Wednesday, November 01, 2017

I HAVE A FEELING NOVEMBER IS GOING TO BE A LONG MONTH………….

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A REAL OR REFLECTED SKY??

After a poor night's sleep I nearly succumbed to the cozy warm comforts of my recliner today but with effort I grabbed my hat, shoes, and camera and pushed myself out the door this morning taking along with me the Pheebs.

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THIS WAS THE BLUEST OUR SKIES GOT BEFORE BEING OVERUN  BY A SOLID CLOUD COVER

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CAUGHT THE EAST END OF THIS TRAIN GOING WEST

From the start it was a half hearted drive under overcast skies again and after only an hours plod around a few country roads I threw in the towel and headed for home.  There were photos out of there this morning of course but my mind just wasn't seeing them.

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KELLY SPOTTED A PAPER WASP NEST A FEW DAYS AGO AND THIS IS THE WASP’S ENTRANCE AND EXIT POINT

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THE WASP NEST IS RIGHT BESIDE OUR NEIGHBOR MONICA’S GARAGE AND DESPITE IT BEING ONLY 6 FEET OFF THE GROUND NOBODY SAW IT UNTILL THE LEAVES FELL OFF THE TREE

Turns out Kelly had an exceptionally poor sleep as well so we were quite a pair moping around the house today.  Not the best start for the first day of November.  I did manage to gather up some afternoon enthusiasm and take the Motorhome for a spin though but that was about it.  I have a feeling November is going to be a long month.............................. 

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RV’ing often starts out as a dream for many folks and quite a few people actually manage to turn that dream into a reality.  There are many great things to say about the RV lifestyle and people who enjoy it are often the first ones to extoll it’s many splendors.  But RVing is like anything else and has another side to it.  It’s often a side some won’t admit to or blog about.  Not a bad side mind you but yes it can be extremely frustrating at times whether your a newbie or an old salt.  Some bloggers will tell you about those trying and difficult times while others will sweep them under the carpet and have you believe everything is just marvelous 24 hours a day.   I like when people are honest with their feelings and tell it like it is.  Don’t just tell me you had a black tank accident, tell me how it happened and tell me how you felt about it when it did happen:))  Might want to keep an eye on this newbie couple over at The Rogue Less Traveled.  Only on the road a short time these folks are already coming face to face with a few harsh RVing realities!!  Lessons to be learned here and with their style of writing I think this blog may turn out to be very entertaining as well:))

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GROANER'S CORNER:(( The room was full of pregnant women and their partners, and the Lamaze class was in full swing. The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly, along with informing the men how to give the necessary assurances at this stage of the plan.  The teacher then announced, "Ladies, exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. And, gentlemen, it wouldn't hurt you to take the time to go walking with your partner!"  The room really got quiet. Finally, a man in the middle of the group raised his hand.   "Yes?" replied the teacher.  "Is it alright if she carries a golf bag while we walk?"

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- He who laughs last thinks slowest.

- Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
- The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
- Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
- Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your week.
- A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
- Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
- Get a new car for your spouse. It'll be a great trade!

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Knock Knock
Who's there?
Ice Cream soda!
Ice Cream soda who?
Ice cream soda whole world will hear.

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11 comments:

  1. Interesting nest. We have yellow jackets up here and they make very smooth silver paper nests. I would never get that close for a pic, brave man you are.

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    1. With winter coming on the yellow jackets were long gone although I trimmed up a shrub only a few feet from that nest this past summer and never even saw the nest hanging there.

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  2. Well Thanks Al! Again.. Glad you like my 'style of writing' not that I have any idea what that entails. I just write how I talk, I feel its more real that way than just adding fluffy words to fill up space. As for the reality, that's what I try to bring. I know I appreciate having heard stories about 'The Proverbial Wall' before we experienced it ourselves. It made us aware it might be coming and that definitely helped us get past it. Huge thanks to those Bloggers who taught us a valuable lesson before class even started.

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  3. The pictures of those Autumn leaves and the RR tracks brings back memories of when I was younger and living in Pennsylvania. Loved the Fall up there.

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  4. Funny you should mention black tanks. I have been following this great blog for some time, and that's the problem that they had. http://travelswithtwinkles.blogspot.com/2017/10/oklahoma-panhandle-and-black-mesa.html
    Hope everything goes good for Kelly and that you make it to the southwest this year.
    Christopher

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  5. Well that Pheebs is always the best, very photogenic!
    Always great pictures.

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  6. I hope that for your sake November and December fly by and spring comes quickly. I am sure once you get over this hump things will move right along.
    I enjoy Katie and Brad's blog very much. Kind of reminds me of us back in the fall of 2006 just after we went full-time, heading to the southwest.

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  7. Yes, they remind us of ourselves first starting out as well. We were about as green as green could be.

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  8. Al, Here's a book I just received from theUniversity of Arizona Press in Tucson (www.uapress.arizona.edu)

    A Portal to Paradise by Alden Hayes. It isn't cheap even in paperback but it looks like it might be quite interesting. It has several photos and a bunch of interesting stories about the Portal area of Arizona. I haven't read it yet, of course, but perhaps this is the kind of reading that might make your wait time before travel more easily done.

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  9. Hi Al
    Yes you are very right that it does have some bad times. Recently we discovered a serious defect in our brand new 5th wheel. I thought our world had come crashing down on us and we had only just begun. Well we are still struggling with it and after some tears, anger and some venting we are trying hard to get past it. It will take some time but we will get there. I have health issues as well so the extreme stress did not make me feel well at all. I hope you both hang in there and are able to get many more years of travel. All the best Kathy & Rick Rousseau it's about time!

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