon!!!
I haven't quite figured it out yet...but I'm working on it!!!
  
Here are a couple more pics...





So what do you think???



Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's Not Long Now...





Mammoth Lakes Mayor Jo Bacon presented 'TheChief'
...aka...Mammoth Lakes Police Chief, Dan Watson...
with a commemorative plaque for his 4 1/2 years of service to Mammoth Lakes...

On December 30th, TheChief will turn over the reins to Chief Al Davis,
formerly a Commander in the Ventura Police Department.

...and on to a new chapter in life!!!

(That's Councilman Shields Richardson in the background 
giving TheChief the thumbs up!!!)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Guess What We Did Last Month???










"Toto...I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore..."
Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum


Stay tuned...
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"Our Little Corner of the World expanded!!!"



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Our Little Corner of the World...




Just one of the "little" reasons we're moving back down south!!!


Grandpa coming to the rescue...



One happy little cyclist!!!





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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Starlight, Starbright...






Just dropping in to say "Hello"!!!



Hope you're having a great weekend!!!




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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sometimes You Just Do What You've Got To Do...







Sometimes...
all you've got is your cell phone!

Sunset over Pismo Beach, Labor Day Weekend...



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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Getting Connected Again!!!







Just a little post to show y'all 
that I'm finally getting my computer and Lightroom
back on track!!!

Still on hiatus while getting settled...
still visiting Mammoth upon occasion...
although TheChief's been coming down to Glendale more often...

I'll check back in every now and then until I'm ready to rock 'n roll again...

Have a good weekend!!!


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Reflections in Beauty...




I admit it...


...these reflections aren't exactly what James is looking for in Weekend Reflections...

But a little light reflecting off the mountains...


...and light reflecting off the water count don't they???



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Gotta go back to Glendale and get that gnarly painting started on the house...
See you later!!!



Friday, August 8, 2014

Another Eastern Sierra Sunset...





The other day...when I was leaving KMart in Bishop...
I was entranced by the cloud formations...
(actually...I had to take a pic of the face...can you see it???)

There's been a fire burning on the other side of our mountain range
since I've been back up in Mammoth...
so the haze is from the smoke...
(it's also been cloudy which kept the smoke at bay...and today...clear as a Sierra bell!!!)

Just another sunset in the Eastern Sierras...
 


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dare I say it???




...I've been driving for _2 years...
(Now...did you really think I'd fess up to how long I've been driving???)


And I have NEVER seen...


...a US Mail transport truck!!!


(Until just the other day!!!)


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Move over Kenny Wayne Shepherd...




....Quinn Sullivan is here!!!


You might remember our yearly event...
Buesapalooza!!!

A fabulous blues and brews festival that Mammoth Brewing Company 
hosts on the first weekend of August.

Now, TheChief had to work the festival on Saturday, and while I probably would have
enjoyed the day, I opted to stay home...I'm not much for brew tasting...
(wine tasting is a totally different matter entirely...)

But we did get tickets for the best day of the festival...Hangover Sunday!
The biggest name of the festival is usually the last to perform on the Sunday of the event...
this year it was Buddy Guy...


BEST CONCERT EVAH!!!!

Now you might think that a gentleman of 78 is not going to be on top of his game for a concert...
Well let me tell you...he had us movin' and groovin' throughout his entire set...
he was funny...he was hip...(he was profanely funny ;) )  
He was AWE-SOME!!!

Now...back to my opening...
When Quinn Sullivan was about 7 years old, he met Buddy Guy and told him he played the guitar...
Buddy Guy humored him and encouraged him, but wasn't expecting to be bowled over...
Well...Quinn started playing for him and Buddy was hooked!!!

Apparently Buddy Guy has a history of mentoring young blues musician aspirants...
Well...let me tell you...
Quinn Sullivan has taken his mentoring to heart!!!

Check out his playing ability at 8, click here!
(It's a long clip, but if you like great Blues guitar...it's well worth it!!!)

So...on Sunday, he was Buddy Guy's opening act...played for about an hour...
and absolutely wowed the crowd!!!
Standing ovations for this kid!!!

Oh...and did I mention he's only 15???

A more recent clip here...
Again...if you love blues guitar....amazing!!!!

At the end of Buddy's set, he brought out Quinn and Ana Popovic (another of his proteges)
and they all played Jimi Hendrix...

Yeah, baby!!!

The place was rockin'!!!

Ana Popovic has already made a name for herself...
But...I'm telling you now...Quinn Sullivan is a Blues Great in the making!!!



And now for an update on the lives of TheChief and Chieftess..

Our house sold...one week to the day after we listed it, we were signing escrow papers!!!
I'm in the process of refinishing floors, painting, etc down in the southland...
and TheChief has set up house in Crowley Lake, just south of Mammoth until 
he retires at the end of the year...

Lot's of back and forth for the next six months...
Kelly is a bit confused but adjusting...
the kitties love being able to go outside again...
Life is good, albeit a bit hectic these days!!!
 


(Sorry for the poor quality pics...I didn't take my camera this year...
and I borrowed TheChief's iPhone which apparently
doesn't take the best pics!!!)


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Friday, June 27, 2014

Another Eastern Sierra Sunset!!!






"There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same."


Click on Carlos Santana for a trip down memory lane to Woodstock...
I don't know about you...but I think the 60's and 70's music is still the best...EVAH!!!

 
This is the same sunset as the one I posted Wednesday...just about 5-10 minutes later!!!



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