Joyful air streaming into 2017

dsc_0024-bill-corgis-its-a-new-dayWe are so ready to charge out of 2016 and stream into a fresh new year with joyful possibilities. Yesterday, our Airstream smoke detector commemorated our 10th year of Airstreaming by emitting a death rattle just before its programmed death… the wonders of “smart” technology.  And in 2014, California passed a law, Senate Bill 745, with new requirements for smoke alarms sold in California.

Every new smoke detector sold and installed in California must come with a 10-year battery that can’t be removed!  So our 10-year old OEM Universal Security Instruments SS-775 smoke and fire alarm installed by Airstream must be replaced by an undoubtedly more expensive “smart” one.

So out with the old  and in with the new!  Swiftly streaming air swept away the desert dust and lifted our spirits.




And when the wind stops.. there is peace, serenity, and a silent beauty…* and a sense of timelessness…


And a joyful playfulness as exhibited by the Costa’s hummingbirds* visiting our campsite.


Joyfulness was contagious as our corgis Mac and Tasha showed off their holiday outfits made by Larry!


Our corgis are so looking forward to the new year when they can return to the beach!


Our Safari basked in the morning sun after a wild night of wind and flying rain…


And a beautiful rainbow gave us hope* that this will indeed be a happy new year…


And together, we will bring joy back into this world!*

*This is a link to a You Tube video.


  1. Barbara says

    Love looking at the beautiful pictures. There is joy in enjoying the great outdoors. Love, Barbara