Lots of pictures & Posts! Any post that has pictures or mentions a member of our blended family.

The perils (and perks) of a home office

The perils (and perks) of a home office. Dick is ‘helping’ me edit videos.

Our grandcat is visiting

Our grandcat is visiting — Dick is staying with us for a couple of months while his mother is off traveling.

Sun, sand, and sea

Sun, sand, and sea — Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas.

Ginger soaking up the sun on the Gulf of Mexico

Ginger soaking up the sun on the Gulf of Mexico — Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas. +1

Day Four — Eclipse glasses

Eclipse glasses — Ginger and Gary ready for the annular eclipse, in Odessa, Texas. Annular Eclipse Trip Day Four. +7

Faux Stonehenge, Odessa, Texas

Faux Stonehenge Odessa, Texas. We stopped here while scoping out potential places to watch the annual eclipse. We decided this might be too twee and too popular. The eclipse photographers were already gathering. +2

Ginger sitting on the edge of the bluff overlooking the Canadian River

Ginger sitting on the edge of the bluff overlooking the Canadian River, south of Logan, New Mexico.

Cats need glasses

Cats need glasses — and Morty agrees (sort of). Anything for a fluffy lap to sit on. +1

Ginger & Morty

Ginger & Morty — Morty has a particularly strong headbutt.

Guilty

Guilty – We are cat-sitting our ‘grandcat’ Dick for a couple of months. This was, I suspect, Dick’s way of letting me know it was well past food time.

Jim in the workshop

Jim in the workshop. +1

Meanwhile, back at basecamp

Meanwhile, back at basecamp – While I’m off hiking Ginger’s enjoying her spot in the woods.

New work profile pic

I received a request for a profile pic for my voluntary work, and I don’t like the goofy picture I’m using for my profile at work, so I got out the tripod, set up the camera, and asked Ginger to take some pictures and got both fixed.

Ginger fitting hinges

Ginger fitting hinges – currently we are adding some high-level storage for ‘little used’ items.

Gary and Ginger, Christmas Day, 2021

Gary and Ginger, Christmas Day, 2021 – Like the shirt? I was wearing it, plus shorts, in honor of the unseasonably hot weather we were having. +1

Ginger disappearing around a corner on the Pilot (Tower) Trail

Ginger disappearing around a corner on the Pilot (Tower) Trail

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn — Ginger is never one to miss the chance to ham things up. There are several outtakes.

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn

Gary and Ginger at the Pole Hollow Cairn – I know how to treat Ginger to a good time, I made sure she had plenty of exercise, time to relax, and her own room with a forest view. One-minute read, +1

Family Day

Family Day – Spent with Carol & Jim to celebrate Lanie’s Graduation. Katie was also with us but unfortunately, she left before we decided to take a picture.

Ginger – Breakfast at Denny’s

Ginger – Breakfast at Denny’s.

Ginger, immersed in her phone

Breakfast at Denny’s – Ginger, immersed in her phone.

Breakfast at Denny’s – Gary

Breakfast at Denny’s – Breakfast, our first meal out in over a year.

Tomfoolery at the trailhead

Tomfoolery at the trailhead. +2

The end of the hike

The end of the hike – Day hike with Katie and Lanie. I took them to my favorite spot in Piney Creek Wilderness. It was an easy 5.5 mile hike with 570ft of elevation, and a nice long lunch stop by the lake.

Tomfoolery at the lake

Tomfoolery at the lake. +5