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We had a good time last Sunday


April 30, 2017

Dad, Cleo and I picked up my brother, Jack, at Fairview and went to Watonga and Canton casinos.

After a free drinks at the casino Jack and I went on tour. Jack had seen a convertible the last time we visited Watonga he wanted to buy. As we drove to where it was at, Jack called the lady and she had sold it. Bummer. As we drove around, we found an old Cadillac that looked neat, so next trip we will hunt for its owner.

When we got to Canton, after another free drink and getting my free play, Jack and I went out to the lake to look around. There were lots of boats and fishermen on the lake, now that it has plenty of water. It was after dinner when we looked around, so the camper numbers were pretty small. In a couple of weeks most every spot will be filled for the Walleye Rodeo.

In the big field, the buffalo were back, sharing it with a bunch of paint horses. The most fun was on the Canadian side. That's where the prairie dog burrows are located. The 2017 crop of babies had arrived and were fun to watch. Unlike the skittish older dogs, the young have no great fear of the passing humans. Numerous dens had seven to nine babies around them. One problem is the dogs have very few natural enemies around the lake, so there will probably need to be a relocation plan in the future.

When we picked up Dad and Cleo for the trip home we went by the prairie dog town, and sure enough they had little signs saying “welcome back from Bill, George, Matilda and Fred.” Cleo is so popular among the animal kingdom.

I wonder if Creature Concerns could find homes for a couple hundred prairie dogs?

On the other hand if they just call Donald Trump Jr. and his buddy, they will come to Canton and shoot them for free. They have about depleted the prairie dog population in Montana. I asked Gru and Norman, our guinea pigs, if they were interested in new neighbors, and got a definite no!

Jack and I also toured Longdale on our trip. We saw Jack's buddy Clyde McKinley working on a project, so stopped for a brief visit. Alva's old building police would have a field day in Longdale. About every third house is in disrepair, but I think it is a live-and-let-live kind of town.

On the way back to pick up Cleo and Dad we spotted a really nice looking 64 Impala SS in Canton. When we stopped to look at it we were lucky enough the owner was standing outside. Stan Plenty Bears from El Reno, Oklahoma, formerly Canton, was more than happy to share his beautiful car's story. It had made several trips to California during the building process. The top looked like the mad Gothic tattoo artist had been turned loose on it. Unique and very classy. The paint was not paint at all. It was a vinyl covering, and the red shined brightly a block away. The rear bumper was nearly on the ground, and after seeing the 16 batteries in the trunk it was no wonder. He said it took that many batteries to make the hydraulics work. He said it would lift up to 53 inches off the ground on the front.

Anyhow, I hope he can make it to the Alva car show in September.


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