Today we went to the World’s Oldest Indoor Rodeo at the Fort Worth Stock Yards. And yes, it was truly our first rodeo. This was the 117th Rodeo and was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum in Fort Worth. This is the last year the event will be held at Will Rogers. A new $450 million arena is being built a short distance away. We got a great parking place in the handicap lot and found our way to the first exhibit hall. The range of vendors was outstanding! Of course, there was the western hats, boots, house decor and clothing for the entire family. The vendors also ranged from mattresses to furniture, fire pit and metal signs and fences to farm equipment, home improvements to home made butter, honey, and salsa. It was a great home show, a beautiful western wear boutique and a wonderful craft show rolled into …
Hershey was sitting on the couch when he got up and went over to Holan and laid his head on her lap it. He hates sweaters but with his Arthritis in his back he has to wear them. At 14 years old, he has also started taking pain meds.
Steve wrote this in an email to find out who put this fellow in our pool. So far no one has come forward. “I went out to the pool and just lost three years of my life. Wasn’t paying attention and went over to clean out overflow of pool. Looked down and there was a two plus foot baby alligator moving its tale……… Holy (&*$%&I((^*()_)(&^%**………. After I pulled my arm back, really, really fast…..I had a great laugh and said out loud “Boy you really got me” So…whoever done it, fess up and get credit for a great gift and gag. I assume a gift, let me know if you are talking it back (sad face we’ll talk)…Ha Everyone will get to see him/ her (yes we need a name). Hope everyone is having a good day and must say I sure am glad my hair is white!!!!! (now whiter)”
We have had a lot of rain this spring with even more days of clouds than rain. Today it was about 65 and lots of sun. Hershey was enjoying being outside lying in the warm sun while he watched the cats who live behind us. With the warm weather, we have also been able to enjoy the fountain.  
This is Pete, he lives across the court from us. Isn’t he cute with his sunglasses!?!?
Holan had a new store for us to check during are trip today. Scheels opened the company’s new flagship store in Overland Park, Kansas in Corbin Park in late June and has 220,000 feet two-story building of retail shopping. Shopping is a very good word to describe this store. It has something for everyone and if you don’t like shopping there are other things to do. The different shops offer technical running gear the latest fashion, hunting, athletic shoe, hiking boot, and casual footwear. Selection is largest in Overland Park with everything for toddlers to all athletes, serious hikers, beach goers, hunters and the fashion conscious. There is a World Class golf shop, bike shop, ski shop, canoe and kayak shop, and fishing shop. The gun and hunting shops has the largest selection of guns in Kansas to include collectible firearms. As we entered the store we first saw a …
Several people have seen this fox in our neighborhood. It was spotted by Rick and Dee while they were out walking. I saw it the other morning in our cul-de-sac. He looks as if he needs food, just hoping he doesn’t attack anyone or our dogs.  
The day Miss Tobie moved into the new home, we placed her in a cloth dog kettle to keep her safe while things were being moving in. She was not happy and learned she could “walk” the kettle across the floor.  
We had heard a lot about Holy-Field Winery but had never been there even though it is located in South Leavenworth County, only 15 minutes from our house. Dee, our neighbor, has been there many times and has picked grapes for several years. This is such a popular activity that we had to sign up in July for the last picking day in October. It was a beautiful sunny morning with crisp cool air. We arrived at the Vineyard and received instructions from Les & Michelle Meyer (father & daughter) on how to harvest the grapes. We were to clip the vine close to the grapes and let the bunch drop into our hand. The grapes were to be placed in a large white bucket. As we harvested, people would be coming by collecting the grapes. Moving up and down the rows we looked for the wine fairies hoping to …
The dogs were lazy today all sleeping on the couch. Pebbles decided to get up when the camera came out.