SOME PEOPLE KEEP ME IN THE DARK & JUST FEED ME……MUSHROOMS:))
I sure had better not be complaining about our heat & humidity when I see what is going on across the States to the south of us. And all those poor storm ravaged folks with no power in this heat wave now. Hard to imagine that level of discomfort when one is especially not used to it.
WE HAVE A VERY BUSY BIRD STATION SOME DAYS
Looking for some writing material tonight I randomly picked a day out of my Archives from 2008 to see if there might be something of current interest. And, coincidentally, there was. Aside from being a little older now, the thoughts I expressed nearly 4 years ago in this post still stand true today. Under the title 'Luckily, We Still Have A Sense Of Adventure' I wrote the following couple paragraphs..................... "I have thought about this a lot over the past couple years as we have traveled here & there to various locations in different States. How really fortunate Kelly & I are that we share the same interests & ideas about traveling. We're convinced that there must be some wayfaring explorers in our past. Maybe a little gypsy blood & I'm sure I've got some cowboy in me from somewhere long ago too. Was always fascinated with old western movies as a kid & always paid particular interest to the majestic scenery in the backgrounds. And horses play a major roll on my Dad's side of the family generations ago. I think right from the first day Kelly & I met, we recognized those adventurous qualities in each other & from then to now our goals have nearly always been the same. Except, I hope to own a Peanut Butter factory someday:))
Has always been our goal to travel free with no confining time limits, to wander at our leisure with no hard & fast destination at the end of the day. To wake up in the mornings, step out of the rig & watch the sunrise creep over the mountains casting long Saguaro cactus shadows across the desert floor. Listening to the Gila woodpeckers & House Wrens close by & the distant calling of Coyotes. No crowding here, (BLM lands) no human sounds, no pressure & no commitments. Stay for a couple of days, weeks, or months. Hike & explore all the areas near by & take short day trips by car to other points of interest. So many mountain trails to walk & so many canyons to venture into. The American West is a fascinating place with all it's history & tales to tell. Beautiful scenery all day, every day.
Well, those were our feelings 4 years ago & they are still our feelings today. We haven't changed much. My only regret will someday be that we didn't manage to spend at least a few years full-timing which would have allowed us to visit all the northwest States & western Canadian Provinces as well. But, if Snow Birding is the best it can get for us, then so be it. If it all ended tomorrow, we have been so fortunate to have seen as much of the country as we have. But, you know what. If we won a lottery tomorrow morning, I would be out tomorrow afternoon looking at new Motorhomes with the idea in mind of getting out there on the road again catching up with all the stuff we have been missing. Might even be looking at a ‘toy hauler’ in order to travel with the Motorcycle. We would sell our Bayfield digs right quick & grab a rural property as a Canadian home base. Either here in the area we are now or somewhere in southern British Columbia or Alberta. We would sell our Congress House & grab a nice little 40 acre Ranch probably in the same area to use as South-Western home base. And then we would.........Oh dear, I have got myself on to an improbable dream sequence here again haven't I. Oh well, without our dreams, what would life be eh:)) And, by the way, haven't bought a lottery ticket in about 40 years..................
WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE THIS MENNONITE COUNTRY MARKET SO CLOSE TO US JUST A FEW MILES SOUTH OF BAYFIELD
THE LADIES DO ALL THE BAKING RIGHT THERE BEHIND ALL THE TARTS, MUFFINS, & PIES…AND THERE IS NOT ONE SINGLE SOLITARY THING IN EITHER OF THESE 2 PHOTOS THAT I EAT ANYMORE…AWWWWW NUTS!!
Pheebs & I ended up being a couple lazy Bums again today, but we did take advantage of a slight cloud cover causing some refreshingly cooler air this morning. Hooked up the utility trailer & moved a pile of brush & trimmed tree branches to our Park's recycle area before beating a hasty retreat back inside for a little air conditioning. And, I was wrong about the Corvette Week-end in Bayfield. It is next Sunday & not today. But, for anyone who came to Bayfield today in search of Corvettes I’m sure you will be back next week since you now know what a quaint & artsy little villa Bayfield really is eh:))
AND THERE ARE NO ALLIMAGATORS IN THESE WATERS EITHER:))
And, I can't let this day slide by without saying a special thanks to the folks who responded to my June 26th post. Several more emails came in today that just blew me right through the top of the 'happy meter.' Yes Toto, I see a gentle ray of sunshine beginning to appear through the stormy clouds over Blogland again. In fact, I am feeling so good about all this at the moment that I just might slip outside & dance myself a jig around the front yard...................... 10-4:))
REMEMBER THESE REVOLVING FIBRE OPTIC LAMPS FROM YEARS AGO…MY AUNT JEAN BROUGHT US THIS ONE:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And remember, life is short, so smile while you still have teeth.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.