ON THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING OUR DESERT IS BLOOMING
Had a few tweaks to make on the blog this morning first thing. Decreased the overall width a bit & had to reduce the size of the photos a tad to make them fit better. Had an email from a reader today which pointed out a glitch I think. At the bottom of all Blogger blogs is a place where it says, ‘Newer Blogs’ & ‘Older Blogs.’ Reader pointed out something I also noticed, my ‘Older Blogs’ was not visible. Is now though but if it isn't’ just hover your cursor over the area to the right where it says ‘Home’ & the word ‘Older’ should appear. It’s a pink bar so ya can’t miss it. Anyway, slowly getting the blog back to where I want it. I do think I’ll be keeping my paws off any more blog changes for awhile though!!
SURE GOT UM SOME BIG JACK-A-LOPES AROUND HERE:))
LITTLE JACK-A-POOPS TOO
MIGHT BE A DESERT CHICORY >>>
Figured while we were still in warm weather it would be a good idea to clean the rig’s bins here rather than after we get home to cold weather next month. Emptied them out, vacuumed, then went at em with soap & water. They are looking almost as good as new.
STORAGE AREA IN THE BACK OF THE WINNIE WAGON IS BIG ENOUGH FOR ME TO CLIMB IN, SIT DOWN, & DO SOME CLEANING
Mr. Ed from the THE FLIP FLOP RESORT INN wondered what the GPS co-ordinates for that Lake Alamo Slot Canyon were. N34 17.087 W113 36.707 should just about put you at the trail head. It runs West out of a wash running North & South. Best way to get there from highway 93 is either take 17 Mile Road (scenic) from just South of the big Burrow Creek bridge or from Wikieup on 93. Head out on Chicken Springs road & head yourself on down towards Lake Alamo that-a-way. And the book the boys are looking at in the photo is Janna & Mike’s book entitled, ‘ Backcountry Adventures Arizona by Peter Massey and Jeanne Wilson. 2001/02. Kelly & I have an Arizona Benchmark Atlas we use…..when we can remember to use it.
GETTING AROUND A SHALLOW POOL OF WATER
TEAM EFFORT GETTING UP THE CANYON
“JIM I’M TELLIN YA, I FOUND A GOLD NUGGET THIS BIG!!”
MIKE MAKES A DARING LEAP:))
IT WAS A TEAM EFFORT GETTING BACK DOWN THE CANYON
JIM HELPS KELLY DOWN WHILE KELLY IN TURN HELPS PHEEBS DOWN
BEV MAKES IT DOWN WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS
HEADING BACK OUT OF THE SLOT CANYON
It’s always nice having doggy Pals along on any of these trips. The furry guys always add an extra layer of fun & entertainment whenever & wherever we go. Emmi & Pheebs get along fine & at one point in the Canyon I saw the 2 of them way up ahead walking side by side exploring together along the way.
EMMI GETS A LITTLE HELP FROM DAD WITH A STICKER IN HER PAW
We have a new KINDLE PAPER WHITE on the way. Only took us a couple years to make this decision. After talking recently with NINA & JANNA Kelly decided we could no longer live without a Kindle. I’m curious to see if it will kick-start my reading interests again. I’ve had a lot of trouble reading things printed on paper these past 3 years so maybe this will work for me. We’ll see………
BEAVERTAIL CACTUS IS AN EARLY SPRING BLOOMER
It’s not that we are unwanted I don’t think, it’s just the fact the snow & ice back home in Bayfield is too bad. We have had emails, shouts, & comments from friends & readers telling us to stay away for as long as we can. With all the snow, the rain, & the freezing temperatures lately, solid ice has formed making it all but impossible to even get our rig into it’s spot or the Jeep up the driveway. With our many surrounding Pine trees old Sol can’t get his warming rays into our yard & driveway to melt the frozen snow & ice. Maybe August………………
GRAND BEND’S WEB CAM IS STILL SHOWING LOTS OF FROZEN ICE & SNOW…THE THIN DARK LINE IN THE RIGHT PHOTO IS OPEN WATER OUT ON LAKE HURON, THE REST IS ICE!!
Well, for a couple who doesn’t spend much time moving around in any kind of social circles or going out to visit people a whole lot we sure have been busy these past few weeks. Very unusual for us. It’s not that we don’t like people it’s just that we kinda like quietly hanging out by ourselves most of the time. I know some folks will understand that & of course some folks won’t.
A FEW OUTTAKE SHOTS FROM TUESDAYS JEEP DAY
Kelly has been busy power reading these last few days. She comes home from the local Congress Library with 2 & 3 books at a time with each book being about as thick as an old Oldsmobile car seat. With our days winding down she has been speed reading through these novels like crazy. I read the instructions on how to open a can of pop once.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A medical student was shocked when he received a failing grade in radiology. Approaching the professor, he demanded to know the reason for the grade.
"You know the self X-ray you took?" asked the professor.
"I do." said the student.
"Well it's a fine picture," the professor said, "of your lungs, stomach, and liver."
"If it's a fine picture, then why did you give me an F?" asked the student
"I had no choice," said the professor. "I'm afraid you didn't put your heart into it."
Why don't Oysters give to charity?
Because they're Shellfish!