SUNRISE OVER THE MULE MOUNTAINS
Another reasonably mild night and the usual morning chill didn’t hang around too long. Nice sunrise over the Mule Mountains to the East and how nice all the twinkling lights of Sierra Vista in the valley to the West. I will take some photos of those lights later. We’re familiar with the walking area where we’re camped so it was out the door along a laneway through scattered Mesquite shrubs and yellow grass. A wash runs through to the San Pedro River nearby and again we noticed discarded clothing and backpacks along the banks but it’s not anything recent. In fact we remember the gear from a year ago. It was obviously a popular route for Mexicans heading North at one time. We did see footprints on the sandy creek bottom but it could be hunter’s in the area.
WE HADN’T GONE FAR BEFORE PHEEBS HAD A FLAT TIRE
LOOKING ACROSS THE SAN PEDRO VALLEY TOWARDS THE SOUTH END OF THE HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS AND MEXICO
BACK HOME WE WOULD CALL THIS A RIVER OR CREEK BOTTOM BUT HERE IN THE SOUTHWEST IT IS CALLED A ‘WASH’ AND MEXICAN FOLKS OFTEN FOLLOW THESE WASHES NORTH ACROSS THE BORDER….. BELOW WE SAW FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDY GRAVEL
The Motorhome’s windshield was pretty dirty so hauled out the ladder and took care of that job soon as it warmed up a bit. Kelly said the drivers side brake light wasn’t working so I attempted to replace the bulb. Well of course that didn’t work when the blackened bulb broke off leaving the metal bottom in the socket. Try as we did we couldn’t get that piece out. We’ll have to stop at a garage in Sierra Vista when we leave.
LOOKING SOUTH ALONG THE WASH TOWARDS MEXICO ABOUT 20 MILES AWAY
LOOKING NORTH UP THE WASH
CLOTHING AND BACK PACKS LEFT ALONG THE BANKS OF THE WASH
WE HEAD DOWN ALONG THE BANKS OF THE DRY WASH
PHEEBS KEEPS A WARY EYE OUT FOR ANY ILLEGAL TRAFFIC COMING ALONG
DEFTLY GOING SLOW THROUGH SOME BRAMBLES
Quite often after a travel day we like to spend the next day just relaxing and lounging around. What better way to do that than head off to an entertaining morning movie. Drove into Sierra Vista for the 11:30 showing of The Greatest Showman. Thought this was a very well done musically oriented movie and of course I always enjoy paying attention to the background sets, camera angles and lighting.
I ALWAYS LOVE THE MOVIE EXPERIENCE WITH IT’S BIG LOBBYS, BIG SCREENS AND BIG SOUND….NONE OF THIS WATCHING MOVIES ON LAPTOP COMPUTERS OR SMART PHONES FOR THIS GUY
Surprised at how warm it was when we came out of the theater. Ten minutes later we were back to the rig and oh my what a happy puppy dog we always have when we come back from somewhere no matter if we’re gone for 30 seconds or 3 hours. And we’re always just as happy to see her as she is to see us too.
SIERRA VISTA LIES AT THE FOOT OF THE HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS AND AT NIGHT THE LIGHTS ARE LIKE A LONG THIN LINE OF GLITTERING DIAMONDS….THE U.S. ARMIES FORT HUACHUCA IS BASED HERE AS WELL
While on the road traveling in the Winter months it is too much of a hassle to continue my morning shakes so I switch to peanut butter and honey. My morning shakes consist of a big Romaine lettuce leaf, 1 banana, 1 apple, carrots, celery, oatmeal, cinnamon, strawberry flavored Whey powder, and skim milk. With a smaller RV fridge there’s not enough room for all that stuff. Not always having easy access to fresh bananas is a problem and keeping enough milk in the fridge for daily shakes is a hassle as well. So peanut butter and honey sandwiches it is. I never use regular doughy bread though, always Tortilla type flat bread. I thickly slather the peanut butter and honey on and roll it up.
BY THE TIME WE GOT BACK TO THE RIG HATS AND COATS WERE COMING OFF
Forgot to mention all the photos I took a few days ago when out with Mike on his UTV were taken with my point and shoot Sony RX100-3. Made a last minute decision to leave my heavier and bulkier DSLR camera at home and with all the bumping and bouncing it was a right decision.
THOSE ARE COMMUNICATION TOWERS IN THE MULE MOUNTAINS NORTH OF BISBEE AND WE’VE DRIVEN UP TO THE BASE OF THOSE TOWERS SEVERAL TIMES
Nancy and Pat had us over for supper tonight and although their house is only a few hundred yards from our rig we took the Jeep. Kelly’s been having trouble with her back and wasn’t up to walking. I think it was a year ago next week that we last had supper with Nancy and Pat. Supper of course was great and conversation flowed. It was three and a half hours before we headed for home…….a few hundred yards away. Poor Pheebs she was about bustin by the time we got back and she was sure happy to get out an ‘go’. It’s not often she has to stay home alone and despite her being home alone twice today we reassured her it was just a one time thing. We had to give her a couple extra treats to convince her of that though………….. We have company coming for a visit tomorrow and I think they just might be Canadians.
A HAZY HALF MOON THIS MORNING
GROANER’S CORNER:)) Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter, ten men and one woman. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one has to drop off, otherwise they are all going to fall. They were not able to choose that person, but then the woman made a very touching speech. She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because as woman she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids, and for men in general, without ever getting anything in return. As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping their hands.
Black Fellah to White Fellah
Dear white fellah,
There's a coupla tings you orta no.
Wen I am born, I'm black.
Wen I grow up, I'm black.
Wen I get sick, I'm black.
Wen I'm cold, I'm black.
Wen I go out in the sun, I'm black.
And wen I get scared, I'm black.
And wen I die, yes, I'm still black.
But you white fellah ....
Wen you born, you pink.
Wen you grow up, you white.
Wen you get sick, you green
Wen you cold, you go blue.
Wen you go out in the sun, you go red.
And wen you get scared, you yellah.
And wen you die, you purple
And you call me coloured !!