Friday, December 17, 2010




The patter of raindrops on our roof Thursday night alerted us to the passing of a small shower.  We have our fingers crossed we will not be having any kind of major rain while we are here.  Our rig is parked in dirt & it’s a nasty glue like dirt.  When water is added to the dirt it will turn into a massive glue like solution which totally sticks & clings to everything.  Especially furry little paws!!



We are having quite a time with ourselves trying to decide on our future travel plans for the winter.  We had originally planned to stay at the ranch in McNeil until the middle of December but those plans changed while we were on our way west last November.  We really have it nice here at the Elfrida property where we are now.   With all the amenities, including a whole house & large fenced in yard we have become very comfortable.  Actually, too comfortable!!   We don’t have any neighbors & how perfect is that.   And, it’s all free:))   I’m guessing most people would be totally content to stay put in one spot for the whole winter but for us, RVing has always meant much more than that.   Keeping on the move, traveling & exploring different regions & doing different things has always been our idea of the RV lifestyle.  It’s a tough decision for us this time & I have no idea how we will decide what to do.  For sure we will stay put to the end of the month & probably then some, but after that……..who knows.

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There is always a lot of media hype about the Mexican border problems down here.   It is more of a problem in people’s minds who have never been here or understand life along the border.  Yes, there are areas of violence alright but there are areas of violence in any North American city.  Just as you wouldn’t drive through or hang out in a city’s crime section, you know enough to stay away from the border towns & areas where the trouble is & the drug runners are. 


We have been coming to this area for over 4 years now & aside from one careless mistake we made in the Mexican border town of SONOYTA 3 years ago the Mexican border problem is simply not a big issue for us.  And, it is not a big issue for the majority of folks who live here either.  You just have to use common sense in regards to what you are doing, where you are going & who you chose to hang around with.  Not any different from any large city or town in North America.  Anytime we go to the border town of Douglas we do not feel any different there than in going to the lakeside town of Goderich back home.  The majority of people we see in & around Douglas are Mexican folks but there are no feelings of  threat or unease.  What seems to be the norm these days though is how the ratings starved media highlights & sensationalizes the negative aspect of so many things.  Don’t get me wrong though,  there are major drug problems along the border as well as illegal alien crossings & people have to be careful, just as in many other parts of this country…10-4!!



Had we done anything remotely exciting today I would have written about it, but we didn’t, so I guess that’s the end of  post number 1,015:))  Maybe tomorrow eh.    


GROANER’S CORNER:((  A marine biologist developed a race of genetically engineered dolphins that could live forever if they were fed a steady diet of seagulls. One day his supply of the birds ran out, so he had to go out and trap some more. On the way back, he spied two lions asleep on the road. Afraid to wake them, he gingerly stepped over them. Immediately, he was arrested and charged with transporting gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises.

Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.

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


  1. I don't believe much of what I read in the news any more. Serious issues are trivialized, and trivial issues are sensationalized. There is little we can do about it since the advent of cable news stations requires they keep a 24/7 audience. Try to fill that much space with actual news! Of course half the time is used for commercial messages.

  2. as long as the Bayfield Bunch does what makes you all happy ..that is all that it doing nothing or travelling down the road..nice to find a great place with no neighbours and be able to stay as long as you like!!

  3. The trouble with the world today is The Media, they give you what they want you know. accurate or not.I 'm with you give me a nice place with peace and quiet and I can live with that. Especially if the pups can run. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  4. Sounds like you are in a very nice location. I can see how it would be hard to leave when you enjoy it so much.

    We also prefer to move often, Usually every week or two and occasionally longer, but we started this to travel.

    We will face are first really long stay at our next stop at our daughters. We will be there up to four months to help with the new baby coming soon. That will be a whole new experience.

    Enjoy the solitude and beauty there and watch out that the little guys do not meet the big guys.

  5. Hmmm, that IS a tough decision. My guess is, though, that you'll move on down the road before too long. :)

  6. Isn't it interesting how we both can love our totally opposite choices on where to RV. We like staying for 3 months or so in an RV resort in Desert Hot Springs where that would drive you and Kelly nuts.

    Paulette and I would go crazy to be stuck on your little ranch in the middle of nowheresville for 3 months.

    But, the great thing is, we all seem to be happy with what we're doing!

  7. Indian scout McGuyver a.k.a. One Who Fixes Much, says keepum close eye on furry lookum like big cat print..not little...BIG!
    I'm with you on not staying too long in one place...We stayed at Hickiwan 2 months last year...and while it was a great spot..we were ready to get back on the road..One month of homesteading is just right...

  8. We like to see the UPS truck stop here also! Usually that means we have been shopping on-line for something we really want.

    When you find a big boot print outside your fence may be when your opinion of the safety area of your place changes! Hang on to those welcome critter prints, they're safer!

  9. Hey guys, stay until we get there so we can say Hello but then we're kickin' ya out so we can enjoy those sweet digs! Hahaha! Just kidding.

    Hope to see you before you become wandering hobos again. If you do leave before we get there, take that sticky mud with you!


  10. Enjoy your pics as usual! We'll be taking your advice and parking off of Ogilby road on our trip to San Diego!

  11. Ohhh I twat I twaw a puddy tat???

    Keep that little Motormouse close at hand, as well as the other doggers!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard