A FEW PHOTOS TONIGHT LEFT OVER FROM TUESDAY MORNINGS JEEP RIDE TO AGUILA
Clear overnight skies did not mean clear morning skies and I was disappointed again with another cloudy day. At least Kelly and I had something to do and a place to go earlier on and for a morning person like myself that is always an acceptable way for me to start my day. And for a slight change of routine it was Kelly and I climbing into the Jeep this morning instead of Pheebs and I. We had some more paper work to go through at the Pioneer Title Agency in Wickenburg regarding the sale of our house. That done we popped into a restaurant just up the street called Spurs Cafe. Had us a good breakfast with no complaints. Kelly wanted to check out something on the menu of another eatery in Wickenburg called The Local Press Sandwich Bar so we stopped there while she ran in and back out again. Next stop was groceries at Safeway and we were back home shortly after 12.
AT THE PIONEER TITLE COMPANY AROUND 10 THIS MORNING
A QUICK STOP AT THE ‘LOCAL PRESS SANDWICH BAR’ IN DOWNTOWN WICKENBURG ARIZONA
One of Americas well known war correspondents in the Second World War was a fellow by the name of Ernie Pyle. I came across one of his books entitled ‘Ernie Pyle In England’ a month ago and enjoyed it so much I am just about through another one of his books called ‘Brave Men’ which took him through the Sicily campaign and on into Italy during the Second World War. His writing style is easy for me to understand as he immerses himself in the lives of military personnel and civilians around him. He writes very simply and I especially like his human interest accounts of people he encounters whether it be under fire on the battle fields or in underground shelters during the London blitz. His writings are refreshingly honest as he slips in tidbits about his own fears, his shortcomings and misgivings. He was one of those writers who wrote real stories about real people in real places encountering real events. Ernie Pyle was killed by enemy fire on April 18th 1945 on Ie Island, just west of Okinawa in the South Pacific. Ernie Pyle's Books
A FEW ‘DRIVE-BY’ PHOTOS OF AGUILA ARIZONA
BEFORE INTERSTATE 10 WAS PUT THROUGH SOUTH OF AGUILA THIS WAS THE HIGHWAY WHICH CARRIED TRAFFIC FROM PHOENIX ARIZONA TO BLYTH CALIFORNIA AND BEYOND
DUSTY LITTLE TOWNS WITH EVEN DUSTIER OLD MOTELS AND ROADSIDE CAFE’S ARE ALL THAT’S LEFT OF A ONCE BYGONE ERA WHEN HURRIED TRAVELERS BUSTLED EAST AND WEST ALONG BUSY HIGHWAY 71
THE EVER VIGILANTE EAGLES EYE KEEPS WATCH OVER THE TINY AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY OF AGUILA
LOOKS MORE LIKE THE PRAIRIES THAN ARIZONA BUT AGUILA IS SURROUNDED ON THREE SIDES BY VAST AGRICULTURAL FIELDS GROWING AMONGST OTHER THINGS, COTTON
FLEETS OF JOHN DEERE TRACTORS TO WORK THE LAND
GROWING FIELDS ON BOTH SIDES OF EAGLE EYE ROAD NORTH OF AGUILA
A GROWER OUT CHECKING HIS FIELD
A DOZER PLOWS UP THE SIDES OF A LARGE IRRIGATION DITCH IN AGUILA
I especially liked former RVing full-timer Nick Russell’s latest post entitled If I Had To Do It Over where he writes about some of the mistakes he and wife Terry made over the years and especially their first three big ones as Newbie RV’ers. He has advice for fellow RV’ers and new folks just beginning the RV lifestyle. I prefer blogs where a writer deals realistically with the realities of life honestly and does not gloss things over making every day sound unrealistically wonderful. Good for you Nick in always expressing your thoughts and feelings in a sensible truthful manner regardless of what mood you are in.
THIS INDIAN ON HORSEBACK STANDS AT THE ENTRANCE TO ROBSON'S ARIZONA RANCH & MINING CAMP
LOCATED ABOUT 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF AGUILA ON HIGHWAY 71 THIS IS AS CLOSE AS MY 300mm TELEPHOTO LENS WOULD GET ME TO THE RANCH
ENTRANCE TO THE RANCH
I have a question for readers tonight regarding my blog photos. When I edit my photos they appear for the most part clear and sharp to me but when my blog publishes they sometimes look fuzzy and grainy. Are my photos sometimes appearing fuzzy to anyone else but me. Is it my eyes or is there something amiss somewhere. Thanks to Mark over at Box Canyon Blog for bringing this to my intention. Seems he as well as other blogging folks are having the same problem with their photos. Could this be something the ever meddling Google is involved in again!! Mark, I’ll get back to you shortly.
HEADING EAST ON 71 WITH CONGRESS AZ DEAD AHEAD ABOUT 3 MILES
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The Priest was preparing a man for his long day's journey into night. Whispering firmly, the Priest said, "Denounce the devil! Let him know how little you think of him!" The dying man said nothing. The priest repeated his order. Still the man said nothing. The priest asked, "Why do you refuse to denounce the devil and his evil?" The dying man said, "Until I know for sure where I'm heading, I don't think I ought to aggravate anybody."
Computers can never replace humans. They may become capable of artificial intelligence, but they will never master real stupidity.
At the Olympics a man went up to a competitor who was carrying a very long pole."Are you a pole vaulter?" "No, I'm German, but how did you know my name is Walter?"
A small boy is sent to bed by his father. Five minutes later:"Da..aaad" "What" "I'm thirsty. Can you bring me a drink of water?" "No. You had your chance. Lights out." Five minutes later: "Daa....aaad..." "WHAT!?" "I'm THIRSTY. Can I have a drink of water?" I told you NO! If you ask again I'll have to spank you!" Five minutes later.."Daaaa....aaaad!" "When you come up to spank me can you bring a drink of water?"