Pictures: A couple of shots of a young Western Scrub Jay Chick.
Exercise: I walked 1.24 miles this morning. Afternoon…. added another mile, so about 2.25 total for the day.
Friends: My Friend Dale came and stay two weeks here in Blue Water Lake State Park and I enjoyed visiting with him but today he hit the road, so good travels Dale!
Pictures: A Juniper Titmouse and a Mocking Bird, I like it when the birds give me that look that says (Hey, what is that you are doing there?)
Exercise: I rode the bike this morning for a little over 7 miles. I added 3 more miles this afternoon so 10 miles total for today, I am happy with that! 🙂
WordPress Plans: Okay …. I am a dummy 😣!!! When I looked at the cost of the WordPress plans I did not notice the price had a “MX ” before the $45.00 (Like this MX$45.00) so after a friend bringing this to my attention(Thanks Rick) …. we think this is a Mexico price in Pesos.
So for whatever reason my WordPress thinks I am in Mexico or at least gives me the price in MX$! I run a VPN but even when I disconnect from it, WordPress still gives me MX$ prices, so …. I need to figure out why. Or maybe I don’t, some folks are telling me they don’t see much in ads when looking at my blog no way.
I tried many times to find out why I am being given the price in MX$ but I have not figured it out and I cannot get it priced in US dollars when I am logged into WordPress.
So, can anyone tell me if I run it through with MX$’s on my American bank, if it will come out all right? It looks cheaper with MX$ anyways! Just wondering.
Friends: I have a friend in the area(Dale) and it was good to have someone to set out and chat with for while yesterday evening. Always good to have friends around.
Pictures: Chipping Sparrow and a Gambel’s Quail.
Clicking these images will get you to a bigger picture.
Weather : It is very hot on some of the days now( Well, maybe I should say it is very hot to me in the RV), reaching up near 90. I am in high hopes that I can get all my VA(medical) stuff done soon! After I get done with the VA I can be on my way to cooler places. Still have no ideal where that might be …. but likely it will be north.
This Area and State Parks: I have enjoyed my stay in this area and it has been handy for me to get to the VA. There are 3 State Parks in a 20 mile radius, Caballo Lake, Percha Dam and Elephant Butte State parks, all of which you can switch between when you like.
I bought the annual State Park pass ( $100.00 for senior residents, $225.00 for most others) and with that I can stay in any NM State park free(no hookups) for two weeks at a time. Note: there are over 30 parks. If you want to hook up to Electric/water it cost you a whole $4.00 a day 🙂 Ain’t that great! Once you stay your two weeks you can leave for 6 days and come back and stay another two-week if you want and some folks spend the summer doing that. In this area there are three State Parks and you can rotate between them if you want to and that is what I have done. I have only stayed at two of them. I will likely spend the summer running around the State Parks, but I will go north when I can, to cooler places.
Friends: Well my friend Bruce will hit the road tomorrow headed east, good travels to you Bruce and be careful out on the big road!
So, I guess I will have some solo time. That is okay, I like friends and I like alone time too 🙂
Holidays: Holidays, are they done for a while? Oh good!!! Sometimes there is way to much of a good thing 🙂
Blogging: I am starting back blogging today but it might be a bit before I get on track with photos and such. I will at least say Hello and Night Folks each day 🙂 Hey, that is the best I can do for now, LOL.
Texting: Over the last year I have just started to do a little texting … why you ask? Well, seems like over the last year I have run into people who want to do it. Most of the folks I know are older like myself and didn’t want to text, but that seems to be changing a little. What made me think of this is that I just got a text form an old friend that I know just hates anything Smartphone, so if he is willing to texts than it must be catching on with us old folk! Right Barry? LOL.
Firefox: I have always use private browser mode in Firefox but I have learned about an extension Mult-Account Containers that I like even better than private tabs. The extension seems to isolate tabs better when putting tabs in their own container. One of the best things about this is that I can log into both my google accounts and both my Flickr accounts all at the same time and they can’t see each other on Firefox. Helpful when you want to make different setting to like accounts 🙂
Internet: Over the last few months I have had lots of problems with Verizon internet service, I think maybe they have overloaded they network since they have push so hard with they new unlimited plan. Like most big businesses they like to get the customers but hate to do the services, (money for as little effect as possible).
Exercise: I have kept up with my exercise, doing five days a week and taking two off, but I have put on a good amount of weight over the last year and it is making it hard. I’ll keep pushing!
Friends: I have 3 folks in the area that I know from last year. Good to have folks around that you know.
Now and then I go through my folders on the computer and move all the pictures to the backup drive and I did that yesterday so I have no photos for today! I am going to be lazy and not take any new ones either 🙂
Exercise: Jeanne, Dale and I walked 5 miles this morning, a good walk for sure!
Friends: My friend Jeanne and I have been in about the same areas all summer (around Flagstaff) and have enjoyed many good morning walks together. Tomorrow Jeanne will move on to other places and I will miss our morning walks. Jeanne my friend, good travels to you, I’ll see you down the road 🙂
Barry, one of my oldest RV friends is back in the area and he is the one that likes to go a lot so he will likely keep me busy running the roads for a while 🙂
I have a couple of other friends here too, Nancy and Dale who will be leaving soon too but it is likely that we all will run into each other down the road somewhere.
RVing is a different kind of life where you have friends come and go a lot. That is one of them things that happens a good bit when everyone’s house is on wheels!
Over the pass 10 years I have met a lot of folks, a few of them have become very good friends. There is lots of other folks that I met that are friendly acquaintances and that I see from time to time as I travel. It is great when you run into a friend to spend a little time with and it is always fun to see folks that you have met before.
If the next few years turn out like the first 10, …… I will be a very happy person for a few more years 🙂
Pictures: I am guessing these birds to be a Broad-tailed Hummers, but I went back and froth on that and a Black-chinned Hummers.
Exercise: Jeanne, Dale and I walked 3.9 miles this morning.
Friends: Lots of friends around this summer, my friend Barry just show back up today.
Pictures: Some of the last shots taken in the Q area.
Moon over Blythe, Calif.
Exercise: About the only thing I am keeping up with of late. Mostly walking and a little bike riding, yesterday was about three miles walking.
Added a couple more miles today.
Location: I have moved north a bit, to a place near Parker, AZ. The lay of the land is about the same, but I am much nearer a city now and it has a Walmart among other stores, which is convenient.
Friends: I have had couple of folks drop by while out this winter but next Thursday I am meeting with three of my friends at once and these are some of the first friends I made out on the road when I first started RVing near 10 years ago. I do look forward to seeing them all at once.
Pictures: A couple more shot from the Four Corners.
My favorite picture is this one with my friend Mickey with her iPad trying to get a picture of the Four Corners without people in it and my friend Barry in the background just chilling in his usual nonchalant manner 🙂
Pictures: Today I have couple shots of the Four Corners. I’ll have a couple more for tomorrow.
Here is the Four Corners mark with people lined up to stand on it and take each other pictures, maybe it you went early in the morning you could catch the place with not so many people, maybe.
And here it is the Four Corners. There is a good bit of fuss over whether of not this is really it, (if you Google it) but from the best I can gather is that seeing as they have make it a National Monument that kind of trumps everything else.
Friends: My friend Barry hit the road this morning, Barry is my friend that likes to run the roads a lot so I’ll be hanging out more in the camp ground now 😦 but I still have one friend (Mickey) in the area to hang out with 🙂
It will be moving time in just a few more days and I still have zero plans as to where I’ll go, and that is just as well to me.
Pictures: Mocking Bird.
Location: I am now at Navajo Lake State Park. I was lucky today and got away a bit early so I made good time getting up the road to catch up with my friends here at Navajo Lake 🙂