http://www.blogger.com/html?blogID=4316350785635987648 Cave Dwellings: A DOUBLE BONUS...SUNSET FABULOUS..SUNRISE TOO!

July 4th , 2016

July 4th , 2016
Den and me

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A DOUBLE BONUS...SUNSET FABULOUS..SUNRISE TOO!

 Last evening we had another fabulous sunset. I was, as usual, relaxing in my "uniform".  Cocktail hour had just begun. I looked out our rear window and realized it may be too late to catch the premium colors, so I put down my drink..(yes, I put it down), grabbed the camera and ran outside. I moved quickly through a few campsites, trying to keep a low profile. For those who have seen my striped socks, you know a low profile in this outfit is almost impossible . I got to the far West road of the park and snapped a couple shots, but I had a feeling it was going to get even better in the next 10 minutes...and I was already violating every dress code known to man...I knew that just hanging out here in my "jammies" was out of the question. About that time ,Dennis came up to me and saved the day. He took my camera away from me ,(he was, at least ,dressed), jumped on his bike and road out to the casino parking lot to get some shots...That seems to be the best place to get a clear and open view of sunsets...He certainly did better than I , in fact, I deleted mine from our camera and used only his....
                                                       

The sky is a great canvas for Mother Nature's paintbrush....
 This could only be trumped by a fabulous sunrise...and we had one this morning. Den peeked out his window (he has the East view) and commented it was pretty great...but...he didn't move.  Sooooooo, I hopped out of bed, grabbed the camera and slipped on my slippers...a photographer's life is not easy. I tried to be quiet opening our camper door...and Icertainly didn't shut it. You who own a camper know how loud they close at 7AM,especially when you are right next door. I did manage to creep out onto the East road (crunch, crunch, crunching through the gravel..who did I think I was kidding?).At any rate I got a few shots just in time...These spectacular color displays change within seconds! See what you think.
I just cannot get enough of these displays of brilliant oranges, reds and purples..

I had picked up the Ajo Copper News when we got groceries Thursday, and I finally got around to reading it this morning with my coffee. The bad weather of last week was front page. Apparently Ajo had the distinction of recording the highest wind gusts in the area...95 mph. This would account for me almost wetting myself many times during the storm. Also, 16 hikers were rescued in the mountains North of Tucson, and many motorists had to be plucked from "raging" washes. About 25 miles South of us, at Organ Pipe National Monument, they lost a significant number of Saguaros that blew down in the wind gusts after the rain softened the ground around their root systems.  And.......Border Patrol was busy that day...In four separate incidents, agents rescued and treated 7 illegal aliens suffering from hypothermia. Was this a BAD storm?...Darn straight!!!! I cannot believe we actually rode it out in our RV.
 We took our walk around the RV park this morning...We will continue our quest for the Stone Man another day. (We now have a "secret source")...We had been waiting for some items Den ordered online...exciting things like sewer hose fittings, a book from Amazon...Anyway, we checked at the office and they had not one, but 2 pkgs. for us... and 2 envelopes. We carried them back to the RV and we had our expected  sewer hose contecters, a crossword puzzle dictionary (yes, we cheat), our mail from home and a surprise...an envelope from our granddaughter, Taylor. This is what we found in Taylor's envelope...
...I think it's a good likeness of us both...except that Dennis rarely wears his shorts. I dont know why. By the looks of this picture, his legs are much better than mine. (Note the camera around my neck..the girl knows her grandma, yes she does.)

I did notice on our walk that the Indian ladies were cooking up at the hut again today, and I had the taste for some fresh Indian bread. I love watching them cook over the open mesquite wood...They had Indian Tacos, Fry bread with sugar and honey...But I just wanted 2 pieces of fry bread..plain...
...into the oil....
and out....one done.....
....she wasn't happy with the "overdoneness" of this one, so she cooked me another..I didn't think it looked all that bad, but she was not satisfied..Ya just gotta love a conscientious cook!! I have plans for these two. I wrapped them in foil and put them in the refrig. Tomorrow morning I will turn them into Juevos Rancheros....by layering them with pinto beans, pork sausage, cheese, and onions, in that order...Top that with fried eggs and salsa...and it's like a heart attack waiting to happen...I am challenging our Simvistatin again..
Later this afternoon we skyped our grandkids in Sugar Grove, IL. I wanted to tell Taylor thanks for her drawing...Here is the Heiser crew on skype...
...Campbell and Taylor up front, and Peyton in the back....Thank God for Skype!!!!We Miss You Guys!!

 OK, it is time to check in on our marinating steaks...Den is grilling tonight. The weather is perfect and I think it is a full moon or close to it. That's all for now from the Cave People...and again, thanks for playing....

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