Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Western Skies & Theodore Roosevelt for Skywatch Friday

MQTlogoa To view beautiful skies from all over the world check out Skywatch Friday


“The entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park NORTH RIM is located 30 miles south of Jacob Lake on Highway 67; the actual rim of the canyon is an additional 14 miles south. Jacob Lake, AZ is located in northern Arizona on Highway 89A, not far from the Utah border. Grand Canyon lies entirely within the state of Arizona.” READ MORE


“Believe you can and you're halfway there.” 
Theodore Roosevelt


“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”  Theodore Roosevelt


“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”  T.R.

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“When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on”  T.R. ( I’ve tied a lot of knots in my life)

DSC_0114 “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.” T.R. (Isn’t that the truth)



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eagleframed Thank you for visiting “My Quality Time.” To view beautiful skies from all over the world check out Skywatch Friday

MQTlogoa Western Skies & Theodore Roosevelt for Skywatch Friday

F.Y.I.::: Why was Teddy Roosevelt mean to horses?He was a rough rider!

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Gunfighters or those Who Died With Their Boots On.. A Walkabout Tombstone’s Boot Hill Graveyard

MQTlogoa  The plot features the graves of Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury; the three men who were killed during the famed Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

This is a :: Our World Tuesday post.


Might as well take the Stage out to Boot Hill


Q: Why did the bowlegged cowboy get fired? A: Because he couldn’t keep his calves together!


“Boothill... Boothill...So cold... so still...
There they lay side by side,the killers that died,
in the Gunfight at O.K. Corral.”


“Because of the many violent deaths of the early days, the cemetery became known as Boothill Graveyard.  It is possibly a true symbol of this roaring mining town of the early 1880s.  Buried here are outlaws with their victims, suicides, and hangings, legal and otherwise, along with the hardy citizens and refined element of Tombstone's first days.”  READ MORE



"Contrary to the popular understanding, early territorial lynching did not flow from an absence or distance of law enforcement but rather from the social instability of early communities and their contest for property, status, and the definition of social order."[


Check out this Slide Show and essay on “Lynching's in the West, Erased From History and Photos.”


“Back in the Old West three Texas cowboys were about to be hung for cattle rustling. The lynch mob brought the three men to a tree right at the edge of the Rio Grande. The idea was that when each man had died, theyd cut the rope and hed drop into the river and drift out of sight They put the first cowboy in the noose, but he was so sweaty and greasy he slipped out, fell in the river and swam to freedom. They tied the noose around the second cowboys head. He, too, oozed out of the rope, dropped into the river and got away. As they dragged the third Texan to the scaffold, he resisted, "Please! Would yawl tighten that noose a little bit? I cant swim!"


The countryside as seen from Boothill…


and remember::



DSC_0031 Thanks for stopping by.. Maybe next time I’ll introduce you to some of “the ladies of the night”

You might enjoy:

1. Silver in the Tombstone Hills

2. Fairbank A Ghost Town Of The Old West…Arizona…..

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Funny or Not::::



When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven was buried. Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave.


Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear... to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, being played backwards."


He listened a while longer, and said, "There's the Eighth Symphony, and it's backwards, too. Most puzzling." So the magistrate kept listening, "There's the Seventh... the Sixth...the Fifth..."


Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate. He stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, "My fellow citizens, there's nothing to worry about. It's just Beethoven decomposing...!!!


180px-Banksia_man Have a great day…

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Health Issues Funny Of The Day….

MQTlogoa Came in an Email:::

doctorYou have a lot of boring health issues,so I’m prescribing medical marijuana for myself.”

OLDMAN Have a great day………….

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gasparilla Island,Boca Grande, & The Lighthouse Museum



All Aboard


and our intrepid adventurers::


Boca Grande is known for its charming authentic downtown, sugar sand beaches, blue water and world class fishing. READ MORE


Almost there…


The Gasparilla Inn & Club features a magnificent Pete Dye Signature 18-hole Championship Course located on scenic Charlotte Harbor Read More (which I didn’t play)


We made it to Gasparilla Island State Park with it’s beautiful beach. (to walk on)

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Just $3.00 gets you in and free all day parking. Beautiful beach with great view of the pass and ocean. Water was nice and clear and the beach is really clean. (We rented a golf cart for the day and used it to get around the island)


Great shelling on this beach and there is the lighthouse in the distance.


“In 1888, the U.S. Congress allocated $35,000 for the U.S. Lighthouse Service to build a lighthouse on Boca Grande Pass, the deepest natural port in the state. The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse was lit December 31, 1890. The light was used to mark Boca Grande Pass, the entrance to Charlotte Harbor. A museum was built inside the lighthouse and opened in 1999 (Trip Through Time). It is one of only six lighthouses in Florida to be open to the public, and the only one on the west coast.” READ MORE






During WWII, the lighthouse was used to watch for German U-boats. I wonder what Linda is looking for.



You know, there is always someplace “off limits”

100_8658  I really wanted to go up those stairs… LOL


The museum is well done and gives information about early life on the island. Apparently, a truly integrated society!



You will just have to visit the museum to read the fine print…


Time to leave the island


Boaters: Observe all manatee speed zones; and don't tear up the grass flats – these are prime feeding zones for this unique marine mammal. Boca Grande ...


Boca Grande's serene beauty also makes it a destination for high profile weddings and residences for the elite seeking privacy. The Bushs' and Audrey Hepburn have called it home seasonally.



captainWill Captain Will (retired from the Coast Guard) of the Calusa Queen  gave us a quick eco-tour showing us manatee and dolphins as we returned to Burnt Store Marina.



Getting ready to dock::


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100_8661 That’s all folks..Thanks for stopping by. Oh, one last item food info..

Boca Grande Restaurant Lingo:: “As is generally the case with locally known dining areas, the best places generally get shortened to a one word, one syllable phrase that shows you know how good it really is. These are four of the places you need to know about, and how to tell people where to go in Boca Grande: The Temp is the Temptation Bar and Restaurant; The Pink is the Pink Elephant Restaurant; The Loose is The Loose Caboose Restaurant and gift shop.”

For our visit “The Loose” was the place for a great lunch…

This photo of The Loose Caboose is courtesy of TripAdvisor

MQTlogoa How do lighthouse keepers communicate?  Answer:: Shine Language.