Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gypsy Plays Ostrich

Gypsy hates detests the fly swatter. 
All I need to do is bring it out of hiding, and she cowers.


 The other day we acquired quite a flock of stowaway flies trying to hitchhike to a warmer climate.  I grabbed the fly swatter and began to do battle with the little vermin. Knowing Gypsy's aversion to the tool, I worked as gently as I could, without taking wild swings are slamming the thing around. Yet, even so,  I turned around to discover Gypsy sitting perfectly still in the corner of the sofa on the motorhome. She looked pitiful as she sat with her head hanging over the edge of the sliding section of the sofa. It was almost as if she was willing herself into that small, dark hole. 

Poor pup!


Gotcha!

Two days and some 800 miles later I got the last one, luring him with a swipe of honey.





Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Road

Since Sept 7 we have traveled over 2,600 miles.
And… we have more to go!


Our reflection in a shiny tanker


I feel like singing:

"I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed he desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere!"


It has been a lot of fun traveling with other folks.

Here, Phil and Donna negotiate the redwoods,


and Russ and Marg climb a switchback on the way to Yosemite.


There are two rigs ahead of us in this picture.
Russ and Marg are in the lead
and Brenda and Dick are following them.


We traveled on roads with sheer drops….
and no guard rails.


We drove on road where little separated us from the sea.


Some roads were very curvy.
(We didn't take this one!)


Others were supposed to be straight…
but weren't!


 Normally I plan our route, with the help of our GPS.
On this trip, the tour company provided a travel log.
Each turn was carefully marked,
down to the tenth of a mile.


I almost always had the trip log on my lap,
along with my iPad open to Google Maps.
I took this picture by mistake…
but decided I kinda like the story it tells!

More adventures to follow!







Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Superlatives: Trees

Big!
Dreaming measures tree in Jedediah Smith Park in California

Bigger
Mr. Dreamy relaxes at Trees of Mystery, Klamath, CA

Biggest
Friend, Brenda, dwarfed by giant Sequoyah in Yosemite National Park



But, my favorite picture of all…

The Best!