Porkapalooza 2015


As you know, the big pig party of 2015 took place on New Year's Eve.  Perhaps you're wondering why we throw this party every year -- people do actually ask us from time to time.  It's mainly so my introverted husband can go ahead and check "socializing" off his list for the entire year.  Also, it's … [Continue reading]

Porkapalooza Minus 6 and Counting


  Around Casa Flamingo, the day after Christmas means the Porkapalooza prep continues on after a half a day's break at Christmas.  We meant to take the whole day of Christmas off, but after Flamingo Joe's mid-morning nap, he felt energized enough to tackle burning some trash and cleaning off … [Continue reading]

How to Productively Spend Four 1/2 Hours on a Slow-Moving River

Contemplating Stuff

The Flamingo Family and the Smith Family spent an afternoon of our North Carolina vacation on the French Broad River in Asheville.  Heidi-Ho … [Continue reading]

The Flamingos Visit Andersonville Prison and National Prisoner of War Museum


The Flamingo family spent the last two weeks on their yearly jaunt through Georgia and the Carolinas.  This year we were especially jaunty.  Instead … [Continue reading]

Have You Seen a Red Tennis Shoe?


I seem to be slipping. Seriously -- I have early onset something-or-other and it's starting to freak me out a little. In the last two weeks I've … [Continue reading]

That Weird Family

Dulcimer concert-15

So now we're that weird family who has family concerts. I'm not sure how it happened. I blame our dulcimer instructor, Ray, who insisted that … [Continue reading]