Maybe it’s the Vitamin D I’ve been taking lately, maybe it’s the second sunny day out of the past three days, maybe it’s knowing we could be in the warm sunny Southwest in a few weeks, maybe it’s none of the above but I somehow felt better about things this morning. Not easy for me with all the gray days we’ve had this past month and a half so if gray days don’t bother you consider yourself a very fortunate person. Well at least in my book anyway.
I WAS DEFINITELY THINKING BLUE TODAY
We never got above freezing today but no matter, we at least had sunshine and blue skies and that more than made up for the 27F cold air.
SOAKING UP SOME MORNING SUNSHINE
Pheebs and I wandered around the back roads for a couple hours and managed to get ourselves a walk in at Kerr's Campground. With 95% of our snow gone not having to wear winter boots is a plus and one doesn’t appreciate walking on grass until after one hasn’t walked on grass for awhile. We always notice that in the Southwest and look forward each year to reaching California’s Borrego Springs to walk on the grass at Christmas Circle.
HIBERNATING FOR THE WINTER
Pheebs and I were back home about 10:30 whereupon I busied myself loading a few more things into the Motorhome. Can’t load any liquids because of below freezing temperatures every night and any battery operated devices are best left to the end as well. I expect we’ll be quite busy next week at this time.
Under sunny skies I decided to take the Motorhome for a run while roads were bare and dry. With my furry little Navigator in place off we went over to Holmesville and back with the rig purring along like a kitten. What a nice difference those two new front tires have made.
TAKING THE COACH OUT FOR AN EXERCISE RUN
MY TRUSTY NAVIGATOR
‘HEY DAD YOU MISSED THAT TURN BACK THERE I TOLD YOU TO TAKE’
OH-OH I THINK MY NAVIGATOR IS GOING TO THROW A SERIOUS TALK INTO ME HERE
‘YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO MY DIRECTIONS DAD!!
‘YA RIGHT PHEEBS IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH OVER THERE AGAIN’
Still trying to get a handle on where exactly we can go in the Southwest this year. Because of winter weather we of course are restricted to the southern ends of New Mexico, Arizona, and California from the Mexican border north a couple hundred miles to where it becomes too cold. Still racking my brain trying to think of a quiet area where we haven’t been before that isn’t crowded with tons of other RV’ers.
I was surprised a few days ago when looking at my blog’s Google Statistics again to see Russia had replaced Canada for the number two slot in overall page views. Here are some interesting numbers and locations I have copied and pasted in regards to who has been looking at the blog. I don’t know what time frame these numbers cover.
Russia --- 4,944 (and no there hasn’t been any collusion between me a Russia)
Canada --- 2,801
Netherlands --- 1,999
Unknown Region --- 612
Turkey --- 432
Ukraine --- 105
Germany --- 97
United Arab Emirates --- 77
Romania --- 72
Pageviews yesterday --- 3,457
Pageviews last month --- 107,411
Pageviews all time history --- 7,172,213
And here’s a curious thing, our numbers always go up soon as we hit the road each year heading for the Southwest. They drop back down in the Spring when we get home again…………….
ENJOYING TODAY’S SUNSHINE WITH A COFFEE FROM BAYFIELD’S SHOPBIKE COFFEE ROASTERS
GROANER’S CORNER:(( There was a competition to cross the English channel doing only the breaststroke, and the three women who entered the race were a brunette, a redhead and a blonde. After approximately 14 hours, the brunette staggered up on the shore and was declared the fastest. About 40 minutes later, the redhead crawled up on the shore and was declared the second place finisher. Nearly 4 hours after that, the blonde finally came ashore and promptly collapsed in front of the worried onlookers. When the reporters asked why it took her so long to complete the race, she replied, "I don't want to sound like I'm a sore loser, but I think those two other girls were using their arms".
A mafioso's son sits at his desk writing a Christmas list to Jesus. He first writes, "Dear baby Jesus, I have been a good boy the whole year, so I want a new..." He looks at it, then crumples it up into a ball and throws it away. He gets out a new piece of paper and writes again, "Dear baby Jesus, I have been a good boy for most of the year, so I want a new..." He again looks at it and throws it away. He then gets an idea. He goes into his mother's room, takes a statue of the Virgin Mary, puts it in the closet and locks the door. He takes another piece of paper and writes, "Dear baby Jesus, if you ever want to see your Mother again..."