Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer,
since August 2006
Perpetual sunshine, cloudless skies, hot days, cool nights thats the desert and we love it. Wide open spaces and dirt to explore. After morning coffees, checking email and Blogging I get the bikes down and prepare for exploring.
Sunset and neighbours campfire
Riding about the area, a mile or two in either direction, dirt roads and dirt trails, self contained Rv's set up on their own piece of dirt, some with a shelter beside them , lots of solar panels, and wind generators. Some desert brush and creosote bushes almost look like trees, but they survive in the desert. Some small valleys known as "washes" are here and there, created by the heavy rains that may come once or twice a year.
Just cruising along on my bike with the fresh desert air and sunshine, on the hard packed dirt trails, I spotted an old abandoned mine across the wash in the distance.
Cruising around a bit more I returned home to relax with Suzie for a while in the shade, Our themometer in the sun was over 130f (55c) too hot but in the shade was 68f (20c), so a combination of the two worked out just percfect
|our own shade|
While relaxing a bit I puttered about with a few things, like setting up our old (repaired) water pump so that I could get fresh water and easily transfer it into our holding tank. Then came supper time. Tonight is a hot turkey sandwich, gravy, cranberries, boiled potatoes and broccoli.
Then dessert of some fresh baked, mini pecan tarts that I had made earlier in the day.
|mini pecan tarts|
After this wonderful day, our closest neighbour had a campfire, with another desert sunset. Then we watched bit of tv as the air cooled down for the night
Gammons Gulch Benson AZ
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