Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Yin and Yang in Action

The overjoyed young girl in the foreground is my granddaughter Tay. The sour faced curmudgeon in the background is a friend of Tay's great grandmother.
We're leaving on a two week roadie this Friday. We'll be hitting parts of four states (California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada). We have a lot to do, but I hope to return with some decent photos to post.  I don't know when I'll have Internet access, so I'll post and comment when I can. It seems like every time I say that, I have no trouble getting on-line almost everywhere. So, "Until that time, Eustis, until that time." *

*Anybody know who said that?  How about who they said it to?  Movie name?  If you know the answer to all three questions, you will receive absolutely nothing except my undying respect.



  1. Your grandaughter is just sunshine. Safe travels and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful photos when you are able

  2. I don't know the answer to any of those questions, but your granddaughter is adorable, and I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip!

  3. smiling young/frowning sad, yep yin and yang complete.

    was it john wayne not sure what movie but didn't he say it to eustice.

  4. She is a doll, so wonderful smile!
    Enjoy your time out, take lots of pictures!
    God bless you

  5. I guess I will have to live without your undying respect. Cause I'm unfamiliar with the quote.

    Have fun on the trip!

  6. Your granddaughter is adorable. :) I must admit that I had to google that quote, and I had never heard of the movie. But at least I'm more educated now. :) Enjoy your trip!!

  7. What a sweet photo of your granddaughter!

    Have a fantastic roadtrip!

  8. Well, I'm already excited, I love your photos. And I'm EXTREMELY jealous of your road trip. Man, you have quite the life Senor Tillet! :)

  9. No idea on the quote. Happy trails, Pat!

  10. I win, I know, you just said it!!!

  11. Funny shot!

    Have a great road trip! :-)

  12. Mynx - Thanks! She is indeed a cutie! The other person wasn't too happy.

    Sarah - Thanks Sarah! I'm sure we will. I'm just hoping that it's not too hot.

    Budd - That's a good guess. It seems like there was a Eustis character in a JW movie. but nope!

    C & L - Thanks so much! Can't wait to hit the road. Hope you are having a good week.

    Tim - Nah, you won't have to live without it. You've already got it! Thanks Tim!

    Baby Sister - thanks! It's an awesome movie. Pretty grim, but awesome.

    Talli - thanks Talli! We sure will.

    TVA - Thanks! I'm pretty happy with my life now, but as you know, it was a long hard trip getting to this point.

    Alex - Thanks Alex. I was thinking you might know.

  13. "Soldier In The Rain" 1963.

    Have a wonderful trip, then you can come home and figure out how to install a disable code for lightbox, so we can still embiggen your photos!

  14. safe travels and what an adorable little girl

  15. Afraid I can't answer the question...but....that's a great photo! Love the differences in expression. Have lots of fun on your next adventure. Looking forward to more photos. :)

  16. I googled it: Sgt. Maxwell Slaughter (Jackie Gleason)
    says goodbye to Eustis Clay (Steve McQueen) in 1963 movie "Soldier in the Rain". ta da!
    Have a great trip and take lots of pics.

  17. I googled it: Sgt. Maxwell Slaughter (Jackie Gleason) says goodbye to Eustis Clay (Steve McQueen) in 1963 movie "Soldier in the Rain". Ta Da!!

    Have a wonderful trip and take lots of pics.

  18. Brian - Thanks! The movie is old, but really good!

    Blue Wave - thanks! It always give me a chuckle. I'm sure we will have a good time.

    Ms. A - That's the one! A GREAT movie! Not a happy movie, but great.

    becca - Thanks Becca! I appreciate it.

    Marlene - The two expressions couldn't be farther apart.

    Rosemary - Hey there! That's the movie! Ta da! I hope to take a lot of pics.

  19. Your granddaughter is so cute and what a smile! Have a great time taking photos.

  20. Hey, what happened to CT!!!! You could visit HERE too!

  21. Tay is just darling, but that poor woman! lol Have a blast, cher, and take lots of pics! Bon voyage!

  22. Not a clue on the movie.

    Have a great trip, that's a lot of territory to cover.

  23. A beautiful smile to brighten up a dull day, even scare the stern faced away...have a good trip.

  24. This post is a fine example of why we should be grateful to be able to crop pictures. She is a sweet, precious one. You know which one I mean.
    Keep enjoying your travels, Pat.

  25. "Eustis"? You'd think I'd remember a name like that... Perhaps I've not seen it...

    I'd still like your respect, though. Or a beer. Maybe something off the dollar menu?



    :-) Happy Friday, Pat. And happy travels.


  26. Belle - thanks Belle! I'm sure we will have a good time, the weather has changed somewhat thougha and it looks like we have some hot weather ahead of us for the first part.

    Entre Nous - Hmmm, for the life of me, I can't think of what CT means. I was at your blog yesterday and no clue there either...

    Marguerite - She is a darling, the lady is not usually a happy camper. One of the types that I try to stay away from. I don't any of her negative vibes around me.

    SQ - Solider In The Rain. It's a good one.

    Reka - Thanks Reka! We are going to try very hard to have one.

    Robyn - That's funny! I do know which one you mean! thanks Robyn!

    Pearl - If you'd seen the movie you'd remember it. You have my undying respect already!

  27. Awesome Pat--The Soldier in the Rain! That I would have loved to have sat by on THAT HILL in Vietnam. I can't exactly say I would have liked to have been there--but had I--It would have been sitting next to you!

    Waiting on the pics, please travel safe..and Be Blessed as always!

    Tay--is awesome-- The "Entity" Not so much--LOL!

    Your Buddy always,


  28. Well you made me look something up and learn about a movie I had not heard of but would probably like to see. The search said it wasn't even available on DVD. Looking forward to your roadtrip pics as always, Pat. Have fun!

  29. That photo is too too funny! I'm still laughing. Can't wait to see your photos from your trip and hear some stories from along the way that are bound to crop up. Happy Trails!

  30. That child is utterly, breathtakingly beautiful - what a gorgeous little bundle, her smile lights up the entire frame!

    Enjoy your travels!

  31. I also Googled it.. thanks for nothing but more brain clutter, Pat.
    Enjoy your roadie trip. Safety first and be happy.

    Thanks for joining my new blog,

  32. Sergeant Maxwell Slaughter (Jackie Gleason) when addressing a young Steve McQueen as Sergeant Eustis Clay. Soldier in the Rain. Do I get undying respect for being an excellent researcher? At least I DO know who the two actors are, and THAT is already something for this name-memory-moron. LOL!

    Your next road trip is one I could envy, if I knew that emotion. Last went that way in 1985 (a sort of honeymoon), and Utah is definitely one place I've always wanted to get back to. Gorgeous country. I remember the last batch of photos from there you posted... Bring back more and ENJOY!

  33. Haha love the description of the woman. lol

    Cute kid. Great smile.


  34. John - Only one pic so far...It's coming tomorrow. Thanks John! I'll be by soon.

    Chuck - I think I have that movie on DVD. If so, I'll send it to you. It's an awesome movie. Tuesday Weld is the female lead. We are having fun. This is a different roadie, but still great. Lot's of backroads time. I hope it's cooling off where you are now.

    Stickup Artist - Thanks! It's been fun and interesting so far. There are a lot of folks who RV full time and many of them have great stories to tell. I have some internet time right now, so maybe I'll be by...

    Shrinky - Thanks! She's 8 now and my good buddy. I wish she was with us on our trip.

    Pam - My pleasure Pam! You are welcome, I'd follow you anywhere!

    Francisca - I was gonna say, You are good! You already have my respect as both a human, photographer and world travler...

    Sharon - Thanks Sharon! We're already having fun.

    Arlee - We're about a third of the way through and it's been great so far.

    Anthony - Thanks! I call 'em how I see 'em.

  35. wow, your granddaughter is SO cute!
    and adorable, too!

    i have no idea.


  36. Great pic!

    I'm envious of your travels; finishing nursing school will allow me some travelling now, one of the things I most missed (that and sleep, time with my kids, money, etc.)

  37. Tay is absolutely adorable! What a total doll!

    And I would totally tell you the answer but, hey, no help!


    Just kiddin!

    I really have no idea whatsoever!

  38. I find I can rarely get on line when we travel. Usually we are in National Park or Forest campgrounds and even when we go to private campgrounds that say they have wifi it doesn't seem to reach our site.


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