Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SOMEWHERE EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON

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Had been hoping for clear skies Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in hopes of seeing a star studded sky flooding the desert floor with radiant Moonbeams one last time from this location before we leave.   But alas a high thin cloud cover was enough to dash those hopes. DSC_0068

BYE BYE DARBY WELL AND WE’LL BE BACK TO SEE YOU AGAIN

Had meant to include a link to our very first time at Darby Wells and the site we re-visited yesterday Tuesday January 10th.  We were there in 2008 from February 14th to 22nd.  Here is my post about the first day we spent in the Darby Wells Road area back at that time.  Found Our Perfect RV Site At Last.  If you want to read about our following few days at the Indian Cemetery Road boon-docking site just scroll to the bottom of my page and look for the word ‘Newer’ and click that which will take you to the next day.  The word ‘Older’ will take you back a day.

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A FEW PHOTOS FROM OUR FIRST EVER STAY IN THE DARBY WELLS ROAD AREA IN FEBRUARY 2008….THAT IS OUR 03 DAMON CHALLENGER

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HELPING LITTLE CORA OVER A ROUGH SPOT IN THE BOULDERS

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IT WAS AT THIS SITE WE DECIDED BOON-DOCKING WAS THE ONLY WAY FOR US TO GO IF WE HOPED TO CONTINUE OUR RV TRAVELS AND 10 MONTHS LATER WE HAD A SOLAR SYSTEM INSTALLED AT SOLAR MIKE’S IN SLAB CITY CALIFORNIA AND WE’VE NEVER LOOKED BACK:))

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THAT’S US ON THE RIGHT AND THE M&M&M’S TO THE LEFT IN THEIR FIFTH WHEEL

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MORNING WALK AS KELLY CARRIES THE LITTLE MOTORMOUSE PASSED A PATCH OF PRICKLY CHOLLA

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WITH CHECKERS BESIDE MY CHAIR HERE I AM OUTSIDE WORKING AWAY ON MY BLOG POST FOR THE DAY….FEBRUARY 17TH 2008DSC_0035

WAITING FOR THE MOONRISE

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Being a travel day we set about packing things up after our morning walk and by 9:25 we had the big wheels rolling.  Bye Bye Ajo’s Darby Well Road and once again thanks again for all the great memories.  And yes we will be back.  Topped off our gas tank in Why Arizona then headed east towards Tucson on another one of my favorite drives.

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TOPPED UP OUR GAS TANK IN WHY ARIZONA THEN HEADED EAST IN THE DIRECTION OF TUCSON

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It’s 125 miles from Why Arizona to Tucson and it’s a flat lander drive all the way traveling in basically a long straight line along the desert floor.  We had us a real nice driving day with little traffic on this stretch of road.  All that changed of course as we rolled into the southwest corner of TucsonDSC_0078

HEADING EAST ON HIGHWAY 86

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CAN YOU SEE THE OBSERVATORY ON TOP OF KITT PEAK??

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TUCSON ARIZONA LIES JUST AHEAD IN THOSE MOUNTAINS

Luckily Tucson has never been a problem for us and despite a confusing construction zone where we accidentally made a right turn down a ramp that landed us on i-10 south we did end up going the right way we wanted to go.  Wasn’t long and I saw a sign saying ‘Welcome To Cochise County’.  Ahhh yes our old stomping grounds from earlier RV travel days and it felt like we were coming home.  At Benson’s western edge we made us a right turn onto highway 90 and set our sights on Sierra Vista.  Oh how nice to see old familiar mountain ranges again.  The Dragoon and Chiricahua Mountains way across the valley to our left, the Whetstones to our right and dead ahead lay the Huachuca's.  I was soon able to pick out the Charleston and Tombstone Hills as well as the Mule Mountains where that artsy little town of Bisbee lives.  Can you see breakfast at the BBC coming up for us soon:))

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THE CHARLESTON HILLS

Been slightly over 5 years since we had been to Sierra Vista and I think the city has grown but luckily we know our way around there and found highway 90 heading east out of town.  Had our eyes peeled for the San Pedro River and upon spotting it ahead we slowed down and made a right hand turn into the San Pedro House.  It was here in the parking lot we un-hooked the Jeep leaving the Pheebs to guard the rig while Kelly and I slipped on down the road a bit farther looking for a hard to see gate leading into the BLM land east of the San Pedro River.  When we found the gate we knew we had reached our final destination at last……………..IMG_2488

WELL WHERE THE HECK ARE WE NOW!!

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OK MR. BOZO AL YOU HAVE GOT US LOST AGAIN HAVEN’T YOU!!!!

I was late getting to my blog tonight and at the moment I am so tired I have double toothpicks holding my eyes open so I’m going to wrap my post up, tip myself back in my recliner and let the Sandman carry me off to Dreamland.  Tomorrow I will tell you where we are and why we are where we are.  In the meantime I will leave you with a few photos from our new boon-docking location.DSC_0103

MULE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND

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HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS ON THE WEST SIDE OF SIERRA VISTA

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SOUTH END OF THE DRAGOON MOUNTAINS

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THE TOMBSTONE HILLS

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AND BY GOLLY THERE’S THE MULE MOUNTAINS WAY OVER THERE

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YESIREEE WE’VE BEEN UP TO THOSE COMMUNICATION TOWERS A FEW TIMES NORTH OF BISBEE IN THE MULE MOUNTAINS ALRIGHT

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THOSE ARE THE DRAGOON MOUNTAINS PEEKING OVER THE RIG

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I HAVE TEMPORARILY FORGOT THE NAME OF THIS MOUNTAIN RANGE TO THE WEST BETWEEN THE HUACHUCAS AND THE WHETSTONES

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THOSE ARE THE SOUTH END OF THE HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS PEEKING AROUND THE CORNER

GROANER’S CORNER:(( I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles.  There-fore, every day I walk down the street and tell passers-by what I have eaten,how I feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom.  I give them pictures of my family, my dog and of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch and doing what anybody and everybody does everyday.  I also listen to their conversations, give them the "thumbs up"and tell them I like them.  And it works just like Facebook! I already have four people following me:  Two police officers, a private investigator and a psychiatrist.

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Little Johnny wanted to go to the zoo and pestered his parents for days. Finally his mother talked his reluctant father into taking him.  "So how was it?" his mother asked when they returned home. "Great," Little Johnny replied.  "Did you and your father have a good time?" asked his mother.  "Yeah, Daddy especially liked it," exclaimed Little Johnny excitedly, especially when one of the animals came home at 30 to 1!"

9 comments:

  1. Looks like another wonderful area to enjoy always finding great places to spend some time. Maybe Tombstone and Bisbee on you horizon.

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  2. Another great spot, looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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  3. Looks like you three had a nice days' drive to the high country. Enjoy your old stomping grounds and keep the photos coming.

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  4. That is the area we visited most when Tucson was our Winter home base. Please enjoy Bisbee a lot for us. Look forward to your great pictures. I was offered a job at Kitt Peak, but Wiffey said NO Way! We are just retired tourists now.

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  5. Al thank you. Without out knowing it you are taking me on a blogging vacation of all the places Joe loved. And Cochise County and all the good music was one of his favorite places. His favorite place to eat in Sierra Vista was the Landmark Cafe and of course where else in Bisbee but the Breakfast Club. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your stay.

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  6. I'm loving the areas you are showing us, Al. Absolutely beautiful!

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  7. Oh boy, a new place to add to my list. BTW, I'm assuming you had a good signal on Darby Wells Rd.

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  8. Long time reader, not much for commenting. I never know what to say, except that I love reading the blog. You are in our old neck of the woods we lived between Sierrra Vista and Bisbee for 20 years before selling and becoming full timers. I love the San Pedro House, the mountains that surround you and all the BLM land in that area. And you can't beat the BBC for a great breakfast or lunch. Have fun.

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