Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sun hitting the side of the hill above our campsite at Organ
Pipe NM.

view of the drive thru Organ Pipe NM

Help Barb has been kidnapped by a Saquaro cactus! Send money!
it can be a real prickly dilemma!

Barb just sitting around!

Ghosts in the desert.

Ajo Mtn drive at Organ Pipe NM

View of large Organ Pipe that has a crest in the center. see
the photo below.

Crest inside of Organ Pipe. they do not know what causes
them to happen but the Saguaro cactus also
has some. they are very rare to find.

Look real close in the center of this photo you will see
blue water barrels and a blue flag just left of them.
they put these out on the desert so that the
illegals that come across dont die out here without
water. I am sure they get used a lot. we have seen
this in at least 3 locations just around the area
that we drove in.

Here is the border fence between mexico and the US. this is on a
very steep hill
This is the border fence down on the flat area where you can just walk
across very easily!! No wonder we have a problem with
illegal immigrants coming thru all the time.
there is a major hiway about 100ft past this fence in mexico with
lots of semi truck traffic on it.

Quitobaquito springs area of Organ Pipe NM. this area has been
closed for about 12 years due to illegal smuggling but I guess they now
have it under control. it was a 14 mile drive on a gravel road to get there.

Crested Saquaro!

Great Horned Owl on her nest at Organ Pipe NM

Gambels Quail on dead Saquaro

a boot from a dead Saquaro, these are very rare to find them

another boot

I think this is a Harris Hawk, they are very common down here at Organ Pipe

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Arizona Trip 2015

Here is view on the route to our campsite at Quartzsite.
The New Christy Minstrels, great group from the 60s, some of the original group still singing here.
Kevin and Michelle from our chapter 34 group performing for us at the campfire.

Teri heading to our RV for the Duck/Ohio State National Championship game!
The Ducks were not able to overcome and win. 

Marv showing off his new RV parked at Mcdonalds!! he got a great deal on it, with only 240 easy payments of $400 plus his 5th wheel in trade! I am sure Sylvia and him will enjoy it for many years!

Marvs other choice in case the first deal did not go thru!

Here is the restaurant that is named after Lloyd "Grumpy" from chapter 34. He serves great food!

Chapter 34 members around the fire, How come Stan looks cold? Isnt this the nice warm desert of Arizona? 

Blurry pic of everyone listening to me talk about our government and how great a job they are doing at the present time!

Nice Fire, How come Stan still looks cold?

Nice view of the sunset in the windows of Karen Grady's RV.

Another great rig parked at Mcdonalds.

Great hair do!

More great RVs for bargain rates, no wonder Marv had such a hard time making up his mind what to buy!

Barb checking out all the possibilties for RVing, anything to get out of doing the laundry!!

Great Yard ornaments!

Jon Arlins made to order Shower/outhouse on the desert with air conditioning included!

On the way into the big Tent at the RV show in Quartzsite! Great place to send your husbands while you ladies shop for all the bargains!

View from the SKP park in Benson, AZ, a real nice park and very friendly people! 

some Pics of what the formations look like in Karchner Caverns State park in Arizona.
you cant take a camera in the caverns so these are shots of the photos in the museum.

Looking up the main street in Bisbee, AZ

Looking down the street in Bisbee, AZ

our new tow car to go behind our new rig pictured below!! it even has solar panel on it!

I think I got a better deal than Marv!!

the mine pit outside of Bisbee, former copper mine, but it had a major sulfer smell coming up from the mine area.

Panoramic photo looking down on Bisbee, AZ

Gunfighters in tombstone getting ready for the big shoot out!

time exposure of the Superstition Mountain outside of Apache Junction, AZ this was taken at night with a length of about 10 min for the shot.

Ghosts around superstition mountain.

More ghosts!

the Ghost of the Lost Dutchman!