Saturday, February 10, 2018

FIRE IN THE DRAGOON MOUNTAINS TODAY

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DRAGOON MOUNTAIN FIRE

With major house renovations going on here at Janna and Mike’s there is always lots of junk to be loaded up and taken to the dump and this morning was a dump morning.  Now cleaning up and loading stuff is something I know about so I was able to make myself useful and help Mike load up and take to the dump a pick-up truck load of stuff.  And it was that which brought me out of my low energy state.  Low energy levels are not always physical and as often as not it’s a mental tiredness that can bring energies down.

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THERE WAS A REASON FOR US TO LEAVE OUR HATS IN THE CAB……AND DID YA SEE LITTLE CUTSY PATOOTSY EMMI??

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IF THE WIND FLIPS OFF A HAT DOWN INTO THAT BIN IT CAN BE A PROBLEM RETREIVING IT AND AN EVEN BIGGER PROBLEM RETREIVING THE FELLA WHO WENT DOWN IN THERE TO GET IT

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AND MIKE SPEAKS FROM EXPERIENCE AFTER A ROLL OF BARBED WIRE HE WAS TOSSING IN SNAGGED HIS PANTS AND KNOCKED HIM DOWN INTO THE BIN AWHILE BACK

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‘HEY WHERE’S MY DAD??’ 

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‘OH-NO HE DIDN’T FALL INTO THE DUMPSTER AGAIN DID HE!?!?.’‘  OH WAIT…….I HEAR HIM COMING NOW’  ‘YAY’

DSC_2531<<< HERE’S JANNA STANDING ON THE ROOF THIS MORNING HERALDING IN ANOTHER NEW DAY

Had a bunch of photo files to organize so I plugged away at that today while Kelly spent time updating our antique Garmin GPS thingy.  That is especially important for any major cities we may encounter in our travels.  Other than that we rarely use our GPS thingy. Take’s all  the fun and excitement out of getting lost.

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SUNRISE SHADOWS CREEPING INTO THE DRAGOON MOUNTAIN’S CANYONS

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HERE’S EMMI SITTING ON OUR MAT WAITING FOR PHEEBS TO COME OUT AND PLAY

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<<< KELLY TALKING TO HER MOM IN SPENCERPORT NEW YORK THIS AFTERNOON

Might have been around noon when Janna came out and directed our attention in the direction of the Dragoon Mountains.  A cream colored smoke plume rose from just north of the Cochise Stronghold peak on the west side.  Strong gusting winds from the Southwest were carrying clouds of smoke to the Northeast.  Had it been a west wind we would have been enveloped in smoke.  Over the course of a few hours the fire intensified obscuring much of the Dragoon mountains to the north.  Due to the wind direction we were in no danger but I did get an occasional slight whiff of smoke from time to time.  Pre-evacuations orders were issued for folks in the path of the fire to the north.  I imagine visibility along I-10 was affected as well.  Heavy wind gusts this afternoon rocked our Motorhome. 

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A FEW PHOTOS OF A FIRE IN THE DRAGOON MOUNTAINS TAKEN OVER A SPAN OF 5 HOURS

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THIS FIRE ENDED UP BURNING ABOUT 2,000 ACRES

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INTERSTATE 10 IS OVER TO THE EXTREME RIGHT ON THE HORIZON

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SMOKE WAS INTENSE FOR AWHILE

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BY 4 THIS AFTERNOON IT LOOKED LIKE FIREFIGHTERS WERE GAINING CONTROL OF THE BLAZE

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With the exception of Emmi and Pheebs we all piled into Janna and Mike’s red pick-up truck and headed for the Sunsites Legion about 5:30 tonight for a steak supper.  We were too late.  Tickets were sold out so we drove a couple blocks to TJ’s Bar and Grill where we were last time and had ourselves supper over there.  My Santa Fe burger was great.  From there it was back to Janna and Mikes where we sat around awhile for a Saturday night chat.  Sure do like these folks:))

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THREE AMIGOS HEADING OUT OF TJ’S BAR AND GRILL

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IT’S A FORD BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW THE YEAR

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THAT’S OUR JEEP AND WE DID KNOW THE YEAR:))

GROANER’S CORNER:(( There was a religious woman who had to do a lot of traveling for her business. Flying made her very nervous, so she always took her Bible along with her.
One time, she was sitting next to a man. When he saw her pull out her Bible, he gave a little chuckle and smirk and went back to what he was doing.  After awhile, he turned to her and asked, "You don't really believe all that stuff in there do you?"  The woman replied, "Of course I do. It is the Bible."  He said, "Well, what about that guy that was swallowed by that whale?"
She replied, "Oh, Jonah. Yes, I believe that, it is in the Bible."  He asked, "Well, how do you suppose he survived all that time inside the whale?"  The woman said, "Well, I don't really know. I guess when I get to heaven, I will ask him."  "What if he isn't in heaven?" the man asked sarcastically.  "Then you can ask him," replied the woman.

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Accept misfortune as a blessing. Do not wish for perfect health or a life without problems. What would you talk about?

- Wherever you go, there you are. Your luggage is another story.

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5 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of smoke. Must have been a pretty intense fire for a while.

    Glad to see you're getting your energy levels back. Often times it's the company that keeps our mind off our worries that helps get us back on track.

    Glad you're enjoying your stay!

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  2. Nice that you are relaxing and recharging at Jana and Mikes. Seeing a fire like that can be a little scary , glad it was blowing he other way.
    Enjoy you visit there with them.

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  3. I look out here at the snow coming steadily down against a white world, and compare it to your pictures - what a different world you're in down there!

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  4. Helping out on a simple project is always enjoyable. Bet you can help with a few more things also. Just a thought...if whoever owns that backhoe would let you play in the dirt ( away form house ) you would find it very fun to learn the controls. I get on a backhoe every time someone will let me. They are each a bit different and very fun to master. Enjoy your days there.

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