CHECKING OUT THE HOUSE & PROPERTY FOR SALE ON GHOST TOWN ROAD AGAIN TODAY
One word describes our morning…"Brrrrrr”!!!! An icy wind kept us in our winter clothes & shortened our walk. Warmer days ahead they say:)) KELLY SEARCHES FOR A PROPERTY LINE FENCE ON THE SEVERED SECTION OF PROPERTY
We’re still working on the (For Sale) Ghost Town Road property & Kelly was able to obtain enough information from the Real Estate company this morning to dig deeper & obtain further info. Between telephone calls to the local County Office & additional searching on the internet she was able to gather the facts about previous owners, property lines, taxes etc. We probably now have more info than the Real Estate company does about the property. Here’s the problem in a nutshell. Original property size was just under an acre but the owner severed nearly half of it making the sale of the house totally impractical. Both the house property & the severed property are now in foreclosure. Unless a deal can be reached re-attaching the severed piece of property back to it’s original state & restore the nearly 1 acre, we are not interested in proceeding any further . THESE ARE THE SEVERED SECTIONS THAT MUST BE RESTORED TO THE ORIGINAL PROPERTY
The Jeep was needing some gas & I was needing some more Cranberry Juice so after picking that stuff up in Congress we took another drive out Ghost Town Road to look at the house & property for sale again. If we decide to buy it we will certainly have our work cut out for us when we return in the Fall. I do welcome the creative challenge of yet another landscape & big clean up project because I am at my best when constructively & creatively engaged:)) YEP, THE POTENTIAL OF TURNING THIS INTO A REAL FINE PIECE OF PROPERTY IS DEFINITELY HERE
While finishing up the above paragraph this afternoon….our Real Estate guy phoned. We have a meeting scheduled with him Friday morning at 10:30 in Prescott. We’ll see what happens……… AND, IT’S ON A PAVED ROAD TOO
Headed ourselves on over to MIKE & PAT'S place at North Ranch about 4 this afternoon. Got to meet their good friends Larry & Geri from up around that South Dakota way. They had owned a very successful RV & Horse camp up there around the town of Custer & are now retired traveling full time in their fifth wheel. EVERY TIME MIKE GOT OFF HIS CHAIR IT WAS QUICKLY OCCUPIED MIKE’S WORKING ON SOME CAMERA ANGLES
Pat rustled Kelly, Mike & I up some some tasty Buffalo Burgers for supper along with a yummy creamed cauliflower kind of dish with some fancy fixins on top. Kelly contributed some great baked beans & we all managed to fill ourselves up right proper. Strawberries & ice cream for dessert & how great is that:)) MIKE SHOWS ME THE CO’2 TANK HE USES TO AIR UP HIS MOTOR HOMES BIG TIRES PAT & MIKE PUTTIN SOME TRIMMINS ON THEIR BISON BURGERS
Pat & Mike are truly a nice couple of caring people. I don’t seem to warm up as fast to people as I did years ago but Mike & Pat have that warmth about them that makes me feel at ease & comfortable. Thanks for having us dusty desert dwellers over guys:)) MIKE & PAT’S HOME ON WHEELS WHILE TRAVELING BETWEEN HOMES IN CONGRESS ARIZONA & CUSTER SOUTH DAKOTA PAT & MIKE’S DIGS AT NORTH RANCH
We sure weren’t long in cranking the Jeeps heater up when we left. The temps had really plummeted & we had a cold clear desert night going on. Just as we got to the BLM gate we saw the full moon coming out from behind a cloud & watched it slowly rise as we drove through some grazing, but sleepy looking cows to our campsite. KELLY OPENS THE GATE JUST AS THE FULL MOON BEGINS TO EMERGE FROM A LOW CLOUD BANK IN THE EAST
I am happy Chinle over at SPOTTED DOG RANCH has started posting again. She has a nice easy flowing writing style & I like the way she prioritizes the well being of her animal world. An outdoors person, Chinle strikes me as an intellectual person packing a great attitude. She has also authored several books. And, she just happens to live in one of my favorite scenic States of all, Utah. To be more specific, southeast Utah. Maybe, with a little encouragement, we can get Chinle posting on a regular basis again:))
Noticed we have a couple new Blog Followers today. BOB FROM ATHENS joins us along with a lady by the name of BARBARA. They make Blog Followers 454 & 455. Welcome aboard folks & nice to have you along. TONIGHT’S SUNSET AT NORTH RANCH’S ENTRANCE WAY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother' s house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away. "Johnny wait until we say our prayer." "I don't have to," The boy replied. "Of course, you do," his mother insisted. "We say a prayer, before eating, at our house." "That's our house," Johnny explained. "But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook."
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One of the most frequently asked questions readers have about my blog is what kind of a camera do I use. I actually have 4 cameras & use all of them.
My DSLR Nikon D-90 is the Workhorse for the majority of my photos. It sports a Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens. I use this camera for most of my landscapes.
My older Nikon DSLR D-40 has a Nikkor 70-300mm 1:4.5-6.6 lens. I use this camera & lens for most of my candid people photos, birds, animals, bugs & flower close-ups.
My Canon Powershot SX210iS is the point & shoot camera I carry in a case on my belt everywhere I go.
My Canon Powershot A730iS point & shoot is the camera that sits close to my recliner for most of those doggy living room photos.
Both Nikkor lenses are interchangable between the D-90 & the D-40. I also have a spare Nikkor 50-200mm lens as well which will fit either Nikon.
Previous to my Nikon D-90, most of my photos were taken with my old faithful Nikon D-50 from about 2006 to early 2011 whereupon the D-50 suffered a rather gruesome death when it fell off a table onto a cement porch in southeastern Arizona. The 70-300mm lens on the camera survived the fall but the D-50 did not:((
I also have a Stellarvue 80mm Refractor Nighthawk telescope which I have adapted to fit both my Nikons giving me the equivelent of a 700mm lens. Only control I have over this lens is shutter speed. It is also manual focus.