DUE TO THE HOT HUMID WEATHER LATELY EACH OF TONIGHT'S PHOTOS HAS A SMATTERING OF COOL SNOW IN IT......PHOTOS WERE TAKEN THIS PAST MARCH WHEN WE VISITED CANYON DE CHELLY IN THE NORTHEAST AREA OF ARIZONA
Ooooosh, it was another one of those stand still & sweat kind of days. Humidity levels are up again & the main objective of the day was to stay cool. We decided it was a good morning to slip down to the Ritz Villa care facility & visit my Uncle Harry this morning. He is doing reasonably well despite his age but is still on medication for pain in his lower back. His spirits were good & he was mentally alert. I think Uncle Harry is going to live to be 110:))
Some of you folks spotted the error I made with that 5th wheel right away in Thursday night's post. Yes, it was the front leveling jacks that I had not fully retracted. Don't know why I didn't see & understand that danger at the time, but I didn't:((
Can you imagine the shock of opening up your mail & finding out the tags for your Motor Home had gone up 78% over the past year. Yep, happened to the MTNAIRE TRAVLERS alright!!
Lizzie Jack comes in as our latest Blog Follower & we here at the Bayfield Bunch say, welcome to our travels LJ & nice to have you aboard.``
I appreciate & thank everyone for their comments on last night's post. All comments are helpful in giving me new food for thought & direction & yes, I did pick up some ideas from the comments. I am trying some new things with our blog roll idea on the side bar so you may notice things shifting around there over the next little while. I have some things duplicated right now but I will get that straightened out & once I know what I'm doing I will let you know what I am doing. The Shout Box will stay & I am still adamant about not cluttering our site up with advertising. Someone commented about the blogs background color appearing different but I haven't made any changes & it still appears black to me here. Somebody else mentioned about the Bad Nick link being broken so I hope I now have that fixed. Somebody commented they didn't like Bad Nick but I will let Bad Nick deal with that one. Remember, I am just trying to add some thought provoking alternative thinking here. Like I've said before, I enjoy creative change & am always open to new ideas. Sometimes I get things right & sometimes I do not.
Max in Virginia left me a comment that actually put a smile on my face this morning. Max said. "One new idea might be to quit writing so much about yourself." Well Max, I actually am inclined to agree with you. However, the problem I have here is that I am one of the main characters in this cast of characters at the Bayfield Bunch. I am the guy who writes my blog, so yes the opinions, ideas, thoughts, humor & everything else you see all comes from me. I often use myself as a foil for humor. Better that I talk about my own foibles, criticize my own mistakes & lament about my own current modes & moods than yours or somebody else's.
KELLY CHATTING IT UP WITH SOME OTHER FROSTY SIGHTSEERS
I don't know how many other blogs you read Max but if you have read my blog for any length of time you will see that I try to vary my content every day. Rare for me to write a blog entirely about myself & you will not see a blog coming from my keyboard that details my every waking moment day after day after day. What you will see is a blog with varying topics & subject matter not only from paragraph to paragraph many times but from day to day as well. In fact, my posts have of a habit of jumping all over the place from one topic to another occasionally. And yes, sometimes those topics include me. On my site you will frequently find links to other Blogger's sites because of interesting things I think they have written. You will find my thoughts & links to new Bloggers as I try to cast some exposure their way. New Blog Followers are welcomed & old friends remembered. When traveling I try to bring photographs & descriptive comments & feelings to readers about the beautiful & sometimes not so beautiful things & places we see. And, to do all this every day Max ,requires a whole lot of me in the blog.
THE STONE WALL TO THE RIGHT OF CENTER IN THE TOP PHOTO IS THE WALL KELLY IS STANDING BESIDE IN THE BOTTOM PHOTO
My blog is different than some in that I do not write my blog like a detached magazine article. I write from a first person point of view & tell you what I think & how I feel about what I see. Not just what I do!! I know my blog at times may come across as me talking about myself, which is true, but it is my way of conveying my thoughts in a matter I feel comfortable with. So, to sum things up Max, let me just say that I understand & agree to some degree with your comment & I can see your point of view. Thanks for taking the time to say what you think.
As a last word on all this for today let me just say I intend on answering a few more Anonymous comments over the next few days. This may come as a surprise to some readers but I did not take the 'Anonymous' comments about Thursday night's post in a negative way. However, I do get very upset with rude, sarcastic, demeaning & condescending types of people & their comments who try intentionally & deliberately to be hurtful. That happened last winter but I didn't take any of today's 'Anonymous' comments that way. In fact I felt one was a good example of constructive criticism & the other one brought up some very good bones of contention. One last Anonymous comment came in tonight that set me back in my chair a bit but I will have something to say about that one as well. Sometimes constructive criticism, even though it is given with good intentions, can step right up & smack a feller right in the face. In Thursday night's post I asked for ideas, suggestions & constructive criticism & today I got an earful & that is exactly what I was looking for. I thank you all for your input.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Evidence has been found that William Tell and his family were avid bowlers. However, all the league records were unfortunately destroyed in a fire. Thus we'll never know for whom the Tells bowled.
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