Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We're back in business again

WELCOME to our new follower, Carrie!  She doesn't show a blog, but she is interested in camping and critters.  Carrie and her husband have a Sportsmobile campervan, and she loves vintage trailers, Class Cs and small bus conversions.  Carrie is also a foster mom to rescued critters, and has four small dogs and three cats.  Welcome aboard, Carrie!  Katie and I are happy to have you along on our adventures. :)

I've had some questions about my camera, and I thought rather than listing the info, I'd just put a link to a previous blog post that has the kind of camera, a photo of it, and some pictures that I took that first day I got it.  Remember the pics with the black and white and only the red color showed?  Those were fun, I haven't done that for a while.  So, for the followers who have asked about my camera, please click on this link, and it will take you to that post.

Me and My Dog's fabulous new camera

There is a "search" option along the right side of my blog, it's the last gadget.  If you are ever looking for something in Me and My Dog, just type in what you're looking for, and it will bring up any posts that contain that word.  I've used it many times to find things.  Blogging is really fun, and the interaction with all of you is a large part of what I like about blogging.  But another important part for me, and I'm sure for most of you, too, is that Me and My Dog is a travel journal for me.  I post about where I've been, where we've stayed the night, parks we've paid for, things I've bought and where, services and repairs for The Palms and usually the price, stuff like that.  I keep a spreadsheet of all my monthly bills and living expenses, gas mileage, stuff like that in Excel, but this blog has more information and photos.  I have the blog backed up, and also backed up on Word Press, so hopefully it will never be accidentally deleted.

When it's cold in The Palms in the morning, Katie isn't inclined to get out of bed.  We have a down comforter and a small quilt that just covers the bed:

Staying warm

I noticed this dove in the yard yesterday - it has what looks like a growth just above it's beak.  I wonder if that is something normal, or if it is a growth that shouldn't be there.  It looks kind of odd, poor thing.

Yesterday Katie and I went for a walk, and she walked with her ball in her mouth for a while, on and off.  Here she is, waiting for me to open the door to The Palms - she always gets a treat after her walk.

Katie often lifts her right leg when she is sitting or standing.  Her right leg goes up, and her left ear is down.  Maybe it keeps her balanced?

We walked by the fire pit during our walk, and took some photos of the area, and then a bunch of sunset shots.

 Don and Ken at the campfire site

Don at the campfire a bit later with sunset

We had a gorgeous sunset last night, it was hard to pick which photo to put on the blog.  The full sunset is shown behind Don, but a closeup of the gorgeous colors is below.

Quartzsite sunset

I had a call around 3:00 from Bob (Bob's Generator) this afternoon that my voltage regulator came in from Phoenix, and if I wanted to come down he'd install it and test the electric in The Palms.  So I secured the rig and went down, and it seems that was the problem.  Everything is working great now, and the total charge for his labor was very fair.  I was expecting it to be more, and it's always nice when you're charged less than you expect.  :)   So now we're back in business, and all systems are GO!

From Me and My Dog, have a great Tuesday evening, everyone!  :)


  1. I just bought a camera and then saw your answer to my question, but I'll report my review when I get it from Amazon. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 16x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD $149.00

    I have a Nikon D40 SLR, but sometimes I don't feel like lugging it. I wanted something I could put in my pocket.

  2. That is a beautiful sunset picture. Glad you got your voltage regulator, and I hope that your problems are over for a long time.

  3. glad to hear that all systems are a go!!!..enjoy!!

  4. Glad to hear that all systems are now a go. Love the Katie pictures--she loves to pose. Campsite area looks great. You have your own space but still have company and safety in numbers.


  5. Beautiful sunset shots! Glad you got the latest problem fixed, now let this be your last for quite some time! Hugs to Katie.

  6. Katie sure looks like a sweetie. I'm not sure if you're taking care of her or she's taking care of you.

    Sunsets in Arizona sure can be spectacular and it's so much fun to capture them.

    Merry Christmas.

  7. as others have said beautiful sunset picture.
    Sadie does the same thing with the paw, maybe its a small dog thing

  8. So glad to hear the problems with The Palms have been fixed. And that pic of Katie peeking out from under the covers is just too cute for words !

  9. Katie looks very festive under the comforter! Glad to hear your all up and running once more. You stay warm and dry now and give Katie a nice big hug from us! Merry Christmas.

  10. Barbara, I would like to wish you and Katie a wonderful Christmas! You are living the dream!!!! Keep safe, warm and happy as you travel into the new year.


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