Friday, July 23, 2010

Work Trip: Bullhead/Kingman

I was on the road for work the last few days and took a few photos. The car rental company knows me really well and so they always try to give me whatever they consider the "best" car they have. So Here I am driving my Impala that only had 26 miles on it when I picked it up. It had 616 when I returned it!

This is Hualapai Mountain Medical Center. It hasn't quite been open a year yet. It is in Kingman.

This is the road between Kingman and Bull head City.

This is the hospital in Bullhead. It's been there a while. Always somewhat interesting to go there. They had a pipe burst recently in the hospital that sent 3 feet of water through the cardiac cath lab and a few other places. It ruined all the equipment in the cath lab. Ouch. That is some expensive equipment. So they are just finished redoing it.

This is Valley View Medical Center. It is Ft. Mohave, which is basically a suburb of Bullhead City. They are pretty new, been around a couple of years. There is a lot of competition between the two hospitals. It's not old hat like it is in Phoenix.

This is the view outside of my 20$ hotel room in Laughlin. I got the rate on line. I heard people at the front desk being quoted 89$ a night. I'm glad I got mine on line! You can see people in the pool in the bottom of the photo. Earlier I counted 45 people in the pool. I am not a person that would want to swim with all those people!

Saw some great rainstorms on the way home.

Happy to be home!

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Cabin

A very generous friend loaned me his cabin this last weekend. It's in the Heber/Overgaard area. Here is the comfy setting.

Complete with the rockers on the front porch.
My friend Lezlee went with me. We spent most of our time seriously relaxing. We did take a drive, looking for a cool place to hike. Somehow we ended up in ShowLow. This is what some vandals did to the Public Library sign. Not to encourage vandalism, but it was a funny.

And for some reason there were pirates in downtown ShowLow.

Back at the cabin we also had some seriously yummy food, including smores.

Here is Lezlee demostrating how you can eat a smore and read a great book all at the same time.

There were some woodpeckers working hard on building a nest inside a bird house right off the porch. They kept a close eye on us. They weren't too happy with us when we were on the porch.

Besides reading and napping, I spent a lot of time doing this. I crochet a LOT! I find it very relaxing. Arty photos courtesy of Lezlee.