Friday, November 26, 2010




The temps dropped to 23F in McNeal last night & our outside thermometer probe told us we were down to 10F.  We are a little higher up in elevation east of Elfrida.  Being in an RV with these kinds of temps is a bit different than being in a sticks & bricks house.  Our Motor Home does not retain the heat inside like a well insulated house so on really cold mornings we use the rig’s furnace as well as our Legacy Blue Flame heater to keep the icicles from forming in my moustache.  I am not a cold weather person!!!!


Found out later this afternoon that these low temps are unusual for this time of year & Bisbee recorded it’s coldest Thanksgiving ever.  Fortunately, temps are coming up over the next few days with tonight not being as cold & tomorrow maybe hitting 70F



We ended up not going anywhere again to day.  Just kinda rested & soaked up a lot nice warm sunshine in our outside lounger chairs.  Jeannie & Ray from the ranch dropped in to see if we had survived the cold night & thawed out OK. 


I finished my ‘Chasing Rainbows’ book that ED had left at the ranch for me.  What a great book it was & a big thanks goes out to Ed.  Chasing Rainbows is not likely to end up on any best sellers lists or bring the author any great recognition aside for a few nods & smiles from some of the local folks in the area.  This book was written in a style I much prefer to read nowadays.  Written by a local fellow about local events of day’s gone by.  Down to earth writing, down to earth honesty with no twisty twiney plots & undue drama mixed in to drag the reader from one side of the cerebral cortex to the other.  I was a voracious reader many years ago & read tons of books but finally lost interest in all things fictional.  It’s curious that I don’t read anything at all when I am back home in Bayfield but when we get to the Southwest each winter my reading interest returns & I enjoy reading about events of the past in the various areas we are traveling.  Must be that little kid in me still wide eyed by tales of the old West. 


Tomorrow morning we’ll swing on down into Elfrida & pick up another local book at the Library called, ‘The Cowman’s Wife.’  Actually I think we have a round-about photography connection to this book.


As per the Vet’s instructions we are applying hot compresses 3 times a day to Cora’s (Motormouse) external Cyst which is about the size of a Cherry.  It is not causing her any discomfort & she is not in any kind of pain.  She is her usual Clown self everyday.  Vet says to do this for 5 days & then call him.


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I don’t have a whole lot to write about tonight simply because we didn’t do a whole lot today & I don’t really have too many new pics so I may as well keep the blog short.  Nice change from my long winded posts eh:))


GROANER’S CORNER:((  It was visitor's  day at the asylum.   All the inmates were standing in the courtyard singing "Ave Maria" and singing it beautifully.  Oddly, each of them was holding a red apple in one hand and tapping it rhythmically with a pencil.  A visitor listened in wonderment to the performance and then approached the choir director. "I am a retired choir director," he said. "This is one of the best choirs I have ever heard."  Yes, I'm very proud of them," said the director.  "You should take them on tour!" said the visitor."What are they called"?  "Surely that must be obvious," replied the director.....

"They are the Moron Tapanapple Choir."


Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.



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


  1. dont be so hard on yourself is a good photo of the both of you..!! both already look like you got some sunshine on your faces!!..better than the pasty white one I see in the mirror everyday!!

  2. It is certainly much more difficult to keep an RV of any kind warm, than it is a stix & brix house dwelling. I like sleeping in a cold room with a warm comforter over me, but getting up to turn on the heat is a killer.

    Dave has been coming over to start the generator early in the morning, and when I hear it I wake up and run to turn on the furnace and then race back to the warm bed. All this is done hopping over or stepping carefully around Lady! Boondocking ain't always easy.

  3. Wow! 10F is cold! Hope it warms up soon. Our cold front left today and we bounced back up to 48F!

    I read a lot whether we're home or away and I still read a lot of fiction books too. I kind of like getting dragged from one side of the cerebral cortex to the other - it's good exercise!

  4. Uh Oh,,,I better locate my long underwear...Thanksgiving was a recordbreaker here in So, Tx too,,,It was over 90*F...Muggy too!! Monday morning we are heading WEST,,,Congress AZ here we come.....

  5. You and Kelly are doing EXACTLY what is great about can do absolutely nothing anytime you want. Sure hope it warms up for ya, though..You are soooo right RV isn't like a warm house!

  6. Whew! you are as cold at night as we are here in Klamath, but of course, without the snow. brrr. I LOVE the photo of Motormouse. Sending her good wishes.

  7. Good gravy, that was a good groaner! :)

  8. Al, we are headed to Old Pearce Days today, where it will be cold. If you're in the area, we'll wave and say Howdy!

  9. Al,

    I'm glad that you enjoyed Chasing Rainbows and I'm sure that W. D. "Arizona" Kennedy thanks you for the wonderful plug.
    The way it reads is just the way he talks, so I think you will recognize him either from the picture on the cover or if you hear him.

  10. If you could go backwards and get younger with it, that would be a real argument for being lazy.

    Of course, if I had to spend most of that time in temps around 10F, I might have to rethink the whole process.