A SLEEPY MOTORMOUSE MORNING IN BORREGO SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA...FEBRUARY 2010 So nice to step out the door first thing this morning into some nice cooler 71F temperatures. I wasn't fooled by that though knowing full well the temps could ramp up fairly quickly again. Had a few errands to run in Goderich & decided the little Motormouse might be better off staying home in the A/C. Of course she didn't think so & made quite a fuss when she caught me sneaking out the door without her. I skulked off to the Jeep under a huge cloud of guilt following me. And, the cloud only got bigger when I saw that sad little furry face watching me out the window every step of the way. I steeled myself & quickly hustled out the driveway with nary a look back. I was off to the city of Goderich & my first stop at the Department of Transportation. CARLSBAD NEW MEXICO.............DECEMBER 2006
The Canadian Government did well by the Bayfield Bunch this morning. It was time to renew all our vehicle license stickers. $264 for the Motor Home, Santa Fe, Jeep & Motorcycle. My drivers license was also up for renewal & a new photo & that was another $74. My health card was due for renewal too......and that was free:)) Ya-hooie Louie:)) POOR MAX DIDN'T MAKE THIS HIKE BECAUSE HE HAD A SORE PAW & HAD TO STAY BEHIND IN OUR RIG FAR OFF IN THE DISTANCE......DARBY WELLS ROAD NEAR AJO ARIZONA....MARCH 2008
Up until a couple years ago I always enjoyed stopping in various places for a nice mess of bacon & eggs for breakfast. Kind of lost my taste for that plus the price of a bacon & egg breakfast just got too ridiculous!! After I left the vehicle license bureau this morning I had an old rare hankering for bacon & eggs so stopped into the Burger Bar on Kingston Street, Goderich. Would you believe I had a great bacon & egg, toast & jam plus coffee breakfast & even got change back from a $5 bill. Now, where else on this planet can you get a great deal like that....especially with coffee included. ME & THE GUYS AT HICKIWAN TRAILS RV PARK NEAR WHY, ARIZONA JANUARY 4TH 2007
RETIRED ROD & LOYCE have fired up their rig & left Kansas City heading North to South Dakota in an attempt to escape the oppressive heat. So far they are not having much luck as Rod talks about the wind gusts burning his face & his shoes sizzling in the 105F heat. Fortunately for Rod there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 7,000 Wendy's burger joints stretching across North America........all with air conditioning:)) ON THE SHORES OF LAKE HURON AT McGREGOR POINT.....OCTOBER 2006 (pre-beard days:))
James Strick has joined us as our latest Blog Follower. Welcome aboard Jim & thanks for taking an interest in the Bayfield Bunch. Blogging waters are not always calm here but we do try to keep things under control & interesting:))
OH OH, SOMEBODY IS FEELING SAD ABOUT NOT GOING FOR A JEEP RIDE Received an email this afternoon regarding a one & a half year old Lab/Border Collie mix we had been interested in last week. (looks a lot like Checkers) The dog had been adopted & gone to a home on Sunday but was already back at it's Foster home today. Didn't take Kelly long to phone the lady at the Foster home for a chat about.....Lexi:)) Following that phone call we were very optimistic that Lexi would be just the right fit for the Bayfield Bunch & we have made plans to go meet her Wednesday. We are a bit partial to Border Collies because of their easy demeanor & intelligence. Can you spell, E.X.C.I.T.E.D. DOG & DONKEY PLAY DAYS AT THE RANCH NEAR McNEIL, ARIZONA...SOME DAYS WE HAD 6 HAPPY DOGGY GUYS FLYING AROUND ALL OVER THE PLACE:))
But, there is a fly in the ointment. Lexi is sponsored by Animal Adoption Agency so there are rules & regulations to be followed. Another couple has also expressed an interest in Lexi so after we meet Lexi Wednesday & the other couple meets Lexi this coming Saturday, a decision will be made by a board as to who may take Lexi home. Lexi lives 77 miles from us so we will be in for some driving tomorrow & with any luck we will be in for a second drive maybe early next week. The Motormouse is going with us tomorrow as well to meet Lexi. We had really hoped to bring Lexi home tomorrow if all was acceptable, but rules are rules.................... THESE ARE A COUPLE PICS OF LEXI WE RECEIVED TODAY:))
THE LAST PARAGRAPH: It is very few RV'ers we have met who do not travel without their beloved best Pals at their side. As I have said many times before, our lives have been so enriched by Max & Checkers when they were here. Now, little Cora carries on in their place. Wish us luck...................:)) NOW WHAT THE HECK COULD BE SO DARN INTERESTING ABOUT AN OLD CREOSOTE SHRUB IN THE DESERT......BORREGO SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.... FEB. 2010
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Dog property laws:
1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If it's in my mouth, it's mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I'm chewing something up, all the pieces are mine.
7. If it just looks like mine, it's mine.
8. If I saw it first, it's mine.
9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
10. If it's broken, it's yours.
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One of the most frequently asked questions readers have about my blog is what kind of a camera do I use. I actually have 3 Nikon DSLR's & 2 Canon point & shoot cameras. And I use them all.
Purchased my third Nikon DSLR on July 23rd 2013. A D3100 body only. Three weeks later I had to purchase a new 18-55mm lens to go with the D3100 because my older 18 to 35 lens did not get along well with the newer D3100. I will use this camera & lens for most of my landscapes now.
My DSLR Nikon D-90 sports a Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-6.6 lens. I use this camera for most of my candid people photos, birds, animals, bugs, & flowers. Before my D3100 this camera was my landscape camera.
My Nikon DSLR D-40 is now a back up camera & can handle any of my 4 Nikkor lenses. I'd sure like to hang a nice Nikkor MACRO lens on this one:))
My Canon Powershot SX210iS is the point & shoot camera I carry in a case on my belt everywhere I go.
My Canon Powershot A730iS point & shoot is the camera that sits close to my recliner for most of those doggy living room photos.
All of my Nikkor lenses are interchangable between the D3100, D-90, & the D-40.
Previous to my Nikon D-3100 & D-90, most of my photos were taken with my old faithful Nikon D-50 from about 2006 to early 2011 whereupon the D-50 suffered a rather gruesome fate when it fell off a table onto a cement porch in southeastern Arizona. The 70-300mm lens on the camera survived the fall but the D-50 did not:((
I also have a Stellarvue 80mm Refractor Nighthawk telescope which I have adapted to fit my Nikons giving me the equivelent of a 700mm lens. Only control I have over this lens is shutter speed. It is also manual focus.