Thursday, October 31, 2013

Winter Ranch Halloween Festivities


One of the reasons we come to Alamo, Texas so early in the season is so that we can enjoy all the Halloween Festivities at Winter Ranch.  Today we had quite an agenda.  



OCTOBER 31ST – LET’S PARTY

10 AM
SCAVENGER HUNT
FRIENDSHIP HALL

1:30 PM
BOO WHO BEAN BAG BASEBALL

FRIENDSHIP HALL
4:00 PM
COSTUME CONTEST

FRIENDSHIP HALL
4:30 PM ($6 PER PERSON)

BRISKET DINNER
FRIENDSHIP HALL
5:30 PM
HAUNTING GOLF CART PARADE

MEET AT FRIENDSHIP HALL
7:00 PM ($5 PER PERSON)
DANCE WITH DIEGO
FRIENDSHIP HALL






WR Managers, Larry and Cathy

Us Waiting For The Scavenger Hunt

Lynn, Handing Out Scavenger Hunt Rules

We all went off in golf carts on the hunt
BOO WHO BEAN BAG BASEBALL
One of the WR Teams

Cathy and Larry Scoring The Game

Rita Huether At Bat

Nora Hit A Triple And Is On Third Base

The 1st WR Team Congratulating the Winner of the First Match

Friendship Hall Set Up For The Game

Trophy Gardens Wins The Coveted Squash Trophy

THE COSTUME CONTEST

Lee - The Saint

Mary - The Sinner

Mike and Carol Early

Dale Loersch

Kathy and Dale Loersch

Diana Mollerus, Carolyn and Lonnie Sommers

Darlene Peters

Us

The Judging Is About To Become

The Contestants #1

The Contestants #2

Contestants #3

We're Clapping For Dale Loersch

The Semi-Finalists

The Finalists

The Winners - Darlene and Dale

THE BRISKET DINNER

The Crowd

The Meal
We loved the hat!

THE GOLF CART PARADE







Rita and Arnie Huether


THE HALLOWEEN DANCE

Betsy and Merv

LOL!

JD Announcing Diego

Diego and his Family on Stage

One of the Costumed Couples

More of the Dancers

Sunday, October 20, 2013

UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico


After leaving Gallup, NM, the quickest route to South Texas took us to Roswell, NM. We found a nice RV park on the south side of town and decided to spend two nights so we'd have a day to look around town.

We couldn’t stay in Roswell, New Mexico, without visiting the International UFO Museum and Research Center. This museum contains documents and other materials related to the 1947 Roswell incident which is probably the most famous UFO encounter in history. On July 4, 1947 at about 11:50 PM, Rancher Mac Brazel heard a loud noise different from thunder. The next day Brazel, accompanied by his neighbor’s son Dee Proctor, age 7, discovered the debris field while out working the ranch property. It was an area about 300 yards wide and three-quarters of a mile long. The two of them gathered what was described as a sackful of the stuff (debris). Brazel delivered the gathered materials to Sheriff Wilcox in Roswell who called Intelligence Officer Jesse Marcel. Marcel went with Brazel back to the ranch and investigated the site and showed some of the debris to his boss, Col. Blanchard, Roswell Army Airfield (RAAF) commander.







Meanwhile, Glenn Dennis a local undertaker, was contacted by RAAF personnel about supplying child-sized caskets that could be hermetically sealed. He was also asked about preserving bodies that had been exposed to the elements after death and the effects of embalming fluid on such bodies. While on a routine visit to the base hospital later that day, Dennis was abruptly and roughly escorted off the base by military police and told to keep quiet about what he’d seen under threat to his life. It wasn’t long before the military issued a press release claiming the “craft” had been a weather balloon and thus began one of the biggest government cover-ups in US history up to that time.






According to its mission statement, “The International UFO Museum and Research Center at Roswell, New Mexico was organized to inform the public about what has come to be known as “The Roswell Incident.” The Museum is... dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials and information in written, audio and visual formats that are related to the 1947 Roswell Incident and other unexplained phenomena related to UFO research. The Museum endeavors to be the leading information source in history, science and research about UFO events worldwide. The International UFO Museum’s constituents are committed to gathering and disbursing to all interested parties the most qualified and up to date information available.” One of the museum’s principal founders was Glenn Dennis, the former undertaker involved in some of the events.



There are countless eyewitness affidavits attesting to the events of July 1947 and you can’t leave there without feeling we’re not alone in the universe. Not all those people could be “UFO-nuts.” 

















This area of the museum is devoted to pictures from all around the world of unexplained and unidentified craft in the skies.











Then they also have some info from the movies

The museum is a “don’t-miss” point of interest in Roswell.