Tuesday, November 17, 2009
THE BENSON BUNCH MEETS THE BAYFIELD BUNCH
Well, as soon as towering Jerry got out of the car this morning I knew I was in big trouble because he was definitely bigger than me. I might be wider but he was definitely taller!! Suzy exited their car with cowboy cookies in hand but I was able to quickly dis-arm her in the midst of a hug. I immediately shifted their attention off the cookies so I could sneak some before taking them for a walk around tour of the ranch. And, when I had shaken hands with Jerry earlier I did not detect any peanut butter & onions fumes emitting from under his cowboy hat Rick. Whewww, close call there for sure.
Well, let me tell ya......THESE ARE NICE FOLKS. Kelly had just left for Yoga when Jerry & Suzy rolled in so we had a couple of hours talking to do before Kelly got back. Now, I'm not a real good conversationist so was a bit worried about that. I have zero interest in sports, politics, or hunting & fishing so that usually knocks me out of about 90% of all male conversations right off the start but the 3 of us found some common ground right off the bat & we were away. Cowboy cookies, the RV lifestyle, blogging, & photography, kept us busy as did the antics of various dogs coming & going. The Sand Hill Cranes provided photo opportunities for Suzi & every once in awhile the nearby donkeys threw in an opinion or two.
Sounds like we 3 Amigos (Jerry, Rick, & I) might just end up in the same general area this coming March over in California. There has already been talk of a cookie shoot-out at the OK Cookie Corral somewhere around Palm Desert!! Could be a tense one if Rick shows up with his ham salmon sandwiches!!
My errant camera/telescope tri-pod arrived from Canada to-day via the post office in Elfrida. Bruce, our friendly reliable neighbor back home had done a totally fine engineering job on boxing it for shipping. I started to unwrap it around 4 this afternoon......well, you get the picture:)) Hopefully I can get some better quality bird photos now. I will probably need all 700mm to catch some of those high flying cranes.
I liked the suggestions I saw in our comment box regarding last night's blog on the computer/television differences we sometimes have. Great idea about plugging headphones into the television for muting the sound. We just hadn't thought of that. Definitely something we will look into because I think the television sound quality would be improved as well & it would work out better after Kelly goes to bed & I want to watch something too.
Ok, to-night I am going to try Live Writer again so wish me luck..........Well, it didn't work again & I am sooooooooooooo upset. I had included a nice photo album of to-day's photos which took me awhile to put to-gether & now I have to start all over again & go back & do the blog in Blogger. Not a happy camper to-night!!!!!!!!!
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