MORNING SUN SPLASHES ON THE DATE CREEK MOUNTAINS
No sign of Dally this morning as we walked past her yard at the corner. All was quiet. No doggy running along the fence beside us & jumping up for a good neck scratch. No crying because she was so happy to see Pheebs, Kelly, & I. We missed her. Left our main gate open last night just in case she wandered over our way. We’ll leave it open tonight again. If she’s near she just may catch the scent of her best friends just up the road……….
KELLY HELPS PHEEBS WITH A STICKER & A NICE MORNING WALK IN THE DESERT
Bit of an overcast morning as Peter came along with us on our desert walk. We explored along a ridge line where we hadn’t walked before. The Date Creek mountains took on a magical hue as meandering sun splashes played across their sloping sides & rounded peaks. We too were occasionally bathed in the sun’s warmth as shadows passed slowly around us.
Update on our CASTLE HOT SPRINGS Jeep drive Tuesday. Turns out the 210 acre Castle Hot Springs is to come under the Auctioneers gavel on the 27th of February 2014. Details of the auction are HERE & also another site HERE. Opened in 1896, the 210-acre resort near Lake Pleasant once attracted prominent U.S. families including the Roosevelts, Vanderbilts, Carnegies, Wrigleys and the Astors. Long before he became president, John F. Kennedy spent time recovering at Castle Hot Springs from injuries he sustained in World War II. Just thought some of you well heeled RV folks might be looking for a little get-a-way place on the side.
Turned out to be a very quiet day here on Ghost Town Road. Plunked away on my laptop, watched Corner Gas at 2 & just kinda did the whole square root of nothing much. Kelly & Peter spent some time at the Congress library. I passed on lunch at NICHOL'S WEST. Just never took me a fancy for the place. Maybe because it’s a 5 star restaurant. I kinda feel more comfortable in them there one & a half star greasy spoon places:))
For all you aircraft buffs out there you might want to remember to keep an eye on Tom’s blog TOM_KATHY_RETIRED. Here’s a fellow in the mechanical know when it comes to aircraft. Check out his latest post, CLUELESS, KNOW IT ALL. Some nice photos of vintage aircraft here & Tom actually get’s some grease on his finger:))
KELLY’S STONE CAIRN BUILT ON OUR MONDAY MORNING ROCK SCRAMBLE STILL STANDS
I’ve never figured out how to answer the question, ‘are you retired’. The query always leaves me fumbling for an answer because I am not comfortable with the word. First off I don’t figure I have never done anything long enough to retire from. Not a career guy, not like I ran my own business for a bunch of years or stuck with one job forever. I guess to say I am no longer in the work force might be the closest I could come to the definition. And besides, the word ‘retired’ refers to really old people who don’t work anymore doesn’t it? I just don’t feel I’ve got that old yet. What really hangs me up though is when someone asks, ‘so what did you do for a living’. My unspoken answer is always the same, ‘well, ya gotta couple hours & d’ya really wanna know.’
EASY TO SEE WHY I HAVE TROUBLE GETTING INTO MY BED THESE NIGHTS
A curious email rolled in this afternoon from a fella over that Florida way. I am thinking 49 other fellow RV Bloggers may have received the same email. I’m skeptical of many things & I’m not sure if this email is legit or not so I’m asking my fellow RV Bloggers what they think of this. Do you think this is ‘above board’?? When we clicked on the link ‘THE TOP 50 RV LIFESTYLE TRAVEL BLOGS’ we saw a number of familiar fellow Bloggers on the list. Here is that email……………. Hi Kelly & Al. I just wanted to drop you a quick line and let you know that your blog has been chosen as a “Top 50 RV Lifestyle Blog” by Florida Outdoors RV. We recently selected 50 RV blogs that are quite exceptional in the RV Blogger world.
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Babzhill from THE ROLLING HILLS has just joined the Bayfield Bunch on our Friends Connect list. A big welcome to you folks & appreciate your interest. With retirement a shorter than short time away you are no doubt excited about getting the wheels rolling on your 1998 Beaver Patriot Monticello at the end of March. Happy motoring folks & thanks for stopping by:))
WE TOOK US FOR A WALK AROUND OUR NEIGHBOR’S PROPERTY LATE THIS AFTERNOON
RV SUE has been doing a little decorating in her Casita & she has some ‘not so good news’ for RV’ers like ourselves who like boondocking in the Ajo area of Darby Well road. I’m glad we got to camp out on the east side of the road while we did. Slip on over to Sue’s site & she will tell you about what she has heard………And we still have not found out what the ‘big announcement’ was over in Slab City this past Sunday. Anybody heard anything??
Thursday morning we will be saddling up the Jeep again & heading off on a search for some known crested Saguaros not to far from Congress. We have seen one in that area but we hear there are 7 or 8 more near by. Following that we will slide up to Yarnell for either a Pizza at the T-BIRD CAFE or some good old ranch style grub at Yarnell’s RANCH HOUSE RESTAURANT atop the Yarnell Hill.
SILHOUETTED DOVES IN FLIGHT OVER OUR BACKYARD THIS WEEK
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Did you hear the one about the man who opened a dry-cleaning business next door to the convent? He knocked on the door and asked the Mother Superior if she had any dirty habits.
How do you drive an engineer completely insane?
Tie him to a chair, stand in front of him, and fold up a road map the wrong way.
What is the definition of an engineer?
Someone who solves a problem you didn't know you had, in a way you don't understand.
- 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.