No condensation on the rig’s windows is always a great indicator of milder morning temperatures and we could see through our windows just fine first thing today. Bonus:)) This is what it is looking like back in our Bayfield neighborhood this morning. Grand Bend is just 20 minutes south of Bayfield.
Commenter question about what is on the top of the mast on Rick’s Scamp in Thursday’s blog photos. That is his TV antennae.
I WAS SURPRISED TO COME ACROSS THIS WATER HOLE IN THE DESERT THIS MORNING
ON CLOSER INSPECTION I REALIZED THIS ROCK FORMATION AROUND THE WATER WAS ACTUALLY A MAN MADE WALL…ANOTHER DESERT MYSTERY
PHILIP, MIKE, AND KCGAZ are our latest Blog Followers. Welcome aboard fellas and thanks for dropping in on us Bayfield Bums.
PHEEBS IS GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR A BIG PLAY DAY TOMORROW
Donna K from TRAVELS IN THERAPY sent me this set of instructions for changing the header photo on a blog……All of these instructions assume you use of the latest Blogger Dashboard (the older version would look somewhat different)
-Make sure you are logged into Blogger
-From your blog page go to the dashboard by clicking on "design" at the top right hand corner of the page. that will bring up the dashboard.
-On the left hand column, select "layout".
-You will see a layout of your page. Find the box that says "picture" and click on edit. That will bring up a pop-up box that has you picture in it. Enlarge the box if needed so you can see all the options.
-Select "remove picture".
-Next click "choose file" . Select the location on your computer of the picture file that you want to use. Insert that information and click "save"
-Back on the main dashboard page, click "save arrangement" and you are done. Click on "view blog" and your new picture should be in your header………..
AND, THAT’S MY BED SHE IS SLEEPING IN TOO!!
Fellow RV’er Gerrit motored through our area Thursday but may have been thwarted from finding us by a Border Patrol sign. Those signs are common when you get to these parts anywhere near the Mexican border. They are just an awareness sign informing people to be watchful of any unusual activity. As I have said before, I feel far more comfortable here than I would in any large city with the same activity going on. Incidentally, cities do not have awareness signs posted.
SIGNS LIKE THIS ONE ARE POSTED LEADING INTO THE CABEZA PRIETA…THE SIGNS ARE NOT SAYING TO STAY AWAY BUT JUST TO BE AWARE
Some sites out here on Darby Wells road have a fine sandy gravel on them and others are very rocky and stony. We are on a site that has the latter. Spent some time this morning raking stones and at least making the area around our campfire more walkable.
BEEN WARM AND WINDLESS ENOUGH THE LAST COUPLE DAYS TO PUT THE AWNING DOWN
If you see these Cholla barbs (photo below) on the desert floor do not try to kick them out of the way. They will instantly imbed themselves in your shoe. When you bend down to pull it out of your shoe it will grab your hand instantly and throw you to the ground in searing pain. It will then quickly jump upon your chest driving it’s spiny razor tipped daggers straight into your heart killing you almost instantly. Almost, because it likes to see your face contort in pain first!! Well, maybe I’m a little exaggerated here but if you’ve ever had one of these things stuck in you, that is just about how it feels!! These things have barbed tips and are a real painful dickens to get out. Had one stuck in my shoe on the Mica Mine walk but knew enough not to try and pull it out. Mashed if off my shoe with a big rock.
We didn’t make it into Ajo today and instead stuck close to the rig keeping a wary eye out for a trail of dust coming up Darby Wells road from the east. That trail of dust would be Sue and her RV Crew. Well, the next thing we knew, RV SUE AND HER CANINE CREW came walking up our desert laneway. Using a dustless approach she had slipped in under our radar about 3 o’clock.
SUE AND THE CREW MOVE THE RIG UP THE ROAD A BIT
How nice to meet not only a fellow RV’er but an RV Blogger as well. And, an RV Blogging Boondocker to boot. Now, how great is that:)) Sue has a relaxing pleasant personality and I could tell right away the ‘Crew’ and the ‘Bunch’ would get along just fine. Sue’s our kind of people:))
RICK AND SUE DISCUSS A BACKING UP STRATEGY AS PHEEBS LOOKS ON
Pheebs, Spike and Bridget got along just fine as we all walked back down the hill to the main road. Kelly and I had previously scouted out a flat easy access site near the road we figured would be a good spot for Sue and the Crew. Sue retrieved her rig from down the road. Rick, out walking with Lady suggested Sue might be better off up the hill where we were because of dust on the main road so up the bumpy road came RV Sue, the Canine Crew, the Van, and the Casita.
DECIDING ON THE BEST SPOT TO PARK THE CASITA
Took us all a bit of wiggling but between 4 Seniors, 1 Van, 4 dogs, and one Casita trailer, Sue was finally ensconced in her very first boondocking spot in her very first ever visit to the great State of Arizona. Gonna be zany around here tomorrow with 20 little doggy paws on the ground.
YEP, I THINK THAT’S A GOOD SPOT
After a night in a noisy truck stop and half a day on the road we knew Sue and the gang would be anxious to get set up, organized and relaxed. We have found from experience not to bother someone when they are either packing up to leave a site or just arriving to a site. Conversations can be distracting when it is most important for a person to be concentrating on their tasks at hand.
SUE AND THE CREW ARE TUCKED QUIETLY AWAY IN THE SONORAN DESERT
SUE’S CASITA WITH RICK’S SCAMP VISIBLE AT UPPER RIGHT
PHEEBS & MOTOR’S HOUSE FOREGROUND RIGHT, BRIDGET AND SPIKE’S HOUSE IN THE MESQUITE TREES AT LEFT AND LADY’S HOUSE TOP RIGHT BACKGROUND
Sue and the Crew are about 200 yards from us making Spike and Bridget’s house about half way between Lady’s and Pheebs house. Oh tis quite a neighborhood we have ourselves going on here among the tall Saguaro’s along Darby Wells road. And, add a big full moon to the magic mix and I’m thinking Sue is one very happy & excited camper tonight. I just love it when I see that glowing enthusiasm in someone coming out and experiencing all the beauty the desert and the boondocking lifestyle has to offer. Makes my day:))
TONIGHT’S DESERT MOON
GROANER’S CORNER:(( To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a committee.
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
-Until one has loved an Animal, their soul remains un-awakened.
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