Not as cold last night so our windows weren't all fogged up this morning with condensation. We met the farm couple on our walk near the cattle watering tank & they showed us how to turn the water pump on in case we should need water while we're here. Right friendly folks in these here parts.
Decided to take the rig into Tombstone late this morning & top up the tanks. Nothing wrong with the spot where we're camped but the older couple suggested we park on the big cement slabs left by the mining company so with that thought in mind we packed things up & drove our stuff in the car over to the cement slab about 300 yards away. We then took the rig to Tombstone. Only place in town that sells propane is the Tombstone Territories RV Park just north of Town on highway 80. The fellow let us dump our tanks & take on water as well. Next stop was the gas station where we filled up the rig for $101.00. Gas there was $1.87 a gallon. I don't keep track of how many miles we get to the gallon but I think we're doing really good with our 8.1 Chevy engine.
WE ARE ON A CEMENT SLAB WITH A LITTLE DIRT GARDEN & SOME COW PADDYS OUTSIDE
We were back to our "new" site by 1:15 & set to work making things homey. We had been in touch with our ranch sitting folks this past month by email & to-day we finally got to meet Jeanie & Ray. They had to go to Sierra Vista for some things & that journey took them right by our location here on the Charleston Road so they popped in to meet us. Really nice folks & we all hit it off right away. Jeanie was an electrician & Ray is a retired Sheriff from up around Apache Junction.....and a rodeo rider when he was a younger fella:)) They are RV people as well so we had a lot in common & a lot to talk about. They are in the process of replacing a broken water heater at home so our arrival at their place will be around mid week, some time next week. In the meantime we've got lots to see & do over in this neck of the woods for the next week or so. I did ask Ray about milking the chickens & with his thumb & forefinger he kinda showed me how it's done:)) THE THIN LINE OF LIGHTS IS SIERRA VISTA.... WITH 3 VEHICLES APPROACHING US ON THE CHARLESTON ROAD
Jeanie & Ray left around 4 & we resumed cleaning up our new campsite a bit. We still have the same beautiful night view of Sierra Vista as before too. We're a little lower than our other spot so may be out of the wind a tad more. We have a couple of nice green desert broom plants just outside the door plus some large concrete abutments which are nice for setting things on. Noticed a herd of cows fairly close just before supper so we'll have to watch our step in the morning. But, that's OK because we sure prefer a big herd of cows to a big herd of people anyday..................... Oh no, have I got myself in a big herd of trouble again:(( THE PLANET VENUS IS VISIBLE UPPER LEFT & CRESCENT MOON AT LOWER RIGHT
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Great night sky photo!ReplyDelete