Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 21, 1987-99

Death Valley

 HH's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1987 - El Tour de Tucson, 109 miles, what a workout with Roberta and too much of the same food, 10 hours and 35 minutes.

Wednesday 1990 - Mother has her bright moments, but so hard to get more than a yes or no from her.  Will hold glass, but not feed herself.  No control on going to bathroom.  MV and Don arrived about 6 and John and Julie at 10pm.  Got new Magnivox Radio, $22.95.

Thursday 1991 - [Mo-Ranch, Humble TX through 11/22]

Sunday 1993 - Mother very uncooperative.  Had lunch at Frisch's, bought toaster oven at Odd Lots.  Visited Frank Young at Hillsboro Nursing Home.  Washed and waxed the car.  We walked out to the cemetery.  John Hughes have a nice stone, family tree, picture of their house and NV School.

Monday 1994 - [Ginny visiting]

Tuesday 1995 - [to Orlando Florida] We leave for Orlando from CVG for 3 nights a the Hilton, then to LW for 3 nights with Mary and then to Naples for the Walkers condo.  There were few of us without children so got sit in Row 11, exit row with lots of leg room.  We are in Room 1005 at the Hilton at $91/night (has fax machine), near Epcot.  Ate at the Plaza, had shrimp special for $6.95, all you want.

Thursday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Saturday 1998 - [Death Valley] Drove 53 miles to Scotty's Castle, for 10am tour.  Fellow [tour guide] acts like it is 1938 (when a gospel group owned it) and they had rooms for rent.  Very interesting.  We had lunch there.  Then to Ubehebe Crater, right by the road.  On the way up took trail to Harmony Borax Works - 165 miles (10 days to rail head).  On way back walked around Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells and Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.  Didn't see any of those little fish.  Surprising to see the water flowing.  At 5:30 we were at Furnace Creek Inn for dinner, most entrees were $22 and up.  Onion soup which came in a pastry shell was $7.  Back to visitor center for 7pm show.

Sunday 1999 - Pledge Sunday at Church with pot luck afterward.   Still trying to reach Serena.  Walked out past school and Apple Tree apartments.  Talked to Judy ____,  Faymon Woods adopted daughter, they are going to Atlanta for Thanksgiving.  Read in NYT where Atlanta has more traffic congestion (longer commutes) than any other urban area in the US.

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