FOUND US SOME REAL NICE BOON-DOCKING SITES TODAY
With this warmer Arizona weather upon us my restlessness is growing by the day so combining that need to get out & go somewhere with my other need to get myself off this recently repetitive ‘house sale’ topic I figured it would be a good idea to get out & get a little traveling time in. Kelly felt like doing something different today as well so we all piled into the Jeep & away we went.
With some new directions to a boon-docking area about an hour & a half’s drive from us we figured we would head on over that way & scout out the region for possible boon-docking sites while traveling in the future. We weren’t disappointed by what we found.
FOUND US SOME GREAT BOON-DOCKING SITES TODAY
LOOKS LIKE GREAT JEEPING ROADS IN THE AREA AS WELL
LOTS OF ROOM TO STRETCH ONE’S LEGS ON MORNING WALKS IN THESE HERE PARTS
It was another beautiful morning for a drive & how nice to be cruising through the greening early Spring Sonoran desert landscape with tall Saguaros climbing majestically up Arizona’s rocky mountainsides. How nice to be here & how nice to be headed somewhere this morning with purpose in mind.
NEXT TIME HERE WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN GET LIBBY UP THAT ROAD TOP RIGHT LEADING INTO THE MOUNTAINS
NOT EVERBODYS FAVORITE LANDSCAPE BUT WE LOVE THE ROCKS, THE DIRT, THE PRICKLY CACTUS & THE NEVER ENDING VIEWS
We didn’t have any problem finding what we were looking for as we turned off a paved highway & followed a Jeep road gaining a bit of altitude for a mile to the base of a large mountain. I was so much reminded of being in the Kofa Mountains south of Quartzsite. Didn’t take us long to find about a dozen ideal flat boon-docking sites. Stopping at the farthest doable Motorhome site from the highway we parked the Jeep & got out. ‘WOW’. I could feel that old twinge of excitement we used to have back in our first 6 years of boon-docking. And I could tell right off Kelly was feeling the same way as we walked around the site just absorbing the beauty we were standing in. I was very much reminded of my favorite mountain range south of Quartzsite. The Kofas. Beside us stood a jagged towering mountain to the south with a sweeping view stretching for miles across the valley floor below to another mountain range on the northern horizon stretching westward. Yes, we both felt that old excitement again.
How nice it was to feel that good old traveling spirit again as we continued to check out some additional roads in the area for more boon-docking sites. Roads we had never travelled before. I was surprised by the amount of agricultural land we drove through with fields of Arizona green. We think they may be growing cotton here & possibly a type of grass & clover mixed for making hay. Irrigation canals with a few Palm trees along their banks. Needless to say we took a liking to what we saw.
WHEREVER YOU FIND A BOON-DOCKING SITE YOU FIND A CAMPFIRE RING
Finally turning for home I knew the location of a nearby Subway shop so we made some fast tracks straight away heading in that direction. We had worked us up an appetite. Twenty minutes later we were pulled up out front the Sub shop. Pheebs & I stayed in the Jeep while Kelly went in to fetch us all a big yummy foot long Subway Club with lots of fixins.
While waiting I noticed an older fellow with all his gear sitting on the sidewalk leaning up against a wall. It was blazing hot out & I wondered why this man would be sitting there in the hot sun when I could see shady areas nearby. Must be one of those poor homeless souls we see so many of down here in the south. I noticed he had a lot of rings on his fingers & was dressed in black with an orange wool knit cap on. When I see people like this I often wonder who they are & what happened in their lives to bring them to this point. Then I noticed something in his hand. He had a cell phone & sure enough there was a pink charging cord stretching back & up to an outside electrical outlet. So that’s why he was sitting there…..he was charging his cell phone. I was close enough to hear him talking & heard him say to the person on the other end of the line he was about 330 miles from Los Angeles on highway 10. (Interstate 10) Then I heard him talking about his guitar & asking the person where it was. Holy Smokes I thought to myself maybe this is Chuck Berry…………..:))
I OFTEN WONDER WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE & WHAT IN THEIR LIVES BROUGHT THEM TO THIS POINT
WHY WOULD THIS MAN BE SITTING HERE IN THE HOT SUN…..THEN I SAW THE CELL PHONE & CHARGING CORD
Kicked on Libby’s A/C, ate our Sub in the parking lot then headed for Congress. A quick stop at Wickenburg’s Safeway store & we were home before 2 just in time for another episode of my favorite TV situation comedy Corner Gas. All & all we had ourselves a great 5 hour day trip traveling some roads we hadn’t traveled before & seeing some new territory to boot. We talked of future traveling plans & how nice it had felt once again to feel that old twinge of excitement stirring within as we stood in another mighty mountains shadow teetering on the doorstep of yet further upcoming changes in our lives. Oh how nice it felt, how nice it felt indeed……….:))
Oh & here is something I just noticed about Open Live Writer while putting my post together tonight. While typing the word ‘suprise’ I saw a red line appear under the word & that right away told me Open Live Writer finally has a Spell Checker installed & I had better change suprise to surprise. Thanks again to the Open Live Writer gang:))
WE LIKE THIS CANDID PHOTO JOHN BROWN TOOK OF US SUNDAY….GOOD CANON SHOT JOHN:))
GROANER’S CORNER:)) Senility Prayer::
God grant me the Senility to forget the people
I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference...