PHEEBS WAS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BIGHORNS THIS MORNING:))
Despite our efforts to find Bighorn Sheep on & around the mountain near us we have come up empty handed each morning. We did Jeep ourselves around to the far side of TV Antennae mountain today but to no avail. We did see more mine shafts though.
KELLY SURE DID A LOT OF LOOKING FOR BIGHORN SHEEP THIS MORNING
We did come across one shaft with crumbling timber still shoring up the entrance. Didn’t have a flashlight with us but using the flash on the camera I was able to follow it in for maybe 300 feet until it abruptly ended around a corner. No sign of any animals having lived in it & no old Miner’s bones.
THE MINE SHAFT WENT IN ABOUT 300 FEET
PIECES OF MINE MACHINERY & OLD ROOF TIMBERS OUTSIDE
KELLY WAITS AT THE ENTRANCE
KINDA DARK IN HERE AS KELLY HOLLERS, “ARE YA STILL IN THERE”
MY CAMERA FLASH LIT UP THE END TUNNEL WALL….NOTHING BUT SILVER & GOLD IN THOSE ROCKS SO FIGURED I’D BETTER GET OUT OF THERE
We were again back to the rig by noon & dropped the Pheebs off. Figured we would take us a drive on down to Quartzsite now that the January crowds have departed. Knocked around a few vendors here & there but really couldn’t get ourselves interested in anything much. Just one of those cloudy kind of days I guess. Jeep needed some gas so we filled er up & headed back to Bouse.
BROWSING AT ‘THE GAMBLERS’ IN QUARTZSITE
‘THE GAMBLER’ IS WHERE WE SOLD OUR RV FURNITURE A FEW YEARS AGO…..STILL SOME VENDORS LEFT BUT THE CROWDS ARE GONE
Scouted out some more campsites along Plomosa Road. If it wasn’t for the ‘iffy’ Verizon signal, Plomosa Road is where we would be right now. We kinda like that area with all it’s greenery. Being Northerners, we like our trees so we always try to find a tree or two to snuggle up to when searching for a cozy campsite. Found some nice spots with Mesquite & Palo Verde trees today so might consider a move tomorrow. We need to take on some fresh water anyway so we could do that in Bouse on the way. If you don’t hear from me tomorrow night it just means we moved & do not have a Verizon signal. If that’s the case we may just exit the Bouse area as early as Wednesday morning.
CAME ACROSS THESE ORANGES WHILE CHECKING OUT SOME NEW CAMPSITES
Particularly liked a photo on John’s site today, JOHN & BRENDA'S INCREDIBLE JOURNEY. Check out his ‘dusty horses’ photo at the bottom of the post. Good example of being in the right place at the right time with a PHOTOGRAPHER'S EYE.
OH OH……THE ROADS TOO ROUGH & THE FROGS GONNA HEAVE!!
A few new Blog Followers today. Kurt “Onestep” Cedergreem from ONESTEP OUTDOORS! has joined our travels & we welcome Kurt aboard. And, a surprise……Kelly’s Son, Ben & his brand new bride, Bri have also joined our travels as Blog Followers 441. Thanks for your interest guys. Who would have ever thunk it eh:))
THERE’S A JEEP OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
A DINOSAUR SKULL & BIG ROCK FACE
The Last Paragraph: One of the precarious pitfalls of being a daily Blogger is the fact that whatever transpires during the day generally ends up in the blog at night. If one has a frustrating day, those frustrations show up in the post without a few days to mellow out a bit & think things through. This happens to me from time to time & last Friday’s trip up through Lake Havasu City is a good example of that. Should have waited a few days before posting my thoughts but being a daily Blogger, everything is current.
GOOD THING FOR THAT ORANGE FLAG ON THE JEEP
In retrospect, we should have stayed at the Desert Lily Sanctuary near Desert Center until after the long President’s Week-end & we should have not headed into the Parker/Lake Havasu area during their annual big fireworks due. We just kinda got off on the wrong foot once we left Parker Friday morning. It’s true, we are not city people at all but I feel we really didn’t give Lake Havasu City a chance. Never even set foot out of our vehicles. Never even stopped for a coffee & a friendly Hello. Next time we are around your way Lake Havasu City, we’ll stop in & spend some time getting to know you better.
SHE’S STILL LOOKING FOR THOSE BIGHORNS…..
GROANER’S CORNER:(( One Saturday morning, the pastor noticed little Johnny was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. It was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it. The seven-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so The pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, "Good morning Johnny." "Good morning pastor Ron," replied the young man, still focused on the plaque. "Pastor, what is this?" Johnny asked. "Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service." Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque. Little Johnny's voice was barely audible when he asked, "Which one, the Wednesday night or Sunday morning service?
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
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