I've been taking miscellaneous photos the last few days, and they were too much for previous blogs, so today I'm going to be lazy and put them all together here.
I've seen a roadrunner coming through my campsite every few days, and one day when I was outside talking to Roger, he came up right behind Roger's car and continued through slowly. He'd stop, look around, raise his tail, and walk on, stop, look around, raise his tail and continue, until he was all the way across to the ditch dividing my site from my western neighbors. He hopped across and continued on to their sites, going under their rigs. It was so much fun to watch him, but - I didn't have my camera in hand, so I didn't get photos. Then a few days later, I saw him again outside my window, and I was able to get some good shots.
I'm on the lookout for Roadrunners all the time. I think they are such interesting birds.
The picture below was taken on another day, the roadrunner walked back the other way into the wash with something large in his mouth, maybe a lizard? I couldn't see what it was. It hung from both sides of his beak. "Roadrunners are relatively large birds. They mainly eat meat, meaning lizards, mice, other birds, snakes and bugs. They supplement their diet with vegetation." I got that information on-line, I was interested in what they eat, and what this "thing" he was carrying might be.
Anyway, I have a lengthy e-mail I'm sending to the owner of the shop asking him to send me a new part as well as partial reimbursement for the parts and labor I've spent in repairing blown parts because of their mistake. I don't want to name the place right now; first I want to give him a chance to step up and do the right thing. I'll let you know what happens.
I'm not trying to present a cliff hanger here, but wanted you to know the problem seems to have been finally diagnosed correctly, and if the shop owner doesn't come through for me, I'll FOR SURE let you know.
From Me and Katie, have a great day, everybody! :)