So yes “Another One Bites the Dust” was the right song to be singing on our last full day in the desert for this season as we enjoyed another great wind storm that filled the skies with enough dust to blot out the surrounding mountains and refill all the nooks and crannies in the trailer so recently diligently swabbed out by DD.
With another season in the books many of our friends here have packed up and headed home while some of the hardier ones (Hawk and Red Fox, Buster, Jim and Virginia, RRR and Arlette, Andre and Danielle) will hang in until it finally sinks in that perhaps it is just too damn hot for all but the rattlesnakes and burros.
But before we parted ways Lonesome Larry and Busty Barb the Believer hosted a pancake breakfast for DD and the Captain plus Mom and Dad Haney (Joyce and Carl), Greg and Kathie and Hawk and Red Fox. The highlight of the morning was Hawk’s telling his tale of a failed infantile attempt to get himself into the Guinness Book of World records. I must spare some of the unpalatable details of this story but can tell you Hawk’s attempt to recognized by the Guinness folks involved the collecting of as many pounds of toe and fingernail clippings as humanly possible. Yuk. Fortunately this effort was thwarted by one of his parental units before the Board of Health was alerted to an impending health crisis.
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
Departure day had us make a very short trek to Surprise, AZ where 2 of our friends from our hometown of Vernon, BC, Chris and Jim (and doggie Brandy) were living the life of luxury at a 5 star resort in Surprise (near Phoenix). Although this side trip took us decidedly off our planned course of travel (not) the Captain deemed it necessary at any cost as Chris and Jim had in their possession a box of the Captain’s favourite yummy Lindt dark chocolate bars (not available in the USA) for delivery to Guess Who!!!!
Regardless that DD and the Captain were relegated to camping out at a nearby Wal-Mart we did enjoy the swimming pool and other facilities the resort had to offer as Chris and Jim’s guests. We also enjoyed a morning hike with Chris, Jim and Brandy up the White Tank Mountain Trail.
Jeanine’s Just Get Over It
CC is already way behind in posting to the Blog and is trying unsuccessfully it seems to play catch..
Glen Frey as Guest Responder suggests that CC “takes it easy” which just coincidentally is a clue to one of our destinations soon to be reported upon.