Memorial Day Weekend

It has been a great Memorial Day weekend. First, the weather has been spectacular. Three perfect summer days in a row. For this area that is a rare thing and to be treasured. Additionally we now have a new three burner gas grill. The grill is the best one I have ever owned. In addition to three burners there is a side burner for heating something in a pan. I almost forgot that it also has a hanging basket inside for toasting buns, etc. We also have a brand new above ground pool. This pool is much better than our old one. It is 24 ft in diameter and 52 in. deep. It has a seriously big pump so it should be able to handle cleaning our funky well water which we had to fill it with. So now I expect to spend most of my summer on the back deck grilling and chilling. We also have a new neighbor in the area. We have been spotting a fox in the evenings and sometimes during the day. I think there may be more than one. They are red and about the size of a small dog. They are not very shy and will stop and look you in the eye. The main game for them must be the many rabbits we have around.

Later this afternoon I am going to drive out to the National Cemetery in Hampton near where I work. I want to pay my respects to those who have fallen in defense of our country. I also want to take some photographs and the light in the late afternoon should be great for that. Tuesday is what the Army calls a training day and a lot of the military willl be on leave so I expect tomorrow to be a quiet one. I am really getting excited about my upcoming trip to Primm, Nevada and Nipton, California this July. The rocket challenge is going to be awesome and my explorations of the surrounding Mohave desert promise to be exciting. It is going to be a great summer.

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