The day was so depressingly dull I never took a single photo. Picking a year at random from our Archives I decided to have a look at where we were five years ago today in 2013 and I see we were boon-docked in Arizona’s Kofa Mountains between Yuma and Quartzsite.
SUNRISE OVER THE KOFA MOUNTAINS
I REMEMBER IT WAS THE MORNING WHILE OUT WALKING WE STUMBLED UPON A LARGE MYSTERIOUS CIRCLE OF STONES ON THE DESERT FLOOR
IN THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE WE FOUND THIS
THE LARGE STONE CIRCLE AS SEEN FROM GOOGLE EARTH
THE LARGE STONE CIRCLE AS SEEN BY ME
Another gray sullen overcast day with a few snow flurries in the air so it was a short morning Jeep ride for Pheebs and I. At the Bayfield carwash I hosed off the last few day’s accumulated road salt. Wrestled my big 22-10 ton leather recliner into the Motorhome this morning. Luckily the back easily comes off but it’s still a struggle getting that heavy base up the steps and into the rig.
LATER IN THE MORNING WE SET OFF ACROSS THE DESERT FLOOR IN SEARCH OF ‘HORSE TANK’
TRAILS A LITTLE ROCKY IN SOME SPOTS
LUNCH BREAK WHILE CHECKING THE MAP TO SEE WHERE THE HECK WE WERE
WE HAD TO DO A BIT OF ROCK SCRAMBLING TO FINALLY FIND WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR
BY THE LOOKS OF THAT GREEN VEGETATION I THINK WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IS UP THAT-A-WAY…..AND IT WAS
WE HAD US A BIT OF HOOFING TO DO TO REACH THAT SPOT
WATERHOLES IN THE DESERT MOUNTAINS ARE CALLED ‘TANKS’
HERE KELLY DODGE’S A LARGE CROCODILE….CROCODILES IN THE DESERT?? YA RIGHT:))
KNOWING OF SEVERAL OTHER TANKS IN THE AREA WE KEPT LOOKING
HEY THAT’S ME WAY UP THERE
YES, WE SURE LOVE OUR SOUTHWEST ALRIGHT
GROANER’S CORNER:(( I had been teaching my three-year-old daughter, Caitlin, the Lord’s Prayer. For several evenings at bedtime, she would repeat after me the lines from the prayer. Finally, she decided to go solo. I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer:“Lead us not into temptation,” she prayed, “but deliver us some e-email. Amen.”
Waiter: I have stewed liver, boiled tongue and frog's legs. Customer: Don't tell me your problems just give me the menu.
Knock Knock Who's there? Acid! Acid who?Acid down and be quiet!
Was there a lot of animal tracks around those tanks? A source of water in the arid dessert should be an attraction for wildlife.ReplyDelete
Gotta love looking back on your posts of the southwest, when the cold winter weather has you feeling down. Soon you be back here again.ReplyDelete
Amazing memories you've made. Always helpful on dull, cold days. One can almost feel the heat seeping into the bones as they look at the pictures and the memories surface.ReplyDelete
Soon you will be on the road heading south and before you know it, you'll be looking for some shade.
I remember this post. You must feel warmer looking at those photos.ReplyDelete
Thinking back I also remember that post well and to think we are presently just up the road from it. Thanks Al now we have some exploring to do.ReplyDelete
Glad to see your departure date fast approaching. Hoping the weather cooperates for you. Right now bring a warm coat.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
That stone circle is amazing!ReplyDelete