MONDAY MORNINGS SETTING MOON BEHIND OUR HOUSE
OH CRAP!!!! JUST SCREWED UP MY BLOGS TEMPLATE TONIGHT & THAT’S WHY IT IS NOT LOOKING RIGHT!!
Started gathering, organizing, & packing a few things into the Winnie Wagon for our return trip to Ontario soon. No set date as to when we are leaving yet or which way we will go but we might have some idea about all that maybe about a day before we leave. We are just not one’s to plan everything out to the inth degree. No hard & fast RV Park reservations to meet, no timetable to rigidly adhere too. We don’t set ourselves a ‘daily miles’ travel limit either. If the weather & roads are good & we feel like going further we just sometimes take advantage of good tailwinds & keep rolling. Not everyone’s way to travel of course but it works fine for us. We are spontaneous travelers & surprising ourselves is all part of the adventurous journey.
BEGINNING TO LOAD UP THE RIG FOR THE LONG JOURNEY HOME IN A FEW WEEKS
YES, THESE ARE THE VERY ROCKS YOU CLIMBED AROUND ON JEAN:))
JULIE & TOM had a comment question asking, ‘Just wondering if you use any wide angle lenses for your landscape photos.? My answer to that question is ‘yes’ I use a standard AF-SDX Nikkor ED 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G lens. This lens is pretty much standard issue with a Nikon camera. Probably about 8 out of 10 of my landscape photos are done at the full wide angled 18mm. It is the only wide angle lens I have.
Bob, one of those Kayaking folks over at BOB'S EYES has just managed to put a ‘comment’ section on his blog. Many of his photos are taken from his Kayak as he gently travels various waterways here in the South-West right now. What a great way to quietly slip out & become at one with nature along the countless miles of shorelines in North America. I have had a basic fear of water ever since an ill thought out rafting venture resulted in my Buddy & I nearly drowning. That incident in British Columbia’s Shuswap River in the early 70’s has always held me back from venturing out onto lakes & rivers ever since.
Our days are counting down to our homeward trek soon. I always have mixed feelings this time of year. Each winter I seldom think about having to return to Bayfield Ontario in the Spring. For the winter months Bayfield is just a distant memory & when we are home in Bayfield for the Summer Congress Arizona then becomes the distant memory. But there is a point each year about mid March when the return journey to Bayfield is inevitable. There’s no putting it off or not thinking about it any longer. When it’s time to go it’s time to go. Weeks all of a sudden quickly count down to days & time just seems to fly. No I don’t want to go but we have to go so I’m ready to go. I will be very sad leaving the house again but by the time we reach the top of the Yarnell Hill in a few weeks my mind will automatically shift forward to the task at hand which will be the long journey ahead. With each mile driven Congress Arizona will become more of a memory that a reality.
When I say I am ready to head home it means Hitch Itch already has me in it’s grip. I’m already thinking Tim Horton’s coffee & carrot muffins, morning walks in the Pine forest, country road Jeep tours with the Pheebs, that first Motorcycle ride, & writing my nightly posts in our relaxing Sunroom once again. It is that complete change of scenery & moderate change of lifestyle I look forward to twice a year. Our Spring journey North & our Autumn journey South. And of course there may very well be a few other changes coming up as well when we get home………….:))
We will be up & off in the Jeep first thing in the morning. No idea how long we’ll be on the roads & trails again but I did hear we might have a possible lake crossing if the lakebed is dry enough. We will once again be a caravan of 4 Jeeps. Black, Silver, Yellow, & Brown:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Did you know Children are often spoiled because no one will spank Grandma!!