Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Evening Drive

Summer Lovin’, Day 16

Sometimes, no matter how hard the swamp cooler works at trying to keep your house cool, it just doesn’t cut it.  A summer evening drive in an air-conditioned car helps.

Weston was off on a hike in the mountains so Computer Geek and I went on a joy ride in our town of 3,000 or so. It took about ten minutes because we took the scenic route.

 We live on a dead-end street, as proven by the DEAD END sign at the beginning of our block. I think it's a ruse to keep the city folk away because anyone with a 4-wheeler (i.e. anyone who lives in our town) can simply keep going right on up that hill.  

After we continued on the "dead end street" *cough* we came to The Pond, a.k.a The Fountain of All Life.
I don't know if The Pond actually has a name because ever since I've lived here, seventeen years now, I've only heard it called The Pond. This tiny body of water determines whether your lawn is lush and green or whether it is a fire hazard. Currently, as you can see, The Pond is full, so we may water our lawns between 6:00 P.M. and 10:00 A.M.  That is good news for our gardens. When The Pond is empty, say after a few weeks with no rain, nothing comes out of our hoses and our lawns turn to brown crunch. We then have to water our gardens using buckets of water from inside the house. I suppose one could water the lawn the same way, but why?

I love the "old" section of the cemetery.  These are the graves of the people who settled our town back in the 1800's.  It's fun to walk through there and see how many names we can recognize from our Utah history.

And you thought Tow Mater lived in Radiator Springs!  

After visiting Mater, we were thirsty so we went by the local grocery store, got two 35 cent Shastas out of the machine and went home. We couldn't drive around forever, unless we wanted to leave town, and I needed to get home to see who got eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance.  Summer fun times!


  1. This would be like a ride around Sibley. I wouldn't mind doing that again, but Shirley says it's a ghost town.

    1. I'd love to visit Sibley again. It's been a long time.

  2. I love your posts.. miss you like crazy lady!

  3. Your town is like something from the movies! You're so lucky to have water at the end of your road; it's something our town doesn't have, even though Scotland's green for a reason! What's a Shasta? Sounds very exotic!

    1. A Shasta is a soda pop brand. When we were kids we LOVED Shasta because my dad would pack up a bunch of different flavors when we went on a picnic and we kids would fight over who got what flavor. Good times! Here's a link:


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