Sunday, June 8, 2014

It's time to mount up and fly out of here.

We have been enjoying our time in the Camp Verde/Sedona/Cottonwood area for the last 2 1/2 weeks but it's time to mount up.

We are flying (driving the motorhome) out of here early on Monday morning and trying to avoid the 109 degree heat in Phoenix.  I wish we had wings like this bird and the ability to fly high enough to reach cooler weather.

Black-crowned Night Heron

 Black-crowned Night Heron
 I wasn't sure what this bird was so I sent an email to Sharon of The Odd Essay   She knows more about birds than I could ever hope to and quickly identified it as a Black-Crowned Night Heron.  I saw the bird early in the morning and thought that our closeness to the Verde River and an irrigation canal provided a feeding area for the bird.  Thanks Sharon.

Black-crowned Night-Herons are stocky birds compared to many of their long-limbed heron relatives. They’re most active at night or at dusk, when you may see their ghostly forms flapping out from daytime roosts to forage in wetlands. In the light of day adults are striking in gray-and-black plumage and long white head plumes. These social birds breed in colonies of stick nests usually built over water. They live in fresh, salt, and brackish wetlands and are the most widespread heron in the world.

We've seen a number of restored cars here in the area, but it's been difficult to get pictures of them since people actually drive them.  The car below was in the church parking lot on Saturday and we manage to get this photo of a beautiful 1929 Ford.

We noticed this car while driving through a nearby neighborhood.  There were others cars there, but we didn't want to invade their privacy anymore than we did.  I think it is an old Chevy from the late thirties era, maybe even sooner.

We spent the day putting craft stuff away, computers back in bins, cameras in cases, awnings retracted, tanks dumped and general straightening up of the motorhome.  It takes a couple weeks to mess it up and then a 1/2 day to get ready to hit the road.  It's always fun trying to find nooks and crannys to store stuff.  Thank God this unit has a lot of storage space.

I just saw in the news that two Las Vegas police officers were shot and killed today and the killers ran across the street and shot killed a person there.  It seems that they then committed suicide and ended the spree.  That particular Walmart was about 2 miles up the road from where we stayed in Las Vegas this past trip there.  It seems there are nut cases all over the country now.  Sad state of affairs we live with now.

That was our day, how was yours?

1 comment:

  1. It really is time for you guys to move out of the heat. Except we have our heat on in our rig tonight. Not sure I'm real happy about that either but the days are beautiful. We're in WY for a few days. It really is sad to think that just going to Walmart could get you killed. Have a great travel day.