Monday, March 24, 2014

It's Madness!

Sunday saw the continuation of my descent into my annual bout with March Madness.  The first game began at 9:15 am and the last ended around 8:30 pm.  There were a couple more upsets, but my UCLA Bruins easily bested Stephen F. Austin U. by 17 points to advance to the "Sweet Sixteen" round, which begins this coming Thursday (4th Saturday).  There were a number of lopsided games, but about as many came down to the last possession, which is all you can ask for.

We attended church services again with Tom and was their week to speak during the Sacrament service, and we wanted to be there for that.  I haven't gotten this dressed up twice in a 7 day period in a long, long time so I thought I would put up a picture of what "dressed up" looks like for me.

Dressed up in my "Sunday go to meetin' " clothes

After the service we congratulated our friends on their speeches, and then headed into town to pick up a few things before heading "home".  I continued watching March Madness, but around 6 pm with the Bruins firmly in control of their game, we headed in for dinner....our last Sunday dinner with our friends on this trip.....Wednesday we begin our trek north and east.  The weather is beginning to warm up with temps approaching the high 80's each day......time to begin moving our good friends Chris and Cherie often say....."when the temperatures begin to get too hot move northward.....when they begin to get too cold move southward".  It's a simple concept too which I subscribe to wholeheartedly!

Ultimately we will do some site seeing around Jerome and Sedona, as well as some "boondocking", then head northward toward Page, AZ where we will explore a little of the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, etc. Then eastward through New Mexico into Oklahoma where we will visit the Newell Factory, and then some friends in the local area.  Eventually we will pass through Kansas City on our way to Sioux Falls, SD where we will turn west and head for South Lake Tahoe at a leisurely pace.  That's the general plan subject to, of course, any deviations Mr. Jello, or Miss Serendipity may "suggest" along the way.  Our only firm commitment is to be in South Lake Tahoe by May 17th.....7 weeks away.

Sunday sunset.....

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! When you were describing that big circle of travel I was expecting you to say South Lake Tahoe by September. 7 weeks from now took me by surprise. That's a big circle in 7 weeks.

    Of course I do not want you to look at my schedule but I am still working out here! Lol


    1. Hi Davy! Yep, a little faster than we would like, but I lost 3 weeks recovering from surgery, so I'll just have to eat my Jello and enjoy it. Have to get to Sioux Falls to pick up my new rear bumper, otherwise would we probably stay further west.

  2. Oh yes. Ten weeks would have been much better than seven. Be safe in your travels and enjoy. We have quite a few miles to burn in the next seven weeks.



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