|HEY DAD ARE YOU IN THERE??|
|YOU CAN SEE HOW WATER CARVES IT'S WAY ACROSS THE DESERT FLOOR|
|WE SURE ENJOY OUR WINTER WALKS|
Well here we are in the shortened month of February already and we've only been gone from home slightly over a month so far. It's another nice area we are in but we've had problems here before with our Verizon connection and this time our T-mobile phone reception is not good. Kelly likes to call her Mother and I most always call my Aunt Jean on Friday nights but we've had to forego those calls since arriving here. We might very well strike out for newer pastures sometime early next week and we may follow the Colorado River south into California. Then again, we just might go the other way. All depends on which way the wind blows us I guess...……Oh, and where the telephone and internet connections are better.
|BOUSE, FORMALLY 'CAMP BOUSE' WAS A MILITARY CAMP IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND THERE IS A MEMORIAL HERE TO IT'S HISTORY...THIS VEHICLE IS AN M109 HOWITZER SELF PROPELLED GUN|
|THIS IS AN M-60 PATTON TANK|
|NOT TOO MANY WORKABLE PARTS LEFT ON THIS OLD ARMY TRUCK|
|A ROW OF MILITARY MEMORIALS|
|I REMEMBER TAKING PHOTOS OF THESE SAME MILITARY VEHICLES SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS AGO|
|BOUSE IS A DUSTY LITTLE WESTERN TOWN KINDA IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE BUT IT AT LEAST IT HAS A GENERAL STORE|
|I REMEMBER BUYING A FEW THINGS AT THIS 'EVERYDAY' FLEA MARKET YEARS AGO|
|NOPE NEVER BEEN IN THERE|
|NOPE NEVER BEEN IN THER EITHER|
A nice email from a couple (Linda and Gerry) in Buckeye Arizona a couple days With that email we now know we have four readers in Buckeye and not just two. Yay Buckeye:)) Also, a few readers have mentioned that they are no longer receiving email notices of our blog posts. We haven't made any major changes to our settings so am not sure what that is all about.
|SAW SOME NICE BOON-DOCKING VEHICLES ON OUR JEEP RIDE TODAY|
|BOUSE IS A GREAT JEEPING AREA|
|KELLY AND I CLIMBED UP TO THAT LITTLE TIN SHACK ONE TIME|
Back up to our rig about an hour later I decided to take Pheebs out for a Jeep ride so with a very happily excited little dog off we went. We rumbled west along a Jeep road heading back into a block of small mountains. Roads were reasonably good and I never had to use 4 wheel drive anywhere which was Okay considering I have a bit of noise in one of my wheels while in 4 wheel mode. Wasn't long and I spotted a mine shaft so we stopped. This area is laced with countless mines and pits with a lot of mining claim stakes visible. I ventured into the mine shaft for a short distance using the flash on my camera for a light. Noticed a slight chemical smell and it was noticeably warmer in the shaft by a few degrees. From the mine we continued following the road which finally led us out to Plomosa Road west of Bouse. Much of this area is familiar to us from being here several times over the years so we headed on into Bouse, took a few photos, then headed on back to the rig. A nice little Jeep ride for Pheebs and I.
|OKAY DAD GET ER IN GEAR AND LET'S GET GOING|
|IT WAS THE WATER HEATER AND STEEL BARREL THAT CAUGHT MY EYE AT FIRST THEN I NOTICED SOMETHING ELSE BEHIND THEM IN THE SIDE OF THE HILL.....A MINE SHAFT|
|WELL WE JUST HAD TO GO ON OVER THERE FOR A LOOK SEE|
|LOOKED PRETTY DARK AND FOREBODING|
|USED MY CAMERA FLASH TO LIGHT THE WAY|
|LOOKING BACK OUT I SEE PHEEBS AT THE ENTRANCE|
|OKAY PHEEBS I'M COMING BACK OUT|
|THANKS FOR WAITING PAL|
|MOST ANYONE WHO'S BEEN TO LAKE HAVASU OR PARKER WILL HAVE SEEN THAT TALL STONE NEEDLE AND WE CAN SEE IT ALL THE WAY FROM OUR CAMPSITE NEAR BOUSE|
|ON THAT LEFT HILLSIDE I SEE AN ALIEN CONVERSING WITH A SAGUARO|
- What did Noah do while spending time on the ark?Fished, but he didn't catch much. He only had two worms!
- Mother: What was the first thing you learned in class? Daughter: How to talk without moving my lips!
- What's big and yellow and comes in the morning to brighten a mothers day? Pupil: The school bus!----------------------
An old man was relaxing at his hundredth birthday party when a reporter went up to him. "Sir, what is the secret of your long life?"The man considered this for a moment, then replied, "Every evening at 9 p.m. I have a glass of port. Good for the heart I've heard."The reporter then asked, "That's ALL?"The man smiled, "Well, canceling my voyage on the Titanic sure didn't hurt."