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Mallards

Mallards

There is a large pond in the RV resort very near where we were parked during our recent visit to see the kids and grandson. These ducks seem to be part of the landscape when we visit this park.

The baby and his parents were feeding Cheerios to these guys as they came very near our camping spot. This was very entertaining for the six-month old boy who laughed and made noises to try and attract the ducks to come closer, which, of course, they were wise not to have done.

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New License Plate

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The new plates came in the mail yesterday and I installed them on the “Roadrunner,” the nickname for our new Class A RV. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Custom RV Plate Ordered

Custom RV Plate

Yesterday, I got on the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) internet connection and searched for a custom plate for the “Roadrunner,” our new RV Motorhome. Luckily, the alphanumeric sequence of “VRNABOB” was available. Had there been the availability of eight, rather than seven, character limit, I have no doubt that I would have been able to get both of our names complete without having to concatenate the “E” out of VERNA’s name. Click on the image to (slightly) enlarge.

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Pontiac Chieftain Hubcap Selfie

Hubcap Selfie

While we were at the car show today, I managed to get this interesting image of a classic Pontiac Chieftain hubcap with my reflection in the chrome. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival

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Verna and I went to the 36th Annual Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival today. We didn’t stay long, but we enjoyed the music and shopping at the concessions set up on the rodeo grounds.

I took several images of the performance area with the crowd enjoying the music as the performers played. I stitched the images together to make this panoramic view of the event. Click on the image to view the full sized panorama.

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Vulture Mountain Panorama

Vulture Mountain Panorama

We took the dogs to the groomer today. While we were out running some errands, we took a very short drive out into the Vulture Mountains south of town. We seldom do this, but had some time since the dogs were otherwise occupied and we felt like seeing some of our wonderful desert scenery up close.

I composed this panoramic image along the roadside of a local mountain ridge with a rock outcropping on the left in the foreground and Vulture peak in the distance on the right. This view shows a saguaro-studded landscape with a sprinkling of teddy bear cholla and palo verde trees. Click on the image to view the full-sized panorama.

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Filling the Spa

Filling the Spa

Now that virtually all of the dust-generating construction is complete, we decided to fill up the spa for the summer season. In the image above, the water level is nearing the three hundred gallon level, which is the nominal capacity.

This year, we’re using salt, rather than chlorine, as the clarifying agent. Salt is composed of sodium and chlorine, but the odor and harshness of the agent is eliminated.

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