Couldn’t seem to get myself too interested in doing a whole lot of anything today so I’m a bit short on usual blog fodder tonight. Spent the whole darn day thinking it was Sunday too. I am not impressed with myself!!
BIRDS LINED UP FOR THEIR SATURDAY NIGHT BATH
SHUTTER SPEED’S A TAD SLOW ON ALL THESE BIRD PHOTOS BUT INCLUDED THEM ANYWAY
OK DEAR, YOU HAVE YOUR BATH FIRST & I’LL KEEP WATCH
We did some more measuring in the Winnebago today & realized we do not have a lot of room to work with in replacing the air bed couch with a couple recliners. Only 69” across & 30” deep on the slide. Definitely have to be wall hugger recliners if we decide to swap out our couch/bed. We do not find the leather couch/air bed that comfortable & going through the hassle of blowing that bed up does not appeal to either one of us. The guy where we bought Winnie tried to demonstrate the bed & even he had trouble with it. However, I think we will just go with the couch for now & see how we make out with it on our trip west. If it doesn’t work out we will see about swapping the couch out for a couple recliners when we get to Congress.
OUR MORNING TRAIL LOOKS JUST AS ENCHANTING IN EVENING LIGHT AS IT DOES IN MORNING LIGHT
Comment from Don in Shout Box about using Google Earth maps in trip planning. Yes, I do this as well plus use MapQuest for checking mileage sometimes. Google Earth is so totally excellent for finding off roads, potential boondocking sites & checking terrain. Wouldn’t leave home without it:))
Liked Cheryl Ann’s post over at DEEP CANYON as she talked a bit about herself growing up in & around Los Angeles. Living in Palm Desert now she is looking forward to retiring with her husband to a smaller community & getting away from big city living & being out of all the summer’s heat & humidity. I sure know how she feels. Nice when folks tell you a little bit about themselves sometimes.
Mark’s got himself quite a project going on over at BOX CANYON BLOG. Well in fact he’s got a couple projects on the go. He’s doing fine about affixing some additional storage space to the rear of his Class C but needs a little input from readers regarding some solar panel placements. It’s quite a cardboard template he has put together & it looks like he is quite the upside down welder as well. Oh how I envy all these talented folks who are so adept at doing so many mechanical handyman things themselves’. That is one very big huge financial asset to have in one’s life. Wished I had taken an interest & paid more attention in ‘shop class’ oh those so many high school years ago.
WOW, tomorrow is September 1rst already. What a welcome turning point in the long summer that is & how rejuvenating for we Snow Birds. All those long months have finally slid on by & we birds can now begin to get down to a little serious thinking & planning about our upcoming travels. What a super grrrrrreat ‘Tony the Tiger’ feeling that is.
Don’t know why it is but I have never had any great desire to travel anywhere off the North American continent. There are countless wonders of the world to see & experience worldwide but my interests have never really spurred me on to travel off in search of them. My Mother traveled to Hawaii & countries in Europe years ago but I just have never had a hankering to go to those places. I think I would find being in a country that didn’t speak the language I understood kind of intimidating. I get the feeling many European countries are very crowded with masses of people. Well, that sure wouldn’t work for me. And driving on the wrong side of the road…..what’s that all about!! No, I think I’ll just stay put here in Canada & the United States. Lots of great wonders to see right here at home in our own 2 great countries. We drive on the right side of the road & I can understand what folks are talking about most times. Prefer the lifestyle & freedoms we have as well. And for the most part I know what I’m eating. I get the feeling in some of those countries you had better hurry up & eat what’s on your plate before it hurries up & eats you. Nawwww, think I’ll just keep my boots on the ground, kick up a little South West desert dust, hike me some forested mountain trails, & drive me along some nice relaxingly quiet country roads right here at good old ‘home sweet home’……………….10-4:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Just a few thoughts……..Q. What do you do when your nose goes on strike?
A. You picket!
Q. Why is psychoanalysis quicker for men than for women?
A. When it’s time to revert to childhood, most men are already there.
- Apple Inc. has developed a new high tech toilet. The details are not yet clear, but the company is torn between two names for the new device: Either the iPood, or the iPeed.
-A man walks into a piano store and says, "I would like to buy a hairy piano." Perplexed, the sales clerk asked, "Why do you want a hairy piano?!" Nonchalantly, the customer responded, "Well, the last piano store only had Baldwins."
- A crook rented an apartment over a police station.
He feels he is "above the law, now!”
- A group of doctors were out duck hunting, when a large bird flew overhead.
The family doctor raised his gun to shoot, but then lowered his gun saying "I am not sure that is a duck."
The Psychiatrist raised his gun, but then lowered it again saying “I know it's a duck, but I'm not sure that it knows it's a duck."
The surgeon raises his gun and blasts the bird out of the sky. He turns to the pathologist and says "Go see if that was a duck."
- 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 pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.