The weather turned cool and cloudy for a few days and now we're back to warm and some wind. This is the perfect kind of weather, I don't need the heater, and I don't need the A/C.
You can tell from these photos, there's not much going on - just hanging out, listening to audio books, taking walks, playing computer games, watching TV and Hulu, etc. I watched the first four episodes of Emily Owens, MD on Hulu Plus last night. It was pretty good.
|Quartzsite sunrise - I don't see many of these! :)|
I've had a bunch of people come and go in the nearby campsites. The last couple to leave, Yvonne and Rich, left this morning on their way to Imperial Dam. I really enjoyed talking to them. They have a Dazer II, a little electronic gizmo that emits a high pitched electronic noise when you push the button. It's to stop dogs from barking, and I thought I'd try it out. I ordered one yesterday and it should be here tomorrow. I don't want it just for Katie's barking, but also for other people's dogs and hopefully it will keep coyotes away, too. It stops barking and makes the dogs move away from the sound. I'll let you know how it works.
|Pallid-winged Grasshopper eating the apple I put out.|
The other night I took Katie out for her last potty break. It was around 7 pm, I think, and completely dark. I had on my head lamp for a flashlight and since it was dark, I had Katie close to me. As she was sniffing around, I turned my head and the light picked up two eyes, glowing eerily about 30 feet from us, right at the edge of our campsite. I quickly checked where Katie was and looked back; it was still there watching us. It had to be a coyote. This is about what it looked like - just two bright eyes, much brighter than this:
I quickly brought Katie right to my feet and we quickly walked back to The Palms, which was close by. I was ready to swoop her up in a second if needed. I have to say, that was pretty scary.
So... that's the last night time potty break for Katie. We go for a good walk right before dusk, and thank goodness she has a good bladder, because she waits until around 9 or 10 in the morning before she goes out again. Her choice, not mine. I'm always up and busy by the time she's ready to roll out of bed and go outside.
On Thanksgiving I am going to the Bluewater Casino in Parker with three other women for an afternoon Thanksgiving buffet. I checked out their website and it looks very good, and it's a very reasonable price, too. Should be a delicious dinner, and it will be nice to catch up with some of the other women at the Dingbat campsite.
I hope you will all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We sure do have a lot to be thankful for!
|Beautiful Quartzsite Sunset|
From me and Katie, have a great Tuesday, everyone! :)