VISALIA DX CONVENTION this WEEKEND!!

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  1. K4YND

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    Roll on Pat. Looking forward to the convention pics and story, I will also look at the cat ones even though were dog people
     
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  2. AF6LJ

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    The Episodic Blindness is a big deal, take it easy and call your doctor as soon as you get back...
    /Sue officially Nagging.....
     
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  3. WA6MHZ

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    Now it is time for a visit to the CAT HOUSE ON THE KINGS
    Prepare for an overdose of CATS!!!
    The Cat Sanctuary is located on the KINGS river about 15 miles off hiway 99 about half way between Visalia and Fresno. We quickly checked into the hotel and rushed over to the CHOTK! But we arrived at 3:30 and they close at 4. And when they say 4, they MEAN IT!! Everyone gets thrown out at 4, no leeway!
    First we checked in and visited the kitten area where mama cats were raising kittens. 20170420_152531a.jpg
    didnt get to stay long,as there was alot to see. Had to run everywhere to see all the cats. They said there were 700 on the property.
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    areas are screened in for certain kitties protection and keep them isolate from other pusses
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    had to be careful where U step as pusses lounge around everywhere!!
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    I tried to pet every cat I saw. one even put her teeth on me. I told her it was OK, she doesn't know how to bite like PHOEBE does!! ALL the cats were very docile. I would return to this couch later
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    we were the only visitors there at this time.
    (continued)
     
  4. WA6MHZ

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    Here is a neat indoor fishpond that has big goldfish to tease the pusses
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    I continued on my mission to PET EVERY PUSS in the PLACE!!!
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    lotsa kitty beds everywhere!!
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    plenty of food for them to eat
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  5. WA6MHZ

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    now here I have DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN
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    this dark grey or brown puss climbed right up on me when I sat down on the couch. She TOLD ME "I LOVE YOU, CAT DAD!!!" and we sat there cuddling for the longest time!!
    Even the grandson, who hates our 2 cats at home, got in some petting
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    but all to soon, they came and threw us out. I could have stayed all day with those pusses!!
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    So we will hafta come back NEXT YEAR for a longer visit!!

    After returning to the hotel and uploading our luggage into the hotel room. we proceeded to Walmart where I had that vision episode. That was scary!! I thought it was some kind of stroke. I was most relieved it went away as driving home on one eye would have been terrible!!!
    From the walmart we went to HOWIES PIZZA, the best Visalia has to offer. I got a pitcher of SHOCKTOP BEER and we ordered a GIANT pizza with MUSHYROOMYROOMROOMS and PEPPERONI!
    The grandbaby played his Nintendo all the time as he ran down the cellphone on the drive up.
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    What would kids do these days without electronics?? HOW DID WE EVER SURVIVE????
    So here is the pizza and beer
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    not too happy a NUN
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    She wanted to know WHY she is called a NUN!!!!
    I told her it was cuz her hair was so short, and thats the way NUNS these days wear it.
    No mention of her celibacy was given.
    I went to sleep quickly back at the hotel as the beer took effect.
    And here we are Friday morning ready to start the day!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017 at 1:48 PM
  6. AF6LJ

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    Awwww...
    Way Cool. :)
     
  7. WA6MHZ

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaurosis_fugax
    So it DOES look like it was MINI STROKE (TIA) My blood pressure is probably skyrocketing. I left all my Meds home because I figured with all the walking around at the convention, I would need every BIT of pressure I can muster. I was walking at Walmart when it happened. Will see if it repeats. Next weekend I am set to walk the TRW Swapmeet with Sue. I am leaving my wheel chair at home. My episode of the LONG LONG WALK at the ARES meeting showed I DO still have the power in me to walk. but walking can lead to more TIAs!!! So I have to make sure I don't over do it. CUZ SUE sure aint driving us home!!!!
     
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  8. AF6LJ

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    Indeed, I don't have a lot of experience driving....
    ;)
     
  9. WA6MHZ

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    I am pleased to report this new laptop is working out great!!! I should have bought this for the Hawaii trip!!! It is no larger than the silly tablet I bought, but a whole lot more versatile. The pix upload was easy so we will be taking pix like crazy at the Convention. I take them on the Cellphone then use the cellphone as a drive for the laptop. Im in the hotel lobby waiting for the registration to open now and see what I am doing today. if the afternoon is lame, I might go get the Nun and baby boy and go back to the Cat House on the Kings for more petting.
     
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  10. KY5U

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    He's finally re-tired.
     
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