So, I was reading the Secret Santa Thank You thread on Blab and saw something that made me pause and say "what?"
Also on Blab...an on-going thread about the 2015 Breyer line-up. The thread started out asking if there was any news on the new releases and has now progressed to "oooh, I need this one and that one and..." All of the new models haven't been released yet, so there's still more to come. Hopefully some neat Stablemates...specifically the new molds introduced during the 2013 Breyerfest. In addition to new models, there's some new tack items I'm super excited about, designed by Jennifer Buxton, who is also a Blabber. She told us yesterday they were her designs. Anyway, here are some of my favorites that I will need to get. All photos are from MPV, an online site based in Germany, I think
And the there is the portrait model of a wild Mustang named Picasso
They are also releasing a new rider doll that I may have to get...
The last one that is available that I want would be a step outside my normal collection focus, but who wouldn't love this guy?
On Thursday I had the day off. Friday, too, but I didn't do anything interesting. An old friend was in town from southern Utah and I took the 2 days off to spend some time with her, but things got a little tense between us in the days leading up to her visit. I found out by seeing it on Facebook that she had a new girlfriend and it led to some hurt feelings on my part. We've known each other since the 3rd grade and I was hurt that she would have so little regard for my feelings that she wouldn't tell me about her new girlfriend before it going 'public' on FB. She kept saying that I'm her soulmate and that she loves me and blah blah blah, but if I'm so important to her, why didn't she tell me sooner about her new girlfriend? ANYWAY.........so I ended up doing my own thing on Thursday (she was in town with family and staying with family so I didn't leave her high and dry). First I went horse hunting and saw 4, I think. I didn't really get any good pictures or views of them because they were kind of timid and took off running. I did take some pictures, but I don't know how they turned out yet.
After looking for horses I drove up to Prescott to visit a wild animal sanctuary. The original plan was to go there for a couple of hours then head to Sedona to visit the Bell Rock Vortex, but that didn't happen . So I went to the sanctuary for a couple of hours. Saw the new Serval. Saw the new black bear (he was born in the wild, but became orphaned and so Heritage Park gave him a forever home (along with 4 other unrelated cubs who went to other homes). I saw the Ring-tailed Lemurs jump around their exhibit and then in a Lemur Ball
The highlight of the day, however, was when then fed Cassie, the Bengal Tiger. The keepers brought her inside her nighthouse then brought out a pan of raw meat and put it by the fence. After they did some quick house-cleaning, they let her back out. There were only 4 of us there, but apparently she saw us as a threat because she kept growling at us. One of the keepers asked us to take a step back and that seemed to relax her a bit, but she quickly finished her snack and no longer snarled at us. I *think * I got video of it, but since I'm still learning my camera, I don't know how any of my pictures or video turned out. I'll share whatever is decent enough.
From Heritage Park I went to downtown Prescott to a Harley store to get my brother a shirt for Christmas. I hope he likes it, but I'm sure he will. Next I was off to Sedona. Or, at least, that was the plan. I stopped at McDonalds for a lunch to go then headed off. When I reached the point where I'd have to take a freeway to the left to get to Sedona or stay going straight to get back home, I decided to go home. I was an hour from Sedona and then would've been 2 hours from home and I really didn't want to spend that much more time driving so I headed home. I would still like to visit the Sedona Vortexes
(http://lovesedona.com/01.htm), but I think I may have to do that on a stand-alone trip or take one of the Pink Jeep tours that has a vortex side trip. Maybe for my birthday. I'm not hugely into New Age stuff and crystals , but I'd really like to see the Juniper Trees around the vortexes that grow twisted branches. A couple of co-workers have been there and really enjoy it.
Well, I guess that's it for now. I have to finish my laundry and go buy lottery tickets. It was raining some this morning amd there's still some heavy clouds hanging around so the storm may not be done with us yet.