BOON DOCKED AT PAINTED ROCK ARIZONA….DECEMBER 12/08
Despite our rogue winds Wednesday night our winter here has been much better than a year ago. With the exception of a few cloudy cold days & a small bit of rain with little wind we have been very fortunate. I think it has been a better weather winter all across the southwest this year.
Our decision this past summer to buy our Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport sure has turned out to be a right decision. I totally love this gawky looking little thing & it sure has broadened our travel horizons.
In the past we would often see interesting roads or areas we would like to explore but just couldn’t take a chance with our lower clearance 2 wheel drive Hyundai Santa Fe. Great car, but we really did need a Jeep:))
We are not into extreme Jeeping like a lot of kids are where we could damage the Jeep so we don’t try to clamber up cliffs with it. The trick is in knowing when to stop & turn around. Not always an easy decision for some of us guys but with the little Missus sitting in the passenger seat nowadays there just isn’t too much good old darn foolishness left anymore:((
PETROGLYPHS AT PAINTED ROCK ARIZONA NORTHWEST OF GILA BEND
Noticed supplies were getting a little low this morning so we Jeeped ourselves down to Wally-World in Douglas for some groceries. It is really unfortunate what has happened to Douglas Arizona. We can see the air pollution hanging over the town long before we get there & we can sure smell it when we do get there. Having grown up close to a set of railway tracks in the steam engine age it’s easy for me to recognize the smell of burning coal!! Just across the border are what I think are coal fired factories in Mexico. Obviously no pollution laws on that side of the border & Douglas is sure paying the price for that. I first noticed smog last year while in this area & to me it seems worse this year. I have a feeling those are American & Canadian factories that have moved there to take advantage of the cheaper Mexican labor. Not sure & I’m just guessing at that but somebody sure is putting an awful lot of terrible pollution in the air at the south end of Arizona’s Sulphur Springs Valley!!!!
SUNDOWN ON MITRY LAKE NORTH OF YUMA
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A mechanic who worked out of his home had a dog named Mace.
Mace had a bad habit of eating all the grass on the mechanic's lawn, so the mechanic had to keep Mace inside. The grass eventually became overgrown.
One day the mechanic was working on a car in the backyard and dropped his wrench, losing it in the tall grass. He couldn't find it for the life of him, so he decided to call it a day.
That night, Mace escaped from the house and ate all the grass in the backyard. The next morning the mechanic went outside and saw his wrench glinting in the sunlight. Realizing what had happened he looked toward the heavens and proclaimed,
"A grazing Mace, how sweet the hound, that saved a wrench for me!
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