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Happy end of palindrome day. 1-22-21 (same backwards and forwards)

The featured image was one of those screens and mirrors-type pictures taken in Las Vegas. The person on the left reflection seems to have her feet going the wrong way.

Horses
On Main Street
Woodlake

The Saturday before each Mother’s Day, except in 2020, the Woodlake Rodeo Parade reigns supreme in downtown Woodlake. My favorite parade participants rode up on their horses. Clip, Clop, Clup down the main street called Valencia – a type of orange, the other symbol of Woodlake.

Upsidaisy, Pup
Youthful enthusiasm
Tough to keep in tow

On Puppy Girl’s first big trip, we took her to Solvang for the day. She loved walking the city streets and getting attention for her “Flying Nun/Yoda” ears. Puppy Girl can leap onto walls better than Humpty Dumpty, and though she looks a little tipsy here, she really had all four paws planted firmly up on the wall.

Streets look deserted
Carol and Mandy debate lunch
I snap their picture.

This street-wise twosome, Carol and Mandy, her sister-in-law, made the best tour guides of the gold mecca of Australia, Ballarat. Here they stand debating the best restaurants where I could taste the Australia’s finest delicacies in the CBD – Central Business District. I think that was the day I had pumpkin pizza.

It’s not every visitor who gets to spend several weeks in the homes of those who live in the country, soaking up the culture organically. I can never thank all my wonderful blogging buddies and their friends in Australia who went out of their way to show me a wonderful time.

Given that there were a few teachers in the family, I also learned more facts about Australia that the average American on a three-week tour. It could be that Carol and Mandy were debating what questions would show up on my next Australia quiz but my bet is still on the food.

If you want to read up on Australia, I wrote a series about my 2016-2017 trip, so you can camp out in my search box.

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  • Autty Jade, A Day in the Brine hosts this week’s Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge – Change. Get your posts ready with quotes about change and your thoughts or photographs about the quotes and link to her post tomorrow.
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Have a wonderful weekend. See you on Lens-Artists and Sunday Stills.

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  1. Great ‘squares’, Marsha. I particularly like the one of the two cowboys. They remind me of my line dancing days. What great fun that was. And it helped keep me fit. I haven’t participated in ‘squares’ this month, but I hope to get one photo in before the end of January.
    Thanks so much for the mention of my upcoming post.

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    • I didn’t know you were a dancer. What kind of dancing? How fun. My best friend got into social dancing after her husband passed and she went down to about 90 pounds or less, I think. I played at it and nothing happened to my weight. I’ll look forward to reading your post. 🙂

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  2. I didn’t know it was a palindrome day, Marsha! My daughter’s birthday was 01-21-2021, maybe not a palindrome but fun to say out loud. Thanks for the shout-out for Sunday Stills!
    PS, I might get busy. I interviewed for a part time job at Spokane community college working with students with cognitive disabilities to integrate them into the community. Who can stay retired?

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    • Hi Marje, I have had more time to join in challenges since I went back to just one blog, and relaxed about what I should be doing on it. I haven’t done any major writing, though, just blogging right now. I’d love to have you join me on Story Chat. Anne Goodwin is the guest blogger this month.

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      • That would be wonderful Marsha. I’d love to come over to chat sometime. Sadly, these days I haven’t got so much time for blogging. Writing and work is definitely taking over a lot more of my time. Let me know what you’d need re: the Story Chat. Marje

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