THE KAY EL BAR GUEST RANCH…WICKENBURG ARIZONA
Despite temperatures being down to the freezing mark again last night, Pheebs & I were toasty warm in our little Class C. I use a combination of heat sources. The propane furnace in the rig & a small electric Sunbeam heater. And, of course the little Pheebs herself is a heat source when she gets all snuggled up:))
BJ had a question in our comment section Wednesday night asking if I felt claustrophobic sleeping in the upper bed. My answer to that is ‘No’. In both our 2 Class C’s we had years ago the upper bed over the cabs were smaller & I could see where some folks might have problems with that. In the Sunseeker there is enough room that Kelly can actually sit up. Once again, Pheebs was right up into that upper bunk with me about 4 a.m. this morning. What a smoochy little Monkey she is:))
Our morning started out in sunshine but our temps remained cold. Clouded over in the afternoon & turned miserable with a rainy drizzle. Poor Jean is suffering & will be so glad to get home & bask in her warm Florida sunshine.
USING SKYPE WITH KELLY’S NEW NETBOOK, WE ALL TALKED TO UNCLE HARRY (JEAN’S OLDER BROTHER) IN MITCHELL ONTARIO THIS MORNING
Headed off to Wickenburg about mid morning following up on an ‘invitation to visit’ from friends Bev & Jim. It is their Jeep’s back seat we are using in our Jeep at the moment. They have themselves a nice gig this winter caretaking a ranch on Wickenburg’s northeast side. Staying in their 40’ Dutch Star Motorhome they have a nice spot surrounded by large Salt Cedar & Eucalyptus trees. Had us a nice visit & met Sarah, the Maine Coon cat before heading out on a walk around the grounds.
This is the site of a once well known active ranch called the KAY EL BAR GUEST RANCH. Due to economic conditions the guest ranch is now closed. Horses are corralled at the ranch but Jim & Bev do not have to look after them. They just keep the grounds, cook house, cabins, & grounds in order. The ranch owner occasionally returns for short stays so Bev & Jim see to it his quarters are in order when he checks in.
JIM, BEV, & KELLY…NOTICE HOW WARM FOLKS ARE DRESSED
YEP, THAT’S AUNT JEAN IN THE CENTER:))
HAD SOME EXPOSURE PROBLEMS WITH MY NIKON D90 AGAIN THIS MORNING SO SOME PICS ARE NOT THE BEST
ORIGINAL ROY ROGERS SHIRT HANGS IN THE DINING ROOM
Back in the 60’s, actor Val Kilmer’s Mother owned the ranch & while there to day, Jim said he thought it was her car that drove in by the main office. We did get out for a walk around the grounds with Jim & Bev taking us through various buildings. In the old cookhouse/dining room adobe walled building, hangs an original Roy Rogers shirt. Thought that was kinda nice. Very scenic & rustic grounds & had it been warmer we could have stayed longer for a better walk around of the property. But, with a slight icy wind blowing Jean was really feeling the cold. Well, we all were.
COOKHOUSE DINING AREA
We had errands to run in Wickenburg so after a short walk we said goodbye to Bev & Jim & headed the short distance into town. Thanks guys:))
We were headed for the bank & a grocery store when Jean spotted an eatery downtown & thought maybe a bowl of soup might ease her chills. We hadn’t counted on lunch but it sounded like a good idea anyway so minutes later we were seated in the Horseshoe Café. A couple bowls of Chile & a turkey sandwich warmed us up & we were soon on our way again.
A bit of business to take care of at the Bank Of America & we were soon in the aisles of a Safeway Grocery Store across the road. I only lasted one aisle in the store. I could see the ladies were taking their time, there was nothing I needed, so I turned around, high tailed it out of the store & waited in the Jeep. I’m a people watcher so entertained myself watching the foibles of afternoon shoppers trying to park their vehicles. People do the strangest things!!
After the grocery store we made a bee line for home. A very happy little dog was bouncing up & down at the window when she saw us pull in. It was around this point our weather again took another nose dive & we spent the rest of the day inside trying to stay warm. Arizona…..you have really disappointed us with your weather temperament these past few weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was JOHN & NAN who pretty well hit the nail on the head with Wednesday night’s mystery photo when they commented… “That bone resembles a pelvic bone / hip bone for humans. At least I "think" that is it”.
THIS IS THE BONE STICKING OUT OF THE WATER AT A DESERT WATERING HOLE WE WALKED TO A FEW DAYS AGO…I CROPPED IN CLOSE TO THE BONE & THEN FLIPPED THE PHOTO TO A VERTICAL FORMAT. MAYBE HUMAN, BUT MORE LIKELY, COW. BUT WAIT A MINUTE, I KINDA LIKE THAT ‘ALIEN SKULL’ THEORY………….:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( City Boy: Say, Dad, how many types of milk are there?
Father: Well, there's evaporated milk, buttermilk, malted milk, and --but why do you ask?
City Boy: Oh, I'm drawing a picture of a cow, and I want to know how many "spigots" to put on her.
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