We have run into a lot of wild creatures here at home and on the road. By now we have seen pretty much every creature there is to see and many we can recognize just by sight. Some are cute, some ugly, some are harmless, some are scary. But this last month, Barb started hearing a creature that she had never heard before. It started in Oregon shortly after she went shopping and bought a crepe pan. Strange right? Well, after buying it we would be laying in the camper after waking up and we would hear this creature make it’s call. Some days it would sound like an 34 year old adult male creature, sometimes it sounded like a 9 year old (almost 10) female. It was a soft melodic sounds that started out soft and got louder and louder as the morning went on, repeating every few minutes. It sounded like the creature was in or near Forrest’s house and went something like this….. “🎝Crepe…..crepe….crepe🎝”.
The longer Barb heard this call the stronger her urge to make crepes. Well, it appears as though these creatures reside in South Dakota as well, as upon our return she started hearing that familiar call again. Although the creature here was not nearly as melodic or cute, she eventually made crepes just to shut the damn thing up!
They have officially replaced waffles as my go to breakfast and this is what they look like each and every time, she did not make these pretty for the photo op. Life is good!
For those of you who did not really understand the beginning of last week’s post, it was kind of an inside joke between us and our infamous friends Dino and Lisa. We are always harassing each other in a lighthearted manner. Even Lisa read the post with a puzzled expression on her face until Dino pointed out that “Asil” was her name spelled backwards! And true to form Onid even sent me this picture of his grotesquely disfigured right foot with a dandelion between his toes just to show my description was fairly accurate.
Oh, I am sure there will be retaliation at some point!
This week we had some special guest stop by for a day. Our friends Judy and Larry from Minnesota were in the area with their horses and took a day off of trail riding to spend an afternoon with us.
We had not seen them since.... I actually don't know but it has been a few years. Judy even brought the mak'ins for Root Beer Floats! But know us like she does she brought the variety that is all alcohol and no ice cream. It consists of Not Your Fathers Rootbeer and Rum Chata!
We spent a few hours catching up and telling tales. Before we knew it, it was time for them to head back and take care of their horses.
Thursday night was the annual summer fund raiser for the Pringle Fire Department and since Kevin is now a member we of course had to attend. Kevin wore the new shirt that Cheryl bought for him. Special K is one of our many nicknames for Kevin......because he is so special to us, or at least that is what we tell him!
Friday was a fun day when Kevin and I went to our friends Richard and Cheryl's place in Rapid City to pour some concrete. Nothing like doing concrete in 90 degree weather! What was supposed to be an easy pour with the truck backing up and dumping right in the form turned into a sh#t show with us having to wheel barrel it in as the truck could not fit in the gate to get to the form. Richard and I would take turns on the wheel barrel as we would start to get dizzy after doing our 3rd or 4th in a row. It took an extra hour or so but we got it done!
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