Pictures: Took the camera along on this morning’s walk.
Exercise: I walked 2.6 miles this morning.
Weather : All the days after my move has been a bit cooler then I like but today was just right. 🙂
Pictures: Here is another of shot of a Black-headed Grosbeak(female) and I think a much better perspective than the one from the other day. 🙂 🐦
Windows Update: Windows 1903 update or Windows May 2019 update whichever you prefer to call it is done for me. Wow, that may have been the longest time I have had to spend updating Windows in a while. It took me forever to get it downloaded, over 7 hours with it and it’s updates to itself, and than another hour to install. Odd that when downloading Windows it has to immediately update itself before installing …. but wait there more …. it had to update some more after installing! At any rate by the time I got it installed and changed a few setting it was pass my bedtime so no update on yesterdays post. In Windows defense the download time is more of a slow wireless internet thing than anything else. (One of the disadvantages of having a house on wheels)
Now the good stuff … I just did the upgrade and not a clean install so I was pretty much ready to go right after it installed and best of all … I have not found anything broken! So other than time it went very well.
Exercise: I walked just over 3 miles today with some rock climbing included, not much of that rock thing 🙂 . I got back to the RV just in time to keep from getting rain on, got a pretty good rain.
Pictures: This Rabbit enjoyed my seeds too, while I was camped in Detail Wells.
Exercise: I walked a couple of miles this morning.
Windows 1903 Update: The “Check for Updates” is not giving me the new update so I am going to try to force it with the Media Creation Tool, if I disappear you’ll know what happen, I broke something! I will post now and if I get it updated I’ll be back with a report. Wish me luck …..
Pictures: Here is a shot of a Black-headed Grosbeak. I starting seeing these birds the last two day I was at Datil Well. Is it me, or does this bird look like it has a big head?
Moved: I am back in the State Parks now and near Grant, NM. I had a good trip up and stopped in Grants to do my chores and shop, the day is at it’s end now that I am settle in. Hey I can watch TV tonight 🙂 that is a plus.
Pictures: Here is the best view from out on the walking trails. As you look at this photo you see a road running from right to left and that is Highway 60. Where you see the first bump in the wooded area to where you see the road disappear is a little over 20 miles, I know this because I have drove this road a few times. The large open field area that you see along the road is the (VLA) very large array and if you look close you can see the satellite radios that are listen to the sky. If you don’t know what the VLA is, Google “Very Large Array” and you will find it is a interesting place with some fun history 🙂 . I have visited the place at least 3 times and would likely go again if I was ever here in the area with someone who wanted to go.
Exercise: I walked 3.3 miles this morning, a good and enjoyable walk. That will be my last walk here for this visit.
Pictures: In the morning I put out a few peanuts and the Scrub Jays take care of them pretty quick. They don’t take them far, a Jay will get two or three and fly off 100 feet or so, hide them and come back for more peanuts till they are gone. One of these days I am going to get a really big can of peanuts (10 lb or something like that)and see just how long they will go. The open/shelled peanuts they will take right away but it takes a little time for some of the jays to understand that there are peanuts in the ones still in the shells. To get them started on peanuts in the shell, I will break a few open (in half) and then it won’t take long to get them to understand there are goodies inside.
Exercise : Not today.
Pictures: Last year when I was here I had a lot of birds coming to the feeders but this year I am only seeing the Western Scrub Jay and a Hummer or two. It takes a while to get the birds coming to the feeders and last year the host had been feeding birds so there where lots around already but this year the host is not feeding and I am not going to be here long enough to get them started. I do see lots of birds on my walks but I am not taking my camera along on the walks because the camera/lens is heavy and I just want to enjoy my walk. I think the next area I go to(likely a state park I like) will be better for taking along the camera on shorter walks and I’ll have two weeks to get the birds coming by to feed.
Exercise: I walked 2 miles this morning, the knees said that was enough.
Pictures: I enjoy seeing the Juniper trees in this area, there are Alligator Juniper, Utah Juniper and the One Juniper(Maybe more). The Alligator Juniper I recognize right off the other two are harder for me, but …… lucky for me there was a sign telling me that they where here 😮 ! The trees below are one of the latter two, not sure which. They sure show that life is tough on these hillsides. Both these trees are still hanging to life.
Exercise: I walked 3.4 miles today, a nice walk. You know, I think I live better when I am in the woods! LOL.
Weather: It is so prefect today, I could not have order better weather. Temperature at noon is 69°, a light breeze and beautiful sunshine, shoot I think I am in love with mother nature!
Holiday: Well the holiday is pretty near upon us and the little camp ground has 5 other campers beside me today, Pretty peaceful so far, just the way I like it 🙂 . I wonder how it will be over the weekend ….. I am thinking most folks like a little more goings on then what is here, I guess I am hoping so 😈 . Could pick up a few more folks but it is not a big place so I don’t see that too much excitement is going to happen, sweet!
Pictures: It is (I am a hour faster I think)
near noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and I see Flickr is still down for maintenance/moving, it is taking them a while to get it all up and running, it is one dang big move.
I see all my images are still showing even thought Flickr is down, that was well done on their part. I had read where they had moved all the data over to the new servers over the pass few weeks so I guess they are just moving all the stuff that makes the Flickr web site run and inter-react with all the user, which is of course a lot.
Ha, I see sign of life at Flick! I can get to my Flickr but still can’t upload just yet.
Okay, looks like things are working at Flickr.
Exercise: I walked 3¾ miles this morning. Kind of an accident, I took a trail that just dead ended and I thought it looped so a little extra walking, likely good for me.
Weather: It is kind of cool toady below 60 but that ain’t bad. The wind does make it feel a little cooler than it is.
Travel : I talk with the park host toady and I think I will stay one more day here for a total of 8 days, the limit is 7 days but the host can allow extra days 🙂 . That way I won’t be traveling on the holiday. The little park has about 21 sites and I think for now, me and two other RV is all that is here other than the host (likely it will have more this evening). The host here are a great couple, friendly as all get out and they keep the place spotless. The bathrooms here are the pit toilets and they are cleaner then most public bathrooms I have been in. If the place wasn’t so far out (55-60 miles to a city) and had good cell connection and OTA TV the place would be full all the time but some of those things work well for me. I need a break from TV sometimes, my cell connection is good enough for my needs and I always stock up a bit for this stay. Plus all the fine walking trails, peace and quiet, birds and woods/nature are just all things a country boy enjoys 😁
Pictures: Here are some shot from around the camp ground.
NOTE: If these photos are not showing, remember that this is the day/evening that Flickr(Where I link/host my photo from) is shutting down for maintenance/Moving for about 12 hours.
Exercise: I walked 2.8 miles today, just love the trails around here 🙂
Weight: I am down about 35 lbs from the 1st of Feb …. so I am working on it.
I am going to end my post early today due to the Flickr shutdown this evening so
Good day Folks