Sadly, it's Monday morning, so I'll be pulling up stakes and heading back home to reality. Ugh. It's been soooo nice here.
Yesterday, I happened to catch a roadrunner passing through my campsite. You'll have to look closely to see him (or her) in this photo.
They actually don't look a thing like Road Runner
depicted in the cartoons; they're really about a foot tall. For the record, in all of my 30 years
in Arizona, I've never seen a roadrunner running along the road. Supposedly they can 'walk' at speeds of up to 20 mph. Wow.
Got up this morning at 2 am and heard Wile E. Coyote howling, which then got one or two of the other coyotes in the area howling, then a couple
of dogs in the campground joined in. Quite the chorus. All's quiet now...which makes me worry. NEVER a good idea to leave dogs (especially small ones)
outside in campground areas like this for the night.
Decided against driving up to Mt. Lemmon yesterday and, instead, went to Sabino Canyon to take the tram tour. Great ride into the canyon and back,
and beautiful scenery, but the terrible for taking pictures. Waaaaaay too jarring. The only way to get decent photos is to be walking, which
I wasn't prepared for (wrong shoes, not enough water, no backpack, etc.). Next time I'll know. However, LOTS of people were hiking.
Nope, the campground never did fill up. Probably only 25% at the max. Really surprising to me. But, starting at Thanksgiving, this place is packed right up
to April 15th with snowbirds. October is a PERFECT time to be here. Temps are just right, got your choice of spots, and it's quiet.
Backing in to the campsite. Only after numerous attempts. Good thing there was nearly no one around. I actually laughed out loud at myself at one point
because the trailer was so going in the wrong direction. Plenty of pulling forward, backing up, pulling forward, etc.
Camera: Nothing fancy. Canon PowerShot A720 IS, 8 megapixels. I also use Photoshop to get rid of the atmospheric haze and to bring out the colors.
Usually it's just a matter of adjusting the contrast and brightness.
Awning: I am using the tie-downs but not quite as instructed. I have them hooked to the top ends of the awning, then staked into the ground, as are
the bases of the awning legs. The winds were whipping around a couple of times during this trip, and everything stayed put. Eventually I need to buy Susan's
ground cover. Would also like her back wall, but it's temporarily unavailable. She's trying to locate another source for the necessary rod.
No worries that you hate me. I know it's only because I'm here and you're...well...where you are. Truth be told, I hated you when you were off on your solo trip too.
But then, I hate everyone when they're out in their Casita and I'm not.