Tuesday, November 4, 2014

How The Heck Is It Already November OR Bring On The Turkey Already!

              A hearty hello to all of my readers.  I realize you have not had much to read of late because I have been greatly slacking on this page.  Unless you keep up with MY Facebook page.  It gets updated much sooner than my blogs it seems.  And that is were I test out my jokes and such ---It is also the quickest way to see if I am still alive and to send me death threats and any correspondence.  My pages do love haters by the way.   Please check it out   and send me some thoughts and or love  at   https://www.facebook.com/WyomingJackBobbleHeadsBlogs?ref=ts&fref=ts
My newest blog page always enjoys a new reader   All about Exploring Arizona and picture filled!   Take a peak at http://exarizonagobensonbobcats.blogspot.com/

Tons of posts and updates and pictures in the works for my newest page.
Including our recent trip to Lego Land!

Also a featured trip coming very soon. 
And many more trips around Tucson. 

Arizona sunsets are almost always at least this amazing.

       Fall has finally arrived here in the desert.  The signs were there--- with it getting dark way to early in the evening.  In fact many nights I have to push it to return home from work fully in the light of day.  But with that the sun sets in my rear view mirror are often beyond amazing!  I have even seen a leaf or two change color in the last few weeks. But the temperatures have stayed in the 90's here until about Halloween.  After that night, it was like the temperatures were scared into dropping.  And it defiantly feels like fall when we roll out of bed in the morning.  Although it is not amazingly cold outside, it is cold for the desert.  If that makes sense?  When one is used to it being 120 outside and than if finally cools off-- you soon find yourself chilly when it is 60 outside.  I know my Wyoming friends are shaking there heads at this, as they put on yet another coat.  
      Last time we lived in Arizona, when the kiddos were still small and cute, we believed that it really never got cold or chilly in the desert.  I mean they do call it the Land of the Sweating sun for several reasons.   When we first moved into a home in the extra nasty town of Kingman, AZ  our land lord gave us a big discount on rent, for not having to hook up our heaters.  My wife and I shrugged, said it is the desert and took the discount.  Winter hit, and we froze our butts off~!  I have pictures--that I can not find at the moment, but I am sure I have shared, many times.  Of my wife dressed in a big coat, or two, gloves  all the best winter gear  huddled in front of the open stove attempting to warm up.  I believe after I snapped the picture, I shoved some kids out of the way and stood in front of the stove also.  Or sat on the open door for more warmth.  
      This all of course brings us to something that has caused me constant wonder and thought while living in the desert.   How are there so many very large people that live here?  I am a bean pole  almost stick of a man  and still find myself sweating most of the day and night.  If I am working, sitting, using the bathroom, or attempting to sleep.   How do these extra large people stand the heat?   I than start to picture them sitting on the curb of a busy street baking in the sun.  Making there own gravy.    Let that image sink in, you can thank me later for being so descriptive when it dawns on you what I am talking about.  

We do not see that many fall colors in this part of Arizona  but we do see some.   Here are some highlights from last fall.  

This time of year is amazing.  And with kids, it flies by for sure!   
Halloween is always an amazing day   but for us it is just a little sweater because my wife and I became a we on Halloween nine years ago now. 

Even with pictures like this, she is still with me    for better or worse indeed. 

Me and the focus button were not getting along on this night. 

My wife and my pumpkin. 

Trying to hide from the flash.  

                                   Our spooky results   with mom hiding in the background. 

                                  I will think about showing my costume in my next post.  I can say it resulted 
in very good tips at work and more than a few entertaining comments.   My lovely wife repeatedly killed me as she told the local teenage "hoodlums" if they needed an alibi for Halloween night, that we would verify that they were with us all night.  

    Beyond all of this fun, and the great holidaze coming up, it is finally cool enough outside to Explore!~   Many new picture filled posts in the works.  

     And now time for today's Exploring picture of the week!   I have been slacking on re naming this feature   and on doing the feature it seems.   So today I have two pictures!

This was in the heart of Tucson.  
My wife and I were in town for the big home show and I happened to see this door while driving. 
I had to double back on foot to snap this picture. 
It is even more amazing up close.  
I realize it is just a door.
But it leaves so many questions.
Mostly were does this door lead to?
More than likely another door, but it is beautiful on so many levels.
Especially because it opens right out into the street.

One sunny day last week I was roaming around in nearby Sunsites Arizona and 
came across an abandoned church. 
Of course I had to check it out.  When I ventured into the first open room, I found these
people posed in a never ending fight.  I realize I am very easily entertained, but I 
still found this very kool.  When we lived in Bellingham WA  I used to find posed army men all 
over the downtown areas of the town.  More on both of these days coming very soon!

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