The crew and I walk the wash that runs by our camp.
The ground is a mixture of crunchy sand and loose rocks.
This morning I make several attempts to write a blog post without success.
Thus the walk. I hope a few photographs will break through the writer’s block, much like water rushing through a desert wash in spring, pushing debris out of the way at it goes. The day’s light is not good for photos. Oh well, every day isn’t a picture postcard either.
Not only is winter light in the desert challenging. The sparse vegetation and flat landscape are tough, too, especially for a beginner photographer like me.
Spike’s arthritis causes him to limp.
I try to strike a balance between keeping him limber with exercise and not pushing him too hard. He often lags behind Bridget and me. We stop to give him time to catch up.
Sometimes it’s his own fault he’s behind us, because he takes detours. He goes over to investigate a campsite. Fortunately no one is home. Their toy-hauler door is open revealing an empty interior. That’s okay, Spikey. Sniff all you want. You aren’t bothering anybody. Not like some people . . .
I very much want to rant about people racing around this area on their combustion engines, making dust blow over campsites and disturbing the peace for at least a half-mile in all directions, but I’m going to control myself. I’m not going to grumble about the fact that Imperial Dunes Recreation Area is just up the road, but, no, they have to play around where people camp.
Okay, where was I? Oh, the walk . . .
I frequently check Spike’s gait and general disposition when we take long walks. He’s limping, but he seems to be enjoying himself.
Spike’s coat provides good camouflage in the desert. Sometimes it takes a while for me to spot him. Hmm . . . Maybe if Spike lived in snow country, his coat would whiten like the coat of a snowshoe hare in winter.
No desert camouflage for the Bridge!
This morning I stumbled upon a blog with photos that might interest you vintage trailer fans . . . .
The photos are of a 1934 Bowlus Papoose travel trailer decorated 1930s style. Click on the link and scroll down: 1934 Bowlus Papoose travel trailer According to the blog, there are only four in existence today.
Did you get some ideas for meals from the previous post’s comments?
Wow! Maybe I should turn this blog over to my readers more often! If you haven’t looked at that comment section lately, you might want to take another look to make sure you saw it all. Warning: You will get hungry!
It would be good to write down “rvsue comments on 1/18/14” somewhere, maybe in a cookbook, so in the future you’ll know where to locate all the tried-and-true recipes, suggestions for kitchen tools and appliances, and cooking tips and techniques. Thanks for participating. It was fun!
I can’t think of a better place to be right now.
It’s the middle of January and the daytime high temps in the Yuma area are in the low to mid-seventies, nighttime lows in the low to mid-forties . . . perfect! We’ve had a few windy days, but overall it’s been calm and warm.
And then there are the sunsets.
Every evening a different show . . .
Tomorrow the crew and I are going into town. I have more goodies to pick up at the UPS customer center!
THANKS TO ALL WHO SHOP AMAZON FROM MY BLOG!
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ALEKO® All Black 30-Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel
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Brinkmann 4 Step Pet Steps
Celestron 70mm Travel Scope
Sleep Innovations 12-Inch SureTemp Memory Foam Mattress 20-Year Warranty, Cal King
Shoshone National Forest near Brooks Lake, northwest of Dubois, Wyoming
July 22, 2012