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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


 Hey sweet friends!  How did you do last week?  We are moving right along here at the Hotel Thompson.  I’m actually doing good.  I’ve been working a lot of different hours but I’ve also been watching what I’m eating.  It’s meshing the two half way these days.  Complicated but it’s working.  I no way got my walking in because of work.  But I can say that the weather is getting cooler.  Most days it’s still hotter than you can imagine but every couple of days, Fall tries to kick in and make an appearance.  And another thing about fall – pumpkin.  Oh my!  I just can’t get enough of pumpkin.  I actually found a recipe for pumpkin muffins with cream cheese.  I’m going to see if I can tweak the recipe to get rid of some of the sugar and try it maybe this coming up weekend.  It sounds so marvelous.  I’ll keep you posted and try to take pics.  How are you with pumpkin – yay or nay?

So my friends – how was YOUR week?  Hugs to a great week.

 
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Posted by on 10/03/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Newspaper Weather

That explains why the weather has a strange smell to it today?  Why didn’t I think of that.  It’s cloudy and windy outside or as they newspaper put it,

“Fartly cloudy and windy”

Doh!  Why didn’t I think of that huh?  How’s your weather today?  Snorts with piggy laughter.

 
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Posted by on 09/24/2016 in Bacon

 

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Dear Bacon

Dear Bacon – As you can see, I’m in this contraption my new humans like to call a box.  I call it a box of hell.  I mean I was okay with the humans putting me in it and taking me to their vehicle but to strap me in like the box is part of me – they will pay.  Not at first because I’m fortunate to be adopted.  But after a while… after making my new living conditions mine, they will pay.  I smell dog in this car so I do hope they have a dog and I do hope said dog is ready to be blamed for everything.  Signed Nails Out

Dear Nails Out – Oh pal.  I hate to say it but it’s almost funny to look at the picture.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I’m not laughing at your situation.  Of course I wouldn’t do that.  But the picture of a box with arms attached – oh have mercy.  I so understand the complete concept of payback.  That poor pooch doesn’t know what is coming to his digs.


Dear Bacon – Everyone keeps saying that can’t wait for winter or fall and the cooler weather.  I say no.  I like the summer.  You don’t see us anipals bundles up to go out to use the facilities.  You don’t see us anipals where boots and coats when it’s raining.  This is me from last year.  bbbrr – can’t you just feel the cold weather.  Nope. I think I’ll pass…. but I guess mother nature won’t let me.  So, it’s time to dig out my umbrella, scarf and rain boots again.  There’s nothing like trying to pee outside where water is already all over you.  Signed Special

Dear Special – You know I like the way you think my friend.  I myself am not very fond of the outdoors, especially in the elements.  Perhaps your humans can fix you a potty area off of the back door or something.  You know so you don’t get wet.  But if not, I have to say you look adorable in your fall outfit for sure.


Dear Bacon –  Hey dude.  I’m like saying to my humans that if the potential president of our United States can have a comb over, like why can’t I?  Right?  And I have to admit that like I carry the comb over so much better than that dude for sure.  I mean like for real!  This is like my look and I’m digging it for sure.  I like the close shave all except my comb over which makes me like stand out in front of everyone else.  I mean dude with that in mind, maybe *I* should run like for the president of these United States.  I think like I have as much experience as the others, right?  Would you like vote for a dude like me?  Signed Dude

Dear Dude – I think everyone in the United States should write you in when they vote.  Just your views on life and your style, that makes you stand out in front of everyone else.  Nobody can claim that you have a double making appearances.  Nobody can claim that your cold.  Nobody can claim that you are not your very own dog.  I like that in a running campaign.  I say go for it.  And remember, free treats for everyone that votes!


 

Dear Bacon – They say you can be whoever you want to be.  I’ve always wanted to be a dinosaur.  I mean who wouldn’t, right?  I’ve always roared and told my humans that I’m strong like dinosaur.  They found this horse coat and boom they knew it had my name all over it.  Now, I love wearing it.  Wouldn’t you be scared if you saw me coming your way?  You would, wouldn’t you?  Signed Roar

Dear Roar – Oh my piggy heavens!  I’m shaking with fear.  That is so awesome my friend.  I love your coat and I think you make the coat.  I think it’s awesome that your humans bought if for you.  In fact,with your coat on, you could be a superhero.  I can see it now on all the televisions and papers – “Super Roar Adventures”.  It has a great sound to it, right?  Keep having an awesome time in your coat dear friend!


Dear Bacon – I claim not fair!  My doggy rights have been violated.  Who do I need to make a report to?  My friends are buttheads.  That’s right.  I said it.  They kept telling me about a new friend they met and how we had to meet because I would love them.  That’s when they introduced me to the new friend and then stepped to the side to take a picture of me saying hello.  Buttheads.  How do I get even Bacon?  Signed Caught Sniffing

Dear Caught Sniffing – Shaking my piggy head.  I’m so glad that I’m not the only one that gets caught in these types of things.  I’m so sure that there will come a time when they forget about this incident and everything with the stars line up just right that you will get even for sure.  AND I’m thinking it might be better than this episode… maybe.

 


❤ Remember my friends – Dear Bacon can’t happen without YOU.  Please continue emailing me your pictures and letters ❤

 

 
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Posted by on 09/20/2016 in Bacon, Dear Bacon

 

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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


 I exercised this weekend!  I walked the block twice – what a trooper huh?  LOL.  No, I couldn’t resist my friends.  I did do some walking last week and I’m trying to get back into the swing of things without donuts and chocolate.  I tell you, it’s been a tough couple of weeks but I’m working on it.

I’ve come to realize that life is life.  You are going to have stumbles.  The most important thing is to get back on the horse and carry on.  You can just stoop and simmer and what if.  You keep charging on to the new you.  It’s not a race.  We are going to trip and fall.  That’s when you lean on support from your friends like I do with all of you.  I can’t thank you enough for being there with me during this time.

So my friends, how was your week?

 
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Posted by on 09/05/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


Hello friends.  How did you do last week?  It still remains so hot here.  It’s almost unbearable.  All you want to do is stay inside anywhere near a fan or the air conditioner.  We are all so ready for a bit of cooler weather here in the south.  It seemed like last year, we went straight from winter to HOT summer with no in between of Spring.  I’m hoping that we have some fall this year.  That’s my favorite time of the year – you?  I love watching the leaves change and everything starting to go into hibernation.

This week, we are stepping things up here at the Hotel Thompson.  We have been straying here/there and sometimes more there then it should be.  With that in mind, we are going to do better.  It’s also suppose to rain some this week.  I’m hoping that it brings some cooler weather with that rain.  So much easier to breathe without the heat.  I did walk 4.73 miles – not my best but I’m not hating that with this weather.

So, how did you do my friends and what are your plans for this week?

Miles Walked Since 06/13/2016:  63.57 miles 

 
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Posted by on 08/08/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Make it Stop… Please

I’m not sure what the weather is like in your part of the world but here in the deep south, it’s h.o.t.  I mean really, really hot.  As in are we living in hell right now hot.  I just want to make sure you understand what I’m talking about.  I’m saying it’s so hot here that mom does her hair in the morning, walks outside and it becomes wet and falls hot.  So hot here that you sweat in places you didn’t think you could get sweat around. It’s so hot here that you can put corn kernels on the asphalt and it will make popcorn.  Okay you get it?  Mother Nature, please bring me some cool air.  I’ll take winter anytime.  You?

 
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Posted by on 07/10/2016 in Bacon

 

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Journey with Friends

Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends.  This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better.  Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.

Together we can do this!


 Hello my friends!  Another week behind us and another week before us.  Last week, I have to admit that I really didn’t watch very carefully what I was eating.  These weather changes here (storms, rain, clouds and then hot the next day) has my arthritis really acting up.  Some days, my hips were inflamed and on fire hurting so badly.  Other days it was my back.  Hopefully the weather changes will settle and my body will get accustomed to the weather.

I’ve also been working on the surprise we have coming at the end of May.  Nope – my lips are sealed and I will not reveal what it is.  But, there has been planning to do and things to purchase to get ready for it.  And I will tell you hopefully beach time will be involved so therefore swimsuits have been looked at on-line.  Have you looked for swimsuits lately?  WOW!  What a difference they have turned in the different sizes.  But, I think I found one that I like that is similar to the 60’s pin-up style – very cute I think.  We shall see if it maintains that cuteness once we get it here at the Hotel Thompson – LOL.

So how was YOUR week my friends? Anything exciting going on in your part of the world?

 
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Posted by on 04/25/2016 in Journey with Friends

 

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Journey to Israel – Part III

Welcome my friends with our Journey to Israel series.  If you have missed the previous two editions please see them at Part I and Part II.  This is a wonderful trip that my Aunt took around the Christmas holidays.  She was willing to share her adventure with everyone here in blogville.  Today she will focus on some sights that she was able to check out.  Here you go – hope you enjoy 🙂


Isn’t this just beautiful!?

You think of Israel and it really doesn’t come to mind the beauty of palm trees.  I thought of flat lands, mountain areas, a lot of churches and history.  But we so much more there.  The weather was perfect for our adventures.  It almost felt like spring/fall – coolness in the air and not hot at all.  We visited at a perfect time because in the summer months temperatures can exceed 109 degrees – way to hot for adventures.

This beautiful picture of palm trees was taken near Masada which is in the southern district of Israel.  

On this date, we went through the Masada National Park.  There was a small fee to access and explore the park – which I highly recommend you visit.  There are actually two paths that you can take for your explorations –

  • The Snake Trail leaves from the eastern (Dead Sea) side at the Masada Museum and gains 980 feet in elevation. It is thought that hiking this path is considered part of the “Masada experience”.
  • The Roman Ramp trail is also very steep, but has less elevation gain, and is accessed from the western side of the mountain by car.

 Here is another picture to the left of some of the paths at Masada.  Can you see the beauty – the mountains, the sky and all of the old rocks?

It’s not an easy path to walk and plan on taking lots of breaks to enjoy the scenery.  And just to let you know – the path that we walked was equivalent to walking 91 flights of stairs – so says the Apple Health App.  Can you believe that?!

Also – have fresh batteries in your camera.  You don’t want to miss anything and you definitely want to be able to look at these awesome pictures after your return home from your adventure.

I leave you this week with another picture from the Snake Trail path and of course a food pic – no blog would be complete without some type of food porn.  I hope you enjoyed today.  Join me next week for another edition of Journey to Israel.

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Posted by on 02/17/2016 in Travels Around the World

 

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Heads Up – The Pig Has Left the Building

Snorts!  By the time you read this my friends, I will have left the building… AKA Hotel Thompson.  We have a surprise coming here to the Hotel Thompson… or should I say someone coming here – snorts with piggy laughter.  I’m keeping my snout shut though and not saying a word about who it might be.

And this time of the year makes me ill.  You might have heard that from me before. And I do have something to say.  After this picture was snapped, I might have snapped myself at daddy and bit him.  Don’t worry – it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t the first time in the past couple of weeks.  (This picture was taken last week).  I’ve had a few aggression problems lately with this weather – some days cool and some days hot.  So mom called my friends that I went to the camp with last year and they have suggested me come and visit them for about a week.  Which is really good since mom/dad have friends coming anyway – that way they can play with them more and I can take some time to run with fellow anipals.  Make sense huh?

But don’t worry.  Everything will work out – I’m sure of it.  And I’m taking my laptop with me so I can check in and still have fun my friends.  Think about me okay.  Love you guys.  ❤  XOXO – Bacon

 
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Posted by on 02/16/2016 in Bacon

 

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National Weatherman’s Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”

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February 5th is National Weatherman’s Day. This day honors weather people who work hard in trying to predict our fickle weather. Despite major technological advances, forecasting the weather is still a little tricky and always changing.

The weather affects how the humans dress in going outside in the elements and nature. They watch the wonderful television weather forecasters to dress accordingly. They don’t have the fur coats like we do… well most of them don’t – I heard that Bacon’s daddy is pretty hairy though – hee hee

According to the Air Force News, Weatherman’s Day commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, one of America’s first weatherman. Jeffries was born on February 5, 1744. He kept weather records from 1774 until 1816 – unbelievable!

If you see a weatherman today or you have access to a computer, give them your appreciation for a job well done!

 
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Posted by on 02/05/2016 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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