Entries by Carrie Bonello

The Engine That Could

Since Monty and I have been homebound for several months we have embarked on different projects.  A Jigsaw puzzle has become a permanent fixture on the dining room table, so we both stop there throughout the day.  I’ve done the usual household cleaning chores, hauled stuff to the Goodwill and even painted some patio furniture. […]

On The Far Side

I just finished re-reading A Spool Of Blue Thread by Anne Taylor.  This is a story about several generations of a family, and a house that was loved. There is a death and as friends and family gather for the funeral, several friends come forward to tell a bit about their relationship with the deceased […]

RV Trip From Hell

 The country is seeing a renewed interest in road trips and RV’s are selling like hot cakes.  Welcome to the open road,  we love RV travel, but it has ups and downs.    Every RVer has a story about a trip from Hell, you just hope it doesn’t involve a stop at the dump station.  One […]

What’s For Dinner?

I’m shocked! Did you know Betty Crocker doesn’t exist, she isn’t a real person, but a figment of the imagination of an advertising executive at General Mills.  Really, will life’s disappointments never end.  Apparently General Mills wanted to sell more Gold Medal flour and came up with a plan to invent a typical housewife who […]

Road Trip

On the left you see the map of the most efficient road trip across America. (according to Mr. Google)  Apparently Mr. G doesn’t recognize Southern Arizona! We’ve never taken a trip that looked like this, but then we’ve never put efficiency as a criteria either.   I’m thinking we’ve been to many of those places, we […]

Burgers and Fries

“What Happens To Your Body When You Give Up Fast Food?” The title of this article peaked my interest enough to read through it.  After all, we’ve been eating at home for months, not even a whiff of a  burger and fries.  So how are we doing?  My brain knows fast food isn’t the best […]

Is This It?

I thought this was worth mentioning, you know, just in case. . . . The reading of the Mayan calendar was wrong, according to a conspiracy theory floating around on Twitter.  If you thought COVID-19, civil unrest, locusts, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and fires signaled Armageddon — you may be right!  I’m not into conspiracy theories, […]

Big Rock Candy Mountain

This trip had the usual ups and downs, first off, our favorite Forest Service Campground in Flagstaff was closed.  Flagstaff seems to be our first stop on the way out of town heading north and our last stop on the way home.  We researched the RV park situation and we were amazed to discover the […]

Load ‘Em Up

The plan is coming together.  We are taking the RZR up to Utah to ride the trails. Over the years we have ridden hundreds of miles on ATV trails in Utah and Colorado.  When Monty and I met in 1990 the first trip we took was up to Utah to tent camp and ride double […]

What’s Your Sign?

What’s your sign? It’s a cliche pick up line, a conversation starter, if you will.  Delving into Zodiac signs was a popular pastime in the 70’s and 80’s.  Like the daily newspaper column by Dear Abby, there was always a column for daily Horoscopes.  I generally don’t know someone very long before I find out […]