|Harvested Hay--that's why I'm sneezing so much!|
I hate the noise of the air condition in the trailer so I found this for a good price. I can barely hear it when it's running and it keeps fresh air moving through the trailer. Hmmm...now where is it going to ride. It collapses so I'm going to put it way up at the top the bed and buffer it with pillows. We'll see how it works out.
Now for the ride, I didn't want to drive 200 miles over the mountains. I'll be doing a lot of driving to pick Susan up and when I'm with her, but I love to drive on dirt roads. There is so much to see. I've decided that the mountains are beautiful to look at, but the valleys are really prettier. Miles of green fields and streams and lakes abound.
|Wonder where this goes|
So, I decided to take a ride back over to Bayfield. There were still some back roads that I had missed while I was there. I went to Valencia Lake and Lemon Reservoir. I wanted to thank the people at Pura Vida Cafe for helping me look for my purse. I sat on their deck overlooking the lake and had lunch--no yellow jackets, today.
|Such a beautiful place to have lunch|
|This is Lemon Reservoir. I think the one that Pura Vida overlooks is Valencia. I hope I have that right, now.|
Wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't gone on in the video to Susan, in great detail, that I was sure this was the log. LOL
I took pictures of horses and cows, and then I came across some sheep. Made me think of the old westerns where the cattle and sheep ranchers were always fighting one another. The simple things that amused our minds in those days. I wouldn't be surprised if President Reagan was in a couple of them.
|I called him, but he wouldn't come.|
|There was a herd, but he was closest.|
|I couldn't get great pictures because as you can see, this is cattle country and privately owned land that is protected by fences.|
I returned back to the casino about three o'clock and decided to stop and try to lose the rest of my $20 allowance. It took me half an hour. I'm not a gambler, it bores me, but I tried the slot machines. I was up to almost $50 the first night I was here. I was actually playing only because I thought I got a lot for my money being able to stay here, and wanted to give back a little. I finally did it in. :) I've always hesitated about parking at casinos, but I've changed my mind since being here because they are usually along main routes and easy pull ins. I don't know if they are all as affordable and as nice as this one, but I'll check one out on the way home.
Well that sums it up for the day. Tomorrow, I want to check tires, etc., to prepare for the trip down to the big "A" of the west. After Susan leaves, I need to find a place to have my oil changed. That concludes this report; you can now return to scheduled programming. :)