Wednesday, November 7, 2018


We made it to our winter abode on my birthday, Sunday.  We are still working at this and that getting things the way we like.  We went to a party celebrating an ATV friend’s 80th birthday on Monday.  Yesterday was a grocery run over to Queen Creek.   Our wandering route that led us through Grand Junction, CO and finally here was 3233 kms which is about 2021 miles.  There were eight days of driving (seven nights on the road) and twelve nights spent in the Grand Junction area.
Our excitement today was restringing two of our day/night blinds.  This is the way to see how sloppy the workers were at the factory, and they really were!.   I plan to go ATV riding tomorrow with the club and Friday with Aileen and a couple of friends.  Pure sunshine in the forecast for the next week with temperatures of 80 dropping to mid 70s (maybe).   They keep promising that but every day has stayed pretty much at 80.

When enlarged, can you see the smiling face?

This was taken at almost dark near Snowflake, AZ where we spent our last night on the road.  I set my camera on the ground and used the self timer to take the one second exposure.

Near Snowflake, AZ

The cactus flowers were taken on my walk yesterday morning in Florence Gardens.  These only flower at night and fade shortly after sunrise.  I believe they are a Central or South American native that are very popular as a garden staple.

Curved-bill Thrasher in Caliente

Stopped on the way for groceries yesterday.  The cotton is late this year with harvesting barely started.  Not all the boles are open.

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