It was just about two weeks ago when a friend was staying at my Apartment here on the Island of Guam. She is a close and dear friend. One morning she wanted to go for a walk in the neighborhood just for exercise. So it was probably around 6:00 in the morning that she started out to walk. It is just beginning to be daylight here, but there are plenty of people up and lots of cars driving by. She decided to get off the main road and take a side road into what is a safe neighborhood. As she was walking through the neighborhood there were a few dogs here and there, but all safely locked inside the fence of the yards they belonged in. But not all owners were considerate enough as there was a yard with the gate unlocked and a vicious little dog that began to bark at my friend and chase after her. She was unable to avoid him and he grabbed on to her leg and bite her. As soon as she realized he was a mean little critter she chased after him until he went back to his house. But not before he had done damage to my friends leg. That dog left two deep puncture wounds in the calf of her leg.
When she got back to the Apartment, there was blood running down her leg and a wild look in her eyes. Immediately she washed out the wound and applied hydrogen peroxide and neosporin, She continued to change her bandage and reclean and reapply peroxide every hour throughout the day. Fortunately, the wound healed up within a few days. She didn't have any infection but after the wound healed there is still a pain in her calf that has not gone away. We wanted to go and let the owner know what had happened, but we did not because of the feeling we get from some that live here. There are areas here where no one really worries about there dogs running loose and the possibility of someone being bitten. And worse still there are those that have dogs for the purpose of keeping you away from the house.
We learned a lesson that day to stay on the main roads and now any time I go out I take an umbrella or something to protect myself from the neighborhood menances. I love dogs for the most part, but they need to be looked after in a manner that will keep an innocent person safe. When we feel like it is not safe to walk in a nice neighborhood than really the county or city needs to enforce the rules that have been passed to protect innocent people.
I'm glad my friend was able to heal okay and that the pain in her calf is getting better each day. It took a lot more time to heal than we expected though. Anyhow, it was a lesson learned and I now I warn anyone that is visiting to stay on the main road a carry a big stick.
Grand opening will be December 1 2016
We are excited to announce that George's Tire Shop is opening in Phoenix Arizona. He is located at 5946 N. Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix. George has been in the Mobile Tire Service for many years now and has been very successful. He will continue to do Mobile Service as well as expanding into this area of service. As always, he is very professional and honest in business and will bring that with him into this new location.
He will offer new and used tires and wheels. His service will include balancing and rotating tires, as well as inspecting the wear and quality of your existing tires. He offers custom orders for wheels and tires. He offers service for fleet maintenance as well as heavy construction vehicles, which include semi-truck and trailer.
At George's Tires Shop we understand tires and are happy to talk to you about any questions you may have regarding this topic. There are times when you may travel from the hot dry desert to the snowy Mountain passes. We have solutions and advice for what you will need for safe travel in different and sometimes dangerous road conditions. If we don't have what you need on hand we will be happy to order it in as quickly as possible.
Recently my wife was driving our car which is a fairly new model, and we only had around 35,000 miles on it. She had been up to Payson for the day and said that on the way home the steering seemed to be loose and she didn't feel safe. So, I went outside when she got home and checked the tires. To my shock, the right front tire was actually coming apart and threads were showing. I had expected to find that the air was low, but not to have the tire thread-bare at such few miles. So obviously we needed to get a new set of tires and feel like it's safe to drive again. It is surprising that some brands of tires do not seem to last very long. In speaking with the experts we were told that sometimes new cars don't have the best tires put on from the factory. So even if you have under 40,000 miles on your car it would be a good thing to check the tires or come in and have us inspect them for you to make sure that your car is safe to drive.
We look forward to doing business with you and hope you will send your friends and family over to our new shop.
This is a place you're going to need to check out.Maria's Fry Bread and Mexican food
The restaurant serves Mexican fare
including burritos, tostadas, and tamales, as well as Fry Bread. Maria's Fry Bread & Mexican Food is Located at 4041 E Thomas Rd Suite 124, Phoenix, AZ 85018.
Well I don't even know where to start and what my recommendation would be. Last time in there I had the chicken chimichanga. Really impressed with the quality of the food. You can tell by the first bite there's care and love in the preparation of the food. The quality as unheard of. The first time I was there I had the sopapillas.
The black troopers of the 10th Cavalry among U.S. forces tracked down Geronimo, based in Arizona at Fort Huachuca. They were sometimes known as Buffalo soldiers. This term was given to them by the Indians. In the 1800s there was quite a few African-American recruits serving in uniform in the west. Of course there were different regiments in the 10th Calvary and also the 24th and 25th infantry. Back in the day it was very hard for them to have any opportunity for advancement and very seldom did they rise above the rank of sergeant. It was quite a thing in the 1800s when Frederick Remington accompanied the 10th Calvary campaign in Arizona. Frederick Remington was an artist. Frederick had written that they may be hungry and miserable but didn't feel fit to complain. Most of Remington's assessments was confirmed by white officers to lead the Buffalo soldiers on the front tier, including a former Civil war hero Benjamin Grierson and the future commander in the American forces during World War I. But John Pershing, also known as" blackjack" took charge of the 10th Calvary in 1896. By this time dozens of African American soldiers had won metals of honor for bravery on the frontier.
Long before the Buffalo soldiers began patrolling the west in the 1860s, Black Mountain Men and prospectors were blazing trails staking claims. As early as 1850 nearly 1000 African Americans had made it to California. One man named Peter Brown said that California what's the best place for black folks.
It seems that the white miners fared better than that the black prospectors of this time. But Moses Dinks unearthed a 825 pound chunk of gold that was worth nearly $100,000. It didn't take long until the African Americans began riding as Cowboys in Texas before the Civil War. Many of the African Americans were born into slavery and later gained their own freedom and we're joined by black cowhands from other states on the long trails from Texas to Kansas and beyond. It's been said that they believe that one fourth of the cows driven from Texas North we're drove by African American cowboys. Some of them became successful ranchers like Daniel Webster Wallace of Texas, or Nat Love who was a standout rodeo performer and took the nickname Deadwood Dick. This story was published and is a colorful account of his life.
For some the west was not simply a great opportunity. It was where people who had labored in bondage sought deliverance. By the late 1870s conditions for African-Americans in the south had deteriorated very alarming since the start of reconstruction in 1865, The federal government had promised to those freed from slavery in the former Confederate states civil rights economic opportunities, including land grants for black homesteaders. This did not go over very well because 12 years later white southern authorities many of them former slave holders imposed strict regulations in public places stripping most black men of the right to vote, and left radical assaults by white's unpublished. It became extremely difficult for blacks to farm the land excepting the hay sharecroppers, most of whom we're deeply indebted to white landowners. In 1879, such leaders as Benjamin Singleton a former slave who had fled north to freedom before returning to Tennessee after the Civil War lead more than 15,000 African-Americans from the south to Kansas in the migration known as the great Exodus. However difficult there life was in Kansas very few African American settlers returned to the former slave states they left behind.As the editor of the TOPEKA COLORED CITIZEN declared in print, it is better to starve to death in Kansas then be shot and killed in the south.
Some of the tales that have been told about this area.
This is just a small little grassy Valley in the superstition Mountains of Arizona. A very narrow pathway with the creek that can be running rampant every time there's a storm. This area was used by the early Indians with the trail that went from Central Arizona to the Salt River Area. Often called the Tonto Trail. Some legends tell it that Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca in the early 1500s was shipwrecked in Texas around 1528 and was captured any enslaved by Indians. We believe around 1836 he escaped into Mexico. Well in Mexico he met with friendly Indians and brought a Spanish expedition looking for gold into the Arizona territory. He may have been the first one to set his eyes on the Superstition Mountains.
Also some details on this area I've been told are about the Spanairds that prospected gold in the 1600-1700 Hundreds. There is a legend that they hid the gold in the superstition Mountains to keep it away from the rulers of Spain. It wasn't until 1821 that Mexico got their independence from Spain. In which there is a influx of Mexican prospectors to the area. Around the time of 1847-1849 what lay somewhere in this timeframe the Apaches killed some of the prospectors on the west end of the superstitious mountains in the massacre. Along with the prospectors came the settlers to the area and needed military protection from the Apache Indians. By the 1800s there is a small settlement here atTortilla Flats with both Indian and Mexican prospectors. Records don't show the town here until the road was pushed through in 1904.When the road was built, the camp was placed near to the construction of the Roosevelt damn.
The movie "lust for gold" with actor Glenn Ford was shot here. Western stars Ben Johnson and John Wayne often were frequent visitors to the area. Clark Gable always come through this area on this way to the Roosevelt damn which he often visited. Paul Harvey and his daughter spent the day here. The restaurant bar was rebuilt in 1988. Very nice to see all the dollar bills left by customers from all over the world on the walls. What an interesting old ghost town on Highway 88. Which is also known as the north Apache Trail. Happy Trails!!!
Get off the highway take the byways
One thing I love to do is get off the highways and take the byways. So many things we miss at higher speeds. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't have gotten here if I hadn't been able to drive 80MPH. So here's the story. We left Williston North Dakota and decided to go through Cody Wyoming. Headed through Yellowstone park then went south through the grand Teton's on our way to Phoenix Arizona, for some more doctoring for myself. Crazy how fast time goes. I've been fighting a blood clot from March 2014 to present which is August 2016. So here's just a few pictures of that quick drive through the park. Try it, you will love it.
Whats Your Dream Car
A few months ago I had the good luck of happening upon a carshow in Gilbert Arizona. It was
right up my alley because there were cars of most every make and model and even a few European cars
that we don't see on the roads over here very often.
It was a nice sunny afternoon, which is very typical for this part of the world. I was able to
get my camera out and take some great photos. I love to get those shots that remind me of what I was
looking at that day. I have uploaded some of my favorites and hope you enjoy them as well.
Fort Buford Cemetery, ND
Sometimes I just have to stop and think and look back at the history of United States of America. Not only of these young men and young ladies that their life's ended way too short. We also need to think of all our veterans from days gone by to the present-day conflicts. With that I would like to thank all the ones who have fought for my freedom and yours. Especially those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. And also to ones that are very close to me which are family .Thank you for your service.
History can tell us a lot about ones self. Where did your ancestors immigrate from. Think of all the hardships they went through to give you the life you live today. So sad to see those around us throw this freedom that we have away or take it so lightly. So here are some photos of those who fought for a better country and our freedom. Some didn't make it very far in life. They died way too young.
IT CAN BE FUNNY THE THINGS WE SEE
Do you find it funny some of the things you see you on the side of the road. Always interested the older I get seeing the old and the new. I wonder what some of these young kids think when they see something they have never seen before. Maybe it is something simple like some guy riding his horse down the middle of the street. Or maybe some cowboys moving cows from one field to the other along the road. Or some on horses and others on four wheelers. Or maybe it's just a horse tied to a post along the street. Other things that are very interesting is a elderly lady looking at an album on vinyl in a second hand store then a young boy walks in through the door with this earbuds in.
Had one of those days the other day as I was driving through twin bridges, Montana, it makes you stop in the middle of the road. But always do the right thing pullover to the shoulder or drive by turnaround come back to get your shot. Be safe. Sometimes very hard to pass up the Old & New.
Came here April, 25 1805. He said from the hills it was a awesome view of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers. Lewis could not discover the junction of the rivers immediately because of a heavy wooded area. Lewis said the whole valley was covered with herds of buffalo, elk, and antelope.
Prior to low white settlements in the area, the confluence Area and much of the Yellowstone River Valley was a large Wooded floodplain. Above the flood playing the bass Prairie stretched for miles with rolling Hills. This area of the floodplain was a favorite of hunting ground for native American tribes. Who came from all directions to partake of its beautiful fish and wildlife resources. Fortunately for us still living in United States of America the Yellowstone River it Is still the longest on damn river into United States. It remains mostly natural habitat and is a refuge for many of the Missouri River system native fish. This area mainly undeveloped because it is within military reservation of Ford Buford. If the four had not built in claimed land here the site most likely would've become the site of the city of Williston North Dakota. The confluence is unique in many ways one of which is that Yellowstone is a largeRiver at this point. Ice jams and Laurie old StoneAnd in the Missouri below the confluence have a historically caused flooding.
William Clark on his return trip to St. Louis on August 4 1806 left Capt. Lewis I noted in the tree that he would be moving on you could not stay in the floodplain because the mosquitoes were eaten him alive.
William Clark said there was Beaver in every bend of the River. The Fur trappers came to this area in the early 1800. About 25,000 Beaver and River Otter were trapped in the two rivers.
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