Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday, November 20 Already!

It's Friday already, and only a few more days to Thanksgiving. Here are some random thoughts for a Friday, linking to Willy Nilly Friday 5 and Five on Friday.

1. Polly got a hair cut and bath at the doggie spa. It made her so sleepy, she can hardly hold her eyes open!

2. This picture appeared somewhere of Peoria Lake (which is a lake near Peoria, IL formed from the waters of the Illinois River. Fall is so beautiful in Peoria.

3. If you follow me, you know I live in Texas. This appeared one day to demonstrate the size of Texas as compared to the countries in Europe.

4. We went to the theater this week to see Spectre, the new James Bond installment. I am not a huge fan of Daniel Craig as Jams Bond, would prefer Pierce Brosnan, but it was very exciting and entertaining. Love Ralph Feines.

5. Speaking of size, there is Dallas, Texas. This photo is of a major interchange of highways in Dallas. Let's just say, you never want to drive through this area during the rush hours.



Have a wonderful weekend, and stay off the major intersections in the big cities.

Linda Kay

32 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Poor sleepy Polly!

I'll stay away from that intersection!

Have a great weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Your Polly is just adorable. I love the gorgeous lake scene. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

that spaghetti is a good reminder...always take the loop.

Anvilcloud said...

OMG that interchange gives me the creeps.

Linda W. said...

Your dog looks very cute! That interchange looked like a bunch of spaghetti.

Mike said...

There could be a whole other city under that interchange.

Cynthia said...

Pollly is so shiny! I think I need to get some of her conditioner. You probably already know it but she is just about the cutest puppy ever. Enjoy your weekend!

Mascha said...

It seems, that in USA all is bigger than in Germany - - -
We haven't so many space here...
The autumn colors are lovely, have a nice weekend

mamasmercantile said...

I am frightened just looking at the intersection never mind driving on it...scary!!!

Tom said...

#1 A hair cut can do that to you!
#2 WOW!
#3 So you live in Southern Germany?
#4 I'm not a huge fan period.
#5 Really? I thought that it was a can of worms.

Lexa Cain said...

Polly is so shiny and soft looking - her coat practically glows! I never realized TX was bigger than France or that it had highway exchanges that look like Gordian knots. That pic of the lake and trees is gorgeous - such amazing red leaves. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Ida said...

1. Polly is adorable. We had to give my mom's dog a Flea Bath this past week - Not fun.
2. That is stunning fall foliage.
3. Yikes either Texas is huge or those countries in Europe are small.
4. I'm not a James Bond fan so it doesn't matter to me who plays the character although I do think Brosnan is better looking than Craig.
5. Wow! - I hate the one "run about" that we have here in our town and have only driven on it once. I can't imagine trying to drive through that.

Amy at love made my home said...

The map of Texas overlaid on Europe shows why we are so densely populated here, over 60 million people just in the UK, imagine if there were 60 million in Texas how busy it would feel and it is massive in comparison! That junction is amazing too isn't it, we have one here in England called spaghetti junction, but it isn't as bad as that. I hated driving in Dallas, far too busy! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

Crimson Kettle said...

Oooh I'd hate to drive round those roads! Your dog looks so shiny and cute. It just shows how big the US is, if Texas covers so much of Europe. :-)

Janie Junebug said...

Polly, darling, you look mahvelous. I wish I looked so good. The photo of Dallas is scary. I've probably told you that two of my sisters work in Dallas. They commute there from a small town, so they spend hours in the car. They both listen to audio books during the drive. I changed the name of my blog to Janie Junebug Righting & Editing. I'll appreciate it if you change the title on your blog roll and refer to it by the new name. Happy weekend!

Love,
Janie

Tanya Breese said...

what an adorable picture of polly! i love the texas/europe comparison...really opens your eyes! thank you for linking and have a great weekend :)

Revrunner said...

Must be fun trying to figure out which overpass to take. :-)

Rose said...

To be quite honest, I wouldn't want to drive through there period! Love the Peoria shot...that is gorgeous. Polly looks brand, spanking new...like she is a plush toy.

Cranberry Morning said...

Aww, sweet puppy! I laughed at the Texas map overlay. Europeans who've not been to the States just can't grasp how vast this country is. All of England is the size of Wisconsin.

Cranberry Morning said...

Aww, sweet puppy! I laughed at the Texas map overlay. Europeans who've not been to the States just can't grasp how vast this country is. All of England is the size of Wisconsin.

Nonnie said...

Sweet pampered pooch!

I have to tell you, I have lived in Dallas for over 40 years and all the improvements over all these years are good, but I don't understand why the traffic situation never seems to improve. Too. Many. Cars. The other day, I was coming north on 75 and decided to take 635 to the Dallas tollway. I missed getting into the correct lane and ended up on the 635 W express tollway. WOWEE!! I sailed across with practically the whole road to myself at 70 mph while the regular 635 was a parking lot. It was worth the $2.00.

DeniseinVA said...

Goodness, I can't imagine driving through that interchange. And I thought here could be a nightmare. I haven't seen the latest Bond movie but you've made me interested.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Those maps are fabulous, it just goes to show how small Europe is compared to Australia where the whole of the USA nearly fits within..near enough the same size...

Your darling little dog..what can i say. So beautiful and well loved..

That maze of road...wonder how many people get lost on that!

biebkriebels said...

Had no idea Texas was that big. With those roads you have to know where to go before.

Michelle F said...

#3 is very interesting. Thanks for posting!
I believe #5 would make me very dizzy.
Atlanta being one of the biggest towns in America, I wonder how its roads would look at an aerial sight.

Thanks for remembering me and stopping by xoxo

Lin Floyd said...

wow texas is big, as I should know as my hubby is from Gatesville, Texas!

The Yum List said...

Polly is such a cutie.

Grantham Lynn said...

neat post. Have a good weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Linda; Polly is such a sweet looking baby♡♡♡ Making me wish to have one again :-) Oh, the Fall Foliage in Peoria is REALLY beautiful, isn't it♪ And your 2 pictures of Texas surprised me so much☆☆☆ I showed the pictures to my husband and he said he wouldn't be able to handle driving through that interchange p;-)

Thank you SO much for your sweet comments and especially for the one Thanksgiving, Dear friend. I Really admire you inviting people as well for this event; they will be able to have a wonderful time with your family♡♡♡ Reading such delicious meals you prepare, I wished to be invited(♡˘◡˘♡)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Marie C said...

Beautiful Fall color in Peoria! I wouldn't drive in Dallas! I just hate the traffic and confusion of big cities! Texas is almost the entire size of mainland Europe! That's pretty cool. Hope you have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!

William Kendall said...

Polly's such a beautiful dog!

I saw Spectre the weekend it opened, and loved it.

Lisa Andrews said...

I think if I'd been pampered until I looked so good I'd need a sleep to recover, Polly is a cutie!
I dislike driving and will take public transport over having getting behind the wheel at every opportunity, so if I had to travel through that intersection I'd probably look to work elsewhere, oh my!
I shall indeed be looking up your home town, it's interesting finding out about new places.
Lisa x

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