|MAYBE ON OUR NEXT OUTING WE'LL EXPLORE THE ROADS AROUND VULTURE PEAK|
|JUST A NICE MORNING FOR A JEEP DRIVE IN THE DESERT|
|WE HAD JUST THE NICEST SKIES TODAY|
It's funny how Blog breaks don't seem to work so swell for me. For whatever the reason leading to a Blog break I just can't seem to stay away from writing or taking photos. Even with the current Live Writer/Google/Blogger problems going on I still could not leave my keyboard & cameras alone. Even with not knowing when I might be able to publish a blog again there I was Saturday morning first thing writing the opening paragraph of this post. A couple hours later with camera in hand Pheebs & I were out cruising through the desert looking for a few photos which again I wasn't sure I'd ever publish. Strange how this blogging thing just gets into one's blood but then again for me it has always been in my blood even as a kid. I have always been a writer of something or other but it’s just that I had some very long periods in my life between writings. Had it not been for computers, the internet & this whole blogging thing I guess I would still be a frustrated writer guy stuck in my own closet…………………..
|ALWAYS NICE COMING ACROSS WATER IN THE DESERT & THIS BODY OF WATER CALLED A TANK IS FOR CATTLE|
|PHEEBS & I MADE OUR WAY BACK THROUGH THAT CANYON|
Heading in the direction of Wickenburg I figured we'd roll East out into the desert on Scenic Loop just south of the big spurs round-about on 93 so that's what we did. Kelly, Pheebs, & I had done this road one time about 3 years ago but I couldn't remember where it lead to. No matter, it was just a nice scenic morning for a drive with all the big blustery looking clouds in the sky.
|THERE'S A COUPLE RIGS BOONDOCKING TOP CENTER|
Travelled ourselves slowly about 5 miles in a southwesterly direction before coming to the Boyd Ranch & a couple 'No Trespassing' signs. Had been hoping to come across a road heading West in the direction of Wickenburg because by now I had me a destination in mind. I didn't tell Pheebs though or she would have been flying around inside the Jeep upside down.
Turning around at the 'No Trespassing' sign we retraced our steps back along Scenic Loop Road to where I knew I could make a left turn onto Rincon Road. I was on familiar turf now having just come this way from the opposite direction a few days ago. Turning left again off Rincon Road into a dry wash I knew I was on Blue Tank Road which would eventually lead to Constellation Road which in turn would take us to our destination on highway 93 in the town of Wickenburg.
|THERE'S NO LETTING PHEEBS OUT HERE WITH ALL THE THAT NASTY TEDDY BEAR CHOLLA AROUND|
|HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL WHERE I STEPPED AMONG ALL THES TEDDY BEAR CHOLLA.....ONE INATTENTIVE MOMENT & IT WOULD BE PAIN CITY!!|
|THE LONG WINDING DOWNHILL JEEP ROAD LEADING TO WICKENBURG|
|MOTORING THROUGH A DRY SANDY RIVER BED|
It was Burger King's drive-thru that gave it away. Pheebs is attuned to any kind of a drive-thru place & soon as I rolled up to the voice box the jig was up & she was all excited. Got ourselves a Whopper with small fries & slid around to an end parking lot. It was 11:45 a.m. & no Pheebs does not ever get any fries or parts of the bun. Just a few small chunks of the meat paddy.
|THIS LARGE PALM TREE OASIS STANDS DIRECTLY ACROSS THE ROAD FROM BURGER KING ON THE BANKS OF THE HASSAYAMPA RIVER|
|WICKENBURG IS DEFINITELY CATTLE & HORSE COUNTRY|
|BIG SPURS CENTERPIECE FOR WICKENBURG'S NORTHERNMOST ROUND-A-BOUT ON HIGHWAY 93|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( I met a guy who’s a walking economy. The front of his hair is in recession, his stomach is a terrible victim of inflation, and the combination together are putting him into a deep depression!!----------
Harry walked over to the Priest after services, “You know Father, I am really stuck in a quandary I would like to attend church next week but I just can’t miss the big game next Sunday, it’s just out of the question.” “Oh Harry Harry” said the Priest putting his arm around Harry, “don’t you know? that’s what recorders are for.” Harry’s face lit up “you mean I could record your sermon?”---------------
Two guys were playing golf, one of them was about to swing the golf club when he noticed a funeral procession going by on the street. The man stopped in mid-swing and closed his eyes and said a short prayer. The other man truly inspired, remarked, clearing his throat, “wow that was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.” “Well”, the other man said “I was married to her for 35 years.”