It was a cool 35F/1.6C when I got up on Tuesday, Mar. 6th at 6:40. I could tell that the sun was already well into its ascent up through the wispy clouds. We knew that it wasn’t going to be a full sun day so I wasn’t disappointed. Even though it was just a few degrees above freezing here, there was no wind so it made it a nice morning to walk.
I was well layered, with my t-shirt scarf wrapped snugly around my neck and my mini gloves on with the fingers. I was toasty. I took my stick today again as I wasn’t sure which way I was going to go and I was glad to have it with me. It was a full 2 mile walk today and that included me playing hide ‘n seek with Jack. Yup, I saw him (her? Jackie?) again hopping through the brambles and the bushes.
|Today I saw the vines where the coyote gourds were born|
|There is some sand walking, some gravel walking|
Of course, I followed! My view finder probably didn’t catch him but it wasn’t from lack of trying. I’m sure it was a game to him, as I climbed over fences and ‘sneakily’ crept through the sand and the brush. I could see where he headed and I would head in that direction.
|In the circle, presenting Mr. Jack Rabbit|
|And I was thrilled to catch him a couple of times|
Last I saw of him he was at the edge of the paved road, after crossing behind Peter Rabbit himself and descending down to the lake area.
|and some pavement walking|
The clouds had pretty much taken over the sky although they are light and the sun is still leaving shadows across the land. While walking, I saw more coyote gourds (thanks Nancy for naming these for me) and this time I noticed the dry vines from which they grew. I love learning this stuff!
Back home, Bill was just getting up. Clemson had him up before 6 for a piddle so he was sound asleep when I slipped out the door this morning.
|this prickly pear cactus was trying to be fancy|
Look at the curled leaves
We had our hot brews while reading blogs and I prepared our last grapefruit. We bought these at Fry’s and they were quite good and seedless to boot! We have no plans for today so it is a good day to clean the Suite, rather than tomorrow. I might even do my hair roots again, they are looking pretty gray, and hopefully I’ll get into a new book too.
Close to 10, I fried eggs and bacon and made an omelette. It was tasty and filling. After dishes, I made another cup of tea before getting cleaned up for the day. I love not having a schedule. When Bill and I were enjoying the heat and sunshine on Sunday, he started talking about our trip in the fall and return trip in the spring. It struck me as unbelievable but very cool that here we are, doing what we set out to do and very easily discussing routes for our ‘yearly’ winter in the southwest. Get that? Yearly! It feels good and I hope everyone who wants to live this lifestyle, gets the opportunities to do it.
|These two sites are available for $10/night, no hookups|
Not a bad view, eh?
At 12:30 I finished gouping up my hair and as always, came out to the living room and shocked my husband. I put him to the true test of ‘do you love me?’ Ha ha. I never promise anything when I add colour on my own but without Brenda, it is all a risk. My response? It’s just hair! I like to try things, different things, so unless it is outrageous, I let it play out. My co-workers never knew what to expect. Red hair, red and blonde, brown streaks, short, longer whatever, they’d seen it all.
|I just read on Facebook yesterday about how good it is for us to spend time on the beach|
AND even better if we walk barefoot
Notice the pretty stones?
The temperature had risen to 53F by noon so this afternoon maybe it will be nice to sit outside with a book while my hair dries. Looking out the windows, a lot of rv’s have pulled out from the lower Level C. I can count 5 empty spaces without moving. You can move into one of those sites for one night only at $14. Then you need to go online and reserve that or another site before staying any longer.
|Our neighbours pulled out this morning so I was able to get a picture|
from a different angle of our site
Where we are is (Level B) first come first served so we can sit here for 14 days if we want for the same price. There is a $12 charge to place a site on reserve. No thanks. Most of the sites along our row are filled and no wonder. It is the best row for the view AND for privacy.
Bill did one of my jobs for me, sweeping the floors, he got the vacuum out and did the whole Suite, under the couch and nooks and crannies. So, that was great!
|and tonight I caught the sunset|
While he was doing that, I cleaned out the little basket that sits on our hutch. We each have one and they get lots of little things dumped in them. I drop little post-it notes in there with all kinds of hints, lists etc. I also put little things that I find, stones, chain links, as well as pencils, pens and correction tape. Now, it looks so much neater after putting my collections away.
Then I moved to my bedroom cupboard beside the tv. It as well needed a good cleaning out. Some things that were souvenirs went under the bed (for now) and the rest just got packed neater. Funny how such small jobs give me the feeling of accomplishment.
Then, I dusted.
I have a lot of cupboards to go through and eventually they will all get a good clean out. When I get home, I already have a couple or three projects that I want to tackle. Aha, I should start another list!
|And the mountains in the east put on their best performance too|
My hair turned out fine. A little different shade but a pretty colour and soon enough the brilliant southwestern sun will have me blonde again.
The rest of the afternoon went by with a couple more walks and some reading. It didn’t take long to get into the James Patterson book The Midnight Club. I got caught up in really quickly. Around 6 I warmed up the leftover casserole from last night. Well, actually my microwave warmed it up. It went down as good as it did the first night and it looks like enough for a couple more supper meals.
Tuesday night means entertainment night on the tube so I’ll download my pictures while watching the programs we love. It has been a good day, getting things done in the morning and enjoying the afternoon. I hope you’re enjoyed your day.
|And to all a good night|
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