A FEW PHOTOS FROM BORREGO SPRINGS CALIFORNIA TONIGHT
Our New York State folks dropped in early for a quick light breakfast before heading home at 9 a.m. this morning. Peter punched in their route on his Garmin & it told him they will be back to Spencerport NY about 1:45. We wished them good luck at the border & they were off. We may see Leslie & Peter in Arizona this January.
OUR NEW YORK COMPANY ROLLS OUT FOR HOME SHORTLY AFTER 9 THIS MORNING
Despite an overeating, cloudy, cold, & rather lethargic week-end I pleasantly surprised myself with a day long burst of energy. Started off by taking half a utility trailer load of branches to our recycle area. Loaded a few things into Winnie's main bin & then got right into things. Our Winnebago has sat in a shady area directly under a large pine tree for the past 5 months. That tree is gone now but not before it deposited a lot of guck on our rig's roof. Pine pollen, needles, sap, & sawdust not to mention the green & black mould that had set in on the roof as well. I also don't think the roof had ever been cleaned since the rig was new. Hauled the garden hose, a big bucket of soapy water, a scrub brush, a couple of sponges & a mop up onto the roof. Took me the best part of an hour scrub, scrub, scrubbing that roof. What a huge difference by the time I was done. We ended up with a nice gleaming white roof & I ended up with some soggy wet pants. But no problem & I didn't stop there.
EVEN HAD TO SCRUB OUR TV ANTENNAE CLEAN
ROOF WAS QUITE A MESS
Figured while I had the hose & bucket out I may as well wash the whole RV. Sun had come out & the 60 degree temperature was just my kind of working weather. The rig was definitely in need of a wash anyway especially now that I had hosed all the dirt off the roof & down the sides. Another hour or so & I had the whole darn Motorhome just a sparkling. I added some Turtle Zip wax to the water & that made a big difference. Luckily because Winnie is a 2011, was stored inside for a couple years, & has low mileage, it's overall condition inside & out is just like new.
ALL CLEANED UP & READY TO RUMBLE
A shout out in our Shout Box today reminded me of a memorable day in Borrego Springs California a few years ago. Chatted briefly with a fellow (Gene Wild) that morning on an educational photo shoot put on by the Borrego Springs Desert Nature Center & he popped up in our Shout Box today. Turned out to be a nice photogenic morning that February 28th of 2010 so decided to include a few photos in tonight's post from that photo shoot in the desert just outside of Borrego Springs. One of the many things we have always liked about Borrego Springs is all the interesting programs put on by the ANZA BORREGO DESERT STATE PARK folks & also the folks at the Desert Nature Center. Saturday morning Jeep tours, Astronomy classes, photo shoots, & guided hikes to all kinds of really great places in the area. Always something to do in Borrego Springs. It was also the day we met Wandering Willy for the first time. You can read my post from that great day here at EARLY MORNING PHOTO GROUP. And I’m going to stick my neck out here at the risk of mis-identifying someone but if my memory serves me correct which it seldom does I am going to guess the fellow you see in my photos (link) with the slim white beard, black jacket & hat, peering through his camera is the fellow who popped up in our Shout Box today. Gene, if that isn’t you, let me know & I’ll make the correction:))
Also in the above linked post I answered a fellow Bloggers question at the time who asked,
"Is that REALLY why you blog? Would you quit blogging if you didn't get comments from readers? If you thought no one was reading?" My answer to the question in that post over three & a half years ago still stands true today & is exactly why I write this daily blog. If I was writing my blog for comment numbers I would have packed it in a long time ago. It’s the quality of the comments I appreciate, not the quantity………………………………..
OUR EARLY MORNING BORREGO SPRINGS PHOTO GROUP
AND THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY FINE REASONS I ENJOY THE GREAT AMERICAN SOUTH WEST
After struggling with poor sleeping habits for years & ending up with wasted days due to lack of sleep I finally gave in to the idea of 'sleeping pills' about a year ago. I had tried many suggested methods of attaining a good night's rest but to no avail. Even cut my coffee consumption to one coffee a day in the morning. That still stands. My opinion now is that the sleeping pills have been a definite help & I have no regrets that I still take a sleeping pill each night. Maybe there will be some kind of long term effect eventually but so be it. What is important to me now in the present is that each night I am able to once again get myself a decent night's sleep. My days now begin around 5:30 a.m. instead or 3 or 4 a.m. like in the past & most of my days contain more energy than they did when I was not sleeping well.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( There were three Indian squaws. One slept on a deerskin, one slept on an elk skin and the third slept on a hippopotamus skin. All three became pregnant and the first two each had a baby boy. The one who slept on the hippopotamus skin had twin boys. This goes to prove that the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.
- 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.
Seems like the roof of our (former) used to get just about as dirty as that. Used to take me a couple days to do the whole thing, top to bottom.ReplyDelete
Just the same, we had a pine tree at the corner of the house that had been left (or maybe planted?) when the house was built in 58. Didn't take me long to take that sucker down not long after we moved in, in '92.
They're just messy, and need to be out somewhere in the woods.
Love the pic of Pheebs jumping up on Kelly..just like Riggs "Hey Mom pay attention to ME!" as usual great pics. And that is a true groaner today.ReplyDelete
Al I finally surrendered to the sleeping pills as well. I was staying awake for sometime 3 days and that was just a terrible way to live. Now I at least can get about 4 hours of sleep a night with the pills.ReplyDelete
You write about cleaning your RV roof a couple times every year. I wish I was that great of a roof caretaker. I also wish they would put on RV roofs that are more like sticks-n-bricks; I don't read that they need to be washed twice a year.ReplyDelete
Your first photo looks like a landscape painting. Would love to have that on my wall in a gold frame. The others are a close second.ReplyDelete
I cleaned our Hiker roof about a month ago..used a good car wash solvent that had a touch of wax in it....also tossed in a bit of good ol' bleach...It looked great for about 3 weeks, then the rains came and when I look out our bedroom window, I can see it is dirty again! grrrrr!!ReplyDelete