What with one thing & another yesterday (by which I mean my apparently unorthodox method of getting the new washer into the house) I was telling my roommate Inoru about other things I’ve done that … perhaps reflect a nonstandard risk assessment on my part. In this case, making loud BOOM noises with crude medieval weapons & black power. Continue reading BOOM, or, a Reminiscence
I promise Tyrava didn’t look like that inside all week. Continue reading Estrella: Lots of Estrella!
My first view of Estrella! Cos I got there before merchant check in opened, & then it got put off another half hour or so because the poor merchant coordinator had to rearrange some booths last minute. You could not PAY me to do that job.
But we got in soon enough, & then it was time to Set Up the Things. Continue reading Estrella Day 3: Setting up!
(I did one loop around the house & let him out, he really did pretty well with it, but this is the funniest picture I have ever taken in my ENTIRE LIFE)
After that, though, it was time to stick Loiosh in the basket instead & go check the mail, because 1) he’s bored, 2) I’M bored, & 3) I had herbs coming. Not that kind. Continue reading this is the Very Best of all possible ideas
(not ‘part the first’ but ‘my first visit’ because why WOULDN’T I stop at such an awesome spot twice?)
What with one thing & another I had a choice the second day between reaching the Queen Creek Walmart at like 3pm OR finding a place to stop for the afternoon somewhere after Salt River Canyon, so of course I found a nice place to stop.
I mean. TREES. Continue reading Estrella Day 2: Timber Camp the First
You see above a Good Path! It leads to Pintail Lake Wetlands near Show Low in Arizona, which was constructed to filter Show Low’s waste water & create habitat for waterfowl & all the many other critters that love wetlands.
It was a lovely day, I had plenty of time, & the path was promised to be short, so of course I walked right down it. Continue reading Estrella Day 2: Pintail Lake
Near the end of the first day, having gotten a good feel for how Tyrava pulls, I decided that I would challenge myself & see how well I was REALLY doing with this towing-a-big-trailer thing. I decided to do this by taking AZ60 through Salt River Canyon. Down through Salt River Canyon. The one with all the switchbacks.
… I didn’t say it was a GOOD idea. Continue reading Estrella Day Mostly 2: Salt River Canyon
In which we drove some, stopped some, & there was Chinese food.
See above: the double decker cat tree, which rides in the van’s passenger seat whenever I am on the road with the boys, because that’s what they do. Continue reading Estrella: Day 1! Ish!
(this was supposed to go up like a month ago & randomly failed, idek)
I THOUGHT I’d taken more pics while tucking in the tarp along the side, & here they are. Continue reading some of each
Of course the boy came along for the test drive! This is as much about him as it is about me. Also getting him out of the house to run off some energy this time of year is ALWAYS a good idea. Continue reading incidental boy