March 27, 2011


MOD for Life


This photo of memories was sent to us by Liz aka NatureLuver, League City, TX

RV Oasis in the desert

We are now doing final packing and plan to leave this week. It is about time!  The weather has been rather yuckie so I have posted a photo I took while visiting the RV Oasis is the desert a few days ago.

Did radiation hit California?

Just so you know, I am loving my new iPad.  See photo taken to see if radiation has reached California or if Carlos has just gone cool with a pair of Series Of Four sunglasses.


Back to Normal

Wow! For a moment I thought I had a problem but now I am back to normal.


Enjoy, have fun.


Carlos, Donna and Austin

P.S. Has anyone seen any owls around here?

51 Responses to “Memories”

  1. Betty Says:

    Carlos and donna enjoy your trip safe traveling…and take pic’s and pic,s god Bless


  2. Twoclubs Jane Says:

    ROFL, Carlos You are definitely needing that Vacation now! LOL, I do think you have lost some weight (smile). We love you, we miss you, but you must get that RV moving. Bon voyage and (((hugs))) to you, Donna, Austin and ever buddy. And I am sure hoping some owls follow you out the gate. Thanks for the Blog updates. You keep us in your family and we keep you in our prayers. Love Twoclubs Jane

  3. Nancy Says:

    You are a hoot! Safe travels to you both and enjoy your ipad.

  4. Carlynne Says:

    It is so much fun seeing you enjoy your toys. And thank goodness you do love your toys or you would not have hooked up cameras for us to watch the Owl Box or taken so many wonderful photos of them.
    Carlynne aka littleguys

  5. Donna Koski Says:

    Have fun guys, you look like you have been having fun all along. I hope your trip is wonderful and you have great weather.

    Thanks for all. God Bless

    donna (Bingodabber)

  6. TN216 Says:

    Thanks for all the updates, Carlos. I lurk on the oceanside owls from time to time, but there will never be any like Molly, McGee, and family. Enjoy your Ipad. Our daughter and granddaughter loves it, and my hubby is seriously thinking about buying one.

  7. Eileen "Teatime" Says:

    “Gee we are still having fun”
    Thanks for keeping us posted.

    Enjoy your much deserved vacation.


  8. Ann Ragsdale Says:

    Kewl Pics, Dude! Made me smile; but then you usually do. M & M enriched my life in a way that surprised me. Surprises are always good. I like to learn new things, meet new peeps, and have fun. MOD is the best thing I ever caught (& kept.) :)Safe journey, y’all!
    hugs from arags

  9. Rita in DC Says:

    Owls? What owls? Just be sure to look above, behind, and to the sides of your RV as you drive away from home, lest something like Coach’s photo scenarios come to pass.

    Bon voyage, Royals!

  10. Joan from Colorado Says:

    Carlos you are being a nut.. You have brought many joys and tears into my life.. thank you I will miss hearing from you.. how long will you be gone? Joan from Colorado

  11. PegRod Says:

    Carlos – just awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.

    So …. how did you achieve those amazing photos! They are fun but also works of art! Is that a drawing of Donna above you in the photo of you as a grinning “square-head” beaming with happiness while wearing another pair of those “Series of Four” sunglasses from Austin? Is that Donna’s self-portrait or one that you or another member of your talented family drew (ink, pencil)?

    By the way, I love the photo on the Series of Four website of the giant sunglasses lined up on the beach. For some reason they remind me of the famous monoliths of Stonehenge – don’t know why. (

    NatureLuver – thank you for sharing the photo of your tote bag with all the autographs that you must have gathered at the Walnut Grove Picnic in San Marcos, CA. What amazes me is how perfectly balanced the signatures are in terms of distribution of color and angles! The magic continues – This photo is also suitable for framing!

    “Gee this Is fun, and we Are a part of it” – Peace, Love and Commmunity

  12. Couleedam (Nora) Says:

    Totally radical, Carlos, you sure you weren’t a hippie??? ROFL – So glad you are having fun with your new toy, and even more glad that you learned to share when you were little ;-) Safe travels to you and Donna – looking forward to the next installment of Carlos’ and Donna’s travels!! Hearts & Hugs, couleedam

  13. ranyart Says:

    Carlos you always bring a smile !!! Too funny you are.
    You and Donna travel safe and fare well.
    deet deet deet.

  14. Karen Liner Says:

    Have a fun, wonderful & safe trip!

  15. Janie Branison Says:

    Carlos, this is what we miss so much about the owlbox–your wonderful sense of humor and silly antics.
    Love you!


    • carlosroyal Says:

      Remember, some of the fun we had with puppets during some late night broadcast. Actually they were not puppets but small stuffed or ceramic animals. As VacaDude would say, “every now and then we find our silly.

      • Janie Branison Says:

        Carlos, you brought out the silly in so many of us older chatters. We became young again because it was so much fun. Yes, the puppets were a joy and imagine me sitting there cutting out a paper owlbox with Molly on top like a kid with paper dolls. So many good memories. Thank you again and again.



      • PegRod Says:

        I missed those late nights – chatters raved about how much fun Saturday Night Live with Carlos was. The original name for “Zorro the mouse” was born on one of those silly nights I think.

        Janie, I agree that having Carlos telling us on one of his live broadcasts how to put the paper owl box together, with the paper Molly flying through the air in his one hand while holding the paper owl box in another accompanied by his rendition of “deet, deet, deet” sound effects was so much fun! He also shared photos of Molly fan’s paper constructions for all to enjoy!

        The free paper Howliday Cut Outs are/were great, too!

  16. mandozee Says:

    glad you are injoying your new Ipad. Have a safe trip. Keep in touch through the blog when you can. Do you need a house sittter? LOL Mandozee1888

  17. Joan from Colorado Says:

    Carlos, are feeling silly today? Have a wonderful trip . and hurry back.. you will be missed.

  18. carlosroyal Says:

    I took the photos using the ipad which has some special effects built-in. Just like the owl box, I have to push all the buttons… It is the kid in me.

  19. Mary Jozwiak Says:

    My new phone does that too. I took a “poster” picture of a friends baby and he looked like the Great Pumpkin! What will they think of next! Take some nice normal pics on your vacation Carlos and let us know how you’re doing and where you are! Enjoy! Mary

  20. Jo-Ann Says:

    “LOL” you made my day…. I am still laughing… (loudly”
    I so appreciate your humor… have a great trip and send more IPod pic’s…

  21. Nancy Anthony Says:

    Carlos, It is STILL raining up north. Maybe you can blow away the rain but weather is miserable. If I were you and Donna, I would travel to someplace with sunshine before heading north.
    Have fun with your iPad. I love mine.

  22. Healani AKA FoxyTuTu Says:

    U r absolutely Hilarious Carlos!

  23. Darlene Salisbury Says:

    What wonderful funny pictures Carlos. I too miss your sense of humor.
    Have a wonderful trip. I’m so glad you are well and over that illness you had. We were worried about you.
    Take care.
    God Bless.

  24. Sharon Says:

    OMG. You are too funny. LOL

  25. Carole in Charlotte, NC Says:

    You are just too much! Luv it, luv it, luv it!! Carole

  26. Sherry Kelly Says:

    You two have a wonderful trip and put that iPad to good use! Looking forward to photos along your way…maybe?

  27. Dianne Shoffner Says:

    Have a safe trip and remember us while you are gone. We will always you and Donna and M & M. You bring out the little kid in all of us.

  28. Owlcoholic4life Says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. You and Donna have fun in your travels, stay safe and hurry home! We will all miss your smiling face and your ability to make us smile.

  29. Cathy Messer Says:

    Carlos, YOU are too funny!! I just got my ipad too and what fun! You said you were heading to Canada through Oregon and WA so be careful we still have a lot of snow in NE Washington St. I live just N of Spokane WA and it’s 80 miles to Canadian Border and they have been getting snow these past few days about 40mi North of us and Mountains up North are still heavy with snow. So you will probably run into a few spring snow blizzards the farther North you go. By looking at your pictures you need to get out of CA!! lol
    Best Wishes Cathy in Spokane

  30. NatureLuver Says:

    Carlos, love your sense of humor! Thanks for posting the MOD bag picture. That is only about half the people that were at the second picnic. When i redo my office I will frame it and hang it on my wall with my other M & M pictures and Chris’s “Molly” print. Can’t think of anything else I’d rather be surrounded by… much love and wonderful memories!
    Have an awesome and safe vacation.
    God Bless You Donna & Carlos!
    Liz Garney, League City, TX

  31. You are a funny, funny man Carlos…..That is why we love you,
    Happy and safe travels to you and Donna!
    Sedning love from Colorado,


  32. joly2u Says:

    Hey, Carlos, you’re punchy. Love it! Enjoy. Doesn’t Donna want a pic of all of us for her wallet?

  33. Sally in Aus Says:

    Hey there it’s (Kermet )”Carlos the Frog!”Tooooooooo funny!

  34. Becky Says:

    The pictures of you, Carlos, are too funny! Have a wonderful and safe trip.

  35. jacque green Says:

    Carlos and Donna you have safe trip , enjoy be safe send a lot picture. The babies owlet are so beautiful. thank you for every thing I’am still having funny. I can tell diferant Owls and
    other birds, I always enjoy birds. have fun Jacque

  36. Lisa A. Burns Says:

    Carlos, you such a nut!! That is why we miss you sooooooooooo much!!!!!!! LOL !!!!

    LOVE the photos for Donna’s wallet!
    We miss you !!!! Thank you and happy travels!!

    Hugz from NE FL

  37. Healani AKA FoxyTuTu Says:

    That RV Oasis looks pretty nice! Unfortunately we dont have an RV :-(

  38. Helen Erickson Says:

    Carlos – Love the pics. You are having too much fun. Have a good vacation and send us lots of pics.

    My best to you both.


  39. shu curtis Says:

    Hope your trip is all you anticipate with lots of joy and wonderful surprises. Donna be sure the health insurance is paid up. Carlos does not look well, his color is very strange. Also, his forehead looks like it might require attention or a bra. Send us a note and a picture now ad then.
    Thanks to all the crew who made my exposure to the world of Molly & McGee possible. Unbelievable trip with Nature at its best and with the family they brought together.Will you be back for the 4th clutch? Hugs from Shu

  40. donna Says:

    Carlos wild pics, thanks for sharing. Looks like your having alot of fun with your ipad, having fun keeps us young! Happy Trails & Be Safe! We’ll be waiting to see some pics of your travels, don’t forget us! Love from the east coast!

  41. PegRod Says:

    June 6, 2010 (First Clutch) Group Card given to Carlos and Donna.

    This link seems to still work – it worked for me – lots of memories here.

  42. Joy H from Largo, FL Says:

    Have a great vacation you two! Be safe, and have fun!
    And thanks again for keeping us posted on the Owls!
    I enjoy checking into the blog, to see your new photos and info about what is going on in the box!
    You are wonderful people, and we are all like part of your family too, and wish the best to you always!
    Take care!

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