Friday, December 11, 2009



To-day was kind of a repeat performance of yesterday so it's going to be a challenge to come up with something to blog about to-night.  Just finished emptying the cameras into Picasa so I've got a pile of photos to go through again.  I really need someone to come out here & take these camera's away from me.  I have totally swamped myself again to-day with sunsets & old farm machinery.  But, don't get me wrong, I'm not's a very, very, enjoyable hobby:))


Not sure how many people out there are familiar with the, 'NEW TRIBES MISSION' but they have a very active community here in McNeal, Arizona.  This is the aviation division of New Tribes & the community is complete with aircraft, hangers, & an airfield.  They fly missionaries into remote & inaccessible locations.  Kelly's exercise instructor is part of the New Tribes family & her husband is the chief flying instructor here.  She told Kelly her husband would be delighted to give us a tour of the facility & it's different kinds of aircraft so we plan to head the short 2 miles over there one day next week for a look see.


Noticed a few days ago that Ivan is on the move again with ROADTRIP 09.  Some of you may remember his trip up the Alaska highway a few months ago about the same time WANDERING WILLY was up in that neck of the woods too.  Looks like Ivan swung through BC & Vancouver Island on his way south from Alberta this time & right now is somewhere around Barstow, California.  Not sure where he's headed but I'm guessing he's in search of warmer weather somewhere.  Aren't we all this year:((


Last night I blogged about my confusion with the Picasa photo editing program & it's upgrades.  When I opened the program to-day I somehow had the new version again.  I hope it stays this time!!!!

Google offers something called, 'Google Alerts' & we downloaded that awhile back to try & get a handle on who visits our Bayfield Bunch blogsite & how did they find it.  For the most part I don't really understand how this program works but to-day we found out we somehow landed on this FEEDJIT Double Adobe blog site.  Also landed on another site called TECHNORATI.  Nice to be picked up by other sites I guess but it's a little scary in a way too because we bloggers have little or no control where our blogs go & who picks them up for whatever reasons or uses.


Would like to thank everyone again for all the nice comments & emails that have been coming in.  Very much appreciated by the whole gang here at the Bayfield Bunch:))


Fired up the rig's generator to-day as well as the rig itself.  Occurred to me last night that we hadn't started up the motorhome since arriving at the ranch over a month ago & with these below freezing night time temps I was a little concerned about the battery.  But, no problem as it started right up, & unlike last summer I remembered to turn it off again before it ran for over 5 hours like last time!!!!  Hmmmmm, wonder if I remembered to turn off my motorcycle before heading south in October.


GROANER'S CORNER:((  Why is psychoanalysis quicker for a man than than a woman?  When it's time to go back to childhood, he's already there.



The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now....AL.


  1. Some of us brought the motorcycle with us! That way we can hear if we left it running.

  2. As long as you take them, I will continue to say what gorgeous pictures you take! They are great!

    We have heard of New Tribes over the years, but can't think of who we know that is part of that great group. The tour sounds interesting. Looking forward to hearing about that.

  3. It's hard to find something to blog about if the days go by uneventful. I sure know that. Your photographs make up for that. They are always beautiful.

  4. Yup, great pictures. Where do you keep all these masterpieces, an external hard drive?

  5. As always Al GREAT post and beautiful photos... You can snap as many as you like I always enjoy seeing them... Have a fun time at the New Tribes area and thanks for taking us along on all your adventures...

    Travel Safe

  6. I see lots of pictures of airplanes in our future! That's good because I like pics of planes. A couple of awesome shots in the blog today, Al!