I am having major problems again tonight trying to publish the blog so I am going to try taking out all the photos & links & just publish the text. Keeps coming up with an error 400 message. Very frustrated to say the least!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From time to time we receive emails from folks who read our blog & it's always nice to hear if, when, & how our blog has had something to do with events in people's lives. This week we received an email from a couple who first contacted us two years ago when we were boondocked along the San Pedro river east of Sierra Vista, Arizona. A question, & our blog helped set up a series of events which culminated in the folks buying a piece of property near Sierra Vista Arizona just a few weeks ago.
We had traveled from Borrego Springs California to the southeast corner of Arizona in preparation for taking on a ranch sitting job near McNeal in early 2008. We rolled into Sierra Vista with no idea where to stay because we were a week early for the ranch job. Kelly got on the RV NET FORUM with a question asking if anyone knew of any boondocking sites in the area. Several people answered that post & one fellow was a retired military fellow currently working at Fort Huachuca. He was from Elfrida & we later met him & his wife Jackie. We nicknamed him Sarge & I have blogged about his Hudson Hornet car hobby before. The other fellow we heard from was in Colorado & also retired military who had been stationed at Fort Huachuca years ago. He knew the exact spot where we were & shared some memories of his military days in that region.
We found a spot along the Charleston Road & San Pedro river for a couple nights until a border patrol officer & a State trooper came along & told us we would have to move from that location. They told us of a BLM location about 3 or 4 miles from where we were that might be OK for us so we packed up & moved. The spot turned out to be totally excellent & I blogged about our nearly week long stay there before heading to the ranch. And I blogged about the charming farm couple we met at that spot too. Jack & Gwen came through twice a day watering & feeding their free ranging cattle It was not unusual for us to have cows feeding nearby. A nice farm touch I thought.
Awhile after that the retired military fellow & his wife from Colorado were traveling in the Tombstone area & emailed us again wondering where that spot was we had boondocked at. I emailed back the directions & they headed for the spot to camp for awhile. While there they of course met Jack & Gwen on their cattle rounds.
Then, just a month ago they returned to that boondocking site near Tombstone a second time to escape the spring snow storms in Colorado. While talking with Jack & Gwen again one day they expressed an interest in having a look at some real estate in the area. Turns out Jack & Gwen's daughter in law happened to be a real estate agent in Sierra Vista. To make a long story short, a phone call was made, a meeting was arranged, several properties were looked at near Tombstone & one near Sierra Vista. The couple from Colorado, who have periodically been following our blog bought the 10 acre parcel near Sierra Vista & emailed us to say how the whole series of events had led them there. Now, doesn't that just give ya kind of a warm fuzzy:))
Sure makes me feel good inside to think that we actually had something to do with some other folks happiness. And all because of a simple question posted in the RV Net Forum way back in early 2008. Yep, you just never know who's reading these darn blogs alright.