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Sunday, August 28, 2011

AERC and AHA National Championship Rides - New Mexico - 2011



Thanks to Roger and Sue Taylor, ride managers for the 2011 AERC and
AHA National Championship Endurance and Competitive Rides for
allowing me to photograph such a wonderful event. 

I cannot tell you what an honor it was to be a part of this event and I hope you
enjoy the photos!  The AERC National Championship 100 mile ride was held
Thursday, the AERC and AHA National Championship 55 mile ride was held
on Saturday and the AHA National Championship Competitive 2-day 70 mile ride
was held Tuesday and Wednesday.  Congratulations to everyone who drove home
as our 2011 National Champions!


If you are an endurance rider and haven't yet competed at Ft Stanton, NM
you are really missing out on some wonderful trails and great Ride Managers!


My bucket list is getting smaller...This was a true honor.

Linda

Friday, August 19, 2011

Animal Village N.M. Alamogordo, NM...No Kill Shelter...


                         This is Gypsy.  She's a young female Rottweiler available now for adoption.

                         Animal Village N.M. is a no kill shelter located in Alamogordo, NM and
                         right now they have tons of dogs and cats available for new homes.


              See, told ya!  They're all so cute!  This is a little beagle mix.  After you adopt, take your
             new family member to Petroclyps for that extra special grooming or take advantage of
             their natural dog food selections.



                                Cat lovers can find just what they're looking for too.

                                If you or someone you know is looking for a family addition of the animal
                                kind, send them on over!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

1st Annual Kitty City Furball Alamogordo, NM...



     The 1st Annual Kitty City N.M. "Furball" fundraiser was held this past weekend at the Alamogordo
Moose Lodge.  A fundraiser for the no-kill feline shelter, Kitty City was well attended and the catered
food from  Stella Vita Restaurant looked wonderful...I took the photos under the arbor prior to dinner
and saw all the food ready to go!


Kitty City is committed to saving the lives of cats who are on "death row" at shelters and their dedicationto their task is obvious.  There was a dance after dinner and everyone looked so beautiful all dressed up!

The Silent Auction items were stunning...put this wonderful fundraising event on your calendar for next year!

Right here in Alamogordo!

Until next time, Linda

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Going Home....Michigan


     Technically, it's not really home, I guess.  We made a quick trip to Michigan to see family and
     friends and could not have had a better time!  Apologies to those we weren't able to see due to
     the tight time constraints, but we were thinking of you!

     We had a great grandmother who had never seen the great grandson, so we checked in there
      and had a fabulous time with the "Dude"...He got to fly on his first airplane, step barefoot in
      tall grass for the first time in Michigan and he was so upset about that part!  Apparently, he's
      ticklish!


                            Especially in these turbulent times where none of us seem to be able to
                       make any sense out of anything that's going on, it's so important to see and
                       spend time with family and friends...that's what it's all about!

                      Thanks to Karen, Jeanie and Larry and Andy who all took time out of
                      their day to come all the way down to visit us!  It was so nice to see
                      everyone.  A special thanks to "Grandpa Gene" for all the fun Kubota rides!



                                                   So nice to see Great Grandma Sherrill !!!