Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Garbage Squisher

I was wondering what they were going to do with all the garbage.  It's Sunday morning, and most of the weekenders camped and boating around the lake are still here.  The two dumpsters used by these campers are FULL, and have things sticking out already.  I could just see the people leaving, tossing their garbage bags under the lids on their way out - then the wind comes up and the lids fly open.  They do fly open every day.

Can't you just see the garbage flying all over the place - what a mess that would be!  But, no... to the rescue come three seasonal workers and a Bobcat:

The right container is already squished down.

The Bobcat REARS UP on it's hing legs, I mean rear wheels, packing down the second container.

WaaLaa! Lots of room for departing campers to fill.

My grand kids would have loved watching this.  Especially when the Bobcat reared up on it's back wheels and PUSHED down that trash.  Pretty good stuff for kids and Grammys to watch.

Meanwhile, Katie was working hard, too.

We are parked in the perfect direction for Katie to take advantage of the morning sun coming through the window.  This is the view out the couch window.  We see the lake through the front windshield, and out my dinette window I can see the hills and dry lake bed.  I was happy about the lake bed view, thinking I'd see the herd of horses grazing out there, but so far, no horses.  I've see a few hoof prints in the dust and more than a few horse "piles," but no horses yet.

The other day I was craving Nachos and had all the ingredients - see Andy, that's why my fridge is so FULL - and they were delicious.

Homemade Nachos - looks good enough to eat, and I did!

I like home made so much better than the ones I get at restaurants.  This time I got the corn chips that are in a little cup.  Added re-fried beans, shredded cheese, microwaved it a bit to warm things up, then added homemade guacamole, sour cream and chopped tomatoes.  Ummmm, they were so good.  I think I'll have them again for lunch today. :)

Katie likes chasing the lizards here, I got a good shot of one that she didn't see first:

Looks a little like a petroglyph if you squint your eyes, doesn't it?

The weekend, as usual, has been crowded, tons of rigs and tents lined up around the lake shore.  There were really a lot of boats this weekend.  The early birds are already gone, and right now, at noon, more people are starting to pack up and leave.  Soon there will only be a few left, the ones who will stay all week at the edge of the lake.

So far the weekenders seem to be well behaved and quiet.  Except last night, something was going on at the boat launch.  Katie heard them and barked and woke me up. It was in the middle of the night, and sounded like someone was trying to pull their boat on the concrete.  I looked out the window and could see flashlights and headlights at the launch.  Scrapping and flashlights and headlights and talking went on for quite a while.  The launch is far enough away that I can see it, but not hear it, so I don't know what was going on - I could hardly hear the voices, but figured someone's boat missed the trailer and was being dragged along the concrete.  That's what it sounded like.  Hopefully no damage was done, but I kind of doubt that.

As far as we are concerned, all is well at Bluewater Lake, and Katie and I are getting very lazy.

WELCOME to our newest follower, grammynmaggie!  I'm a Grammy, too!  (Or as Lauren would say, Grams - so cute!)  I don't think grammynmaggie has a blog, but I'm very happy you're following along with us, and Katie is wagging her tail over having maggie along, too.  Welcome aboard to you both!  :)
 NOTE:  I'm so sorry, grammynmaggie - I totally spaced out on your blog. You DID tell me in your comment that you have a blog - and here's the address for everyone: 
Thanks, Judy for that information in your comment.  I went to Grammy's blog and checked it out and she has had her motor home for quite a while. I enjoyed reading back through 2013 and into 2012 - be sure to give her a visit!
From Me and My Dog, have a great Sunday, everyone!  :)


  1. I haven't had nachos in years, and now you've got me wanting some.

    It is disgusting how people can trash a campsite. You can walk around any site and find cigarette butts, ring tops from cans, bottle tops, plastic cutlery, and more. And then many don't dispose of their trash bags properly. Keeps park personnel busy!

  2. I think your latest follower has a blog, but I just can't remember the name of it. She has a rig about the same size as yours and has just returned to her house in PA after spending the winter with her father in FL.


    I finally found it on my dashboard.

  4. I think you find the most fascinating activities going on near your RV!

  5. Those nachos look good! I make our own Mexican food, too. The only thing to console me about not having nachos or some such meal tonight is that we're grilling in a while! Looks like you and Katie are really enjoying yourselves. Good!

  6. Thanks goodness for the bobcat. That could have been messy!

    Your nachos look yummy! And pretty too.....real fancy like for a party!

    Our pups love to sleep on the back of the sofa...first come at our house though. And lizards...oh my...Dover gets down right obsessed at trying to catch them! She enede up with feet full of prickly pear stickers in her feet the last time she went hiking!

    Hugs to Emma! And yes, lazy is good!

  7. Having garbage flying all over certainly wouldn't be my idea of a good thing to happen. Glad it's now out of there.

  8. Ooooh, now I want nachos! I've said it a hundred times but Katie reminds me so much of Doris who loves to hunt lizards and sleeps like that on the sofa in the morning sun. What a couple of sweethearts.

  9. What a day you've had... watching garbage getting squished! and a lizard sunbathing ... Katie ignoring the view and snoozing ... and last by not least... look at those nachos.

    Just got back from the store, wish I had gotten an avocado or two ... I do have cheese and chips and refried beans ... got Pace Picante ... ... nope .. gotta have the avocado. rats

  10. Even old Grandpas would have liked watching that little Bobcat do its job! the highlight of Russ's week is rolling the trash cans and then watching for the big trucks to come pick them up. Okay, so we don't have a lot of excitement going on right now- it's cheap entertainment LOL!! Your nachos look great. I think I'll try that with the little cuppy chips.

  11. I make homemade nachos also...but yours look better..have to give them a try...thanks for joining my blog...It sure isn't as interesting as yours...ahhh but some day I will be out among the RV'rs!!!


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