Fulltime Roadrunners

Fulltime Roadrunners
Staying Put at BLM Oxbow Campground on the Colorado River, Cibola, AZ

Where to Start?

December 13th, 2013


It’s been over a month since I blogged. This is partly because we have been busy, but mostly because I’m too lazy to get it started. Once it’s started the words come pretty easy.

Al ‘n Linda arrived Nov. 26th. You’ve no idea how wonderful it is to see them again. The last time we saw them was (I think) February, 2011… way too long ago! They have parked their trailer right next to the river and have the best view. They get the gorgeous sunrises right outside their window, the river flowing by, the occasional duck on the water and our currently moody skies.

We had a super Thanksgiving dinner. It was warm enough we were able to sit outside at the picnic table to enjoy it. This last week or so has been cold though. Not as cold as many people have, but cold enough for us. We’ve had to put my veggie garden into the Cargo Trailer due to freezing nights. It’s supposed to start warming up for the next week or so. We’re hoping for a 70°+ Christmas.


It still got down to 35° this morning. Good thing we didn’t bring the cucumber out of the trailer. It looks like it’s dying anyway. If it doesn’t make it, I think I’ll wait until early Feb. to try again. Temps are supposed to get up to 75° by Monday. Yay!

We had to run in to Yuma yesterday so Thom could get his pic taken for his VA card and to pick up some paint for the floor of our new shed. We went to Fry’s to pick up some good buys. I got a spiral sliced ham ($1.49/lb) and Thom grabbed a turkey at 75¢ per lb. Now we have to decide which to have for Christmas dinner. With only 4 of us for dinner, cooking both of them would be overkill.

We will be going back to Yuma next Tuesday to meet with our supervisor, Bill to be fitted for helmets. That will put us 1 step closer to getting the BLM UTV out here and get the training so we can use it. We have to be BLM certified before we can use their equipment.

I’m still getting new birds in the yard and on the pond. A Redhead duck has found there is lots of water weeds in our pond so he’s been coming here the last 4 days. He’s a beautiful bird!

Our new storage shed was delivered on Dec. 6th. It was assembled and loaded on a flatbed trailer for delivery to our campground. It’s an 8’ x 14’ barn shaped shed with lofts for more storage. Here are a couple of pics showing the delivery and placement.



It looks like we will be home today and all weekend. At least we have no plans to go anywhere. We’ve lots to get done around here. Today will be laundry day. I’ve got Christmas gifts for Coen and Bailey to get packaged up shipped off. I guess I will need to go to the Post Office in Palo Verde (3 miles away) today to get the package on it’s way.

On that note, with so much to do today, I better post this and get busy.

Ya’ll stay healthy ‘n happy!