THIS IS NOT ONLY A FAVORED WALKING AREA FOR US BUT IT IS ALSO A FAVORED JEEPING AREA WHERE WE CAN JUST GET OUT & GO FOR MILES & MILES & MILES
We actually made it out into the desert this morning without setting off a hull-a-balloo of dog barking. Problem was we were too late in starting our morning walk & by 8 a.m. it was already getting too hot for we Canadians. We plan to be out an hour earlier Sunday.
KELLY & PHEEBS COMING OUT TO JOIN ME FOR OUR MORNING WALK
I think if we would have had the rig’s inverter problem fixed we might have headed for higher altitudes & cooler temperatures. Hadn’t planned on taking the Big EEE to Phoenix for that inverter fix until next month sometime.
I LIKE THE SOUND & SMELL OF HORSES NEARBY
Kelly’s cold is slowly clearing up but she is having trouble with tiredness & fatigue. We won’t be straying too far from the house in the near foreseeable future. I worked at trimming trees again this morning but by 10 o’clock I had to beat a hasty retreat inside to our cooling tabletop & ceiling fans. Definitely not looking forward to an even hotter week next week.
VIEW FROM MY CHAIR AS ARIZONA’S MORNING SUN STREAMED THROUGH THE WINDOW INTO OUR LIVING…THAT’S MY SUNKEN BEDROOM WITH THE LAMP & RED CHAIR
MY TREE TRIMMING BRUSH PILE IS GROWING
Noticed we had a new Blog Follower this morning. jolenemacinjax joins us as we begin our 9th winter season of travels & home life in Congress Arizona. Welcome aboard Jolene & here’s hoping we can continue to hold your interest over the coming months:))
LOOKS LIKE WE ARE OUT IN THE COUNTRY HERE BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE’RE NOT & WE DO HAVE NEGHBORS AROUND US
Well it took me a bit of gruntin & a whole lotta sweariin mixed with about half a dozen body contortions under the rig plus a vice grips & a healthy dose of liquid wrench to get the job done but I finally did it. Got that big 50 pound solid heavy rubber Mossmagator of a mud flap off the Big EEE. After reading a comment a couple days ago it became crystal clear to me how that mud guard caused the Jeep damage. Air passing under the Motorhome hits that full width mud guard which has only about 4 inches clearance off the road & is directed immediately downward. Easy to understand how that blast of air concentrated on the gravel only inches below easily kicks up a vortex of stones & debris. With that flap off air can now move freely under the rig from front to back unobstructed. We never had a wide mud flap on the back of any RV we’ve ever had & despite travels on gravel roads we never so much as put a dent on any of our 2 tow vehicles. Also easy to understand is how gas mileage will now improve. No big heavy wind drag at the rear of the coach. Thanks to readers for clueing me in on this mud flap road sweeper problem. Well done folks & much appreciated:))
NICE CLEAN UNOBSTRUCTED AIR FLOW UNDER THE MOTORHOME NOW WITHOUT THAT BIG HEAVY MOSSMAGATOR SINGLE PIECE ROAD SWEEPING MUD FLAP
Sarge (HUDSON HORNETS) dropped in Friday afternoon. He & Jackie are the folks who helped us move into our Congress house. John (Sarge) is just finishing up his 44 treatments for Prostate Cancer & has himself a real positive attitude about the procedure he decided on. Living in a Congress sticks & bricks now their Class A Motorhome came in real handy for the length of time all those treatments have taken. They drove it up to Prescott & stayed in an RV Park to make the daily treatments at the Prescott Hospital more readily accessible. Sarge has been expressing his thoughts about his procedures on Facebook in hopes anyone else out here with that same problem may see his posts & find some answers to some questions they may have.
WE HAVE HAD THE JEEP THROUGH THOSE FAR AWAY MOUNTAINS HALF A DOZEN TIMES & AS SOON AS THIS HOT WEATHER ENDS WE WILL BE OUT THERE AGAIN TO SEE WHAT WE CAN SEE
And for any newbies or seasoned RV travelers you will probably find Paul & Marsha’s post from WHERE'S WEAVER interesting. Statistics for the past 5 years Fulltiming laid out in a detailed manner at the end of their post including financial costs & mileage figures as well as fuel costs per year. Someone has spent a lot of time with attention to detail tracking all the numbers.
WASN’T SURE IF I WAS GOING TO HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO TURN OUR NEARLY 37’ MOTORHOME AROUND ON THE PROPERTY BUT AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE TIRE TRACKS IT WAS NO PROBLEM
Had the Critter Cam set up Friday night & by golly we caught us a couple Critters alright.
THE PUSSY CAT ON LEFT IS WELCOME BECAUSE IT HELPS CONTROL THE MOUSE POPULATION BUT THAT ODOROUS GENTLEMAN ON THE RIGHT IS GOING TO HAVE TO FIND HIMSELF SOME NEW DIGS!!
Until the weather cools off & we get’s to feeling a bit better I may not have a whole lot of things to write about or photograph in the next little while so hang in there dear faithful readers & we’ll see if we can’t kick up something different & remotely exciting soon.
AND THIS GREAT AREA IS ONLY A BLOCK BEHIND OUR HOUSE
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Our young daughter had adopted a stray cat. To my distress, he began to use the back of our new sofa as a scratching post. "Don't worry," my husband reassured me. "I'll have him trained in no time." I watched for several days as my husband patiently "trained" our new pet. Whenever the cat scratched, my husband deposited him outdoors to teach him a lesson. The cat learned quickly. For the next 16 years, whenever he wanted to go outside, he scratched the back of the sofa!!