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27 May 2014 @ 01:48 pm
George and Leeanix, and future travel plans  
The last two days were great. Because of the holiday Chris got two inadvertent days off in a row. It was great to just be home and be together. We really needed that to just be sweet to each other. I forgot to mention that on May 16 we started to watch Star Trek TNG. The goal is a marathon to watch all the series through Voyager. We'll skip the few eps we didn't like. It's been a lot of fun so far. And we're curious how long it will take to get through the three series. And I'm sure there are days that we'll skip all together and others were we'll watch more than one. I love Picard. I totally see how he's an INTJ. I can so relate to him. No wonder he was my fave. Data's my second fave as he's the INTP.

I got some artwork done last night. Now this is all "What If" art it won't actually happen in the story.



This isn't done. I still have to draw the details on George's guns, his tail and the guy's hands in the foreground. My bad writing says, "What are your intentions with my daughter?" The main reason I drew this was to lay to rest once and for all the notion that George and Leeanix are a couple. They are not. People think, "Oh they're the same species and they have the same last name. They must be married." Nope. Of course this pic will cause other problems like, "Who's the mom?" No mom if they've read the story. And. "Who's the boyfriend?" No one. Leeanix doesn't get those feelings anymore so she wouldn't be interested in human males. It's just a drawing to get the point across. It's possible she's lured young guys so George can feed. But the whole point was to show they are not a romantic couple. There is love but it's parental love. And Leeanix is adopted so that's why there's no mother. She had real parents when she was human but has no memory of that and does not miss it. New life, complete start over for her.



Hazelnut is so pretty. Here she is on day 7 of her life. But she is a slow grower.





Here are the chicks this morning when I let them run around. I had to clean out their box today for the first time. I like this because that's one of Zucca's feathers. She's my smallest chicken and that feather is bigger than all the babies.



Here is Melon today.



And Hoboken is really growing. She's got big wings and is getting a tail already. I watched my first day video and gosh they were so small. I'm glad I'm documenting them because when you see them everyday you don't really see the changes. They were so small and egg shaped the first day.

Well you guys know I love Jurassic Park and I love to travel. Hawaii is one of my dream destinations. Specifically the island of Kuai. I've been looking up info for a future trip and the three primary places I want to go to. First is a helicopter tour to the falls to see Jurassic Park Falls. That would just be so amazing. I know that will be the most expensive thing. I'm sure it's going to be around $300 per person. I haven't looked but I'm guessing. Next is Kuoloa Ranch. This is where the scene where the T-rex attacks the Gallimimus happened. The other is the National Botanical Gardens at Lawai Kuai. Here's the fig tree where Dr. Grant found the raptor eggs was filmed. Those are the three must do things for me if I ever go there. And of course then see the beaches, volcanoes, snorkel and bird watch. A dream vacation. Actually here are my dream destinations for my life time.

Australia to see wild budgies and the desert
Hawaii to visit Jurassic Park locations
Peru to see Machu Pichu
Costa Rica to see Quetzals
Guatemala to see Tikal
Arizona to see the Grand Canyon and desert
Panama and Panama canal
Galapagos to travel in Darwin's footsteps

The reason I was thinking about this is because our 10 year wedding anniversary is coming up June 4th. Kinda snuck up on us and Chris asked me what I wanted to do. I had not idea but I want something special that can be done in one day. I can't leave the chicks alone to travel. Then I thought of it. I want to do a helicopter ride. The one we did in Orlando only longer. I've been wanting to refilm it since now I have a real camera and that was one of my biggest regrets having a crappy video camera when we went. And that got me thinking about helicopter rides over Jurassic Park and I started looking this up.

Well better get back to work on art and stories.

EDIT: OH forgot to say. The first exploding cucumber has come up! I'm thrilled. I hope they will thrive. They were so hard to get a hold of these seends. Had to order them from England.

Current Mood: Wandering
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actipton80actipton80 on May 27th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
Picard is my favorite Trek captain.

I don't know why people wouldn't listen when you say George and Leeanix are not a couple. Not everyone likes the mushy stuff. I know I can only take it in small doses.

More cute chick pics. I love them.
Des: George Smiththagirion on May 27th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah he's pretty cool.

It's not that they don't listen it's that they assume. I'm just tired of setting people straight so I drew this. Yeah I don't like it. My only romantic couple is the Copes and I don't dwell on that part of their relationship.

Yes it's fun to take pics of them everyday. I watched my video and can't believe how they grow. You don't notice if you see them everyday.
suzidragonlady: Suzi by Vogeldrachesuzidragonlady on May 28th, 2014 06:29 am (UTC)
Aww the chicks are so cute and fluffy, really sweet. Reminds me on mine that I had over 10 years ago. Chicken are just great.
My current dream destination is New Zealand in the moment, I would so love to get there but there is no chance really, it would take too much time and too much money.
Des: Black Copper Marans Chickthagirion on May 28th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks. They are so much fun. I really like them. That's cool you used to have chickens.
I hope you do get out there. Everyone should visit their favorite places. I don't know how I am ever going to do Machu Pichu or Galapagos. Those are super expensive. I'd have to go alone and that would be kinda sad.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on May 28th, 2014 09:20 am (UTC)
'What are your intentions with my daughter?': Lol :)

Aaaw...your chickens are growing fast!

I'm glad you two had a couple of days together.

Hawaii would be an awesome place to visit. Waterfalls, beaches, volcanoes, snorkel and bird watching - all sound very good to me :)

Congratulations on your 10th wedding anniversary coming up. A helicopter ride would be an awesome way to celebrate it!

I'm glad an exploding cucumber seed came up. I hope it grows and grows and you get exploding cucumbers!
Des: Black Copper Marans Chickthagirion on May 28th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Hehe, that guy's in HUGE trouble.

Yeah they're really coming along nicely.

Yes it was much needed time.

It's funny I mostly want to see the Jurassic Park places. I'd love to see volcanoes too and some nice coastal cliffs. And definitely new birds I'd not find anywhere else.

Me too. Just one still but I hope it will do well and then I'll never have to hunt down seeds again.
Tillyxyndarella on May 28th, 2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
Your chicks are so adorable. They are so tiny still.
Des: Black Copper Marans Chickthagirion on May 28th, 2014 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks. They are a joy to have around.
gamma_wingsgamma_wings on July 3rd, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
Aww the chicks looks adorable! <3 I especially love that top photo of Hazelnut. She looks so proud. :D
Desthagirion on July 4th, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC)
They don't look like this anymore. They are fairly good sized chicks now. BTW, now you've seen one of my LJ exclusive sneak peek arts. What do you think?
gamma_wingsgamma_wings on July 4th, 2014 05:01 pm (UTC)
I know, but they're still cute. xD And ooh it looks really cool so far! ^^ I like how it's parental love and not romantic love.
Desthagirion on July 4th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah they still have fuzzy faces and that's all. XD

Yes I LOVE their realtionship. It's a different kind of love with no annoying romantic tensions. These two are so fun together. I am about half way through inking it.