Tuesday 24 January 2017

A Desert Tour

Charlie and I went for a little walk in the desert this morning.  We haven't been heading out east across the wash much lately so we decided to explore there this morning.  The old trail is still there and there are lots of rock monuments erected.  I think it is a neat way to mark your presence here.

When I got back from our walk I took some pictures of our set up here.  We have circled the wagons but yet left enough room for everyone to do their own thing.

Kyra's rig
The SS Stowell (Rowdy and Missy's rig)
Pat and Harold's Hitchhiker and our Rexall on the right.
We had a couple errands to run in town and saw this unique truck camper.  There are lots of different versions of living in the desert around here.

On the way back to the Ponderosa we took some pictures of the Bird circle for our friends Ed and Lessie.  We are missing them here.  Last I heard they were Waltzing across Texas somewhere.

And more Birds
We decided that Rowdy and Missy's Can-Am had been sitting for far too long so it was time to head up in the mountains for some 4 wheelin.

Although our Jeep is not ourfitted for mountain climbing, it does pretty well.  We packed 5 people in it and off we went following the Can-Am.

We stopped for a picnic lunch up on the mountain and I got the drone out to check out the country side.

We checked out a couple of old mines along the way.  It is kind of interesting to see where someone's dream  was played out.  We have no idea what the outcome was, but they left everything and moved on.

Missy discovered a mine that had a grate overtop of it.  It was about 20 feet deep.  Someone had cut a hole in the grate to go down, but we didn't think it would be a good idea to go in there.

Farther down the trail we found an old cabin.  The roof had blown off, but it looked like it had been worked on in the not too distant past.

Very pretty even though it had fallen down in places.

We couldn't figure out why the tin cans had been formed into the concrete walls.  It looked like they had been chipped out later for some reason.  One of life's mysteries.

We are truly blessed to hang out with some really good friends.  They have made our stay here interesting and everyone contributes to the group in their own special way.  Thank you for being our friends on this part of our journey.

One of these things is not like the others, can you guess which one?
One last mountain to conquer on our way home.  We had an awesome day and only have a few Arizona pin stripes on the Jeep to show for it.  War wounds we will call them.  We hope to plan another outing soon.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a great day! The group picture looks great, everyone seems pretty casual and relaxed in it.



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