Instead of the two Burrito Bums Jeeping off to town this morning we decided to take ourselves for a walk, just like we used to. Had to carry little Cora for a ways because every time I set her down she wanted to turn back. By the time we reached the trail into the Pine forest she was fine & raring to go & so was I. We didn't get far!! Entering the shaded pathway we were immediately set upon by biting Black Flies, irritating Gnats & miserable Mosquitoes. We beat a hasty retreat & headed for home. Cora spotted her little Pal Rocky outside playing as we were walking by our neighbor's house so she took off over to say 'Hello'. We didn't realize our hello would also be a 'final farewell.' Rocky is a 13 year old Dachshund who always liked to come over to our place & see the guys. He especially favored Max & they were big buddies. Rocky's health has been failing & his Mom, Rita finally had to make that decision all we pet owners know & dread so much. Cora & I said our goodbyes to Rocky & then had to leave because both Rita & I were crying & there was nothing more either of us could say. Rocky headed off early this afternoon to catch up with his old Pals Max & Checkers. Oh how I know & feel Rita's pain tonight.
It was the year 2010 February 13th in the Kofa Mountain Range of Arizona just south of Quartzsite that I had myself a rare brainwave. From being in contact with fellow RV'ers through our blog, Facebook & emails it suddenly dawned on me one fine sunny warm morning there were 5 other RV couples in the general area we were. Folks were located in Yuma, Quartzsite & Bouse, Arizona. Another couple were just over the State line in Blyth, California. In a Hermit's moment I decided to contact everyone & see if they all wanted to drop on over for a get together. We were centrally located to everybody & just figured it might be kinda nice for folks to meet each other. And, that is exactly what happened. I encourage you to check out my blog for that days activities where I have lots of people photos posted. You might see someone you know:)) A GET TOGETHER IN THE DESERT...2010
With all the talk about this heat & humidity upon most of us now I decided to fire up our A/C. It has only been used 2 or maybe 3 times in the past 5 years. The 2 roof unit A/C's in the Motor Home that is. I always forget about those big air suckers up there. In the southwest areas we travel during the winter it is rare for us to ever need A/C. The rear bedroom A/C fired up fine but the front living room unit seemed to have a problem with the motor only running for a few minutes & then shutting down. Guess if I was looking at it as the proverbial water glass half full or empty I'd say, 'well at least one out of two works':))
Note to Dan in Santa Barbara California....Not sure if you have seen my Bayfield Photo Album but I have a bunch of Bayfield photos here at....... BAYFIELD ONTARIO, CANADA
Kelly informed me this morning that we finally hit the 300 mark on our Blog Followers list so a big Bayfield Bunch welcome goes out to Davender Gola as number 299 & William McKibbon for bringing us up to the 300 Followers mark. Thanks guys:))
Check out GYPSY'S post today & especially her last paragraph where she describes her feelings about the RV lifestyle perfectly. Hits the nail right on the head for many of us out here & I could not have said it better myself. You go Girl:))
I'm still banging away at the blog site with my Kindergarten crayon set. Got a little flak on the home front this morning about mixing pink & blue. What does a fella know about pink & blue anyway eh!! Been trying to get the size of the font in the right hand column shrunk down but for whatever reason that font size tool does not seem to be working over there.
I see this Google+ thingy is picking up speed as more requests are coming in from folks for me to join their Circles. Once I take the time to get a handle on all this Googleator stuff I may even have one of those darn Circles myself. Imagine that, a Square Head with a Circle:))
THE LAST PARAGRAPH: Years ago when I attended many AA meetings, one of the Slogans frequently used in the program was, Principles Before Personalities' & it is a tough one to follow. It has various interpretations but basically means you do not have to attack a person personally just because you do not agree with their ideals, beliefs or policies. I may not agree with a person's religion or political leanings or someone's choice of color for their car. I may disagree with somebody's ideas on hunting or their choice of travel destination but it is the issues (Principles) that should be debated & not the individual (Personality) slandered. I have always remembered that & tried to keep it foremost in mind when composing my posts, responding to or leaving comments on other people's posts, forums, or social networks.
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