THREATENING SKIES OVER OUR BACKYARD THIS MORNING
Our day dawned on the cooler side under a patchwork of darkening clouds. With company coming we were hoping for warmer sunny skies but at least it wasn’t windy & freezing cold. Not too often I find myself in window cleaning mode but this morning was an exception & cloudy days are best for that kind of thing.
Recognized the yellow Jeep pulling into our yard & new who was in the big white Ford pick-up following close behind. We’ve traveled a fair few miles following that Jeep of Janna & Mike's over some rough trails last year. Nice to see them again. Brenda & John from both Dogpounds North & South were the folks in the big white Ford & today was our first time meeting Brenda. John we had met in Quartzsite back in 09 when he scouted us out in the desert & knocked on our RV door one day. Nice to see John again & how nice to finally meet Brenda. John is one of those 6’ something guys looking like he just stepped right out of an old wild west gun’s a-blazing Hollywood movie years ago. Both he & Mike look like a couple of Tombstone territory cow pokes.
BRENDA, PHEEBS, & KELLY
MAYA, BRENDA & JOHN
MIKE & EMMI ALONG WITH JANNA, PHEEBS, MAX & MAYA
RAINS FINALLY STOPPED & BRENDA MOVED HER CHAIR BACK FROM UNDER THE PORCH
EMMI’S PRETENDING NOT TO HEAR A WORD MAYA IS SAYING…..SO THERE!!
PHEEBE KNOWS JOHN HAS A SNACK IN HIS HAND
Mike, John, & I had us walk around the property as the ladies pulled some chairs together on our front porch as rains began a spittin down. Wasn’t long & we fellers were on the porch out of the rain as well. We could have all moved into the house but with Montana & Alberta folks there was no running inside just because of a little rain. We were all perfectly dry under our covered porch. Mike & Janna had brought little Emmi plus John & Brenda had brought their 2 best guys Max & Maya as well. Pheebs was all happy that she had some new Pals to play & hang out with.
JOHN, EVER THE REAL LIFE COWBOY DECIDES TO TAKE A PHONE CALL FROM ALBERTA REGARDING A LEAKING PIPE AT HOME…FUNNY THING IS HE TOOK THAT CALL STANDING UNDER A LEAKING ARIZONA SKY
Never a shortage of things to talk about when RV folks get together & with the help of some great tasting pastries & a few cups of warming coffee we laughed & wiled away a couple good hours. Nice to see Janna, Mike, & John again as well as finally meeting Brenda after all these years. Nice folks all these fellow RV’ers are. But our day wasn’t quite over yet:))
PHEEBS KEEPS A CLOSE EYE ON THE DESERT TABLE
JOHN’S HAT SHOWING TODAY’S RAINFALL
A RATHER APPREHENSIVE LOOK ON PHEEBS FACE
TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE AS JOHN CONTEMPLATES HIS RAINY DAY PHONE CALL
But it was only a temporary good-bye for a few hours. We were invited to have Pizza with some of the North Ranch gang over at new home owners Jim & Ellie Meachum’s place. We first met Jim over in Bouse Arizona years ago & his wife Ellie a few weeks later when Kelly & I actually hosted a very impromptu RV get together in the Kofa Mountains one time. Think we had a total of 5 couples show up. Here is the link for that day……A GET TOGETHER IN THE DESERT. This afternoon at 4 o’clock was the first time we saw Jim & Ellie again since that time. Janna & Mike plus Brenda & John were there as well. Pat & Mike McFall were unable to attend. Really cute house Jim & Ellie bought & they are busily remodeling & painting it. Mike slipped over to the Congress Depot & picked up 3 deluxe pizzas & it didn’t take long for us to demolish 2 of them. We stayed nearly 3 hours & in that time lots of stories & laughter rolled around the room & we were able to get to know folks better. Sure is a change of pace for Kelly & I being out socializing like that. And we both remarked driving home how strange it was for us to be driving after dark. Can’t even remember the last time we were out after dark & I was kinda mesmerized by the dash lights in the Jeep. Thought I was in a space ship when I first turned the headlight switch on. That’s after I finally found the light switch. Anyway a good time was had by all & that Kelly & I in fact had not turned into Pumpkins after all:))
JIM HAS A MIGHTY BIG PIZZA SMILE ON HIS FACE
NO THIS IS NOT JIM & ELLIES NEW HOUSE IT IS BRENDA & JOHNS SUPER LONG HORSE TRAILER WITH RV LIVING QUARTERS IN THE FRONT & HORSE TRANSPORTATION QUARTERS IN THE BACK. JOHN & BRENDA TRAILER THEIR HORSES BETWEEN RESIDENCES IN ALBERTA CANADA & MARICOPA ARIZONA EACH WINTER…NOW THAT IS A LOT OF TRAILER…THEY WERE JUST VISITING AT NORTH RANCH FOR A COUPLE DAYS & HEAD BACK TO ‘DOGPOUND SOUTH’ SUNDAY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( I finally figured out why I am so "full-figured." As I was conditioning my hair in the shower this morning, I took time to read my shampoo bottle. I am in shock! The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my entire body says "for extra volume and body." Seriously, why have I not noticed this before?
Tomorrow I am going to start using "Dawn" dish soap! It says right on the bottle, "dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove." It pays to read the warning labels my friends.