Nina, Paul, & Polly from WHEELING IT rolled in this morning at 9:30 & minutes later we were all out for a walk. Nina in an email Sunday had suggested a doggy walk in the desert this morning & of course that was right up our alley. It’s only half a block walk to the open desert for us & along the way a stray dog decided to come along. Of course Pheebs was in her glory with 2 doggy Pals to play with. And play they sure did.
THAT’S THE STRAY DOGGY ON THE RIGHT
POLLY IN THE FOREGROUND THEN PHEEBS THEN THEIR STRAY PAL OUT THERE IN THE WATER
It seems each time we meet Nina & Paul our friendship draws closer & I was very aware of that this morning. We have a lot of things in common of course & our conversations are always meaningful, heartfelt & educational. After our doggy walk we all sat on the front porch for awhile & I felt very comfortable & glad they had dropped in to see us. One of our favorite RV Blogging couples for sure. You have got to see Nina’s awe inspiring photos from the south rim of the Grand Canyon & be sure to read about how she got those photos in 8 Easy South Rim Photography Tips. This Gal knows her way around a camera:))
THIS BODY OF WATER IS CALLED A ‘TANK’ OUT HERE IN THE WEST & IT PROVIDES WATER FOR FREE RANGE CATTLE
WE NEVER RUN OUT OF THINGS TO TALK ABOUT
THE DOGGY GUYS HAD THEMSELVES A BLAST
A NICE HOUR OF RELAXING CONVERSATION ON OUR FRONT PORCH THIS MORNING & IF YOU LOOK CLOSE YOU CAN SEE PHEEBS UNDER THAT TABLE BELOW THE WINDOW
BYE GUYS & IT’S VERY POSSIBLE OUR PATHS MAY CROSS AGAIN SOMEWHERE THIS WINTER:))
Trimmed up another Palo Verde tree & picked up a few more Mesquite bean piles. Nice to have something to do & no deadline for the do to be done.
I tipped back in my gravity chair behind the shed beside a prickly pear cactus patch with camera in my lap for a few bird photos this afternoon. Just totally enjoyed Arizona’s warm sun on my skin with a light cooling breeze to make it my kinda day. With so many happy little birds twittering in the trees all around it’s so easy to just doze off for awhile. And I do have some nice little dozes sitting there until an occasional fluttering of wee wings brushing past my ear brings me back to where I am. And when I think about where I am I am quite happy to be exactly right where I am:))
WILL YOU GET YOUR BEAK OUT OF MY EAR PLEASE
MY FAVORITE OUTSIDE RELAXING SPOT FOR TAKING BIRD PHOTOS & YOU CAN SEE THE BIRD FEEDER ABOVE THE BIRD BATH & SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT AT TOP OF PHOTO
Thanks to the ‘Guest’ in our Shout Box for straightening me out on my celestial sighting early Monday morning. Guest said, “
Al, a meteor is a small solid extraterrestrial body that enters Earth's atmosphere. A meteorite is what remains of a meteor that has landed on the surface of the Earth. And a meteoroid is a meteor before it enters Earth's atmosphere”….Always good to learn new things but the key is remembering those good things one has learned.
WILL YOU GUYS QUIT ROCKING THE BOAT
SSSHHHHH, I DON’T THINK SHE KNOWS WE’RE OVER HERE
Thanks to readers for their comments, shouts, & emails concerning possible solutions for our rig’s on-going & perplexing problem regarding the Motorhome’s occasional loss of power on mountainous grades. It is definitely an annoying & stressful problem for us & one I’m not so sure we will ever get to the bottom of.
DON’T EVEN ASK ME HOW LONG I LOOKED FOR MY NEW WORK GLOVES TODAY…..OF COURSE I FINALLY DID FIND THEM RIGHT WHERE I HAD LEFT THEM EARLIER THIS MORNING!!!!
Question in our Shout Box from Don asking, “
Re: the header photo, where does the road go at the far end? To the right, left, or straight? And what road is it so I can look it up on Google Earth?…………. The highway running from Mexican Hat to Monument Valley is 163 & in my photo that road at the far end deaks to the right going around that large rock formation straight ahead called Brigham’s Tomb then kind of straightens out a bit & wanders across the State line into & the small community of Monument Valley. If you keep going on that highway it takes you to the town of Kayenta. Here are the Google Earth coordinates for the very spot I took the photo from Don…….37*06’ 05.22” N by 109*59’ 27.00” W
For the past 8 winter seasons we have always headed to one of our favorite boondocking spots just outside of Borrego Springs California. The ‘Clark Dry Lake Bed’ area has been a popular spot for RV’ers with lots of wide open spaces for everyone. However, changes are afoot there. Nina & Paul have been talking to some folks who said Anza State Park along with the Anza-Borrego Foundation have taken over the area & have posted new rules & they are not necessarily boondocker friendly rules. Just wondering if any of our readers are in that area at the moment & could get back to us on what is actually going on there right now. Dogs on leashes?? No campfires?? RV’s have to be parked one vehicle length from the road etc. etc. Say it isn’t so, say it isn’t so……………:((
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A Few One Liners Tonight::
- We need a 12-step group for compulsive talkers. They could call it On Anon Anon.
- So what if I can’t spell Armageddon? It’s not the end of the world.
- Halloween is the beginning of the holiday shopping season for women. The beginning of the holiday shopping season for men is Christmas Eve.
- My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 70 and that’s the law.
- I dressed my dog up as a cat for Halloween. Now he won’t come when I call him.
This might help: http://issuu.com/anzaborregofoundation/docs/park_magazine_2016_finalweb (see page 7) and yes, your worse nightmare about it is true....sorryReplyDelete
Very nice visit your family had today. I am sure they enjoyed enjoyed your Casa as well.ReplyDelete
You can come and rake stuff up at my place anytime Al, you know to relax you just a little!! :-)ReplyDelete
Nice to ,meet up with fellow bloggers again on the road.ReplyDelete
Too bad about Borrego springs area, I guess too many people abused it and that calls for regulations niw.
I was afraid the restrictions would start in popular areas for boondocking, just a matter of time I suppose. Will have to check out the details. Love seeing the pups having such a great time - that stray really scored a day trip with you all!! Nice to see all of you together again as well :-)ReplyDelete
Oh No!! the boondocking life is getting to be more and more difficult I am afraid. such a bummer. So wonderful that you got to spend time with Paul and Nina, and the puppies look like they were having an incredible time. Love the happy dog and happy bird photos. We never actually managed a Clark lake bed boondock, and had it on the list for this coming winter....sigh. bummer...crap...and all that. dollar late and a dollar short. Stupid!ReplyDelete
As a relatively new full timer I hate to see restrictions on boon docking. On a brighter note glad you had a great visit with Nina, Paul, and Polly.ReplyDelete
I sure hope Nina, and others, are wrong about Anza-Borrego. Looks to be a great visit for all.ReplyDelete
You and Nina both have a gift when it comes to photography, Al. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for a lovely write-up and shout-out. I'm so glad we've gotten to know each other thro' the blog-world and I have to admit I'm a HUGE fan of your photography too. It was one of the things that got me hooked on your blog all those years back! Here's to next time we meet!ReplyDelete