Friday, March 02, 2012
COLD WINDY DAY WITH THE ONLY EXCITEMENT BEING LAUNDRY & ‘OH OH’ A NEW ‘NO CAMPING’ SIGN!!
KIND OF A BORING DAY AT OUR HOUSE TODAY
Beautiful night sky last night with the planets Jupiter & Saturn converging & due to pass each other in another week or so. The Planet Mercury is also visible low in the West at dusk & soon the planet Saturn will be in the night sky making for 5 visible planets overhead. Maybe not to interesting for most folks but the night sky has always been a very interesting place for me.
How nice to look out our windows this morning & once again see a different landscape. A few days ago I could watch the sunrise from my chair & now we are faced the other way & I can see the sunsets at night. Just another great advantage of the boon docking lifestyle. We can change our surroundings whenever we choose, always keeping the views fresh & exciting.
KELLY GATHERS UP SOME TRASH & POSTS A SIGN
Quiet night until the winds suddenly picked up about 5 a.m. this morning rattling our slide awnings & bringing in a cold front. Would have to say this turned into the poorest weather day all winter for us. Lots of the usual sunshine but the high winds mixed with colder air had me in my lined winter pants & warmer clothes including mitts. Had to retract our bedroom slide because of the gusting east winds. Not nice!! (the winds finally quit about 5 in the afternoon)
GATHERING SOME FIREWOOD IN THE COLD WINDS THIS MORNING
We headed back up to NORTH RANCH this morning with a Jeep load of laundry. Back home I always do my own laundry but while traveling we just sort of jumble it all together & Kelly usually gets stuck doing it. She’s just a better laundry person than I am. I have a tendency to turn nice white things into various shades of groovy grey. They have a large lounge area with a mega screen TV near the laundry room. Oodles of books in there too. In the adjacent bathroom was a couple of spacious showers so I was quick to take advantage of that. How nice to have an unlimited hot water supply in a space bigger than half a broom closet.
IT WAS A LAUNDRY MORNING AT NORTH RANCH
No sooner got back to our rig when a tan colored pick up truck stopped at our site. It was the Fish and Game Warden. Nice young fella but asked if we had seen the ‘No Camping Permitted’ sign on the road coming in. Actually we did see a sign this morning on our way in that we thought was new. And, it was. The sign had been posted just yesterday for the whole area where we had been camped. So, if we had not moved yesterday we would for sure been moving today!! The area we are in now is OK but the big area where most RV’ers & Week-end Warriors go is now off limits. Day use only. No idea what prompted this but the ‘No Camping’ sign is in the ground!!
PHEEBS BRINGS HOME ANOTHER OLD DESERT BONE
Here is the location of the now ‘No Camping’ site. On highway 89 south of Congress Arizona you will see the Escapee Park called, North Ranch. It is on the east side of the road. About one mile south of there on the same side you will see a gate. You will also see a large brown water tank way back in. It is the large area around that water tank that is now ‘off limits.’ It was at the southeast corner of this area where we were parked our first week in this area. Water tower is at the northeast corner. And, a word of caution. Highway 89 is a 65 mph narrow no shoulders speedway & it is a dangerous turn off the highway through the gate. You need to have someone open that gate for you first so you can make a wide turn off the highway to get through it straight on. You can get pulled off the highway at this gate but it’s still going to be difficult to get in because you still need to swing back up onto the speedball highway to line yourself up with the gate. Lots of Cows, ATV & Jeeping roads here.
MOTORMOUSE PATIENTLY AWAITS A HAND OUT WHILE MOM MAKES SUPPER
Guess we could have turned the afternoon into a Jeeping trip somewhere but we just opted to stay inside with the heater on & ride out the cold gusting winds. Forecast is for the weather to calm down with 80F temps on the way:))
GOTTA DRESS WARM THESE COOLER DESERT MORNINGS
I have noticed my reading has been way down this winter. Made two attempts at trying to get myself interested in a couple books but only got in as far as maybe a dozen pages or so & that was it. My blog reading, email correspondence, & commenting has been way down as well compared to a year or two ago. I think I just tried to keep up with too many blogs & just bogged myself down. So many new blogs & so many new Bloggers. I have folders within folders on my desktop of people’s blogs I have been trying to stay current with but alas, I just seem to fall further & further behind. Just too many blogs for my aging memory to keep up with. Plus, I have to get my eyes checked this summer for sure because I am definitely way overdue for new glasses. Should have done that a couple years ago. Trying to read some small magazine print this morning in the Escapee lounge was near impossible.
LOTS OF MESQUITE & PALO VERDE TREES IN THE AREA
How about having a Scorpion walk into your campsite near your feet & then awhile later have a Schwan’s Ice Cream truck show up at your site. No, didn’t happen to us, but it did happen to K AND D IN THE RV down near Yuma.
DID YOU SAY ‘WALK’ DAD
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OH DEAR, WE NEVER SAW ONE SINGLE COW TODAY:((
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A blind man, traveling with some RVing friends decides to take a walk from the campground they are staying at and walks into an all girl biker bar by mistake. He finds his way to a bar stool and orders a drink.
After sitting there for a while, he yells out ,"Hey, you wanna hear a blond joke?"
The bar falls absolutely silent. In a deep husky voice, the woman next to him says, "Before you tell that joke, sir, I think it is only fair--given that you are blind--that you should know five things:
1. The bartender is a blond girl with a baseball bat.
2. The bouncer is a blond girl.
3. I'm a 6 feet tall, 175 lb. blond woman with a black belt in karate.
4. The woman sitting next to me is a blonde and a professional weightlifter.
5. The lady to your right is blonde and is a professional wrestler.
Now, think about it seriously, Mister. Do you still wanna tell that joke?"
The blind man thinks a second, shakes his head and mutters,
"No. Not if I'm gonna have to explain it five times."
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