It seems as if we're fully settled now, with not a lot to do. We took a very lazy day yesterday, although we did make a quick trip into town. Our goals centered around kitty poo...we needed kitty litter and small garbage bags in which to store our collection of kitty poo for deposit in the appropriate receptacle. There. You could have gone a whole year without knowing that, couldn't you? But you should know that poo is very important in the lives of many, and kitties are no exception.
You would be wise to accept this pawstulate without question.
One might say that the sound of scratching in the litter box is mewsic to our pointy ears.
So aside from that, we did a little walking around. My first goal was to get out and photograph the color red, incorporating lines when I could. These are my images for this challenge.
This first one is the logo on Mike's truck.
You might recognize this next one as the American flag.
A photinia with lines of brick mortar behind.
No lines here, but we can't resist every blooming thing.
Some more umbrellas...red ones, this time.
This red truck sits at the gate to the RV park.
This is the security gate.
Same gate...closer up.
Chairs around a fire pit.
Same chairs from the back.
Another closely cropped umbrella shot.
This RV park is connected with a winery and a restaurant. This was the sign at the tasting room door. the tasting room is open, but I doubt we'll imbibe this time. Hard to drink wine without removing one's mask.
These are the tail lights on a motorhome.
This one is my favorite of the reds, and the one I posted for the challenge on Instagram.
You can't see it in this image, but the umbrella over the hummingbird feeder was yellow striped.
Redwood patios and a couple of red umbrellas.
This next one was Smitty and Sadie's favorite.
There was quite a wind storm last night. Nothing was broken or blown away, and it stopped around bed time, so we got a good night's sleep. This might be our fourth stay in Pahrump, and we're starting to recognize the weather patterns. The wind storms come up frequently, but they don't usually last long. I can recall last year Mike figured out a system for quieting the wind luffing the slide topper on our bedroom slide.
We'd seen this homemade contraption in a long-ago trip to Port Aransas, on the Texas gulf coast, where it seems the wind blows constantly. So Mike picked up some supplies and built this...I-don't-know-what-to-call-it...thing, with some PVC pipe, two PVC elbows and some rope. He attached elbows to either side of the pipe, and then ran some rope through it. Now, it can be deployed to hold down the canvas slide topper so that it won't beat against the top of the slide in the wind. Nifty, huh? So far, we haven't deployed it, but we stand ready if necessary.
So I'm hoping to get my slow stitching piece finished today, and I'm excited to get started on the next one. We've decided to do our grocery shopping today, and so there's plenty to do. My sewing fingers are getting itchy. I doubt I'll get the sewing machine out today, but tomorrow might be nice. It would be a good activity while I'm watching the inauguration of Joe Biden. And, let me just say, the inauguration is not a minute too soon for this camper. We're looking forward to turning the page and reading a different book.