With the Shitheads up over Texas 2-0, there's been some interaction of facebook with my friends. Sandra has been shooting some shots over my bow. I've talked a lot of shit for a long time that the Giants will never win the World Series and here they are two games away. Texas just looks awful. It will be one of the darkest days of my life if the Shitheads win the WS.
On the day we left for camping he had peed in my soft sided suitcase. Then he peed in the coach during our outing. I figured I didn't get him outside in time. But he peed again as we were going home, this time on the couch. When he's upset he does things like this. My mom says that according to Ceasar, dogs don't hold grudges. It is odd for Chico to pee like this. We're still putting drops in his ears, of which he's not too fond of. I may bring him into work with me tomorrow, its been a while since I've been able to bring him in.
First off, shouldn't Lucy be posing with hundreds instead of ones? What a cheap photographer! And I don't quite know what she's dresses as, any ideas? I found a couple of good pics of Lucy here and here. I said I'd find them and I did. Click here if your panties wrinkle easy.
I forgot to mention that at Sandra's birthday dinner, Sandra and my mom tag teamed me on wanting a boobie cake for my birthday. I got told I have daughters and granddaughters and I'm not 12 anymore. So, it looks like I'll get a bikini cake instead. Maybe I should ask for a penis cake .
Either last year or two years ago, IIRC, students from RVHS got together and opened up "Hello, My Name Is Yogurt." Students run the show, except for the daytime when the kids are in school. Its the only yogurt shop in town and I had to stop for some Butter Brickle. It was pretty good. If you're ever in Rio Vista, this is on N Second St., a block from Main St.
After our yogurt we headed back to camp. We stopped and talked with a guy who had a cappicino colored miniature poodle, so Chico got to sniff some butt. Then we drug our sorry asses back to camp and sat down. I really am old and out of shape.
The top pic used to be the movie house. When you poke your head in the lobby, you can see the stairs that go up to the balcony. I got my hair buzzed at the barber shop to the right of the main entrance, where the flag is.
The bottom pic used to be Safeway, from 1905 to 1960. Every so often there's hopeful wishing that Safeway will come back to Rio Vista, but I think there's no way.
The top pic is of the Montezuma FD station and the bottom pic is of the Rio Vista FD station. They're next door to each other. This is the only time I've seen two different fire departments next door to each other like this. MFD handles the rural area around Rio Vista.
These two buildings are next door to each other on Front St., which is closest to the river. You just can't miss the style. Rio Vista has three car dealers, Ford, Chevy and Dodge. I think the Ford and Dodge dealers are owned by the same people, as you take your Dodge to the Ford dealer for service. They're right next door to each other on SH-12, while the Chevy dealer is at Front St and SH-12, at the bridge.
Its difficult for a point and shoot camera to get a big structure like the Rio Vista Bridge. This is the second bridge over the Sacramento at this site. In 1960 a freighter heading to Sacramento ran into the bridge. There's talk of either a tunnel or another bridge to route truck traffic across the river and bypassing Rio Vista.
At the foot of Main St is the Sacramento River, City Hall and these monuments. The primary monument is for Humphrey The Whale. In 1985 Humphrey got lost and came almost 70 miles up river from the Golden Gate. It made national news and eventually Humphrey made his way back into San Francisco Bay, through the Golden Gate and to freedom in the open ocean.
Foster's Big Horn is a famous place due to the animal heads inside. The founder would go big game hunting back in the day and bring home his trophies. I've never been in the place and I've heard that the food is pretty good. Sadly, according to the sign on the door, Chico is not welcome. Chico and I sat on the bench in front and people were going in for lunch. Sandra and I are going to have to eat here one day.
This is not the first hotel on the corner of Second and Main. I don't know when it was built or for how long it was in business. There is a small cafe open on the ground floor. There was an article in the paper about possible investors turning the hotel into office space. But a year later, here it sits. I do like the old neon signs.
This building (across from the library on S Second St.) has been in this state for a while now. Two or three years ago, it seems to me, there was work going on here. But it looks like someone ran out of money and now the building sits halfway finished.
These two beauties are on S Second St., which is the way into town from the campground. It just so happened that in an edition of the River News-Herald that I bought, the "Exploring Rio Vista's Past" column had old pics of these two very houses along with an article on houses on S Second St in 1906. So they're at least 105 years old.
This is also right by the campground, on the same access road. Every so often I'll see one of the coasties in town buying a coffee or something when I'm taking my walk. I did see them launch their big pontoon-like boat twice during this outing.
This blog is for me (Joe) to keep in contact with my friends and family who I don't see too much of because I work nights. If you're wandering by checking out the blog from the Internet, well, you're welcome too, I'm 50 years old and live in California. I'm married with two bonus daughters and three grandchildren. I write about sports, scooters, vacations in the RV, my atheism, funny pictures, and pretty much anything else I can think of. I welcome all opposing views as long as you can keep it civil, my mom does come by on occasion. And, as always, the true focus of my life is my marriage to Sandra and fulfilling The Plan. Though the blog is in the top 5.