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About RaggedAnne

After retiring from law enforcement I convinced my husband to pack up and move to Wyoming! I started running again to stay healthy and sane and at 59 ran my first 1/2 marathon. So now I live on a ranch with 3 horses, 2 dogs and 3 cats and continue to love running and keep challenging myself.

A Little Bit of Everything After a Lot of Nothing

I haven’t written all week.  This is what happened.  Sleep, work, eat  x 5.   I tried to figure out how to expand on that.  You know, like:  “So I slept well and then I went to work.  When I got home I ate dinner and then off to bed.”  That’s the best I could do.

So I waited.   Your Welcome.

Children must line up single file when they want to go out.



I did find this funny:


Life picked up when Patient Husband’s nephew and girlfriend arrived for the weekend.  We took them for a ride up in the mountains.  We said we might see elk or maybe even a moose.



That guy on the right definitely put fear in my heart.

Then there were these two having a difference of opinion.


We found a watering holes for the dogs. 


When we found this lake in the middle of nowhere, Gus was very  happy that he could actually swim some laps.  The other two just hopped from place to place.  No deep end swimming for them yet.


We  found several guys parasailing.  They waited a long time before they jumped off.   What’s the big deal – just jumping off a big cliff!


Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?   No, looks like a moth or dragonfly to me.


During an evening drive, we saw these big guys.  I wonder if their necks hurt after a long day of holding those antlers up.


And now its time to start a new week.  Here’s a bit of advice.  Don’t stare at the sun today.

This is much safer.

Have a great Monday.


One step at a time,


More Adventures Before Returning Home

I have a few more adventures to share from my trip to Massachusetts before I quit dreaming and get back to real life.

Before we headed to the airport, we drove into Providence, RI.  First, breakfast.  We found the perfect place – The Classic Cafe.   The interior was perfect for the old diner feel.

The food was excellent, too.

Our next stop was Federal Hill.  This is the ‘Little Italy’ of Providence.


This looked like it was right out of a scene in The Soprano’s.  I kept waiting for Tony and the boys to show up.  🙂


We ventured into some of the stores/delis/restaurants.

One ‘store’ had a sign outside that you could pick out your live chicken and they would butcher it right there for you.  Sorry, I couldn’t do it.  I couldn’t even step inside the store.

My favorite was Tony’s Colonial Food.  It was just amazing.

I always thought there was just black and green olives.  Wow, was I wrong!

But my favorite part of Tony’s Colonial Food……..was Tony!

He was super sweet and talked about his store and then asked if I was going to Newport.  Newport is a coastal town with one mansion after another.  He then asked me to wait and came back with a book all about the Newport Mansions.  He then flipped through the pages showing me the amazing architecture – one more ostentatious than the next.  I loved listening to Tony talk and was glad he allowed me to take his picture.

Our visit to Providence was a great way to finish up the week.  A wonderful time.

Now I’m back on the ranch.  The horses, dogs and even the cats were happy to see us. 


I hope you enjoyed this vacation with me.  Make this  week a good one.

One step at a time,