Sunday, July 31, 2011

MY WEEKLY SUNDAY MORNING MOTORCYCLE RIDE WAS RAINED OUT:((

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The lingering rains pretty well washed out any ideas of heading out for a motorcycle run earlier this morning.  When the sun finally appeared in late morning the humidity level skyrocketed and that was it for me as far as going outside.  A really poor night's sleep meant I wasted most of my day dozing in my chair.  I actually did something I rarely do.  I watched a couple of DVD's from start to finish.  No, not movies, one was all about the history of Aircraft Carriers & the other one about the evolution of Jet Fighter Aircraft.  Yep, them's is my kinds of interests alright.  Oh, & I did a load of laundry & the dishes too:))

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CORA, WHY DOES YOUR DAD CALL YOU MOTORMOUSE?

Well, here we are already at the beginning of August.  For Full Timers it may just be the end of another month but for we Snow Birds it marks one less month to a Southern departure date.  In our case, 10 weeks:))  The very welcome cooler Autumn air will roll in soon marking a change in routines & behaviors.  Squirrels will be lining nests & gathering nuts. (and my birdseed!!) Many feathered friends will begin drawing up early flight plans & AL will be dusting off his old annual checklists for loading up the Motor Home.  Even carrying a pencil out & putting it in the rig is a smiling step forward.

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I THINK THIS PHOTO IS SOMEHOW SELF EXPLANATORY  

So far, our immediate travel plans & destination upon leaving Bayfield are the same.  We will make a bee line for somewhere in Southwestern Colorado.  When & where we will go from there is anybody's guess & that's one of the great things we both enjoy about our style of RVing.  No plans, no reservations & no commitments.   Oh ya....IMHO:))

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A SCENIC RURAL STOP ALONG THE WAY & YES, THAT IS A LITTLE ORANGE MONKEY ON THE BACK OF THE BIKE.....HE'S MY BACKUP:)) 

Took a break from Blog reading today.  I usually spend at least 3 to 4 hours out of every day reading & trying to stay caught up with my fellow Bloggers latest posts but it just gets to be a little much after awhile.  It seems the more blogs I read the more new blogs I come across & it just becomes a seemingly never ending list.  Kelly only ever reads 3 or 4 blogs & is not in the habit of leaving comments very often.  She also reads her newspapers & financial sites on line every morning as well.   I was once kind of a newspaper guy but kicked that habit nearly 10 years ago & haven't read a newspaper since.

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I LOVE THESE LITTLE QUIET COUNTRY ROAD PHOTO SAFARIS 

When we lived at the old Weenie Roast Ranch, our Stratford Beacon Herald newspaper, wrapped in a plastic sleeve, was delivered & tossed into our driveway every day.  Max liked to run up the laneway, pick up the newspaper & bring it back to us dropping it on the porch just as proud as he could be.

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THE LAST PARAGRAPH(s): This is actually my second post today.  The first one was about some recent comment pettiness here in Blog Land.  Thought better about it & scrapped the post.  Nope, I told myself, you have maintained the high road all along with this person so just stay right where you are AL & keep your thoughts & opinions to yourself. 

In the end when all is said & done, opinions have been expressed, thoughts exchanged & nerve endings stepped on, the bottom line still remains the same......'We are all responsible for our own feelings.' IMHO.

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'THE PIER' IN GRAND BEND, ONTARIO 

GROANER'S CORNER:((   An aged farmer and his wife were leaning against the edge of their pig-pen when the old woman wistfully recalled that the next week would mark their golden wedding anniversary.
"Let's have a party, Homer," she suggested. "Let's kill a pig."
The farmer scratched his grizzled head. "Gee, Ethel," he finally answered, "I don't see why the pig should take the blame for something that happened fifty years ago."

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15 comments:

  1. You're getting ahead of yourself, Al, it's the end of July not August! LOL

    I know you're anxious to go south but I'd like to enjoy more summer before thinking about the cold and snow that we'll be up against while you and Kelly and the Motormouse are sunning yourselves in sunny AZ or CA!

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  2. Al, you are writing about ..."being at the end of August". You must be really eager to get going south as in MY calendar it is still the end of JULY.

    Haha...

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  3. I'm a little confused. In last nights blog, you put in links to a couple of blogs and asked readers to especially read the comments as we might find them interesting. I read all of them and didn't notice anything to get upset about so why are you?

    Attacking Donna and Jerry doesn't seem fair as they, and others, were only expressing their views just like you.

    Maybe you should be clearer about who and what you're actually talking about so we can all understand.

    Confused!!

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  4. Ooops, what did I write yesterday? I didn't mean it that way! I'm not sure I commented on yesterday's post, so maybe I am safe...........

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  5. Wishful thinking Al, this is the end of July, not August!
    Oh my, you just don't know how I wish it was the end of August,too. I've have enough of this Louisiana heat and humidity. *sigh*
    Until tomorrows' blog post..
    A cajun reader

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  6. IMHO, that Cora is the cutest

    motormouse ever. I think we are

    leaving in about eight weeks and

    heading for Utah.

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  7. some days all the blogs are a bit overwhelming!..and it is hard to read them all..
    would rather be out 'livin' rather than reading about it!..
    another contraversary??..how did I miss that?

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  8. I suppose someone else has pointed out that we are just beginning the month of August! :)

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  9. Don't worry Al, I was making plans for the middle of July yesterday...then I realized that is not going to work. Had the house sitter all lined up to come on July 12 - OOOPS! Oh well, we know what we mean. Time sure has a way of getting away from us.

    Cute photos of the little Motormouse today...and I too wonder how she got that name?

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  10. Al, I won't even mention the calendar -- oh, darn! I just did, didn't I? Your Groaner came a little close today -- it's our 51st anniversary today, we ain't gonna kill a pig, but we are going out to dinner.

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  11. Hey Al, I got it. You are ten weeks away from heading south. Ten weeks from now makes your departure somewhere around mid-October...which is about when you talked about heading south. I think the time will go by quickly.

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  12. Oh, I was going to say something about the time spent reading blogs. We do not give ourselves that much time each day, and we have learned to skip around a bunch. Of course, I read them aloud to Suzy each morning, and that adds to the time it takes. Maybe I should just read quietly (Suzy says "No way!"

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  13. I don't know how you keep up with all your blogs you follow and read...Make sure you don't spend tooooo much time at that computer..Get out there in your beautiful area and take in the sights...breathe the fresh air...Life is good.

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  14. Hey Al-- I'm in SW Colorado right now! Tonight, I'm camped on the shore of Lake San Cristobel near Lake City right at the eastern edge of the Alpine Loop 4WD trail. It's a county park with no hookups and no neighbors! A nice change from the frenzy of Ouray where I was at last week. Seem to be quite a few good boondocking spots around Silverton, and one good area (Ironton) about 5 miles south of Ouray. I've been here at the end of Sept before when the Aspens are in full color and it is spectacular, but even if you get here a bit late, the area still has plenty of interesting stuff to explore via 4WD.

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