OUR FLOWERING RHODODENDRON IS NOW IN FULL BLOOM
Brrrrr!! I quickly closed the patio door after dipping my toe into the frosty air first time this morning. A quick glance at the outside thermometer told me we had dropped into the 40’s overnight. Not fair!!
The battery in our Motor Home has not been holding a charge this past month so this morning it was time to rectify that situation. The rig was overdue for an oil change anyway so figured it was a good time to get a few things done. There was absolutely nothing I found interesting or stimulating in trying to change the rig's oil myself or cramming my body into the front wheel well of the rig to wrestle an old battery out of a difficult position. Had an appointment at the Bayfield Garage for 9:30 & like I have mentioned many times before, when it comes to mechanical things like nuts, bolts & wrenches I am far better off in the long run to let the professionals do that kind of work if I want it done right!! I will pick up the Motor Home Friday.
Jumpstarted the rig with the Jeep & headed the 2 miles into town. Kelly was already there to meet me & drive me home again. An hour later we both jumped into the Jeep & headed on down to Mitchell for a visit with My Uncle Harry. He’s doing fine & I wouldn't be surprised to see him blow the lid off the hundred year mark in a few years.
We were home early afternoon & Kelly headed back to Deer Park Lodge. Couldn’t seem to get myself energized enough to get interested in anything & ended up dozing in my chair. Maybe I was just due for a few daylight hours of down time.
Utah quickly became my favorite scenic State right from the first time I saw it back in the Spring of 1993. Having now traveled in many neighboring States over the last 5 years, Utah still remains at the top of my list for out & out scenic ooohs & awes. Fellow RV’ers & Bloggers MARTHA & TERRY just wrapped up an enjoyable time around Moab & it was obvious from their posts they loved the scenery as well. JIM & SANDIE recently spent some time in the Moab area too enjoying all the beauty it had to offer. JO & FRED WISHNIE are currently camp hosting at KODACHROME BASIN STATE PARK near Cannonville & are also finding Utah a beautiful place to be. In fact, I noticed awhile back that Jo posted the following remark on her Facebook page……"Took two scenic drives today: 20 miles of Burr Trail and 15 miles of Hole in the Rock Road to Devil's Garden. I now officially declare that Utah has the most beautiful awe inspiring landscapes in the country!” Kelly & I have been in the Moab & Cannonville areas & can attest to the spectacular scenery found there. Just a beautiful State & I sure hope we can return to Utah sometime in the near future.
ON A MORNING ROCK SCRAMBLE JUST OUTSIDE OF MOAB UTAH IN 07, MAX & CHECKERS WAIT FOR KELLY & CORA COMING UP THE STEEP ROCKY INCLINE...THAT'S THE COLORADO RIVER ON THE RIGHT & YOU CAN SEE KELLY AT THE BASE OF THOSE POWER POLES
AND HERE WE ARE IN UTAH'S KODACHROME BASIN STATE PARK
I spotted a familiar Southwest character on our living room wall this morning, cast there by our morning sun. Maybe not familiar to a lot of folks but to me it was the shadow of KOKOPELLI. A bit bedraggled perhaps & no doubt taking a quick break from his romantic flute playing, but Kokopelli nonetheless. And, how interesting that the two objects forming Kokopelli are also from the Southwest. The wine bottle shaped Vase we bought in Quartzsite a few years ago & the Agave seed pods in the vase were once a part of a long dead Agave stock that Kelly carried all the way down from the top of Ghost Mountain about 3 years ago. As you can see, the Southwest is never far from my mind:))
AND, BY GOLLY, HERE IS THE KELLY GIRL HERSELF CARRYING THOSE VERY STOCKS & SEED PODS DOWN GHOST MOUNTAIN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S BLAIR VALLEY.....AT THIS POINT WE ARE LESS THAN A 2 HOUR DRIVE FROM SAN DIEGO
Two days ago we had our A/C running full tilt & tonight Kelly just turned the furnace on. Doesn’t look like our crazy weather is going to normalize itself any time soon.
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