Thursday, December 08, 2011
SCHMOOZING WITH OUR NEIGHBORS…..RICK, LADY, WRANGLER AND THE SCAMP
Got ourselves a little smarter this morning and stayed inside until the sun had time to warm things up a bit. As I carefully peered out I was encouraged by the stillness of the air. No Palo Verde branches moving and no tall spindly Ocotillo arms wiggling in the wind. The morning looked like it just might be survivable…… even for me:))
WEDNESDAY WE STOPPED AT THE OLD CAMPSITE WE STAYED AT IN FEBRUARY 2008….IT’S STILL MY FAVORITE SPOT OUT HERE BUT THE ROADS A BIT ROUGH FOR GETTING THE MOTORHOME IN NOW
After the last few days of rumbling around in the desert we figured a quiet day at the rig was in order. Time to catch up on a few things and just take a day for a little homespun rest and relaxation.
THIS SITE NEAR OURS IN 08 WAS OCCUPIED BY OUR FRIENDS MIKE AND MAUREEN FROM LONDON ONTARIO
By 10 a.m. I was into a short sleeve shirt and found myself stretched out comfortably in a lounge chair. So great to feel that warmer air on the skin. Fired up our iPod/Bose music center and soon had a bunch of the boys gathered around the campfire. Hank Williams, Willy Nelson, Marty Robbins, Frankie Laine, Jim Reeves, Dwight Yoakum, Johnny Horton, Hank Snow, Wilf Carter and Merle Haggard were just a few of the fellers who dropped in this morning along with Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers. Oh, those great harmonies.
Neighbor Rick had invited us to drop by and see his little Scamp trailer so we walked on over and up the hill. Pheebs was sure happy to see her best Pal Lady again and for the next hour the two of them were practically inseparable as they bounded and played together.
PHEEBS AND HER BEST PAL, LADY:))
I have always liked things on the smaller cozy side and Rick’s Scamp had that cozy feeling in Spades. Reminded me of a Volkswagen pop up camper I once had. Rick and his dog Lady live in the Scamp full time and alternate their travels during seasons between Colorado and Arizona. A law enforcement officer for 20 years and in the carpentry trade for 40 years it’s always a pleasure talking to our soft spoken easy going and well traveled neighbor. Always interesting to see how people adapt to their surroundings and Rick has adapted well to his Scamp, making renovations where applicable for him and Lady.
I especially liked Rick’s hat but it’s not a hat you find in a store. His hat was a gift from his children and was made specially for Rick by an old hat maker in Colorado.
THIS IS OUR NEIGHBOR RICK
LADY HAS HER OWN QUARTERS RIGHT UNDER RICK’S BED
SOME MAY THINK RICK’S SCAMP A BIT SMALL, BUT TO AN ORGANIZED MAN IT IS WORKABLE PERFECTION:))
It is rare for Kelly to use the oven in the rig, but today, use the oven she did. No, fortunately for my weight problem, not baking!! Turkey:)) And, mashed potatoes with gravy too. Like I always tell Kelly…we sure do eat good for poor folks.
THIS IS WHAT OUR HOUSE LOOKS LIKE FROM RICK’S HOUSE
Friday I think we’ll slip into Ajo and have us a look at the huge mining operation here that once put the town of Ajo on the map. Ajo’s town center has a very architecturally pleasing Spanish flavor and I did take a bunch of photos in Ajo back in 08 and 09 but maybe tomorrow I will take a few more:))
When I opened Live Writer first thing this morning my Blog Followers list was complete and I was able to see our newest Blog Followers. Let me start by welcoming Susan and Bob from JUST BS! Susan, all the best to your husband after just being admitted to hospital yesterday. How unfortunate that was. TERRY FOX comes in as Blog Follower number 378 followed by RICHARD iLES from Comox BC. (thanks for the ‘Shouts’ a couple days ago) VICKI and CASITA ADVENTURES round out our growing list. A big welcome and thanks to all of you who have taken the time to drop in on our blog. I especially like Casita Adventures tag line…"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." — Mark Twain
Some folks have been wondering about GPS co-ordinates to locations we have been in our area. I think the Mica Mine location may be on this link. I have to get busy with Google Earth and fly myself out and locate some of those desert areas. We do have a Delorme P40 GPS but I’ll be darned if we can ever remember to take it with us. Don’t like leaving it in the Jeep on these freezing cold nights and we always head out the door without it. Maybe an orange ribbon on my finger. Of course I would always be looking at the calendar to see when Halloween is. Why else the orange ribbon on my finger, right!!
And a question about changing the header photo on posts. I forget to change ours all the time so whenever I go to do it it’s like learning how to do it all over again. I did just try to explain it but got myself all ka-farbled. If someone out there has an easy explanation of how to do this I would be happy to post it.
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Ever wonder what would happen if the Government was convinced you had died…and you hadn’t. Check out the problems the not so deceased Mike is having right now because they think he is dead. MEANDERINGS OF WANDERWOLF
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-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
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