Sunday, January 01, 2012
TODAY WE BUZZED OURSELVES OFF TO BISBEE
CAME ACROSS THIS MOON COLLAGE I PUT TOGETHER A YEAR AGO FROM PHOTOS I TOOK JUST A FEW MILES FROM THE RANCH…I ADDED THE COLORS USING PICASA
Don’t want to start the new year off with another repetitious wonderful weather report….so I won’t:))
WE HAVE A RIG FULL OF COACH POTATOES MOST OF THE TIME
PHEEBS, OUR FEARLESS WATCHDOG CAREFULLY GUARDS MY CAMERA EQUIPMENT
Took us a fancy to buzz off to Bisbee this morning. We had heard of a great Pizza place so deliberately skipped breakfast, popped into Bisbee’s BELLA ROMA pizza and had ourselves a totally yummy medium size Pepperoni Pizza. And, we ate the whole darn thing too:))
KELLY HEADS OUT THE DOOR AT BELLA ROMA PIZZA UNDER HER ‘RENEGADE’ COWBOY HAT
Kelly had some browsing to do so while she headed up the street I headed for THE BISBEE COFFEE COMPANY. Don’t normally have a second coffee during the day anymore but figured I would make an exception today. Nice and warm outside so I had my coffee and Blueberry muffin sitting in their cozy outside coffee court. Not busy so it was a great opportunity to catch myself some more candid Bisbee ‘character’ photos. Bisbee and Tombstone are great places for………‘characters’.
It was our second time away leaving Pheebs and the gang free to come & go in the Motorhome. Upon our return Pheebs saw us coming down the road so ran to meet us at the closed gate. Pearce and Gleeson used to do that but now like hanging out in our rig like a couple of big old coach potatoes. Also had a little House Finch inside the rig when I came in the door. Gently caught the little fellow, wished him well and carefully carried him outside where he flew merrily away.
NO, THAT IS NOT A BISBEE CHARACTER >>>
Our Manulife insurance company phoned Saturday saying things have been cleared up and my upcoming Renal exam plus all expenses so far will now be paid for. However, they said anything after this exam such as procedures would have to be strongly reviewed. In other words, they will probably not pay for any surgical stuff but would fly me home to have medical procedures done in Canada where expenses are covered by our Ontario Hospital Insurance Plan . So, that puts the ball back in our court and we will likely continue our travels as planned and return to Ontario sometime around the end of March as usual. Of course, all this depends whether that large ‘whopper’ of a kidney stone decides to move again and also the results of Wednesdays Renal exam. One thing is for sure….I will not be flying back to Ontario, regardless!!!!!! Once home in the Spring we’ll deal with the medical issues, whatever they may turn out to be.
So, bottom line……We are back on track for leaving the Ranch on January 15th and heading further west for destinations yet unknown.
AND, LET’S NOT FORGET THE BISBEE CARS
The Bayfield Bunch welcomes Mumtaz as our first Blog Follower of 2012. Thanks for dropping by and being our first follower this year:))
MY VIEW FROM THE BISBEE COFFEE COMPANY OUTSIDE PATIO
Hopefully the ‘ShoutBox’ in our right hand column will not go missing for a few days. We knew Shoutmix was making changes and the free Shoutbox was being discontinued. We, and many readers like the ShoutBox feature so will retain it for $20 a year now. Just hope it transitions from free to fee ok.
THESE HOLIDAY REVELERS WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR ON BISBEE’S MAIN STREET TODAY
Managed to get a few ‘Cowboy Hat’ shots this morning while feeding and kibitzing with the Donkeys. One of these days we will have to try getting ourselves a nice posed family portrait. No easy feat when trying to do everything myself.
The Last Paragraph: With each passing year I am always glad to see the old year slip into history. Kind of like hitting the ‘refresh’ button on an internet site. Some things reassuringly remain the same and stay on the page while other familiarities vanish, bringing forth the challenge of nervous change. It is those changes that can add excitement to new horizons…….if one lets them:))
TONIGHT, AFTER TUCKING THE CHICKEN GANG IN I ENJOYED DOING A BIT OF STARGAZING UNDER WARMING ARIZONA SKIES
GROANER’S CORNER:(( An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves.
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
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