Our morning walk took us about a half mile up a dusty road & back. That was as far as we got for the whole rest of the day. It was a warm, sunny, Saturday morning & it just seemed too nice out to even bother going anywhere. We had some twittering little birds in the desert broom shrubs nearby, a slight breeze, & a western view that stretched forever between the Huachuca, Whetstone, & Mule mountains. Yep, just a nice stay at home puttering kinda day.
Kelly busied herself with a clean up inside the rig & I worked away outside with my rake & broom cleaning up a lot of dirt & sand that had been washed onto the concrete from the local rainy season. Have been pleasantly surprised at the lack of litter & broken glass here. Many times we find boondocking areas like this have been trashed by the local young people if there is a town nearby. Drinking & party hang-outs. But, so far I've only found one unbroken empty beer bottle, one pop can, & a plastic bag. I think it has to do with the fact that there is a gate out at the road with an official looking sign on it. We open & close that gate anytime we leave here. Also, the older couple (Gwen & Jack) who lease this land & graze their cattle here see to it that there are no shenanigans going on. Jack, in his big wide brimmed white cowboy hat complete with jeans & jacket looks like he just stepped out of an old Hollywood western. He may be slowed down a bit by some arthritis in his older age but he wouldn't be afraid to put the run on any desperados that showed up here. Gwen & Jack live in Sierra Vista & come out here twice a day to water & feed their cattle. They trundle along the bumpy old trails in their aging Ford pick-up truck as they check out the cattle's watering spots in three different locations. Yesterday morning they were headed up into the hills to have a look for a few cows that hadn't showed up for a couple of days. They are truly a down home nice couple. It's been a treat to have met them.
THE SAN PEDRO VALLEY
The rest of the day was just spent puttering around & totally enjoying our environment. This is one of the best boondocking sites we've ever had. However, we also know that anybody could come rolling in here at any time & set up right next to us, crank up their radio, haul out the beer, & fire up their ATV's & dirt bikes, so we're trying to savor every preciously quiet moment we are here.
Our DVD documentary for to-night was, The Heart Of The Cowboy." A journey into California's final frontier. The life & times of the remaining Corazon Vaquero's in the Baja. A people living in harmony with their environment. Something we should all take a lesson from. Thanks to the two guys we met on our Mountain Palm Canyon hike awhile back for recommending it:))
KELLY'S RELAXING WITH A BOOK
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