Wednesday, March 16, 2016



Hopped into the Motorhome bright & early this morning, drove down to Wickenburg & got me ‘Grand Slammed real good.  Last time I can remember ‘Grand Slamming’ myself was in Douglas Arizona about 6 years ago & the time before that was Page Arizona about 9 years ago.  Of course the first time I can remember ever getting ‘Grand Slammed’ was on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota Florida back in the late 90’s when my Aunt Jean took me out for breakfast one morning & we both got ‘Grand Slammed’.  Well I’m talking about DENNYS of course & no I didn’t just drive all the way to Wickenburg in the rig for breakfast.


Wickenburg Tire is a first come first serve type of tire/garage place & I wanted to be there early to have them check the Big EEE’s tires & tire pressures plus a couple other small things.  I was there at 7:30 & the fella said it might be about half an hour.  With that I took off walking southwest on Tegner Street a short distance to Dennys across the road.  Of course that is where I got ‘Grand Slammed’ with one of their breakfast specials being called a ‘Grand Slam’.  Noticed on their menu they also have something called ‘The Grand Slamwich’ so maybe next time I’ll give that one a whirl.  Breakfast was good.  Back to Wickenburg Tire I walked & the rig was done & all set to go so without further adieu…….I went.  Second time I’ve been to this tire/garage place & I like it.


Both the Big EEE & Libby were in need of a good scrubbing so I scratched up some energy & took care of those 2 tasks.  Nice to see them both all shiny & sparkly again.  If Pheebs & I make it out for a few more Jeep rides we will have to stay on pavement & off the dusty desert roads.  Don’t think I have enough energy in reserve for another big vehicle clean-up.IMG_3431_thumb



Kelly’s feeling physically better for the moment & is anxious to get back to Bayfield for some R&R.  We’ve both been on an emotional roller-coaster with all this ‘house sale’ stuff here at the Bunch these past few weeks & days.  Our departure time draws near & it’s difficult not knowing whether we will be back to Congress next Fall or not & that all depends on whether the 2 separate parties interested in our house at the moment sell their houses between now & next November.  Everything has been such an unknown for us with the highs being high & the lows being low.  DSC_8745_thumb


Had it not been for Kelly there would be no post tonight.  My trouble free Toshiba Satellite laptop would not boot up this morning.  Just a blank screen.  Kelly, using her computer immediately went searching for some answers & solutions on the internet.  Half an hour later she had worked her magic & I was good to go for the day.  Just in case you do not see a post from me tomorrow night or the next few nights be aware it could be a problem with my computer.  It’s about 6 years old now & I have noticed a few little glitches occurring this past liittle while.




Despite being anxious to get on the road & put some miles between us & all this ‘house sale’ stuff I am at the same time sad at the thought of leaving our beloved little house & property here in Congress.  Happens to me every time & especially more so this year.  I know we’ll both begin to feel better once we get the big wheels rolling.  Just need to get some new scenery & fresh air blowing through our minds……………


GROANER’S CORNER:(( Farmer Jones got out of his car and while heading for his friend's door, noticed a pig with a wooden leg. His curiosity roused, he ask, "Fred, how'd that pig get him a wooden leg?"  "Well Michael, that's a mighty special pig! A while back a wild boar attacked me while I was walking in the woods. That pig there came a runnin', went after that boar and chased him away. Saved my life!"  "And the boar tore up his leg?" "No he was fine after that. But a bit later we had that fire. Started in the shed up against the barn. Well, that ole pig started squealin' like he was stuck, woke us up, and 'fore we got out here, the darn thing had herded the other animals out of the barn and saved 'em all!"  "So that's when he hurt his leg, huh, Fred?" "No, Michael. He was a might winded, though. When my tractor hit a rock and rolled down the hill into the pond I was knocked clean out. When I came to, that pig had dove into the pond and dragged me out 'fore I drownded. Sure did save my life."  "And that was when he hurt his leg?" "Oh no, he was fine. Cleaned him up, too."  "OK, Fred. So just tell me. How did he get the wooden leg?"  "Well", the farmer tells him, "A pig like that, you don't want to eat all at once."


  1. Great photo of the quail! They are never still for more than a second. You are so good at capturing the birds just right:)

    You definitely had a burst of energy...the Mh AND the Jeep!! Wow!

  2. Glad Kelly os feel;ing better, D\Soon be on the road again. we are enjoying the journey.
    Travel safe and have fun

  3. First of all, I'm glad Kelly is feeling better. Then I have never seen anyone that can capture a bird like you can. They are just beautiful. Last, we both laughed at you being grand slammed.We ate at Denny's yesterday morning here in Clackamas. We had the "Lumber Jack Slam for $10.99 and we split it. Two large pancakes ( mmm so good) two pieces of toast, two eggs, two sausage, two ham slices, two bacon and red country potatoes. the Junior orange juice was extra. It was perfect for the two of us and the waitress even split it for us and served us each our own plate. I do not know how any one (other than a logger) could eat that much food at one setting!!!

    1. I remember seeing that 'Lumber Jack Slam' on the menu but one glance at the picture told me it was way too much for me. Thanks for the kind words on my bird photos. If folks enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy taking them then it's a win-win situation for all of us:))

  4. There's only one remedy for itchy feet.

  5. Yesireeeee & I'm looking forward to getting those feets a-goin real soon.

  6. I never eat breakfast in a restaurant except when I'm on the road. And then it's always Denny's.

  7. We first had a Denny's Grand Slam back in Florida when our kids were little. Being it named "Denny's", MY Dennie adopted it and now I make Dennie's Grand Slam here for his breakfast some Sundays...Nothin' like eggs over easy on top of pancakes! Glad Kelly is feeling better..Stress is our downfall..I am getting worse with anxiety and hope to get it looked at when I go to Northwestern University Hosp..I totally get your bouts of depression.

  8. If I were in your position I would be most unsettled. How do you know what to pack and what to leave? The just in case thing would be stressful for me.