CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK, NEW MEXICO (didn't have any pics for today so have thrown in some previous trip photos)
A second beautifully calm morning had us out of the rig early but by 11 we were driven back inside by high winds & blowing sand. A warm front is moving into the area & it's the big winds that are bringing it here. Had put the flags up earlier but had to get them down again while they were still in one piece.
No Blue Angel jets out this way from the El Centro Air Show so maybe they were all blown over into Texas somewhere. We spent all afternoon inside reading & doing computer stuff. Wow, talk about exciting times.
RICK had a good post in this morning about why he likes his RV lifestyle just the way it is. I sure wish I had some of that contentment stuff he has. A lot of other RV'ers have it as well but it seems I was out to lunch somewhere the day all that stuff was passed around years ago. You would think by the age of 65 I would be getting myself slowed down a bit & catching up on some of that there contentment stuff, but ya know what....I don't think it ain't never gonna happen:)))))
CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK, NEW MEXICO
Had a question about the pile of rock's photo in last night's blog. I had positioned the sun directly behind that pillar of rocks & noticed it shining through a couple holes in the stones. That gave it the fiery eye effect. Many miles directly behind lay the Imperial Sand Dunes & with all the kids out there with their ATV's, Dirt bikes, & dune buggy's yesterday there was a fine dust cloud on the horizon. The sun sitting on the horizon filtered through that dust giving the sky an orangey look. Photo was taken at 200mm & F/9. A little assistance from Picasa 3 helped refine the color & contrast as well.
MORNING WALK NEAR OGILBE ROAD, YUMA
I am always in a bit of a dilemma about our 'Blogs We Follow' list. I try to keep it reasonably short for simplicity & ease of reading sake but after I read Donna's post from 2 TAKING A 5TH today about having 300 sites on her list I guess that should tell me I have lots of room to expand my list. Aw no, I don't think so!! Every once & awhile I will come across an RV'er just starting out in the blogging world. If I find it interesting I sometimes put it into our list for awhile hoping to give the new blogger a jump start on their blog. I remember well when I first started out, the feeling of anticipation as you check your SITEMETER about a hundred times a day to see if anybody read it. A couple hits, maybe 10, & then holy smokes after a long while your all the way up to 25 & on a roll. WoW!! I like to think by sometimes putting a new person's blog on our site it can maybe add 40 or 50 hits over night for the new blogger giving their blog a nice boost . And, that makes me feel good.
THIS 'TOY HAULER' TRUCK SEEN IN YESTERDAY'S BLOG IS ACTUALLY FOR SALE........GOOD LUCK!!
However, there is a more troubling side to the 'Blogs We Follow' list that bothers me. In order to keep the list short, & to keep the emphasis focused on fewer blogs as opposed to blogs becoming lost in a multiple blog list, I have to let some go & that is always an agonizing decision for me & not something I take pleasure in doing. If I wasn't a sensitive person I wouldn't give a hoot about dropping blog sites........but I do, & I'm sure other bloggers have thought about this as well.
I have some regular blogger friends who have been on my list almost from the beginning & others who have drifted away. I can always tell when feelings are hurt though because folks blogs I have decided to drop, & who used to leave comments, immediately stop leaving comments & just seem to drop right out of sight. Oh well, just one of the little on-going bumps along the old Bloggerville road:((
CITY OF ROCKS NEW MEXICO
We have been monitoring the weather carefully & it still looks cold for going anywhere too far north so our 4 corner States visit is still off the drawing board. However, tomorrow morning we will have the big wheels rolling eastward again heading for somewhere over in Saguaro Cactus country. Where too?? Dunno.......that just takes all the fun out of it. Now, let me see....how do I spell contentment!!
Harvey's grandfather clock suddenly stops working right one day, so he loads it into his van and takes it to a clock repair shop.
In the shop is a little old man who insists he is Swiss, and has a heavy German accent. He asks Harvey, "Vat sims to be ze problem?"
Harvey says, "I'm not sure, but it doesn't go 'tick-tocktick -tock' anymore. Now it just goes 'tick...tick...tick.'"
The old man says, "Mmm-Hm!" and steps behind the counter, where he rummages around a bit. He emerges with a huge flashlight and walks over the grandfather clock.
He turns the flashlight on, and shines it directly into the clocks face. Then he says in a menacing voice, "Ve haf vays of making you tock!"
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The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...... AL.