|Dave battens down the hatches before we leave Usery|
So, as part of our breaking camp routine, Dave put pins in all the awnings and slide topper to keep them neatly rolled up, no matter how strong the wind was.
We only had a short drive and the wind wasn't really a problem once we got on the road but better safe than sorry.
We love this park and we're happy with our site. It's large and relatively private plus we have wonderful views of the mountains in front of us. Watching the day's changing light playing over them is fascinating.
We tried to enjoy happy hour outside before we hung up our hummingbird feeders but that was a big mistake.
The little devils buzzed us relentlessly until we gave in, made some nectar and hung up our two feeders.
|Dave levels the window feeder|
|a bad shot of a beautiful broad billed Hummingbird|
I can never get the camera to focus fast enough to catch a good shot of them, but we enjoy watching them eat, defend and rest right outside our windows.
It's beginning to get chilly at night. Twice so far Dave has has to unhook our water and bring the hose in to keep it from freezing. One morning we noticed the hummingbirds sitting in the mesquite tree, not feeding like they usually do.
Evidently we needed to bring in the feeders at night also. They were frozen solid and took some time in the sun to thaw enough to provide sustenance for the little guys.
|The sun eventually thawed the nectar but we discovered the ice had cracked the feeder|
so it needed to be replaced.
That's about it, we haven't done anything even remotely interesting yet. We've hung up our Christmas lights, walked Lewis, enjoyed second cup, happy hour and our books outside but mostly we've driven between Costco, Trader Joe's, AJ's Fine Foods, Basha's, Walmart, the Post Office, Safeway, Wild Birds Unlimited, Camping World, Kohls, Sprouts, etc., etc. looking for, and sometimes finding, things on our Christmas list.
|a beautiful Gulf Fritillary visits my marigolds|
We'll see how next week goes, there are so many Jeep roads to explore......