Sunday, January 11, 2015

Breaking the Inertia


I have been in Why, Arizona for a month now.  During that time, I have had the most relaxing time doing not much of anything.  I'm really waiting for the winter to get over so I can head north and explore again, in relative comfort since I'm wimpy in the cold weather.  There are hikes in the desert, socializing, and we go play Bingo once a week.  Otherwise, everyone has settled into a relaxed mode and there are no projects that seem urgent.    Obviously, since I can sit waiting for a hummingbird to come by and actually get a picture of one of these guys who whiz around at the speed of light.  I even caught one with a bee flying away from the feeding dish.

 
I'm totally amazed at how fast their wings move - they can hover, fly backwards and when they're on a trip to the next feeder, you can hear them fly, sounds like a little motor when the buzz right by you.  There are other birds hanging around, the Gila Woodpeckers keep coming to eat out of the hummingbird feeder and other little ones I have no idea what they are. 

 
 
Now that it's almost the middle of January, I want to start moving again.  So, in the next few days I'll be moving down the road to a national monument I wrote about in a previous blog, the Organ Pipe Cactus, they have a great campground there.  No hookups, so I might just stay there a few days to do some hiking.  This will get me out of the inertia that I have settled into while I've been here.  Then, I'll head on to Yuma to explore over there and then go slowly north as it warms up. 
 
Tomorrow I plan to head to Ajo ten miles up the road for a few little parts for my generator - spark plug and gasket.  I'll fill up with fuel and get a few groceries and then in the next day or so I'll head south about 20 miles to the park and get back into the traveling mode. 
 
Staying a month in one place has been a record for me, since I tend to move around while I'm exploring.  Sometimes I stay just a few days at a spot, other times it might be a week or so.  It just depends on how much I like the area and if I have seen everything I wanted to see. 
 
I already have been planning where I want to go this summer, making notes on maps and lists of things to see and do.  I'm looking forward to the warm weather and the adventures ahead.
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. Hi Betty - I see you were a former sailor turned RVer. What kind if boat did you have? We used to have a boat in NZ and are now living in our RV while we look for our next one in the States. Cheers - Ellen

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  2. Ellen, I have had multiple sailboats, but a Morgan 35 sloop got me from Florida to Grenada in the Caribbean, where I bought a CT47 - beautiful boat. Sailed her in the Caribbean until 2007 when I sold her in Venezuela and flew to the States. RVing is traveling and exploring without the possibility of sinking!

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  3. I learned a bird this week, so now I have to say it a lot so I don't forget it. Phainopepla. Phainopepla. Phainopepla.

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    1. That's what that is? It needs an easier name!

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