It's a cold wet drizzly damp day here in southwestern Ontario & I think even the birds are too depressed to fly except I did just see 2 Nuthatches & a Downie Woodpecker. No doubt some of the birdseed in the feeders is a little on the soggy side.
Our Hyundai Santa Fe passed it's pre-trip inspection & tune-up with flying colors this morning. That car has turned out to be one of the best vehicles we have ever had. It's a used 2003 & I was a bit leery about it because of Hyundai's poor quality control years ago but after a lot of reading & research on the internet a couple of years ago I decided it was a good buy because Hyundai had really turned things around & ranked right up there with Toyota in the quality control department. Our Santa Fe is a good example of that & we are very happy with it.
OUR SURE FOOTED LITTLE SANTA FE MOUNTAIN GOAT TREKKING THROUGH THE CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS IN ARIZONA…..MARCH 09
JERRY & SUZY are heading out in the morning from Benson, Arizona with their big rig on a two week jaunt over into New Mexico to an area Kelly & I had spent some time in during the spring of 08. I recently blogged about 2 little ghost towns in the area by the names of Chloride & Monticello. The other rugged little old west town we stopped in there was Hillsboro on the road between Truth or Consequences & Silver City, New Mexico. It was a rough & ready mining town with a wild west track record. Our blog for that day is HERE & our photos are HERE.
THE ‘BARBER SHOP CAFE’ ABOVE & KELLY CHECKS THE BREAKFAST MENU IN THE ‘STORE CAFE’ ACROSS THE ROAD….BELOW
And I might as well throw in my two cents worth about the name 'Truth or Consequences' as a name for a town because it has always bugged me!!. This place once had the proud name of Geronimo Springs until some wizenheimer decided to name it after that silly game show on television years ago. Can't believe the townspeople went for that except I think the host of the show came to town one day & everybody got caught up in the moment & went all ga ga goo goo & then changed the name of their town. I think if I had to live there I would be leading the charge to change the name back to Geronimo Springs. Even the name of their State Park, Elephant Butte, is far better than what they have now. I hope the host of, 'Deal or No Deal' or 'Your Face or Mine,' or 'Beat the Geeks,' or 'Dating Game,' or Wheel of Fortune,' never comes to Bayfield because if they do......I'm gettin outa town!!!! Can you tell I do not like television game shows!!!! And thank heavens I'm married to someone who feels the same way about them as I do.....10-4!! (It's a rainy day so I think I'm kinda on the grumpy side)
NEW MEXICO’S TOWN OF TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES IS KNOWN FOR TURTLE BACK MOUNTAIN JUST ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE RIVER. I TOOK THIS PHOTO PRIOR TO A STORM & THE LIGHTING SHOWS THE TURTLE WELL. FLIPPERS ON LEFT, HUMPBACK SHELL IN THE MIDDLE WITH HEAD DROOPED DOWN THE MOUNTAIN TO THE RIGHT
ALIEN SPACSHIP OVER RIVERBEND HOTSPRINGS IN T or C?? …………………. NOPE, JUST A LAMP REFLECTION IN THE WINDOW:))
We have a very talented woodworking fellow in our park here who specializes in turning, laminating, & segmenting wooden bowls, vases, cheese trays & pepper mills. In other words Hank finds himself a fine piece of wood & proceeds to turn it on a lathe to a desired shape & then segments or implants other types of wood with it to form a fine finished product. Some of his bowls can have over a hundred pieces of wood in them. For anyone in our area looking for an original handcrafted gift you might want to have a look at Hank's Picasa web album site to see these one of a kind works of art. Just click on RIVER ROAD WOODCRAFTS & for the best product view just press 'Slideshow' when you get there.
OUR PHOTO ALBUMS http://picasaweb.google.com/stargeezerguy/
The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.