Tuesday, November 22, 2016

MAKING SOME CHANGES TO THE PARK MODEL

First off, hi to Rose Ann in Salmon Arm.  Your package for Mitzy arrived today and she says thank you.  Glad you are still enjoying my blog.
We installed a large cooling unit with heat strips in the park model the other day and on Sunday, Aileen and I painted the kitchen, living room and hallway.  As soon as this Wednesday, new windows are to be installed which should make for a much comfier experience.  There was a lot of dust inside again this year and those who have installed new windows say their's were clean.  Of course doing the work at $1.35 exchange rate hurts but it may be years before the rate eases hence doing it now.
We went to Tucson on Saturday with friends Mitch and Carol to have lunch at Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Cafe.   We stopped at Sprouts and Trader Joe's while down there to stock up on things they carry.
We had another bit of rain Sunday night which helped lay the dust a bit but if you guys in the northwest could send us some more, the desert plants would appreciate it.  Since there was next to no monsoon rains this summer, if we don't get more rain soon there won't be much of a bloom in the spring, I'm guessing.

Warning!!! Spider photo number thirteen image -  last one

Some views while ATVing


At the north end of South Butte overlooking the Gila River valley 

Trail through the Mesquite and Salt Cedar between the Gila River and South Butte

North and South Buttes

The super moon rising over the hills

Nearly clear of the hills


                                      
A bit of whimsy, the super moon through a palm tree later that evening

Our new cooling /heating unit

Red Tail Hawk on our ride the other day

 87 year old Blue doing some rough trail


Out on the trail today, I found this to be a little steeper than last year.  The gravel washed out deeper this year.

Warning!!! Spider photo next

Red Back Jumping Spider.  This was about the best of the dozens of photos I tried as he kept running all over the place.  It probably would have made a good video of me clamoring over rocks trying to keep up and keep my camera very close to the ground since he was pretty small - about one inch long.