Friday, January 06, 2017

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.3.01 -- "A" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of January 6th: 1. Starts with A; 2. Week's Favorite; and 3. Beginning
2. Week's Favorite:  We had a "friendly stranger" take our picture but I didn't find it very quickly and I'm running late tonight so I put this cute one of Mrs. Jim instead. 
She is standing in a field reserved for Penguins.  We were on the Johnson Farm at Volunteer Point in the Falklands.  We were advised before we left to get some foot protectors for keeping our shoes clean from the Penguin manure, as their habitat is very messy, messier than a chicken house.
The Falklands visit was a part of the second half of our South American Cruise.  We left Los Angeles on December 4th and left Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 4th, getting back to Houston on the morning of January 5th. 
The cities we visited on the second half were Santiago, Chile; Punta Arenas, Chile (Google); Ushuaia, Argentina (Google)-nicknamed "the end of the World."; The Falkland Islands (Google); Montevideo, Uruguay (Google), Buenos Aires (Google); and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Google).
The boggy ride I told of last week was of our ride out to Volunteer Point to see the Penguins.  I'll more about the Penguins later ("P's" perhaps?) and maybe show more ride pictures.

 [Click on pictures for larger viewing, they should get really large if you click again.]
Note:  The King Penguins' little ones are Brown during their first year.  Like most humans are born with blue eyes but change them to blue or green the first week or so.

1. Starts with "A":  Amethyst gemstone (Googled:

The Amethyst here is the pink quartz rocks.  We found these at a table vender in a park, located in Montevideo, Uruguay.  Pink Amethyst is the national gemstone of Uruguay.  Amethyst is also the state gemstone of South Carolina.  The hollow stone is also quartz Amethyst stone.  I think the vender said that all were Amethyist but I'm not sure.  I am sure that I didn't buy any although I believe they weren't very expensive.  Or of very high quality.

3. Beginning: This afternoon I stopped at my friendly NAPA auto parts store in Montgomery, Texas, and picked up my 2017 NAPA Classic Car Calendar.  The car for January is a 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible.  You may remember these, I do.  I have a collection of the NAPA calendars dating back to the second one in the 1970's.

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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm.

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