Sunday, May 30, 2010

Inspire Me

"When fear appears greet it with the understanding that you can use its energy to turn any situation into a positive desire and a willingness to challenge yourself"

Recognizing fear helps dispel it.

A Course In Miracles, states, "there are only two emotions love or fear". We are either acting out of love or fear.

I ask myself many times a day, is this reaction coming from love or fear.

Love and fear are both feelings and emotions. When we feel happy, joyous, blissful, those feelings resonate with love. If we are angry, sad, or upset we are afraid, afraid someone will not live up to our expectations, afraid someone will hurt us, afraid we will fail, and we feel fearful.

Feel your emotions, feel your body, how does it feel, full of love or full of fear.

The course also states, "all disease is anger taken out on the body." I know first hand of that truth. I feel what happens to my body when I am angry, my heart races, my neck tightens and gets red, muscles tighten and twitch in my jaw and back, I am physically attacking my body with anger.

Our bodies are incredible electronic mass of 50 trillion cells, all with censors and transmitters attached, our thoughts, feelings, and emotions effect the way our cells live and communicate with each other. We should romance each of them by loving and nourishing them with healthy food and thoughts.

I have immersed myself in the study of cell biology, it fascinates me, the more I learn the more I have a willingness to challenge myself to utilize my emotions for my cells sake.



Friday, May 28, 2010

Funny Friday


1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the
person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if
I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn
it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to
voicemail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or
Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

20. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent an ass from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and

27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

28. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?

29. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

30. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my behind everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

"We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

Happy Weekend Trails,


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Carmel California Move

May 27th 2010

Alivia Kay Shaw's 2nd Birthday...

Scott and Danna's 33rd Wedding Anniversary...

and the day we move into our incredible new home in Carmel California.

Dreams really do come true. Scott and I have been coming to the Monterrey Peninsula for the past 18 years. We fell in love with Carmel the first time we strolled down the quaint 4 block shopping district. It felt as if we had entered another realm of reality.

Carmel with it's European Tuscan Village feel is beautifully preserved from bright lights, stop lights, overhead wires, neon signs and corporate big box stores. The streets are lined with art gallery's bakery's, coffee shops, and 4 star restaurants. They say there are more high quality chefs in Carmel per capita than any where in the world. I believe it!

Carmel has it all, gorgeous white sandy beachs, (voted the cleanest beach in California)! World Class Golf, the US Open will be held in Pebble Beach in June! Exquisite shopping district, day spa's, cool weather all summer long, and a gazillion types of flowers and trees.

Theater, Arts, Golfing, Shopping, Spas, Aquarium, Ocean, Beach's, Sea Life, Freshest Fish, Salads, and local grown everything, including some mighty fine wines.

Today May 27th 2010, 18 years after the first seed of desire was planted to find a way to live in Carmel California, we did it!!

Burns Cowboy Shop Carmel California will be opening June 10th, Braydan, Wayland, Matt, Jake and Dan will head out June 1st to do the build out of the new store, just in time for the doors to be opened for the US Open.

Living the Dream in Paradise,


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dream Big

"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties."

Harry Truman

Optimist or Pessimist, Positive or Negative, Strength or Weakness, Happy or Sad, Rich or Poor......


My suggestion pick the first one's:-)

Dreaming Big,


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

"Your whole idea about yourself is borrowed — borrowed from
those who have no idea of who they are themselves."
— Osho: Was an Indian mystic, guru, and philosopher

"Imagine being stranded alone on an island for months. No one to appreciate who you are or what you do. Nobody to compliment your appearance, attitude, or accomplishments. Would you still be confident in who you are? In a sense, we are all on our own island because more than any external influence, WE determine who we are."

Happy Tuesday Trails,


Monday, May 24, 2010

On The Road Again

Last week of May!!!

Last week in Park City, last week of school, last week of winter:-), last week before we move, last week to hug my grandchildren for a couple of months:>0

Big celebrations this week at our home in Park City. 4 Birthdays, one anniversary, Memorial Day, and a celebration of new adventure as Scott and I prepare for our move to Carmel-By-The-Sea.

Granddaughters Jacy Jo, Alivia, and Ainsley all have birthdays this week. Scott and I celebrate 33 years of marriage and Destiny, our daughter, has a birthday next week. So this week it is party time at the Shaw's!

Picnic's, games, crab fest, and a visit to the zoo. A reunion in celebration of family and life.

I am so blessed to have a beautiful, healthy family, they make my insides smile.

To share ones life with another and continue life forward by having children and grandchildren, then watch as they expand and grow both in body and spirit is, the ultimate gift of life.

Giving thanks this day for the family that I get to spend time with, this, the last week in May.

Happy Family Trails,


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Inspire Me

Neale Donald Walsh sent me the following and I wanted to share his wisdom. is not defined as the absence of challenging
circumstances, but as the absence of anger about them.

Of course, it is natural to become "fed up" with some
of the worst conditions of physical life. Yet the fun of
life is in embracing a perspective that allows you to
look into the face of those conditions and demonstrate
who you are in spite of them.

Where is the fun in that? you might say. The fun is in
the victory, my friend. The fun is in the victory.

Happy Happy Birthday to Jacy Jo Crane our beautiful, happy, joyous 5 year old perfect granddaughter. We Love You!!!!

You Inspire Me!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Stupid Facts
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
A snail can sleep for three years.
All polar bears are left-handed.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

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Happy Weekend Trails,


Friday, May 21, 2010

Funny Friday

The very first ever Blonde GUY joke..... And well worth the wait!

An Irishman , a Mexican and a Blonde Guy were doing construction work on scaffolding on the 20th floor of a building.

They were eating lunch and the Irishman said, 'Corned beef and cabbage! If I get corned beef and cabbage one more time for lunch, I'm going to jump off this building.'

The Mexican opened his lunch box and exclaimed, 'Burritos again! If I get burritos one more time I'm going to jump off, too.'

The blonde opened his lunch and said, ' Bologna again! If I get a bologna sandwich one more time, I'm jumping too..'

The next day, the Irishman opened his lunch box, saw corned beef and cabbage, and jumped to his death.

The Mexican opened his lunch, saw a burrito, and jumped, too.

The blonde guy opened his lunch, saw the bologna and jumped to his death as well.

At the funeral, the Irishman's wife was weeping. She said, 'If I'd known how really tired he was of corned beef and cabbage, I never would have given it to him again!'

The Mexican's wife also wept and said, 'I could have given him tacos or enchiladas! I didn't realize he hated burritos so much.'

(Oh this is GOOD!!)

Everyone turned and stared at the blonde's wife. The blonde's wife said, 'Don't look at me. The idiot makes his own lunch.'

Happy Weekend Trails,


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dream Big

Rock and Hawk

Here is a symbol in which
Many high tragic thoughts
Watch their own eyes.

This gray rock, standing tall
On the headland, where the seawind
Lets no tree grow,

Earthquake-proved, and signatured
By ages of storms: on its peak
A falcon has perched.

I think, here is your emblem,
To hang in the future sky;
Not the cross, not the hive,

But this; bright power, dark peace;
Fierce consciousness joined with final
Disinterestedness;Life with calm death; the falcon's
Realist eyes and act
Married to the massive

Mysticism of stone,
Which failure cannot cast down
Nor success make proud.

~ Robinson Jeffers ~

The poet Robinson Jeffers was born in 1887 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and moved to California with his family as a teenager. After marrying in 1913, he and his wife settled in Carmel, California. In 1919, he began building a stone cottage overlooking Carmel Bay which he called Tor House, after the craggy knoll, or "tor" on which it was built. Nearby, Jeffers also built a forty-foot stone structure—Hawk Tower—selecting and laying each stone himself.

Both the Tower and the coastal landscape figure strongly in Jeffers’s poetry, much of which celebrates the awesome beauty of the hills and ravines that plunged into the Pacific. His poem "Rock and Hawk" is a perfect example of his belief in the dramatic, and often tragic, power of nature:

As I near the time I spread my wings and fly to Carmel California, I too, "celebrate the awesome beauty of the hills and ravines that plunged into the Pacific."

California Dreaming,


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

"Resistance is just a protection mechanism that you use to protect yourself from the fear of what you call failure...There is no such thing as failure...There are only opportunities to learn new ways of being, inviting you to connect to the true essence of who you are"

As I once heard, "Whatever you resist, persists."

I work on facing my fears daily; I take risks, and learn from my mistakes, I am far from perfect, however I am better than I used to be.

My Tip this Tuesday, Don't be aftraid to fail.

Happy Trails,


Monday, May 17, 2010

On The Road Again

In the Air Again!!!!

Last week El Paso Texas where Stephanie and I went to the Lucchese Boot factory to design new boots for the new store in Carmel as well as the new fall line for Park City, we also designed cool new Cowboy and Cowgirl designs for Reno Rodeo and the PBR Finals. We had a wonderful time. It was great to see all of our Lucchese friends and work together creating the finest boots on the planet! That factory is AMAZING!!

This week it's off to Carmel California home of the NEWEST Burns Cowboy Shop!!! I can hardly believe it, it has happened so fast! Scott and I will be looking for the perfect place to hang our hats:-) (and a big closet for all our Lucchese boots).

Yesterday we finished up the Xtreme Barrel Race we produce and sponsor. The HEI Team was a High Performance Machine!!! I am so proud to be part of the organization, Horse Events Inc. When we started the organization in 1992 we were lucky to get 100 entries in a day, now with all classes our entries per day are over 500!!!

Congratulations to all the big money and prize winners. Burns Custom Saddles were awarded to, Mary Anderson in the open class and Taylor Ockey in the 18/40 class.
Top Twelve Money winners for the weekend were.

1. Teigan Adams $3573.00
2. Kelly Larsen $2893.00
3. Vicki Solmenson $2106.00
4. Sheri Reel $1457.00
5. Amy Adams $1352.00
6. Kent McCann $1304.00
7. Pat McCaw $1221.00
8. Charlotte Soltvedt $1215.00
9. Jolene Farnsworth $1201.00
10. Timi Lickley $1130.00
11. Miranda Strain $1083.00
12. Patricia Clark $1019.00

Total cash payout for Saturday and Sunday was $58,403.00 Prize package $25,000, over $80,000 total cash and awards. In August we give away the largest single prize in the country, a $70,000 Lakota Living Quarter Horse Trailer.

Next race will be held again at the outstanding Blackhawk Arena in Salina Utah July 9through 11th.

If you are a barrel racer and have never competed at the Blackhawk you must save the date and plan to attend in July and August, and to all those who continue to support our efforts to be the best run barrel race in the industry, THANK YOU!!!!

Doing what I Love, and Loving what I Do,


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Inspire Me

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”-Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself. When I am mad, or resentful, I stop and say, this is slowing me down from getting what I want, at that moment I try very hard to forgive myself and whomever I am mad at. I know if I am unforgiving my goals are side tracked and my health is compremised.

Forgive, Forget and Move Forward



Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rave Reviews and Recipes

A Short Neurological Test

1- Find the C below.. Please do not use any cursor help.


2- If you already found the C, now find the 6 below.


3 - Now find the N below. It's a little more difficult.


This is NOT a joke. If you were able to pass these 3 tests, you can cancel your annual visit to your neurologist. Your brain is great and you're far from having a close relationship with Alzheimer.


Happy Weekend Trails,


Friday, May 14, 2010

Funny Friday

Three men were hiking through a forest...

when they came upon a large raging, violent river.

Needing to get to the other side, the first man prayed:

' God, please give me the strength to cross the river.


God gave him big arms and strong legs...

and he was able to swim across in about 2 hours,
having almost drowned twice.

After witnessing that, the second man prayed:

'God, please give me strength and the tools to cross the river'
God gave him a rowboat and strong arms and strong legs...
and he was able to row across
in about an hour
after almost capsizing once

Seeing what happened to the first two men,
the third man prayed:

'God, please give me the strength, the tools and the intelligence to cross the river'


She checked the map, hiked one hundred yards upstream...

and walked across the bridge:-)

Happy Weekend Trails,


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Zen Horse

Find Out What Myopulse and Acuscope Can Do For You and Your Horse's Ailments

How I found the Acuscope and Myopulse

By Destiny Crane

Solom Sarina running a 16.726 at the PACWEST right after treatment

In 2006 my horse Another Cruizer ran a 16.8 in a standard pattern following that run he was slightly "off". He was undiagnosed for two years, giving me all he could I knew he was in pain so I decided to retire him. Shortly after I came across an Acuscope. I sent him for a 5 day a week rehab program for 4 weeks. He came home to me 2 days before an Xtreme Barrel Race in Salina Utah he felt so good I decided to run him. Out of 425 entries each day he placed in the top 10 of the 1D the 1st go, Won the 1D the second go and was 2nd in the average. Amazed with his transformation and to ensure he would continue to be pain free I sent him back for another 4 weeks of treatments. Shortly after he came home the second time we went to the NBHA Las Vegas Show where he placed in the first two goes and won the 1D in the third go. Today he is still pain free and winning checks in the 1D.

From June to September I researched the Acuscope and Myopulse I found extensive scientific research, FDA approval and even a noble prize for the technology. Where it was keeping Cruizer happy and healthy I decided to purchase the equipment just for him. After going to class and learning what these instruments could do I couldn't keep this technolgy just for him. I had a rehab horse with a torn hamstring the day I arrived home from class. We now have 3 full sets of equipment working full time.

The past year and a half I have been privilaged to see first hand how amazing these Instruments are. Check out our testimonial page for some examples of our other success stories. To schedule an appointment and become our next success story contact us. If you would like to have a rewarding career as an Acuscope/Myopulse therapist check out our trainings page.

Acuscope and Myopulse Therapy

The Electro-Acuscope and Myopulse are sophisticated electronic medical instruments with an input-output (read/treat) mechanism. The low voltage micro-current allows healing of damaged neural and connective tissue. what makes the Acuscope & Myopulse instruments unique to other micro-current devices is that the Acuscope and Myopulse are the only microcurrent instruments available that are able to decipher abnormal tissue response and adjust the electrical output to produce a corrective current that normalizes or relaxes damaged tissue. The treatment is non-invasive and virtually painless.

For more information contact Destiny Crane at 1-435-201-0500 or Tegan Shaw at 1-435-201-0169. Or visit thier website at

They will be set up at the Xtreme Barrel Race May 11th-16th, held in Salina Utah at the Blackhawk Arena.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fame and Fier Chestnut Stallion

Dream Big

Good Morning and Great Day

"How do you see your life...big or small...meaningful or a participant or a spectator...flowing with the universe or fighting to just stay in mediocrity, The Choice Is Yours...Change your thinking, so you can change your results and you will change your life"

Breathe in the new thoughts that encourage you live from your genius...
It's up to you to create the flow of your day. When you have the focus to be present to your feelings and emotions then you will automatically have a heightened awareness. You will be present to the Nowness Of The Moment rather than being stuck somewhere in the past or futurizing about some imaginary belief about an imaginary outcome!

Your life always takes on the dimension of how you think and believe. Check in and see where your consciousness is and where you are creating from. Are you in sync with the harmony of your spirit to produce greatness or are you in the dark shadows of self-sabotaging behaviors? The choice is yours. A mindset of knowing what you want will produce the actions that will get you to your desired destination.

Let me remind you of one thing that perhaps you may have forgotten. YOU ARE FREAKING AWESOME!! There is no one like you. You have a gift that is so unique and special that when you live from it and share it powerfully the infectious spirit that emanates from you will spread a glow of brilliance everywhere you go. Let go of mediocre thinking and tap into the genius in you. See the road ahead as one of opportunity rather than worn out BS. Know that in this very moment all things are possible if you would just get out of your own way. Capture the spirit of your true essence and claim your destiny. It's time to get that you are the creator of reality so create one that you love playing in!


Peace Love and Discovery,

Paul Hoffman
The Success Creation Institute
Success Songs LLC

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

"Listen to your life. All moments are key moments."
— Frederick Buechner: Writer and theologian

We all remember the key moments of our life; when our children were born, going on incredible vacations, moving into our first homes. But how about the sunrises, a flower blooming with dew drops attached, perfect cobwebs that glisten in the sunlight, or western skies before and after summer storms.

We should make sure our eyes are wide opened every day, living life to the fullest, not just waiting for those "special occasions", because "all moments are key moments".

Happy Tuesday Trails,


Monday, May 10, 2010

On The Road Again


Monday morning as you read this post, Stephanie and I are flying off to El Paso Texas to design boots for our new store in Carmel California!!! Incredibly we will also be putting together our fall and winter line, amazing how fast the year goes by. Two full days of creating wearable works of art! Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

After a quick trip to Texas it's off to my home town of Salina Utah where the second barrel race of the season takes place at the beautiful Blackhawk Arena. Hundreds of contestants will gather to win tens of thousands of dollars and chances at hundreds of thousands worth of awards. We hope for one of our biggest events ever, entries are looking fantastic and of course we accept late entries all weekend long.

If you need an appointment for you or your horse with Harmonic Health, Tegan and Destiny will be set up with the Acu-Scope and Myo-Pulse all week long, you may call Tegan for an appointment at 1-435-201-0169. If you are not familiar with this revolutionary form of energy medicine check out their website at

We finish up the big weekend Sunday with the awards ceremony where we will hand out custom made Burns Saddlery saddles, Lucchese Boots, Classic Equine products, Rock and Roll Cowgirl Jeans and much, much, more.

Then it's back to Park City to re-pack for an equally busy week to follow, flying to Monterey/Carmel to find housing and get familiar with the new city we will call home this summer.

Doing what I love and loving what I do, "On the Road Again"


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Inspire Me

Connect To Your Creative Spirit Through Music, Visualization and Meditation

By Paul Hoffman of Success Songs

The world is but a canvas to the imagination. — Henry David Thoreau

The great OM of life, that natural willingness for you to open your soul to what is seeking to be expressed comes from a committed consciousness that is developed by learning how to master your mind. It is in those moments of curious inflection that the call of your soul speaks loudest so that you hear the calling of your heart.

Each day you are on an adventure. The discoverer in you is seeking to cross the bridges of possibility so that the opportunity to live life from your higher purpose ignites a passion in you to step out of the shadows of uncertainty and into the light of flowness. Your Creative Flow!!!

So What Is Creativity?

Creativity is the messenger of imagination, the kindred spirit of inspiration, the guiding light of unlimited ideas and the energetic vibration that encourages you to flow and go.
There is an inherent presence in you, a dynamic uniqueness that is guided by an individuality that is awakened when you awaken to your Creative Spirit. Being in the flow of your creativity heightens your awareness so that Your Voice Of Action™ communicates in a way so you know all things are possible and you welcome the sense of surprise into your life.

To Read the full article go to It is a great read.

Thanks Paul for being Inspiring!



PS Happy Mothers Day to all you Incredible Moms, a big thank you to my Mom, Donna Burns for teaching me hard work and responsibility, and most importantly thanks for your love.
Mom, I Love and Appreciate all you do for all of us!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Rave Reviews and Recipes

House on Fire Ruins, Mule Canyon, Cedar Mesa, Utah

Visiting Red Rock and the Ocean, two of my favorites!!!

Where to start? They say the beginning. Do I begin with the vacation trip to Carmel California that turned into a business trip by finding a perfect location for our third store?

Yes, it looks as if I will be packing my bags to live, work, and enjoy summers in breathtaking Carmel By The Sea!

Living in the magic of life is incredible!!! When you are on purpose, focusing on what you want, people, circumstances, and events miraculously appear. Within minutes of arriving in Carmel I knew we had found the right location for another fun, Burns Cowboy Shop.

Plans are to be opened by the 5th of June, just in time for the US Open held at the spectacular Pebble Beach Golf Course.

Our new shop, located on Ocean Ave is part of the world famous shopping district, Carmel By The Sea! Make sure you stop in and see us when you are in the area.

Next, I just got back from a riding trip with 4 incredible women!!! We rode the Cedar Mesa and Grand Gulch area, located in beautiful southern Utah near Blanding.
Celia Snow got the permits clear back in February as they only allow 8 people into the Gulch at a time. The beauty was beyond words!!!

Celia set up and organized the 6 day camp trip, her skills and abilities astounds me. She has navigational skills that resemble Sacajawea. There is no way I would go and do a trip like that without her guiding the group. She gives all of us confidence. She is a gifted horsewoman with a knack for finding Native American Ruins, cliff dwellings, granaries and wall writings. She is a true Cowgirl/Indian Princess!

Five women all with different careers and lifestyles coming together for the love of riding, re-uniting friendships, and exploring the gifts of nature.

The experience, forever changed my life!!! Thank You Ceila for making it happen, you are AMAZING.

I have "Rave Reviews" for my wonderful riding friends, they are so much fun, they inspire me with their overall skills and abilities. They challenge me to be a better horsewoman, facing fears head on and overcoming all obstacles, both physically, and mentally, insuring a pleasant journey of pure beauty.

The last day we hiked on foot, good thing, most of the animals were tired and sore. We ended up at House on Fire Ruins, Simply Incredible!!! Above is a picture of the light hitting the multi color sandstone overhang, giving the appearance of fire coming out of this amazing ancient ruin. Very impressive!!!

I am truly blessed!

Happy Weekend Trails,


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Funny Friday

Best Divorce Letter Ever

Dear wife:

I'm writing you this letter to tell you that I'm leaving you forever. I've been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for it....These last 2 weeks have been hell. Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today & that was the last straw. Last week, you came home & didn't even notice I had a new haircut, had cooked your favorite meal & even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers. You ate in 2 minutes, & went straight to sleep after watching all of your soaps. You don't tell me you love me anymore; you don't want sex or anything that connects us as husband & wife. Either you are cheating on me or you don't love me anymore; whatever the case, I'm gone.

Your EX-Husband

P.S. don't try to find me. Your SISTER & I are moving away to West Virginia
together! Have a great life!
Dear Ex-Husband

Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter. It's true you & I have been married for 7 years, although a good man is a far cry from what you've been. I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining & griping. Too bad that doesn't work. I DID notice when you got a hair cut last week, but the 1st thing that came to mind was 'You look just like a girl!' Since my mother raised me not to say anything if you can't say something nice, I didn't comment. And when you cooked my favorite meal, you must have gotten me confused with MY SISTER, because I stopped eating pork 7 years ago. About those new silk boxers: I turned away from you because the $49.99 price tag was still on them, & I prayed it was a coincidence that my sister had just borrowed $50 from me that morning. After all of this, I still loved you & felt we could work it out. So when I hit the lotto for ten million dollars, I quit my job and bought us 2 tickets to Jamaica !!!!! But when I got home you were gone. Everything happens for a reason, I guess. I hope you have the fulfilling life you always wanted. My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you won't get a dime from me. So take care.

Your Ex-Wife, Rich As Hell & Free!

P.S. I don't know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born Carl. I hope that's not a problem.

Happy Weekend Trails,