I HAVE NO EXCUSE……….

May 13, 2015 by

I HAVE NO EXCUSE……….

My blog guru, Ashley, wants me to whip out a new article every three or four days.  Yea, right.  Obviously, not happening.  I bring a new twist to procrastinating—I go more into avoiding-which is what I’ve been doing for the past couple of weeks.  (BTW, I’m also supposed to be finding a place to rent in Hawaii.  No pressure, just four people depending on me for a roof over their heads.  That’s in August—–plenty of time, right?)  It’s not because I haven’t been doing anything, heck, I’ve gone to a Neil Diamond concert—

MUY GREAT SEATS!

MUY GREAT SEATS!

(wonderful!),  a Marshall Tucker performance (briefly, because Dennis got food poisoning and we had to quickly leave, stepping over a ton of people). We’ve even made a little trip out to El Paso (for business) and Lajitas (for sheer pleasure).  And, Mother’s Day was wedged in there somewhere—something I’d just as soon skip.  Don’t ask…….Point being, I have material to write about, but just haven’t gotten it together to crank out a titillating piece.  So why now???  Well, it’s been raining for three days and like the saying “can’t dance and too wet to plow”, I might as well hunker down and write.  First, I’ll tell you about Neil Diamond.  I had to drag Dennis—he actually thought it would be poorly attended and we both wondered if he could still sing.  Our tickets were fantastic and to our surprise, there was no warm up band and he sang for two hours straight.  And, yes, the man can still sing—–just as I remembered when my best high school friend, Laurie, and I danced around in her living room to Cherry Cherry and You Got To Me.  Even Dennis agreed it was a great concert.  As for Marshall Tucker, let’s just skip over that experience.  I did hear Heard It In A Love Song as we were hastily making our way to the car.  Evidently, One World Theater has only one men’s bathroom……..So, on to the west Texas trip.  Denny had a meeting in El Paso which called for a road trip.  Mitch, the dog, stayed with Francisca who has two huge Labs that cowtow to him so it’s like going to camp for him.  I know this sounds crazy, but I like El Paso.  I love weather and it’s got personality and a culture that hasn’t been bought and premanufactured.  This trip, we stayed close to the medical center and university and while Dennis was in meetings, I shopped for things that my little Marble Falls doesn’t have.  I stocked up on shorts, splurged on Chanel lotion (I love Chance eau Fraiche for summer), and had to buy a pair of sandals because my feet were killing me in my cute little Tory Burch flats.  That night, we had dinner at The El Paso Club in the Chase

DRINKS BEFORE SUNDOWN AT THE EL PASO CLUB.

DRINKS BEFORE SUNDOWN AT THE EL PASO CLUB.

Tower.  We looked down on the once busy El Paso downtown and the what used to be splendid Camino Real. We marveled how pretty Juarez is from eighteen floors up….and in the dark.  The next day, it was on to Lajitas.  Thank goodness, we love road trips because the five hour drive could be a true test of a relationship.  In case you aren’t familiar with Lajitas, it’s like a mini Palm Springs in far west Texas.  You gotta want it, to say the least, and as I’ve said before, it’s a part of Texas that you either really, really like……or you really, really hate it.  We stayed at the

LOOK AT THE SCENERY-NOT MY FORM!

LOOK AT THE SCENERY-NOT MY FORM!

resort and played a few rounds of golf over the few days we were there.  Even if you aren’t a golfer, you must see the course.  It is spectacular.  Google it, even tho the video doesn’t  do it justice.  So that brings me to the here and now.  Glory Be, it looks like I’ve knocked out a post!…….Thanks for being patient!                                                                                                                                                            

HONK, IF YOU KNOW WHERE THIS IS!

HONK, IF YOU KNOW WHERE THIS IS!

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GOTTA STOP AR FOOD SHARK WHEN YOU GO THROUGH MARFA!

GOTTA STOP AR FOOD SHARK WHEN YOU GO THROUGH MARFA!

 

 

 

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