Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Grand Finale....
......the winding down of an excellent road trip

Grandma J has a ton of stuff to share with her blisters and blogster friends about her excellent road trip.   Events like terrorist attacks and holidays have caused her to jump, skip and  hopscotch around the whole docu-drama, but nothing can make her forget how much you are  hoping she'll forget the whole blasted trek dying to hear about the rest of the journey.

So let's continue, shall we?

Since there are a ton of family interactions, Grandma J is going to skip over them for the time being, and share her last day on the road with you first.   Just pretend we are traveling  backwards in time....


After Grandma J left Tucson AZ, the home of Sonora style Mexican food, and an over population of Javalina's, she trekked 582 miles to the town of  Fort Stockton, TX for the night.  

The next day she spent some time looking around Ft. Stockton and came across Paisano Pete, the world's largest roadrunner.


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Grandma J was almost too shy to ask some total strangers to take her picture with Paisano Pete!



Just like years ago, she was almost too shy to ask a total stranger to take her picture with Paul Bunyon and Babe the Ox in Klamath CASome things about Grandma J never change!


Then it was back on the road......and  321 miles later....home!!!!

coming attractions include wayward shopping carts, race cars, and odd food choices.

18 comments:

Together We Save said...

Sounds like a great time!

heartshapedhedges said...

I cant believe you wasted a whole page to say ...nothing....who cares about desert pics....get to the grandkids!!

The Incredible Woody said...

I love to get strangers to take my picture with roadside attractions. My kind of trip, baby!!

Anonymous said...

Since when are Paul Bunyon and Babe Californians?

Colin

Mental P Mama said...

Check out Grandma's gams! And I love Stockton...because that's where all those Barkley boys lived. ;)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Love these pictures. I want to know more about Paisano Pete. Where were Crusty and PJB when Paisano Pete was lurking? I'll bet they were scared to death.

Speaking of being scared to death, are you sure that's a tail on Babe the Blue Ox?

Busy Bee Suz said...

You shy??? I would never have guessed. :) Love those short shorts....I had a pair similar.
BEEP BEEP.

Teresa said...

I found your blog thu Professor of Lifes blog.
Great blog!

It sounds like you had a great time!! The pictures of you standing next to Paisano Pete and Babe the Blue Ox look neato.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Good lord, GrandmaJ! Could it be someone racing wayward shopping carts full of odd food choices?
Heh! Can't wait!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Loving your pictures! You shy?? Yeah right! Please tell me you were not in Walmart again with those wayward shopping carts.
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Jen said...

Ha!!! this reminds me of the movie Michael with John Travolta--on the road trip back to Chicago he has to stop and see worlds largest frying pan and ball of twine.

Karen Deborah said...

Grandma J in short shorts!!!!SNORT so how old were you then? Foxy lady.

Jason, as himself said...

I want the juicy stuff!

Not to say that Grandma J in short shorts wasn't juicy! Cuz it was! Very juicy!

Pat Jenkins said...

well no matter how embarrassed you were or how many attractions have changed over the years, you haven't grandma j!!!

big hair envy said...

Yowza!! Who is that sexy mama hangin' out with Paul Bunyon??

Get it, Grandma J!

Daryl said...

Grandma you have gotten even better .. and those legs whoo haa!

mom x 2 said...

I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

The Salesman ALWAYS offers to take someone's picture when we travel. He says people want their picture taken together and they are "to shy to ask."

Anonymous said...

Wowsie!!...Grandma J got legs!! can't wait to see pictures of your Grandkids :)
lMnop