MOON SETTING IN THE SUN’S EARLY MORNING GLOW
Pheebs & I were all snugly buggly in the rig last night & everything went well for our first of 7 nights. I slept on Kelly’s big bed in my toasty sleeping bag & Pheebs slept up front on the loveseat sofa. Of course about 5:30 she hopped up on the bed nudging me with her cold little nose telling me it was ‘uppy-uppy’ time. And with a bunch of slurpy smooches on my face uppy I got.
US GUYS WERE ALL BRIGHT EYED & BUSHY TAILED THIS MORNING…WELL SORTA
ALL SNUGGLY IN OUR TEMPORARY WINNIE WAGON DIGS
Aside from tipping a full jug of water over on the kitchen counter I did manage to make myself a good hot cup of coffee. Been a few years since I’ve made coffee. Seeing’s how I basically only drink one coffee a day now that 1 cup is usually made by Kelly in the morning when she makes a pot of coffee. She likes more than one cup first thing in the morning. Took a fair number of years to beat my coffee addiction down to just 4 cups a day & then a few more years to get that down to one coffee a day. Occasionally a second cup when traveling but I am no longer addicted to the caffeine so do not suffer the withdrawal effects I did at one time years ago. Now, about this darn peanut butter & honey problem of mine…..!!
EASY TO SEE WHY WE HAD TO GET RID OF OUR MISSION CHAIRS…JUST TOO CROWDED FOR THE PHEEBS AND THOSE WOODEN ARMS WERE JUST TOO HARD ON HER HEAD
Peter came with us on our desert walk this morning. Been awhile since we had walked to the watering hole or better known here in the west as a ‘tank’. Water level down quite a bit since the last time Kelly & I walked out there a couple months ago.
KELLY WITH BROTHER PETER ON OUR MORNING DESERT WALK
CHECKING OUT A CATTLE WATERHOLE
SPOTTED THIS IN THE UNDERBRUSH WHICH WE AT FIRST THOUGHT WAS A COW SKULL
ON CLOSER INSPECTION IT TURNED OUT TO BE THIS PILE OF BONES BUT NO SKULL
One day last week we were serenaded by classical music on our walk. We became aware of music in the desert air one morning & determined it came from the Congress School about half a mile away. Played for about 10 minutes & it was definitely Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, or one of those guys. Just seemed so strange for a school to be playing classical music over their PA system outside. And then the music abruptly ended. Sounds of a clicking Mic & then a ladies voice saying something about a pledge of allegiance. Couple more clicking sounds & silence. Our classical music concert was abruptly over. Guess someone just accidentally left a wrong switch on somewhere. I had visions of a schoolyard full of teenagers running frantically around in circles with their hands over their ears as Mozart’s violins rattled around in their head spaces.
MALE CARDINAL DANCING AROUND ON THE FEEDER PLATFORM
We all just basically out sat on the front porch this morning enjoying the warm temperatures & watching the bird activity around our Saguaro Cactus. With a few bodies changing location now & again this afternoon was much the same. Not exactly the kind of morning & afternoon that makes for good blog fodder at the end of the day. Maybe we will all get mobile Sunday.
I always find it interesting reading RV’ers posts who are new to the lifestyle. Brings back so many memories of when Kelly & I first ventured out. Everything was a ‘first time’ for us. Whether it was towing a travel trailer, 5th wheel, or a toad, it was all nerve wracking but excitedly new to us. Dumping tanks, wider turns, maneuvering through traffic with our 53 foot set up. Generators, converters, inverters, propane appliances, storage bins, batteries, & the list goes on & on. Still does sometimes. Doug & Dolly from MISS ADVENTURE TRAVELS are going through that exciting learning curve at the moment with many ‘firsts’ popping up along the way. Doug ventured out onto some Jeep back roads in the Bouse Arizona area getting his Jeep into 4 wheel mode for the first time. Oh how I remember the excitement & apprehension of our first time doing the same thing. Am I in the right gear, do I have the crankcase set right, are all the wheels working, what about that sand ahead, oh oh steep gully coming up, what about that big rock sticking up out of the road, oh geezzzzz, I’ll never get up that hill, where are we?? Awwwwww, great times those early days & still great times today. Nothing has changed. The excitement, wonderment, & apprehension are all still there & that is what adds up to the overall greatness of this whole RVing experience & lifestyle.
Are there rules & regulations for RV folks camping out in the boonies? Is there a protocol to follow, maybe some etiquette? How about a whole lot of just plain & simple common sense & respect for others all mixed in with a healthy dose of responsibility. Well, yes & no there is. Nina over at WHEELING IT has just written a ‘must-read’ post about all that. Drop by & she’ll tell you about it & answer many questions existing Boondockers or future Boondockers have. Boondocking rocks…..:))
<<< THIS IS ANOTHER CEREAL MIXTURE FROM HOLY CRAP THAT KELLY EATS
And a possible correction to Friday night’s post. Kelly didn’t think TRADER JOES carried the HOLY CRAP cereal I thought I saw there. She went on-line to TJ’s site this morning checking to see if they carried that cereal & could not find any indication they did. But I’m almost certain I laid eyeballs on the cereal somewhere in the past week or two & my brain seems to think it was Trader Joes. Would appreciate any TJ shoppers out there letting me know if they have seen it on Trader Joes shelves. It’s a Canadian product by the way. Check out TJ’s top 25 favorite customer products as rated by their own faithful shoppers. 25 TOP FAVS AT TJ'S. By the way, I hope no readers went ripping into Trader Joes this morning asking a cashier, “Hey where’s that Holy Crap we hear ya have”.
PETER & LESLIE SPENT A QUIET AFTERNOON RELAXING & READING IN THE BACK YARD
Dave from GOING RV WAY is the latest RV’er to join our ‘Friends’ list. Welcome aboard & thanks for stopping by. That’s a tight fit in the storage facility you have there but looks like an easy out.
‘Acheapguy’ in the Shout Box wondered if we have earthquakes here in Arizona like California. My answer to that is no I don’t think we do. Never seem to hear much about earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunami's, snow storms, or cyclones out here in quiet old Arizony. Just a few of the many reasons we like it here:))
HEY MOM & DAD….I THOUGHT THIS WAS MY SOFA
OH WELL I GUESS I CAN SHARE JUST THIS ONCE………………..
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Howard County Police officers still write their reports by hand, and the data is entered later by a computer tech into their database. One theft report stated that a farmer had lost 2,025 pigs. Thinking that to be an error, the tech called the farmer directly.
"Is it true Mr. (Smith) that you lost 2,025 pigs?" she asked.
"Yeth." lisped the farmer.
Being a Howard County girl herself, the tech entered: "Subject lost 2 sows and 25 pigs."
- 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.
Thanks Al...have followed your blog for awhile now...just figured out how to follow people through Blogger instead of just making my own list. Dave (GoingRvWay.com)ReplyDelete
That hanging out on the front porch enjoying life is as good as it gets.ReplyDelete
Just thought you might want to know I did a Google search for "Does Trader Joes carry Holy Crap cereal" and you post here was the 2nd reference that came up. Didn't get an answer but your post came up. LOLReplyDelete
I'm in the juse east of Dallas and the Natural Grocery is suppost to have Holy Crap here. I'll check on it Monday. ;-)
I think just sitting around relaxing is a mighty fine way to spend a day.ReplyDelete
You all looks mighty comfortable and relaxed there on your front porch - and your backyard looks great. Love the pictures of Pheebs. Makes me want to hug her neck!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great day relaxing, think that will be our sunday.ReplyDelete
Lovin' your back yard set up..like a big patio! You and Pheebs look pretty comfy in the RV...well, Pheebs sure looks comfy!ReplyDelete
Such wonderful hosts! Plus you get a little camping adventure right in your own back yard! What fun...ReplyDelete
Karen and Steve
(Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard
Yes...AZ does have "earth shakes"!! We were having Easter dinner at a friend's park model here at North Ranch a few years ago and the light above the table started moving back and forth. Jim noticed ground movement outside. Surprised us!!ReplyDelete
Charleston, AZ, was wiped out in the May 3rd 1887 Sonoran Earthquake estimated to be a 7.6 shaker: http://www.tombstonetimes.com/stories/quake.htmlReplyDelete
As for Trader Joe's, if you like making your own pizza but don't want to make the dough, TJ's had prepared pizza dough that is easy to handle. It can also be frozen.
Hey there! I looked for "Holy Crap" at TJ's Saturday and could not find it. So glad I didn't ask 'cause I'm sure there would have been some explaining to do. Grace (in Tucson)ReplyDelete
Beautiful Cardinal pictures! Male Cardinal is my favorite bird.ReplyDelete