Definitely colder here in Congress than it was south of Quartzsite the past week. A heavy cloud cover prevented old Sol’s warming rays from putting happy weather smiles on our faces today. Think we got up to 51F. We pretty much had to run our heaters in the house for most of the day & I wasn’t inspired to putter away at any outside projects.
A DISTANT DRY WATERFALL WHICH WILL BE A TORRENT OF WATER IN THE MONSOONS
Les dropped over while we were away & put our new wood garden shed doors on. How nice to be rid of those old bent & twisted noisy aluminum doors that rattled in the wind & clattered every time they were opened or closed. I just need to throw a coat of outdoor protective paint on them & they will be all set.
Pheebs is sure glad to be home again stretched full out on her couch or on my lap in the recliner. She can now jump up on my bed again for scruffles & she loves trying to turf me out of bed in the morning. It’s very crowded in the Winnie with the 3 of us all scrunched up on the short sofa. Difficult for me to write & edit photos with no space to set cameras or use my mouse. Tried reversing the front seat for awhile but that proved uncomfortable after a short awhile as well. So it’s nice to be home & s t r e t c h out.
MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND ARE LOCATED BEHIND KOFA’S PALM CANYON
Rene over at live. work. dream. has good things to say about an informative book out now entitled, ‘So You Want To Be A Workamper’. Rene & Jim have been Workamping & Volunteering around the country for about 7 years now & found this book accurately depicts what they have themselves been experiencing.
COUNTLESS MILES OF DESERT ROADS TO EXPLORE OUT HERE IN THE GREAT SOUTH-WEST
I am in agreement with Nick’s latest post in BAD NICK'S BLOG. Looks like the majority of comments are in agreement with him as well. Always encouraging to know there are other folks out here living in the real world & seeing things for the reality they unfortunately are.
Curious to know if any RV readers have a Class A Motorhome with what is known as a 3 zone floor plan. This is generally a mid door entry coach with separate bedroom & bathroom in back, separate kitchen in the center & separate living room up front behind the driver’s area. Gulf Stream has this plan in some of their Sun Voyagers. Just curious…………..
With Ann’s note in the Shout Box I think my confusion has been cleared regarding my mixed up mine dilemma. There is a third mine in the Kofa Mountains we did not know about. And this one comes with a cemetery so you know we would have been over there had we known about it’s existence. It is called the King of Kofa Mine & after receiving an email from a reader today with the GPS co-ordinates to the cemetery I was amazed at just how close to that cemetery we really were when we reached marker 21 & turned around. Also learned the buildings we saw near the 2 mines are what is left of the Kofa mining town. Ann said a mine caretaker lives there now. Also some additional info from a friend near Sierra Vista helped as well.
LITTLE DID WE KNOW JUST HOW CLOSE WE WERE TO THE KOFA CEMETERY WHEN I TOOK THIS PHOTO OF KELLY AT MARKER 21…WE WERE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
LEFT YELLOW MARKER SHOWS WHERE WE WERE AT MARKER 21 & RIGHT YELLOW MARKER SHOWS WHERE THE KOFA CEMETERY IS LOCATED…WE WERE SO UNKNOWINGLY CLOSE
LOOKING BACK FROM MARKER 21 TOWARD THE TOWNSITE OF KOFA THE CEMETERY WOULD HAVE BEEN OFF TO THE RIGHT SOMEWHERE NOT FAR
THIS IS WHERE THE MINING TOWN OF KOFA WOULD HAVE BEEN LOCATED
I have always thought anytime one mixes the desert with water it can make for some nice photos. Could be a water hole somewhere, a river, a lake, or even a puddle in a rock crevice. Just think what dusty & weary desert travelers must have thought when coming across any source of water after long days on the trail. There are a few fellow RV Bloggers out here who travel with canoes & kayaks out here in the desert regions. Bob over at BOB'S EYES is one. JUST WANDERIN is another one. SUE has a Kayaking hobby as well. And remember to keep an eye on John over at JUST FINDING OUR WAY. He is one of those clever innovator fellows who is right now working away at building a kayak. He just recently finished helping a friend build a Dory & if you backtrack John’s post you can follow that project. For all you ‘do it yourselfers’ out here it would be a good idea to keep track of John’s posts to see what innovations he always seems to be up to. Whether his RV or whatever……
YELLOW FLOWERS ARE BRITTLE BUSH
Noticed two recent additions to our Blog Follower Friend Connect list on our sidebar this morning. We welcome AUDREY THE REDBONE. Audrey the Coonhound is currently undergoing chemotherapy so we doggy people here at the Bayfield Bunch are wishing her the best outcome. And why was Audrey the Coonhound named Audrey? BECAUSE:)). Also joining us on our travels & stay at home times is HighwayManNL. Thanks for stopping by & taking an interest in the Bayfield Bunch:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Murphy's wife borrowed his car and parked in the supermarket car park. Just as she came out laden with shopping, she saw a young lad break into the car, hot wire it and drive off. Naturally she reported the matter to the police.' What did he look like?, the sergeant asked. 'I don't know she replied, but I got the license plate number'.
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Lucky you have that Congress "home" to use as a home base...I don't mind our Hiker shower though, but I'll bet I don't have as much hair as you do, Al!ReplyDelete
Love the picture of Pheebes!ReplyDelete
Too bad you were so close to that old cemetery without realizing. It means another trip in the future.ReplyDelete
We had the floor plan you describe in our old class A. Bathroom clear in the back (lots of room) then twin beds with a door to close off from the kitchen. It had a mid-kitchen and then a sofa and the front seats which swiveled to complete the living area. It was VERY comfortable - too bad the mechanics of the motorhome were junk lol!!ReplyDelete
I don't always agree with Bad Nick but I think he pretty much nailed it tonight!
Like Donna K, I don't always agree with Nick. However, celebrities, politicians and athletes are definitely products. They are products that sell. People flock to read about them and support them with their dollars. That will probably never be changed but it's our fault not theirs.ReplyDelete
Back home relax a bit and plan your next adventure.ReplyDelete
Is there some thinking about trading in the Winnie in the air? Just wondering ...ReplyDelete
Sounds like you like our RV. I sent you and email. It is not for sale and it the best RV ever. The only thing is that the sofa in the living room is not comfortable for more than a few nights, you would have to change that.ReplyDelete