Friday, October 21, 2016

Mom! Help!

Well, we are in our final campsite before leaving for Quartzsite.  It's funny, I've been really looking forward to heading south and finding that perfect site in Q, but now that the time is coming up to head that way, I'm feeling nostalgic about this area.  The spring and summer between Camp Verde and Flagstaff, AZ has been so enjoyable.  Perfect weather, nice campsites, I've met some really nice people, and the months have flown by.  But it's cooling down now in Quartzsite, and in a week or so, we'll be leaving this area.

Yesterday I looked out the front window and saw a big black bull with a white face in front of The Palms.  I watched him for a while, then got busy doing other things.  Katie was sitting outside in her stroller, which she wants to do a lot lately, and a while later I heard heard her whining softly.  I looked out the window again, and this is what I saw:

I think the bull was getting a little too close for comfort.  I went outside and took a photo, then picked her up and brought her inside The Palms.  She loves sitting outside, will lay down curled in a ball and sleep, so she feels very safe as long as she's in the stroller.  But she didn't hesitate when I wanted to pick her up with that bull behind her.

It kept it's eyes on us until we were inside and then continued to graze around The Palms.

He came closer and walked around the back of the rig, getting pretty close.  These photos were taken  out the kitchen window:

I took this one below out the side window when he rounded the corner of the rig.  I'm sure going to miss these beautiful animals when we leave the area next week.  They really raise my desert camping experience!

I saw this walking stick - at least I think that's what it is - poking out from my wheel well in the back.  He's smaller than the others I've seen in this area, and he was multi colored.  He also has flat ends on his antenna.  They were a reddish color, and his legs were yellow and green. Really pretty.

I have some packages to pick up in town this afternoon - my Sirius radio has been giving me grief lately and I have a new one coming today, as well as my regular mail from my mail service.  I don't go to town often, but always look forward to a drive into town to break the day up.  All is well in Cottonwood.

From me and Katie, I hope all is well in your world, too. 🔆📫❤