Sunday, March 31, 2013



It was in short sleeves we sat on our front porch Saturday night reminiscing about our good fortune in finding our Ghost Town Road house a year ago.  Pheebs played out front with one of her furry squeaker toys.  House Sparrows tucked themselves into warm Saguaro nests as the setting Sun’s rays bathed the distant Weaver Mountains in glowing hues & embers.  It was Saturday night & all was well with the Bayfield Bunch.


From my bed I can look out & see our giant Saguaros standing tall against a starry Arizona sky most every night.  We have those 2 saguaros lit with a couple solar lights giving them  a soft touch of light against the night sky.  In the morning they are back lit by fiery sunrises.  With bedroom windows open now in the warming morning air we are surrounded by a cacophony of bird songs.   Listening to those chortled warbles my mind drifts sleepily to a gathering thought……Oh no, we’re out of birdseed again!!


Cheryl Ann at DEEP CANYON had a question about our travel route home.  That will depend on the weather of course but from Congress we’ll head up through Prescott & the Chimo Valley to I-40 at Ash Fork.  We’ll hang a right on I-40 & head for Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Indianapolis & on to Port Huron Michigan where we will cross the border.  Same route as last year but depending on weather & our whims, any of that could change at any time along the way. 



DSC_0010 DSC_0009 

Just clicked on Mark’s blog over at the BOX CANYON BLOG & oooops, looks like those folks are having themselves a string of bad luck there right now.  Got something to do with transmission trouble on their Lazy Daze . Yikes, not good:((


Did manage to pick myself up another half wheelbarrow load of Cactus this morning.  Will wait until the pads dry out a bit more before planting.  Too hot by noon to be out there scratching around in the dry dusty dirt anyway.  We stayed close to the shade today.  Think we got up to 80 something.



Had ourselves a pleasantly different afternoon from our usual daily routine.   Mike & Pat McFall invited us over for an early Easter dinner this afternoon with friends Jeri & Larry.  Had ourselves a great meal topped off with strawberry shortcake & whipped cream.  For somebody like myself who spends most days hanging out with himself it’s really nice to sometimes sit around with a small group of good friends & let my hair down a bit.  Lots of laughter, a few stories, some serious stuff & maybe a wee bit of bafflegab here & there.  Gotta love that bafflegab.  Although I rarely show it I am always sad on the inside knowing hugs & handshakes before departures may be final ones.  Don’t know if other people think like that, but I do.  I’m the same way with places we go.  When leaving I always think to myself, will I ever be here again.  Will I ever see this person again.  Guess that’s just the way some of us sentimental folks are.  But looking on the bright side…………. see y’all in the Fall:))


DSC_0003 DSC_0004DSC_0005



GROANER’S CORNER:((  A young minister, in his first days at his first parish, is obliged to conduct the funeral services for an eccentric man who has just died. At the funeral home, he stands before the open casket and tries to think of words to console the widow.
Finally, the minister says, "I know this must be a very hard blow, Mrs. Jones. But we must remember that what we see here is only the husk, the shell. The nut has gone to heaven.

- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.



  1. We sure miss Mike and Pat's blog too, Wednesdays and Sundays are sure not the same without it. Glad you had a nice Easter with them!

  2. Boy,,I just love the compliments folks,,,Kcgaz, you were my best follower, outside of Al of course... I kinda feel relieved about not writing the Blog, but I do sort of miss it. Maybe if things get settled back down I'll try it again...don't seem like we will ever get this medical stuff behind us, it just seems to get worse...but I guess thats just gettin old....
    Al and Kelly, it was so good seeing you today,so happy you came....
    Way to go on the Hat when ever you lay your hat down, or you see a windmill, you will think of me!! Priceless!!!

  3. Happy Easter. Looks like you had a good time today with good friends and food like we did. We are supposed to get snow again tomorrow. Oh well it will look different out the fiver windows :) No pictures tomorrow, I imagine.

  4. What a nice Easter for you good folks down there in Congress. A dinner with friends is always a memory to be treasured.

  5. I am the same way, Al. Each time I travel somewhere I wonder if this is the last trip, will I ever see this again, etc.

  6. Me too....that's one reason I take lots and lots of pictures and why I started our help me remember the good times!

    Thanks for sharing your day with friends with us!

    Loved the hat picture today......

  7. Forgot to say we passed by Wickenburg today.....if you heard someone shouting hello to the Bayfield was me!


  8. A good meal with friends, strawberry shortcake and some bafflegab sound like a great way to spend and Easter sunday.

  9. And those were awfully good folks you spent Easter Sunday with Al & Kelly--both couples have been to our place in Montana--now it's your's and Kelly's turn!

  10. Always nice to spend time with friends..."No man is an island" as it goes....We do need each other sometimes...good times.

  11. Thanks Al, for all the suggestions for our trip south. I am so beyond excited to actually be able to go somewhere for a change. We're lucky because we get to stay here until the end of May before we head north. Even though it will be hot, I love the desert. But I love Jim more and he wants to go to Montana and fish so that's where we're headed. Safe travels.

  12. If you see a Lazy Daze with two legs coming out from under it... parked off to the side of the road... stop and say howdy. It's the Box Canyon Bunch waiting on a wrecker.
    Cottonwood's Ford Dealer said it could take a few days to a week to get Goldie out the door. Can't do that... we're going to try to limp to Moab, then on home to Lovely Ouray. Sheesh.
    Box Canyon Mark

  13. wiki: El remolque, también conocido como acoplado o tráiler es un vehículo de carga no motorizado que consta como mínimo de chasis, ruedas, superficie de carga y, dependiendo de su peso y dimensiones, frenos propios. No se puede mover por sus propios medios sino que es arrastrado y dirigido por otro vehículo: desde camiones-remolque específicos hasta motos y bicis, pasando por turismos o tractores.
    Mi pregunta: ?cual es diferencia entre:
    Remolques para autos
    remolques de coches
    remolques para coches