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Friday, July 25, 2014

Willy Nilly Friday 5 Number 5 - Naptime @ Elmwood Park

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Caught this guy napping @ Elmwood Park in Roanoke. I think he's probably happy it's Friday!

Now for some Friday 5's:

1) Rented Heaven Is For Real from the Redbox this week. Oh my gosh, what a great movie. But let me tell you this, my eyes hurt afterwards from all the crying I did! Oh and that little boy that played Colton Burpo is so dang cute! I mean serious cute! If you read the book I can't tell you how true to the book it is because although I have the book, I never finished it. I started it once but put it down for some reason and never got back to it. I will. Oneday.

2) I love Miranda Lambert and now I love her even more:



3) Had this beautiful creature stop by my yard for some lunch on Wednesday:
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4) I was visiting a blog yesterday and a post they had reminded me of camping as a kid. My whole family were big rv'ers. Every summer, my grandparents, some of our family friends, my mom and dad (when he wasn't over seas otherwise it would just be me and my mom), my uncle and cousins...whoever wanted to tag along. We'd all load up our rv's and hit the road. A favorite place was in Utah along Beaver Creek if I remember correctly. It was really just a spot you'd pull right off the road and camp along the river. We'd set our rv's up in a square type formation and pull the awnings out so we had a little compound kind of thing. My cousins and I would fish with our grandpa and my uncle, we learned to clean the fish, even gut them. That was our job. We played in the river. There were these huge boulders near our camp site that my cousins and I would climb up and take a rock and make an indentation, like how the Native Americans ground corn and had that little bowl shape in the rock from grounding so much corn? Yeah, that was our goal. We were going to make those little corn bowls and trick historians into thinking that the Native Americans lived right there at one time, grounding corn! Ha, we'd work on that every summer. There was also this little log cabin that was deserted right across the river. We'd walk over and play around and in it. I remember one walk with my uncle leading the way down the river. There was kind of like a dam made of branches and stuff and a poor little calf had gotten caught in it and and died...so sad. There were cattle that would just come right through our camp! We'd always try to pet them but they wouldn't let us that close. I remember I was sent back to camp to get some stuff to eat to bring back to my grandpa and uncle who were fishing. I got almost to camp and there were cows all over. I was afraid having never really being near them that close so I ran back to my grandpa and uncle and told them I couldn't get to camp because of the cows. They thought I was such a chicken and made fun of me for years after! Ha, such great childhood memories made right there at that creek every summer!

5) I have to take Christian for senior pictures today. I cannot believe he is a senior this year. When we moved here he was only in 6th grade.

Ok, now your turn! Blog 5 randoms and come back and link up and visit other bloggers! Have fun and have a great weekend!! Thanks for playing!


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29 comments:

  1. How neat to get a visit from Bambi!!! :)
    That guy in the park looks a little odd. I might sleep like that at home, but I wouldn't in public.
    It was also fun reading your camping memories.
    Hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  2. Well, I don't see my comment so I'll try again! I've been having lots of trouble with them publishing.

    The first thing I thought of when I saw the top photo? Chiggers! Ha!
    Sounds like you had a lot of fun summers with your family.
    I haven't seen Heaven is for Real yet, but I want to.
    Thanks for hosting and have a nice Friday and weekend!

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  3. Tanya, I meant to add that I haven't heard anything from Tricia. I keep hoping she'll take up blogging again, I miss her. I need to see if I still have her email address and write to her.

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  4. I like to see those little Bambi's... but guard your hostas well !

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  5. He does look like he's ready for the weekend, have a great one!

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  6. Enjoyed this little read. Will keep an eye out for the film/book and do think how exciting to see that beautiful deer in your garden. Wow!

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  7. i have always admired folks that can take a nap in a park or anywhere. but i would be so scared that someone would steal something of mine. a bird would pooh on me. ha. ha!! or something else???! very brave of that person. ( :

    happy weekend. ( :

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  8. I would love to have a companion for lunch like you had!!

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  9. wow - senior pictures! :)
    loved the sweet fawn! loved the camping memory, too - tricking folks with a corn grind. Ha!

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  10. You can come pet my cows Tanya:)HUG B

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  11. What fun shots. Love your little visitor.

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  12. Love all this great post.

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  13. Wow! You had a deer over for lunch!!

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  14. loved camping with the entire family-lucky you a little deer in your yard...

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  15. Your camping memories are so darn cute….sounds like a great childhood to me. And of course, now we aren't afraid of cows anymore are we??
    The park napper reminds me of my Grandpa. While doing yard work, he'd get tired and find a shady spot to lay down. The neighbors sometimes thought he was dead in the yard! Rescue dogs are da' bomb!

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  16. It is great to see Bambi stop by for lunch unless you are trying to grow prize flowers and vegetables. Deer love to browse through a garden. Love the video on the dog shelter. Looks like she got the whole community behind that project.
    Your photo of the guy sleeping in the park reminds me a bit of the photographer in the movie Blow Up. If you haven't seen it, it is a classic.

    Thanks so much for your visits and comments on my blog. They are most welcome. I've always enjoyed your photos and stories Tanya. Keep up the good work.

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  17. Enjoyed your post and hearing about your childhood memories. Cool to see that fawn!

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  18. Unable to join in this week, but I will do so again soon. LOVED your memories of those childhood rv campouts! How wonderful!

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  19. I can't imagine napping on the ground! Someone would have to help me up!!
    Great camping memories. I only went camping once when I was about 12 with a friend's family.

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  20. What sweet little fawns! Right in your yard, you must live in a beautiful place! I never went to camp, and so missed out on all these wonderful adventures.

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  21. The guy in the park looks to be out like a light. The fawn is so cute and I might just rent that movie. :-)

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  22. Oh wait, you said Elmwood, I was thinking Melrose for some reason and thought the guy was dead but he probably was only sleeping if you saw him there.

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  23. Those fawns are so cute. Glad they stopped by to pose for you.

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  24. I watched Heaven Is For Real night before last and cried so much that I had to stay up two more hours before I could breath again so I could sleep. Wonderful, uplifting movie. And, like you, I fell in love with Colton. Looks like you've been feeling like Snow White, too. Love the deer. And I hope that guy was asleep and not dead or passed out!!!

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  25. haha! That's one way to get a nap. Love the fawn photos!

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  26. The fawn is adorable! Your family camping trips sound like a lot of fun--except the part about gutting fish!

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  27. I can't top your five. Nor can I type that long.

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