Sunday, October 4, 2009

Abraham's Oasis

I've been been getting a lot of requests for pics from out here lately and it dawned on me that I haven't really written about what I do for fun after work.  Yes folks, I do have fun out here...I'm pretty sure I can make anyplace or situation fun, I'm a Grogan, that's what we do.

Anyway, we decided that it was time to visit Abraham's Oasis.  Legend has it that the Oasis is where Abraham and his family drank from during their 700 mile trip from the land of Ur.  Surrounded by a lush palm grove, the Oasis's waters are filled with minnows, turtles, frogs, and birds.  It's almost surreal to stumble upon it because it's flourishing greenery is in stark contrast to the miles and miles of dirt and debris that border it.

Palm Grove by the Oasis

And that is your history lesson for today, back to our adventure - introducing Sam and Chris:

The man, the myth: Sam Peters

Sam is my friend from work in North Carolina, but he works on another project.  If any of you follow my Facebook pics, you'll have seen photos of Sam and the infamous camel spider, right before he squashed the crap out of it.  Sorry spider lovers out there, Meg + camel spiders = dead camel spiders, that's just the way I roll. 

Back to Sam...Sam enjoys drinking black and tans at the Irish pub in Swansboro, wing night at the rotorhead chowhall, and dome houses, not necessarily in that order.  Sam is always down for an adventure.

The notorious Chris Jones

Chris Jones is my buddy that normally works on the west coast, but out here we are one team one fight.  I like to yell his name out like the rap songs featuring Mike Jones.  "Chriiiiiiis Jooooones" I yell, it makes me giggle everytime.  Chris enjoys fishing in the Wadi, spending time with his family, and pancake eating contests.

Back to the adventure to the Oasis...At the Oasis I made the most amazing discovery.  Fish, turtles, and frogs, much like humans, love White Chedder Cheez-It's.  I am not really sure why I was surprised by this, Cheez-It's are fantastically delicious it's no shocker that wildlife would come to the same conclusion that humans do.  Below are some pics of us feeding the animals, don't worry they didn't bite.

Sam feeding the fish

I'm feeding the fish

and Chris is feeding the fish

No blog would be complete without photos of the happy customers, so I'll leave you with photos of the fish, turtles, and frogs.  Tune in next week to find out more about how my coworkers thought it would be funny to sell me to the Ugandan gate guards for 100 heads of cattle.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Now I snuck into mom's blog!

It's Ziggy and Tank again, we just snuck into Mom's blog!  Well, it's just me, Ziggy, Tank is just my muscle on this project.  I'm the smarter of the two of us, anyway, Tank just likes to play fetch and I...I can write blogs for pups sake!

Here is a picture of my dumb brother, Tank

Notice the big goofy tongue and bugs bunny feet...

Here is an amazing picture of the ever so smart and handsome, Ziggy (that's me!)

Mom took that picture one day when we went to Onslow Dog Beach, We looooove going there!  And we let everyone know it by yelling out the window as we drive down the road.

Anyway, we just wanted to let our momma know that we haven't forgotten about her over in Iraq.  We are having a lot of fun with our Uncle Troy, Aunt Ashley, Aunt Jynette, and all of our friends, Sarg, Bella, Dingo, and Cali.  Uncle Troy lets us stay up as late as we want and we eat a ton of treats...Sometimes we even get to hang out with our Uncle Deke, he built mom's website and sometimes he falls asleep on our couch!

Don't worry Sarg will protect him!

Well, it's time for my nap and I'm going to go trick Tankie into doing something stupid so he gets in trouble:)  Keep checking and for new feeders!  And then buy some, I, Mr. Zigmund, QA every single one of them, so you should definitely buy them!  Mom needs to put dog food on the table, you know!
Just in 25 new skate decks! Stay tuned for new feeder pics!