Wednesday, December 02, 2015

OUR FRIENDS & FELLOW RV BLOGGERS ARRIVED EARLY THIS AFTERNOON

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OUR FRIENDS & FELLOW RV BLOGGERS ARRIVED EARLY THIS AFTERNOON

Pheebs & I headed down to the end of Ghost Town Road again this morning & parked at one of the old cemeteries.  From there we set off walking through an old town site that is no longer there.  Only shards of pottery here & there, rusted tin cans & bits of metal mare the spot where Congress Arizona once stood.  Many small pieces of old colored glass, a rusted bed spring & an occasional piece of old weathered wood. 

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AN OLD FLATTENED SOMETHING OR OTHER

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THIS PIECE OF BROKEN POTTERY COULD BE 130 YEARS OLD

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MANY PIECES OF COLORED GLASS LYING ABOUT

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We walked until we found the second cemetery which is the older of the two.  I’ve taken many photos of these cemeteries in previous blogs so only took a few this morning.

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THE OLDER PIONEER CEMETERY

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COLORED GLASS IMBEDDED IN THE BASE OF A TOMBSTONE

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ONE OF TWO CEMETERIES WITH THIS ONE BEING THE PIONEER CEMETERY

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ONE OF TWO CEMETERIES WITH THIS ONE STILL BEING IN USE

No ice in the water bucket this morning & the day warmed up nicely.  Bit of raking & scratching around in a couple cactus beds & how nice to feel warmer air again.  Warm air, not hot air. 

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HARD TO IMAGINE THE WHOLE TOWN OF CONGRESS ONCE STOOD RIGHT HERE ON THIS SITE…..MINE TAILINGS AT THE MINE VISIBLE IN THE BACKGROUND

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FOR SURE THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN BUILDINGS ON THIS HIGHER GROUND

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A FEW JEEP ROADS NOW RUN THROUGH THE OLD TOWN SITE

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I THINK THESE ARE NEWER TAILINGS COMPARED TO THE LARGER PILE BELOW WHICH MAY BE FROM THE MINE’S ORIGINAL DAYS

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WE TOOK US FOR A CLOSER DRIVE TOWARDS THE OLD CONGRESS MINE

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WHEN IT COMES TO GOLD HERE IN THE WEST MINERS ARE MIGHTY TOUCHY ABOUT THEIR DIGS AS EVIDENCED BY THE SIGN ON THE LEFT AT THE MINE’S GATE

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NOT SURE WHAT THIS STRUCTURE IS BUT I’M BETTING IT’S ORIGINAL

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THIS IS THE ACTIVE BUILDING ON THE SITE NOW

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Spent some time on the front porch reading while keeping an eye out for our company to arrive.  Think it was around 1:30 when the folks called saying they were just leaving Wickenburg & before long their car pulled in through our main gate.  I had suggested they un-hook the car from their 36’ Motorhome across from the Congress fire department then come on up Ghost Town Road with their car first to check out the lay of the land at our place.  Have you figured out who’s here yet??  Pheebs & I drove Mr. Weber Q back to their Motorhome & he followed me to our place & got their rig situated.   Mr. Weber Q although not his real name is your biggest clue:))

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ANY IDEAS WHO OUR MYSTERY GUESTS ARE YET??

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HEY IT’S GEORGE FROM OUR AWESOME TRAVELS:))

Yep George & Suzy rolled in today from down around that Tucson place.  On their way to Quartzsite Saturday they swung around up our way for a few days.  Hadn’t been to the Wickenburg area since 07 so they are wanting to have themselves a look up around our Congress neck of the woods.  And we will be doing that in the morning:))

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We’ll first head off to the active mining & old ghost town of Stanton Arizona & will head up the original stage coach road to Yarnell for a look see up around that area.  A reader had left a comment about a week or so ago about ‘Rich Hill’ north of Stanton so I’m going to keep an eye out for an old road leading into that area.  I imagine we’ll get ourselves out to House/Indian Rock as well & they have never seen a Crested Saguaro so for sure we are going to be Jeeping out to a couple locations where we know Crested Saguaros to be.  Looking forward to showing George & Suzie around.  Being a tour guide is something I always enjoy:))

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GROANER’S CORNER:((  An elderly couple were killed in an accident and found themselves being given a tour of heaven by Saint Peter. "Here is your ocean side condo, over there are the tennis courts, swimming pool, and two golf courses. If you need any refreshments, just stop by any of the many bars located throughout the area."  "Heck, Gloria," the old man hissed when Saint Peter walked off, "we could have been here ten years ago if you hadn't heard about all that stupid oat bran, wheat germ, and low-fat diets!"

13 comments:

  1. Enjoy your time with George and Suzie.

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  2. Great to meet bloggers..and..I LOVE old cemeteries!

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  3. You post such great pictures it is always a joy to look through them. Always nice to be able to spend time with friends.

    Celebrating the Dance

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  4. Glad to hear you guys are getting together for a few days. Wasn't hard to guess who, since i read both your blogs all the time.

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  5. Being a retired funeral director I love old cemeteries. Please give our love to George and Suzie. They were so good to us when Joe had to fly home for his uncle's funeral this past January.

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  6. tell George and Suzie we said hello...

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  7. Geogre and Suzie I had a hunch they would be coming. Hello from us to you guys.

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  8. As I always read George's blog first each day then yours, I knew who you were talking about right away. It's great to meet up with follow bloggers from home and enjoy the company. I wrote in George's blog a few minutes ago saying that we would like to meet you and Kelly next summer, so hope we can arrange that. George and Suzie can fill you in on who we are. Enjoy your blog very much and your pics. Take care.

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  9. It is amazing here, love the landscaping and their house, the pictures of it are great but seeing them in person much better.
    Such a super couple and looks like we getting a guided tour around the area as well sure can't beat that for hospitality. Glad that we made a point of coming this way.

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  10. Cute groaner! Show George and Susie all the sights!

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  11. Love old cemeteries, such great history to be found there. Have a great time with George and Susie, looks like the weather is going to be perfect for a guided tour!

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  12. I'm glad there are a few people you enjoy. George seems like quite a character, just like you!

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  13. Terrific groaner today Al. We just laughed and laughed. Sounds like you have quite a tour planned for George and Suzie. I'm sure you make a terrific tour guide.

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