TONIGHT'S PICS ARE FROM THE NORTH RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON (November 21/07)
Another cold night so I was out to the rig again about 1 in the morning checking to make sure the heaters were keeping the water pipes nice & toasty. It was a clear crisp night & I was able to identify a few constellations through the towering pine trees. In another week we will be camping under those very stars with views from horizon to horizon. I am very much looking forward to spending time under the beautiful night sky for the next 5 months. I am waaaaay overdue for a good night time star fix:))
A year ago right now we were at RUSTY'S RV RANCH near Portal Arizona & I recall how nice it was to be sitting outside with my laptop, surrounded by mountains, under the big Arizona sky. In fact, Doug & JoAnn from LIVING OUR DREAM are at Rusty's right now as I type this. We met Doug & JoAnn in Yuma back in December of 09.
THE NORTH RIM LODGE
Hope everyone understood that my reference in yesterday's blog about joining the new Canadian International Astronaut Program was said in jest. At 66, the only program I am well qualified for now is, 'Weight Watchers:((' And, the Pink Store in Palomas is located 3 miles south of Columbus New Mexico which in turn is situated south of Demming NM. And no, we will not be going to Mexico. Walmart in Douglas Arizona will be about as close as we will get to the border......just a few blocks away.
FELLOW CANADIANS MIKE & MAUREEN BEAUNE WITH THEIR BELOVED DOG MOLLY (Molly just passed away a few days ago)
At $251, today's Motor Home gas fill up marked the most expensive fuel stop to date. The onboard computer tells me that under ideal conditions that will take us about 450 miles, but of course nothing is ever really ideal so that number will fluctuate as we encounter headwinds, hills, heavy traffic, towns & cities. And to think I was once able to fill up my Volkswagen Beetle for $3.50 & drive to Sarasota Florida for under $20.
THIS TRAIL MAKES IT'S WAY ALONG THE RIM OF THE CANYON
Spent time this morning re-installing a surge protector & trying to clean up & compact wires & plugs under the new computer station. It's always such a garbled mess of wires behind televisions, computers, stereos etc. Sure wished they would come up with some affordable technology to completely eliminate electrical wires.
THE FORESTRY DEPT WAS DOING A CONTROLLED BURN IN THE CANYON SO NOT THE BEST DAY FOR PICS WITH ALL THE SMOKE
Well, just 3 more hot morning showers & we will be on the road. I am always a mixed bag of feelings right up until I pull that gearshift handle down into 'D' & get the big wheels rolling. From that point on my attention is focused on the job at hand & we are off on another adventure.
I THINK KELLY WAS ENJOYING THE SUN'S WARMING RAYS........................ (Photo by Maureen Beaune)
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The wife and I were sitting around the breakfast table one lazy Sunday morning. I said to her, “If I were to die suddenly, I want you to immediately sell all my stuff.” “Now why would you want me to do something like that?” she asked.
“I figure that you would eventually remarry and I don’t want some stupid ass using my stuff.” She looked at me and said: “What makes you think I’d marry another stupid ass?”
And remember......GOOD HEALTH IS MERELY THE SLOWEST POSSIBLE RATE AT WHICH ONE CAN DIE.
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