My daughter is currently dating a young man that works for the United States Forest Service on a Hotshot fire fighting crew. His name is David Silva and he is a very special young man.
My daughter is of course a big "fan" of fire fighters now.....
but she seems to be a lot cleaner and more energetic than David is in this picture...
Currently, David got called to this fire in Arizona. It is in rugged country, which he is used to because he also is a hunting guide in Reserve, New Mexico.
Lots of smoke and we are really drying up down in this part of the world.
Here is some pictures of Reserve:
Forest fires are hard and dangerous to fight. The fires do help the forest repair and regrow. For most of us, the smoke can be an inconvenience but some parts of fires....smoke in the skies make for some beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
Yesterday I registered for another sprint tri. It is called the Steelhead and it is at Ft. Huachuca in Arizona on the 10 of July. I think it will be a nice tune up for Dam It Man that I am doing on the 24 of July.
Since I have started Sparks I have notice several changes. The first is relatively unamazing for most......
but for me it is a first!
My attitude has changed a lot also. When I was younger and very competitive, I always had to win. Now.................well it is not the biggest concern, but finishing is.
A year ago I would not even consider new types of exercise like bellydancing, etc. Now I am willing to try new things..........
Last but not least, I have all kinds of new friends here at Spark People that I communicate with.
Yup, life is a bowl of ice cream and I am the whipped cream on top of the world! I could say I was the "cherry" but that might offend someone...lol.
I managed to get up this morning and go teach water aerobics. I struggled through my workout, returned home and just had to take a nap!
After my nap I have just felt "drugged" all day. I did ride across town and run an errand. It was incredibly hot. I have sat on the couch and drank about a gallon of ice water.
I am ready to go to bed...but it is too far from the air conditioner. I think I'll just take another nap on the couch so I won't go to bed tired!
Have a Great and active weekend. Happy father's day!
Hurley is a quaint little town that was founded because of the mine. It was home to corporate offices, warehouses, a smelter and other mine buildings. The Chino Club was like a rec center and had a meeting place, a three lane bowling alley and a swimming pool. The following are pictures of my drive to work every morning and some of the homes and mine buildings located in Hurley.
The mountains on the way to Hurley are rugged but sparse.
The bright green along the road is mesquite trees...bushes so far.
The Penjamo is a sign of the times. It was once a very happening night club!
Hurley consists of about 24 streets and the houses are humble and in a lot of cases, run down shacks.
The American Legion is up and running even if it is rather rough looking.
The following are pictures of the mine buildings still being used.
Hurley has two churches and this one is the Community Church.
It also has an elementary school with older students being bussed to Bayard, New Mexico which is about 6 miles away.
The ball field is well taken care of.
The Chino Club has seen much better days.
The older people are nice in this small community. They are working hard with their youth, but there is a definite gang problem. We at the pool hope to keep the kids active and away from gang activities..at least during the summer.
Hope you all had a great Thursday.
I was told today that I really needed a sense of humor, a comment that I did not mind amusing! The person told me that I would be happier if I learned to laugh and they didn't like it much when I told them I had to see or hear something funny before I would laugh. I preceded to explain that I have a dry sense of humor. The explanation was an airplane joke...went right over their head.
I find this picture amusing...not because I am angry.
I am not an angry person, but I am reserved because I wear my heart on my sleeve and I don't want people to know when they hurt me. Sometimes I may seem a little gruff; usually when I care very deeply.
People have different personalities and that adds variety which is the spice of life! I encourage you to take a little more time to get to know some one that you really feel you don't care for. I know first impressions are lasting...but usually you don't get to know someone very well in ten minutes. Try communicating with some one for thirty minutes and please don't dislike someone just because they have a different personality or sense of humor than yours.
Think outside the box! You will be lots happier.
Have a great Wednesday evening.