I always know when our temperatures are coming up by the number of Crickets chirping & Friday night we had quite a serenade of Crickets coming from a well vegetated area on a neighbor’s property across the road. So nice to hear that.
Kelly headed off to Wickenburg’s Safeway store for some groceries & needed cooking supplies. It was a good opportunity for me to get a few Motorhome chores done like dumping tanks & cleaning the front cab area as well as some windows.
Here’s a good post for all you folks contemplating your RV dreams & future travels. Maybe your thinking of going Full Time & if you are I suggest you read this post by the folks over at On The Road Of Retirement entitled ‘So You Want To Be A Full Timer....Some Advice’. Helpful & informative points for wannabe or soon to be Full Timers here.
Haven’t even been here at the house 2 weeks & already today I had my head buried in my Atlas thinking about when & where we can go for our first RV side trip. All the old familiar spots immediately come to mind like the Kofa Mountains, Borrego Springs, Ogilbe Road west of Yuma, Quartzsite, Sedona, California’s Mojave desert, etc. but nothing is really jumping out & grabbing me. All great places of course but I’m kinda feeling the need to experience & see some new scenery.
Three weeks ago tonight we we had supper at a Cracker Barrel in Benton Harbor Michigan & spent a quiet night in their parking lot. Turns out it was the only Cracker Barrel we stopped at all the way to the South-West. Already our first day on the road back then seems so very long ago…………..
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica? Where do they go? It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the nearby snow, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried. The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:
"Freeze a jolly good fellow. Freeze a jolly good fellow."
TonightAl, I amreading and commenting from the Cracker Barrel in Bowling Green,KY. This is a newroute for usto take to the southwest, but we are just trying to find a bit of warmth quickly. One year ago tonight we were in Borrego Springs at Clark Dry Lake. We are on our way there to be with friends. Soon we will see what they have done to our beloved desert.ReplyDelete
So nice that you are all settled in your winter digs... you could always head on down to Fort Rucker! (thanks for pointing us in that direction!)ReplyDelete
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Amazing how time flies when we having fun, so wonderful to be able to live this lifestyle and enjoy it all.ReplyDelete
I hear Ya! Been on the look out for new haunts at familiar places..We tend to gravitate to historical places. and there are many..I already have my book out...We are about 10 days from "lift off" and I cannot wait!!ReplyDelete
If for any reason you have to go down to Glendale, I noticed that there is not only a Cracker Barrel there.....but there also is a Timmies!ReplyDelete
Love your bird pix with the birds still in flight!ReplyDelete
We heard crickets tonight at our boondock spot here in Mexcio. Don't think we have ever heard them here in over 15 year.....love that sound.ReplyDelete
I was gagging at the thought of a black tank left full that long, then finished with a most funny Groaner, Hope those guys can find the blinker Monday.ReplyDelete
I was in the southern AZ area (south of Tucson) last week, and the winds were humongous. One night, the trailer was ricocheting from one blast to the next one. (Well, that's sort of an exaggeration). It was windy. Then drove up toward Needles, and the highways themselves were rollicking. Between the semi's whipping by and the winds, I felt as if I was sailing in big winds. Be careful if you are on the roads in those areas.ReplyDelete
Al, I have read in your posts about maybe Borrego Springs area might be closed. We belong to the boondocker group of the Escapees and one of our members is out there now by the old tower. He said that the area is open but you cant take the MilePost road to get to it you have to go around another way. The boondockers are gathering there for Thanksgiving. I will post more when I find out more info. Doug HInmanReplyDelete
How about Bisbee and that area? There's a lot to see and do.ReplyDelete
Know what you mean. We are enjoying a very very peaceful time at Jojoba hills, then will do six weeks in San Diego, but my mind is wandering over plans for next spring. Once you get RV in your life, it is hard to stay still for looong periods of time without dreaming.ReplyDelete
Two weeks for us and ready to get back out there as well. We'll be running over familiar ground all the way to Tombstone, but then coming back through Ajo is new for both of us. You boondocked near the Desert Lily Reserve in CA one time, but I don't remember if you went into Joshua Tree National Monument? There's boondocking at the dry lake east of the little town with lots of interesting places to explore in the Jeep too.ReplyDelete
Yes we did slip into Joshua Tree National Monument for a couple days. Joshua is a higher elevation than Borrego & I hear it can get cold up that-a-way in the winter season.Delete
All I'll hear tonight is rain/snow on the roof. But it feels good to be finally parked. Now I'm thinking road trip.ReplyDelete