SWISS HELM MOUNTAINS EAST OF US
We had another hot & humid steam bath of a day going on & by noon I was in my recliner with a direct intravenous line hooked up straight into the air conditioner. 75% of my allotted energy units for the day were already used up & I still had about 11 hours to, 'hang in there!!' Waited for awhile this afternoon for a 'window tint' guy to come & do the driver's & passenger side windows in the Jeep. He did the Santa Fe for us back in late 08. We don't have A/C in the Jeep so tinted windows help a bit with the sun's heated rays. Sure didn't take this young fellow long to do the job. Said he's being doing it for 12 years. I can't remember ever doing anything that long, let alone a job!!
NOTICE THE 'TWIN KELLY'S' SUPERVISING THE TINT JOB:))
Because of the hot weather I figured it might be a good opportunity to cool things down in the blog with a few snowy mountain photos. The ranch we have spent time on the past couple of winter's near Douglas Arizona is surrounded by mountains. We have had snow on the ground a couple times while there but this particular morning the snow stayed at the higher elevations & didn't make it to the valley floor. Quite often the clouds will come & sit on the mountain tops all around us. When they lift, a bright white deposit of snow can be seen from miles around.
DRAGOON MOUNTAINS TO OUR NORTHWEST
In last night's blog photo of the stormy Arizona sky, SUE & DOUG wondered about the little Motormouse outside the rig. Well, the camera guy (me) was right behind her heading for the rig & the 2 big furry guys were, in turn, right behind me:))
MULE MOUNTAINS TO OUR WEST
And thank you to John & Carol who have just joined us on our Follower's list. It's folks like you who give blogger folks like myself & others that great inspirational feeling to keep our travels, adventures, & blogging styles going:))
A LOOK SOUTH TOWARDS & INTO MEXICO
While on the road traveling, Sirius satellite radio is our # 1 music source whether we are driving or boondocked somewhere. We have had Sirius since the summer of 06 & we just love it. When home for the summer our main music source comes from our cable TV music package & our Sirius radio sits silently in the Motor Home for months on end. For whatever reason it always had static on it when I tried it in the Mini Van so gave up using it for the past few summers. Today I took the Sirius radio out of the rig & hooked it up in the Jeep......& it work's great:))))))) That immediately solved a crowding problem because anything more than 3 music CD,s in the Jeep at one time constitutes a severe overcrowding situation.
TOMBSTONE ARIZONA IS WAY OVER THERE
A few blogs ago I mentioned about how much nicer it would be if a person had something other than their mouse for drawing graphics in Microsoft's Paint program or other applications. A long time reader in the graphic's business sent in this website with a product that does just that. Just in case anyone is interested. PEN TABLET
THE GLEASON HILLS TO OUR NORTHWEST
I have received a few more 'constructive criticisms' on my post a few day's ago entitled, 'Blogging....Just My Opinion.' Seems I stepped on most toes when I suggested keeping posts relevant to the topic of RVing. Feedback coming in basically said, "It's my blog & I will say what I want!!" Well, I agree & if you have read my blog you will see that I am rather all over the place on blog topics myself, but you will also notice I try to keep my blog within not only my own interests but within the interests of people reading my blog. There is a reason people come here. They are interested in my interests. There is a reason I read other people's blogs & that is simply because I am interested in what they are interested in. That little piece of double edged logic just makes sense to me.
THE SWISS HELMS
If I am to be faulted it is probably in the way I worded my post in the manner I did because I obviously did not do well in getting my point across. Of course you can write about whatever you want to write about, I'm just saying that if your readership numbers are not there & nobody is commenting on your posts, maybe it is your content that needs a bit of tweaking. (Ohhhhh, here we go again) My post only meant to suggest some thoughts & opinions on how to do that. The majority of folks understood & took the post as I hoped they would, a few folks disagreed on some things which I'm glad they did, & an even fewer folks were really upset with me for....stepping on their toes.
IF THE SNOW REACHES THE VALLEY FLOOR IT CAN MAKE FOR SOME MIGHTY MUDDY MORNING WALKS
I was glad RICK & RANDY climbed into the bear pit with me (Rick calls it a bear pit:)) & expressed their honest opinions as well. They didn't agree with everything I said of course but they understood what my intentions were. Help, not hinder!! One commenter suggested that I crossed a line on 'subject matter' & my short answer to that is...........I absolutely did not!!!!
SNOW?? WE DON'T NEED NO DARN SNOW!!
Maybe one day out there on the long dusty road we will meet some of these fine folks & have us a sit down around a quiet desert campfire over hot coffee throwing nothing more at each other than yummy tasting smorr's........& in the process, become good friends. Hey, it has happened before. Anyone remember the dust-up Rick & I had last winter?? Don't ask.....I'm still reeling from that one....................10-4:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Ok, wrap your tongue around this one.....
Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said "this butter's bitter! But a bit
of better butter will but make my butter better" So she bought some better
butter, better than the bitter butter, and it made her butter better so 'twas
better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter!
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