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Published: January 9th 2010
It might be a seagull....
We started our woodcarving class on Tuesday this week. We are carving an American Avocet which is a shore bird with a long curved bill and long legs. Sure seemed like a good idea at the time.... I figured if it resembled anything like a bird, I'd be happy. Our second lesson, however, ended rather abruptly for me after a slip of the (very sharp, very pointy) carving knife. The nearly 2 inch long slice in the meaty part of my thumb bled with the force of the hanson dam (if it actually ever did fail). With quick work by the wife of the instructor (Rena) - who is very familiar with the sight of blood - the bleeding slowed to a drip so I could get home to butterfly it. It was just short of needing stitches according to the nurse next door. Bob had since banned me from the class, but Rena says otherwise....
Other than that, things are going well - we've done some more exploring of other parks in the area. We went up to Havasu to see the sights up there. Very nice little town. And it had a Lowes - Bob was so happy! We
Campsite at LaPaz
Just past that trailer in front of us is the Colorado River. The mountains you see are in California
got some fence stakes so we could put up a better "electric fence" for Allie. We create a little yard for her so we don't have to tie her up. We even put in a little gate. We were putting it up during "happy hour" which gave our neighbors lots to talk about. They all think it's pretty funny that Allie can be kept in with a string line. Lucy ignors it of course. She has been going out more and more often. She has even escaped a couple of time, but I am far too protective. There are just so many dogs around here. Yes, most of them are smaller than her, but they are noisy little buggars and I'm afraid if they scare her she'll run off and get lost. Bob thinks I'm being too protective and that she's smart enough to make her way back. I'm not so sure. I'm still keeping her on her string. We have to be careful how far we let it out. The other day she was able to reach the underside of our neighbors motor home and got up into their engine compartment. She had the string stretched out to the
She's got a hard life
max and I was concerned that it would get caught on something and she would get stuck. She got out though, and Bob was able to get a hold of her. Whew!
Anyway, we'll be doing some more exploring this weekens and next week. Hopefully there will be more to talk about. We're going to go see some of the old mining towns in the area, and then next week the RV show starts down in Quartzsite. We've decided to stay here until the 24th and then head for Yuma. We'll spend a couple of days with Dan and Linda and then Rod and Colleen will be here and we can spend a little time with them. Then we will head off for some new adventures! We are going to do more touristy things around the beginning of spring when things are a little warmer, like the Grand Canyon, but we are in NO hurry.
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