Friday, October 02, 2020

A Whoopee! Yahoo! Weekly Link Round-Up


I did some checking Monday. The last time I left the property to go anywhere non-medical related (or for two measly haircuts) was JANUARY 31.  So this week when Denis and I were in the Jeep heading west, I may have looked cool, calm, and collected as befitted a woman of my years, inside I was bouncing up and down in my seat like a two-year-old. Why? Let me tell you.

Denis and I gave this a great deal of thought. He was tired of never going anywhere but work (and those two measly haircuts), and he knew I had to be going absolutely stir crazy, but we both take COVID-19 seriously and didn't want to take any unnecessary risks. After talking it over several times, we decided that an outing to the Wildlife World Zoo was in order. The place is huge, and when we'd visited pre-COVID-19-- always at mid-week and at mid-day-- there had never been any problem with hordes of people. (Needless to say, I wouldn't touch the place with Paul Bunyan's barge pole on the weekends!)

We went, and we had an absolute blast. It was just what we needed. You know what this means, don't you? Photographs! In fact, I need to do some more work on them, so I'll leave you with the links and with photos showing Denis and me in all our masked-up splendor; he in his meerkats and me in my lemurs. (Everyone on the zoo staff loved them.) 

Enjoy the links!



►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►Crafty Little Gems◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►The Happy Wanderer◄
►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Stay safe! Stay healthy! And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. I can't tell you how glad I am, Cathy, that you had the chance to go for an outing. It's so hard being cooped up, isn't it? I hope you'll share 'photos. As for the links, I think that Danish warship and the pirate city are both calling me. Two trips!

  2. Good for you and Denis! I'm glad you enjoyed your outing! As always, thanks for the links. :)

  3. So glad that the pandemic-verion of the Bonnie and Clyde duo got to to that zoo. I bet you had so much fun. Will look for the photos.
    Like the links, especially the animals and women-related articles.

    1. Pandemic version of Bonnie & Clyde? Love it!

  4. How fun! And you both look so dashing in your masks! Will look forward to pics.

    1. Photos are coming Wednesday. I think our matching hats really help our "look," don't you? ;-)

  5. FYI: When I went to William Shaw's website to see if there is news about his upcoming books, I found videos of him speaking with other writeers. I think it was under News, but not sure. The top one was with the hilarious Steve Cavanagh and someone else. More posted underneath it.

  6. Really happy for you guys that the day out was such a huge success. What you said about your excitement reminds me exactly of the way my wife reacts when we dare go far from home together. She's been largely confined to the house because of a medical condition or two that makes it dangerous for her to "mingle," so it doesn't happen often these days.

    Those US maps gave me pause...along with a few shakes of the head and chuckles. Those are great.

    1. I, too, have had a medical condition largely keeping me confined to the property, so I can certainly commiserate with your wife.

      I thought you might like the link about the maps, Sam! :-)


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