No News is Good News, or Is It?

There has not been much news from Heidi lately.  She is still in Cape Town, South Africa. (FYI – Mongo’s Dad is visiting Pretoria, South Africa.  Poor Mongo is home with brother Drewbie.)  Hudo is undergoing major automotive surgery.  Well meaning, but ill-advised technicians at his last overhaul installed mismatched pistons, and failed to properly install the connecting rod bushings, and crank shaft bearings. Read More…

Find Kitty Challenge

Mongo’s Aunt Michy was so taken with the Find Mongo Challenge, she supplied a couple of photos of her pet for a Find Kitty Challenge.  So look at the picture below and see if you can find the kitty. Read More…

Find Mongo Challenge – Snoquera Falls Edition

Inspired by the tireless efforts of Sarah & Choppy and their Find Choppy Challenges < https://travelswithchoppy.com/ >, Mongo & Dad present the first Find Mongo Challenge.  See if you can find Mongo in the picture below.

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Organic Warfare

Dad and Mongo live next to a nice couple who have an aipiary in their back yard.  Dad respects their efforts to raise bees, and aside from occasionally visiting Dad’s kitchen uninvited, the bees don’t cause any problems.

And the bees help pollinate Dad’s tomatoes, so they are generally welcomed visitors.  However, once again unwelcomed visitors, aphids (BOO!) had taken up residence on Dad’s tomato and basil plants.

So to do his part in helping his neighbors safely raise bees, and combat CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder), Dad decided to try organic pest control this year. He reasoned that it was better for the environment, and better for Mongo, who is known to eat anything he can fit down his gullet.  Dad was sure that pesticide coated vegetables would go down just as quick as anything else.

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A loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine, and My Kingdom for a Hudson Straight 8!

Heidi is tooling around Capetown South Africa these days.  Apparently she is enjoying some wine tasting and many of the sights.  But there may be more to this story…

Wine tasting.

Wine tasting.

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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends…

Inspired by inte fan gör det det‘s photo

I’m Alive!

Dad took the following photo of a little plant hanging in there amidst the pavers.  It reminded Dad of another Beatles song…[Click Here]

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends.

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends.

 

Walking on Alki, Part 2.

A week after their last trip to Alki Point, Dad had another errand to run on the North End of the peninsula.  Mongo looked bored, so Dad plopped him into the back of the pick-up and off they went.  After dropping off some things at the depot, Dad  thought it might be nice to stroll on the Alki trail again.   Read More…