A SHORT WALK AROUND OUR HOUSE NETTED ME SOME MUSHROOM PHOTOS THIS AFTERNOON
It’s Saturday night & all is quiet on the Bayfield Bunch front. Slight change in travel plans for our arriving company & they will now be here Sunday instead of today. Had a few ideas for tonight’s post earlier but somewhere along the line they just kinda dried up & got blowed away like a couple Texas tumbleweeds. So I’m sitting here tonight staring blankly out the sunroom window in front of me with an empty mind. My dilemma is that if I don’t attempt to write something, I am faced with nothing to do for the next few hours. Watching night time television is not an option & it’s already too dark & too cloudy to load up Rascal Buns & go chase us down a sunset.
I remember years ago when a Saturday night would never present that kind of a problem. There was always something to do, somewhere to go, & lots of people to hang out with. Sunday nights were the stay home nights. But Friday & Saturdays were always action nights. Had a lot of fun in those days & did a lot of wild & crazy things. Life certainly was never boring. But that was years ago & despite the fun, the shenanigans, the tears, & the regrets, I’m just as content now to sit here staring out the window trying to think of something interesting to write about. My how the times have changed. I’m grateful for those changes now & it sure is a way nicer way to stay out of trouble on a once wild & whacky Saturday night:))
Two weeks from today we begin our journey. I am always a bit apprehensive before a long trip that is likely to last the best part of 6 months. I suspect other Snow Birds may feel the same way. I have always likened it to sailors of old when they would leave the safe & secure comfort of their seaport homes & harbors & venture out onto the vast unknown challenges of an unpredictable sea in their sturdy wooden sailing ships. Journeys ranging over thousands of miles which could take months or years. In a couple weeks we will leave the safe security & familiar surroundings of our home & once again venture out upon the highways & bi-ways of North America. Unknown challenges in a sturdy ship we have not yet sailed on. We do have good maps & we do have known destinations. And we do have us a well seasoned crew.
A WELL SEASONED CREW WITH OUR PREVIOUS VESSEL
The seas may get choppy, the winds & weather may alter our course but we’ll keep our heading straight & true for the American South West. Days may become becalmed & flat empty seas may tax our attention. We may not know when or where we are at day’s end but we’ll slip an anchor & lay at rest in the darkened hours under a canopy of glittering stars. Sunrises will ascend behind us as we navigate the back roads, the secondary roads, & the Interstates in search of the next day’s fiery sunset. In search of land just over the next swell, the next hill. Watching for a mountain top to begin rising tall & stately out of a distant hazy horizon. We will put our faith in our vessel & steer her mightily so………………………………
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The policeman was interviewing the man whose store had jus been robbed. “It’s bad,” said the owner, “but it’s not as bad as it would have been if he’d robbed me yesterday.” “Why is that?” the policeman asked “Because today everything was on sale.”
- 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.