Posts Tagged Buckeye

You Kids Git Outta My Yard!

Michael Housewright of “The Blissful Adventurer” fame honored me with another guest post on his blog, yesterday and I posted this little trip back to my home town (and my younger days). Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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Bye Bye, Buckeye!

It was a fast and furious visit, but I’m sure glad we came! Day four was spent packing and trying to find our way out the Verrado Hilton, followed by a drive to Phoenix. As we went across the overpass and prepared to turn left onto Interstate 10, I glanced toward Buckeye and wondered if I’d ever see it again. I hope so, but I don’t think I should wait 30 years like I did this last time. But just before I made the left turn, I said, “Bye bye, Buckeye.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Buckeye: Day Three

And what a day it was! We did a little sightseeing—to the tune of about 300 miles—driving to Tonto Basin to have lunch and visit with my ol’ podnah, Dale Hanson, at his cowboy, lakeside retreat.  What a wonderful fella he is! He took us to one of the little local eateries, and we had a fantastic pizza. Of course, in my book, there are only three kinds of pizza; fantastic, really good, and I-can’t-eat-this-it’s-awful. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buckeye: Day Two

Another awesome day (no La Placita)! We spent the morning driving around Buckeye and the surrounding area, as I continued to show Sherry places where I’d lived, worked, and played when I lived here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buckeye: Day One

As we drove into Buckeye yesterday it was lunch time, and while I suggested McDonalds (if anyone believes that I got a bridge over Lake Travis I’d like to sell you) and Sherry said, “No! I want to go to the La Placita you’re always talking about.” She didn’t have to suggest it again, as I made a beeline for the place. Here’s how it looked back in the day: Read the rest of this entry »

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Outrunning the sheriff – on foot!

Well, I didn’t actually outrun him, because he wasn’t chasing me. Allow me to explain.

One of my high school classmates reminded me of this incident when he commented on my story, Payback. Alan Calvert remarked that he, too, had some “dirt road” experiences back in the day, and had once outrun the local sheriff. (Alan: If you’d care to elaborate, feel free to post the details as a “comment” on my blog. I’m sure many of my readers from Buckeye would love to hear about it!) Read the rest of this entry »

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A Friendly Warning!

This friendly little warning is directed toward my former classmates and teammates at good ol’ Buckeye Union High School. Actually, I should extend the alert to all Buckeye , Arizona residents, and permission is granted to share this email or blog post with anyone you deem it necessary. Yes, I am coming your way. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Lago Vista Loop

Since I’m on a weather kick these last few days, thought I’d throw this one back at you.

It seems to me much of our lives and conversation center around weather. It also seems to me we are most of the time not pleased with whatever the weather might be at any given moment. Though it might be sunny, and the temperature pleasant, we complain the wind is too strong, or the humidity too high. Weather, it seems, must be perfect, or it is bad. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yeah, But It’s A Dry Heat!

Okay, Okay, I get it! But what’s the point? Why is it when someone—myself, for instance—who has lived in the desert southwest, mentions how much higher the temperature is there compared to say College Station, Texas, the answer is always the same; “Yeah, but it’s a dry heat.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Bull Riding Fools!

Yep, yep, yep, rode me a few back in the day. Can you say LOL! Not this guy! I like to talk about how I ain’t afraid of much of nothing, but getting on the back of an angry two ton beast is not what I call brave. I call it asking for big trouble. I’ve done some crazy stuff, but riding a bull is not one of them. I might try one of those in a bar, where there’s a padded floor to land on…. maybe. Read the rest of this entry »

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