Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Mish mash of stuff today

I don't have anything major to report on, so today's entry is just a mish mash of stuff since Sunday.

As I mentioned in the last entry, we joined our friends Paul and Joan and their daughter, grand daughter and great grandkids on Sunday for the Super Bowl. While we had a great time, I can't say much about the game. It was pretty boring. Also, I found the half time show rather disappointing as well. Some of the commercials made up for things a bit but, all in all, we probably would have been just as far ahead to watch a good movie.

Yesterday, Chris and I did a bit of grocery shopping, then just hung around the trailer for a the rest of the day.

I hope Maya gets better soon. I am missing our daily walks. This morning the weather was fairly good so I struck off solo and took a good long walk out in the desert. The rains this month are definitely having an effect. The desert is so green now and some of the cacti are starting to show some blooms.
One of the cacti that are fairly abundant around here is a member of the Cholla (choy-ya) family; the Buckhorn Cholla.

Another common member of the Cholla family is the Teddy Bear or Jumping Cholla. This one can be nasty if you aren't careful. Each of those fuzzy tufts breaks off very easily and if you just brush against one, they latch on something fierce. They also shed them and they can roll around on the ground, blown by the wind, and are easy to step on if you don't watch where you step.

This afternoon we had a few showers around and about 4 PM we saw this full arch rainbow. It must have been a good shower as it hung around for a good 15 minutes or so. We never did find the pot of gold in the trailer though.

Lastly, I mentioned the 3rd member of the family that runs this airport and RV park. That is BeeBop the cockatoo. I got a chance to get up close and personal with her this afternoon. She is very friendly, unless you are female! She won't socialize with women at all and has been known to bite! She doesn't much care for Maya either.


If you look at the rafters in this shot, you can see what her beak can do!

It's raining hard as I finish this up and has been for a couple of hours now. I imagine things will be a bit mushy tomorrow. I am hoping for decent weather as Paul and I have plans to go flying.

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