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Plink Plink

What’s with the title? I dunno. Just finished RoP episode 4 – which I’ll probably yack about tomorrow after I’ve had time to dwell on it – so my brain is a bit occupied.

Yesterday was our weekly trip to Council Bluffs. This week we went to Culver’s. I didn’t even know we had a Culver’s around here, so that was a surprise. It’s only the second one I’ve ever eaten at, but I had the pretzel bites again. They are sooi tasty. And the root beer is pretty good. And then there’s the new lemon ices.

I actually ordered the smoothie but got the ice instead so, oh well. It was good, at least.

We also saw a fun van on the way home. I saw it from the corner of my eye initially and for a second it git me, haha!

There was also a banan duck involved, but I forgot to take a photo so you’ll have to wait until later. Other than that, there wasn’t anything very interesting so I’ll end this and head to bed.

Have a lemon ice kinda day!

Jo πŸ™‚

Pokemon Go Fest Finale!

Saturday was the Pomemon Go Fest Finale, and despite what everyone seemed to think, so long as you bought a ticket to the first Go Fest, this one was free/was a continuation.

The storyline for this year’s Go Fest was that a mysterious portal opened up to another dimension and allowed in and Ultra Beast, and also sucked in Professor Willow (he’s the guy that you’re assisting with all the research and pokemon catching and what not). After he disappeared, a mysterious guy from the other dimension shows up to help you (aka take Willows place). This happened in June, and over the next months, the monthly research was the mysterious space guy, because of course Willow couldn’t be there since he was missing, so it was a cute way to keep the story going. Of course this last Saturday, Willow finally returns, and the portals increase, allowing other Ultra Beasts (who had been released at in person only events over the summer) to appear in raids, and our spaceman friend created some Ultra beast balls for catching them and…now everything has been returned to normal.

Anyway, Go Fest days started at 10 a.m. which meant we had to get up and get going early. The one joy of getting up early is that I get to eat breakfast, and what a yummy breakfast it was!

That’s right! A hot dog from the Weiner Wagon! Ha!! I actually ran into them a couple years ago at Buzzard Fest in Coin, but then they were the Teeny Weeny Weiner Wagon and had a tiny cart, so it’s awesome to see they’ve been able to upgrade. So tasty!

Lunch was just as good because it was a walking Taco from the DAC creamery (I had ice cream, too! Why not! It’s a special day, after all! Carbs don’t count on special days, right?)

And here’s something weird I noticed while driving around that hubby assures me has been there forever:

Anyway, though we did do raids to get Ultra Beasts, my main goal was shiny hunting. And I did waaaay better than usual. I think it’s because we spent most of the time driving around so instead of staying stationary and checking 50 mons we could check 200 mons. In all I got 22 shinies, which is a record for me for any event. I think 12 is the most I’ve had before.

The event ended at 6 pm, in time for a killer rain storm. (I wonder how the people who’ve been in the tents for weeks faired with it?) There was a lot of wind and rain, so we got trapped in the truck for awhile. But, when it ended we went to Stadium 34 for dinner with friends, and had a nice time.

The drink is a Rum Rollover. I’d never had it but yummy! So good! It’s coconut rum, OJ, pineapple juice and grenadine. Mmmmm… and chicken parmesana is always good.

So, anyway, it was a good day. The storm was weird, and the chick hiding in the park bathroom for well over an hour was weird, but what’s a day without a little weirdness, right?

Have a shiny pokemon kinda day!

Jo πŸ™‚

Not Dead

I’m not dead, just been lazy. We went out Saturday, pics to come later. But anyway, I’m here.

Have a not being dead kinda day!

Jo πŸ™‚

Trains…

Yesterday we were out and about with my uncle Dave. First we went to the Union Pacific Museum in Council Bluffs which, by the way, is free, so if you’re in the area you should check it out. It had some really neat displays and interactive content.

The first floor is the history of the transcontinental railroad and general railroad history. There was a lot of neat stuff. I’m going to try to label the images with captions, so we’ll see how this works.

The second floor had exhibits that covered the 50s to modern times, including a train driving simulation and some other things.

The building itself was really cool, too, by the way.

After that we went to a really tasty restaurant just down from the museum. I had the fajitas and can highly recommend πŸ™‚ Hubby had the chimichanga and the others had enchiladas.

Then we went to the Rails West museum which was more like the museums I used to go to as a kid, fewer flashy displays but more actual stuff.

Outside are two train engines and some cars with original interiors. There were two engines, one was a coal burner and the other had been converted to oil. There were two caboose, though we could only go inside the newer one. There was also a club car – it is the one that has all the woodwork, the kitchen, dining area, and solarium. And there was a mail car that was pretty interesting. There was also a box car and another passenger car that we could not go in. I can’t label the photos because the app is acting up. Probably because it can’t handle all these photos.

And that was our day yesterday. Hope everyone else’s was just as interesting! This would have posted long ago but it has taken literally two hours to do this because the app keeps freezing. Annoying!

Have a non freezing app kinda day!

Jo πŸ™‚

Last Covid Day

Saturday was the last day of my covid quarantine. We spent it responsibly – started the Kdrama Hometown Cha Cha which so far is cute (we’re 2 or 3 episodes in) and also watched a few random things. As you can see, Benji has been my covid buddy. What a loyal little guy!

Have a TV kinda day!

Jo πŸ™‚

A New Year, A New Scent

Lemon blueberry was the scent of the pandemic. Tropical Mango was the smell of my mother’s death. Exotic Bloom has been the twilight time after. It’s a new year, and time to get back to life. But will it smell like Margarita Citron or Candy Cane?

I guess we’ll see.

Have a good one

Jo πŸ™‚

Godzilla is Not the King

Not a lot yesterday to really speak of. I mentioned a couple days ago that we needed to redo the contact paper in the crafty room because the other stuff was pretty but junk. Well, we finally did it and it looks pretty nice. Even better, it’s not see through.

I did get some cookies made. Oatmeal raisin. We fell off the year of cookies thing the last month or so, and I’m trying to get back on it because it’s fun. And tasty.Β  Anyway, the recipe called for soaking the raisins in hot water for ten minutes and they’re right, it does make them plumper, I think. If you’re interested, the recipe came from https://www.recipetineats.com/oatmeal-raisin-cookie-soft-chewy/ They came out pretty good, though I got three pan loads instead of the two it says.

We also finally played Funko Godzilla. First off, the mini figures are amazing. Second, there is a bit of a learning curve and, wow, did it seem intimidating at first. But, after a round, we had it figured out and it was fun. I won, btw, mostly because I figured it out first. Go Megalon, King of the Monsters!

And that’s all I’ve got, so off I go to try to work.

Have a king of the Monsters kinda day!

Jo πŸ™‚

Halloweenish

Hello! Hope you’re all enjoying fall. Things have gotten pretty autumn like around here.

Hopefully the color is good on Sunday.

This weekend we went to a couple haunted attractions. Sinister Sidney is an outdoor trail that you walk. It was good, I did jump three times (people hopping out of the shadows) so that’s something! Also, the severed cow heads were pretty gross. The other was Highway 2 Hell (it’s on Highway 2 …get it? Ha ha!) It’s mostly indoor and it’s more of an immersive experience. It was pretty intense, and I recommend it, too!

On the way to Hamburg, we saw some fun hay bale art.

And in Hamburg we saw a couple of places that have their decorations done.

Had lunch at Mondos with the family, and got a couple more pics of their decorations. They have really gone all out. I love it!

Speaking of halloween decorations, we did get the last nine branches and potted the forest.

The green leaves will die off, but that’s ok. Wouldn’t want our haunted forest to look too fluffy. I’m sure the guy down at the local compost dump was curious why we filled 19 buckets with dirt and then took someone else’s cast off branches. Ha ha!

And that’s what I’ve got so far. Now we’ll see if this will post.

Jo πŸ™‚

RIP Roku Batteries

Just a quick note to say that, after days of bouncing from 3% to 0%, the roku remote’s batteries finally died tonight. Never fear, they have been replaced.

The last Halloween shows they saw were…

Which was our Friday selection and was pretty sappy. I recommend for very small children.

And

The House on Haunted Hill. Always a classic, and it was our Sunday choice.

At least they had a good run.

Clouds and a Peace Lily

Hello, hello. This blog is gonna be pretty much what it says it is. First, my mom’s memorial service will be next Sunday, so our cousin Theresa sent a beautiful peace lily.

And as for pretty clouds, here they come!

And that’s it. Look forward to some Halloween tomorrow.

Have a pretty cloud day!

Jo πŸ™‚

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