Here's a picture... just so the folks, dealin' with thawin' out their thermometers in the microwave, so they can find out how far past painful the temperature has plummeted, know that it ain't all roses out here on the 73 degree desert... well, unless it's a Dusty Rose!
Yesterday morning I got up... and glanced out the window to see, what looked like a fog, crawling across the desert. My first thought was; "Hmmm... I ain't even ever seen a fog like that'n. Not out here where it ain't rained since Custer got a haircut."
I stepped outside, to take a better look... and that's when I found I could hear the motors roaring... from miles away...
It seems that every year 'bout now there's some big race across the desert...
|*Desert Dust Crawling across the Landscape*
I made a lil' circle in to Parker to run a few errands a couple hours later... and the dust cloud ran clear over to the river... didn't investigate the race none... but it sure looked like it runs a good many miles across the desert... 'cause these pictures are clean over to Bouse... 25 miles or so east... one big honkin' cloud of dust! :o)
But then I won't complain... today it was back to normal... Looking off to the North...
I'll keep today... and though it's tough... I'll suffer along with the 73 degrees. :o)
Especially with another soft sunrise this morning...
|*another La Paz County Sunrise*
... Nice way to start a day... good coffee... great music on the stereo... space enough to stretch out... and tallyin' up a budget when you haven't paid any rent since Thanksgiving! We're actually goin' broke... a lot slower! HooYa!
Leads a guy to make a What-the-Hell decision... 'bout what we're gonna do this summer... Since it looks like fuel, food and every other thing is only gonna keep on swellin' up like a beached whale in July... we might just as well be poor, somewhere on the Alaskan Highway... come July! ...
So... we've pretty much made that decision... "If a tree don't fall on me I'll live till I die" ... and long about the 15th of May... Whatever we're still draggin' around will find it's rubber foundation bein' drug toward the Alaskan Highway! ... We'll call this run... ALASKA II
How are we gonna afford it? Hell... I ain't got a clue... just drive till we run out of diesel... and then wait for a book to sell I guess! :o)
Whatever... it'll be just as easy waitin' on a book to sell, so I can trade for some diesel... in Far Country, up in the Yukon... as down here... don't ya think? :o)
Our Idea is, this time... it'll be a lot slower run than my month long run last summer... spread the miles out over maybe four months... and the fuel bill comes closer to squeezin' into the cash flow of our budget... but... just the same... it's gonna get interesting. :o)
Talk 'bout pokin' the Badger... some guys just can't leave well enough alone.
Yeah... some say I'm foot loose... and a few screws too!
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