Where are we today ?
clic on a pic to enlarge it.More amazing weather, up early and a nice walkabout the park after coffees and breaky at 7 am before it gets too warm. Couple miles done then when Suzie ready to go we hit the road at 9 am. Heading out to the Empire Ranch only 30 minutes away. We had planned this for a while and fellow blogger's we follow were there this winter Goodtimes Rollin, The Bayfield Bunch, and Oh the places we go, You can check out Empire Ranch visits if you like, it sure was a great place to explore.
Some wonderful history of this area. Ranch website is HERE for your info. Sure is worth while in our opinion.
There by 9:30 and met with the BLM host. He gave us some great info and we watched a 20 minute video that was very informative. Nice that there was no one else here we were free to roam and explore. Did I say the was free? We picked up the walking tour map and headed out by ourselves. No interruptions, just taking it all in, Amazing how these people and families lived and ranch here from the late 1800's until the early 2000's. There is a lot of free BLM boon docking here as well.
|start here at the contact station|
|this is the main house area the ranch|
The original house was 4 rooms and over the years expanded to 28 rooms. Really hard to imagine life back then and what it would have been like.
|the cooks bath added in 1948|
|central heat in some rooms|
|walk in freezer added in the mid 1900's|
|cowboy shower what is left of it|
|pretty good back in the 1940'/50s|
|this was a dining room|
|this a living room.|
bay window installed in 1881
|master bathroom added 1890|
|hired man's house|
|the newer ranch home|
|nice small winery|
Back home about 1 pm, time to relax in the shade . Our indoor outdoor thermometer was reading 106.9 f, (41 C ) but realized the sensor was in the direct sun, We knew it was hot but not that hot. Moved it to the shade and very comfortable at 89f (31c)
|opps was in the sun|
|cactus in bloom|
|Sure hit the spot on an amazing warm spring day|
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Where have we been this Winter