Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ryan Star Start A Fire

When Ryan Star was in Seattle playing at Chop Suey in September he announced that Start A Fire off of 11:59 would be the next single and now there is an official in studio video for the song. It is one of my favorites from the CD and absolutely one of my favorites both times I have seen him live.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Travel Buddies

Walker and Mags are our travel buddies. Every RV should probably come with a set. They alert you when anyone gets too close to the RV, thinks about getting to close to the RV or I believe even dreams about it in their sleep! Walker is the wire haired Jack Russel (on the bottom) and Maggie is the Rat Terrier (on the top). Here they are between the seats in the front and they both want to be near me as I normally don't travel in the RV with my folks so this is a rare moment they want to take advantage of to the fullest.

Journey of Journeys

It begins aboard the Washington State Ferry Tacoma. Well really it began about 2 hours earlier by heading east on Hwy 101 but I didn't take any photos of that.
The morning of Day Two found us in Montana waking to an amazing sunrise. Chilly too! 31 degrees with frost on the ground.
One of the many vistas from the interstate in Montana. It was truly a day full of eye candy.

Day Two has ended in Wyoming where the mountains in the distance are even taller than many we have seen all day. Out of the 9000 foot range and back up into the 1000 foot range and higher.

The vistas from the interstate in Wyoming.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pink = Breast Cancer Awareness

That is my Mom and in this photo she is trying on one of over 40 hats that she received at a "Hat Party" in March of 2006. The party was the weekend after she started chemotherapy. We, her friends and family, gathered to support her in the visible way. To celebrate the fact that her surgeries had gone well. To celebrate the fact that just like the first time she had breast cancer in 1994, the tumors were caught very early and the prognosis was very, very good. So there was the battle head of chemo and radiation yet much to celebrate. Later that afternoon with everyone there she would go bald having my husband shave her head and in support a friend would also shave his head going bald with her.

So this month you will see a lot of pink. Wear it proudly. Remember why you should. Do Breast Self Exam (BSE) each month. If you don't know how learn. Go to Susan G. Komen and download a printable card that will teach you how. Both times my Mom found her own tumors by doing BSE. It really can save your life. You know your body best. You know what feels normal and what doesn't. And if you find a lump talk to your doctor and get it checked out quickly. Don't delay. Please.

Because of BSE and great medical care in Dallas and Seattle we can now say my Mom is a two time Breast Cancer Survivor.