Saturday, March 30, 2019

Getting Ready To Leave, It is Time to Move Further East

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Our day started like most of our days, sitting and enjoying our morning coffee.  Afterwards, Tom headed over to the laundromat here at the park to do jeans; one of a couple of things that are better done in a larger washer. I put in a last batch here in the motorhome. I then decided to empty what I would call  the glove compartment in the car but a little larger. It is where we keep all the maps and various brochures we pick up along the way. It was time to "downsize" the pile.

When Tom got back he spent time putting away out patio. I stepped out and packed away the candles I like to have out on the tables other than that it is all Tom's fun.

Once, that was done it was time to get ready to head over to Sierra Vista for Mass. Since, we want to be out of here early in the morning it is nice to have the option of going on Saturday Evening.

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Sierra Vista.

They have a beautiful church. I love how the have niches along the
walls with statues of different saints in them. 

Our views heading back to the Stinger "B".
The Whetstone Mountains ahead in the distance

and the Dragoon Mountains on our right.
Our last ride along this route for this adventure.

Tonight's sunset, Tom liked this picture

and I liked this one. It is our last one here so I decided on both.

Our time here went quickly, as we knew it would, and we are glad we decided to stay a couple of extra days. We do like this area and this park. There are no extras here just the quietness that brings relaxing days. The three side trips we made were fun but mostly just being here is what it has been about for us. The time has come to move on and follow the road to new adventures.

We are glad you stopped in for a visit.
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.

Friday, March 29, 2019

One of Those Days

Friday, March 29, 2019

Today was just one of those days. If someone was to ask me what did you do today, I would probably say nothing really. We enjoyed our morning coffee and discussed, yet again, were we are going when we leave here. We had breakfast and a little later an afternoon snack then decided to take a ride over to Sierra Vista. Tom had a list of houses for sale and we thought we would check out the area, plus, see what our money would buy here. Again no real plan just checking the possibilities.

We were heading south on South Buffalo Trail when I snapped this
picture of the Huachuca Mountains.

This Historical Marker is in Huachuca City, Arizona.
I am not sure how many times we have ridden by here in the last
five years but I would think quite a few times.

The Marker

Today we stopped.
Another view towards the Huachuca Mountains.
In five years this was the first time I noticed there was a Saguaro standing
tall and proud next to the marker, plus several  large Ocotillos.

Even though the sun is not quite down for the day
this is tonight's sunset picture.

So that pretty much was our day. Oh, we did make two stops, Walmart and Fry's, to pick up a few things I had on my list yesterday but still failed to pick up.

We are glad you took the time to stop in. 
Just a couple of pictures today but a nice surprise to find a Saguaro.
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Ride To and From Green Valley Market and Thursday

(Clicking on the pictures will open them larger in a new window.)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Today's goal is to visit the Green Valley Market and to check out the Green Valley area. At some point down the road, after our house in Escanaba sells, we will want to have another sticks and bricks home and we are thinking we would like that home to be in Arizona. No real plans at this time just looking. Just like when we purchased the Stinger "B" we will know when we have found the right place and the time is right. For now our home is on wheels and we are loving it.

We are headed west on AZ-82.

I think I have mentioned it a couple of times before I do love windmills.

Sonoita, we will be turning right and head north on AZ-83 here.

Another wonderful windmill.

Welcome to Sonoita.for those approaching on AZ-83 going south.

Border Patrol Stop.

I have never seen one like this before.

We are headed down

with lots of curves.

Beautiful scenery on the way down.

Just before our turn left on to Sahuarita Rd.
I am not sure anyone else will see what I see. There is only brush here.

An Ocotillo in the midst of all the Prickly Pears.

The sign says open range but there was fencing on the sides of the road.

Then we saw a Saguaro and I am smiling.

We really had thought we had seen the last of the Saguaros

when we left Tucson behind last week.

Then I saw a crested Saguaro. I usually do not enhance the pictures I take
but because this one was into the sun it was hard to make out the top of it.
Click on it to make it larger and you will see the face at the top.

Then we arrived at the Green Valley Farmers and Artisans Market. What a wonderful stop this was. Beautiful artisan's work for sale. Crafts, food, coffee, pastries, breads, fresh vegetables, plants, clothes, hats, and jewelry just to name of few of the items we saw as we walked through. Yes, some of our cash stayed there. From what I read it is held every Wednesday and if we are in the area we will be back. Thank you, Nancy, Kissack Adventures, for mentioning this place in your blog. We just wish we would have ran into you there. We were looking for you.

After visiting the Market we stopped for lunch then took a ride around the area and looked at the outside of  a couple of houses Tom had seen on the internet. We wanted to see what was available for the price we would spend and if we liked the area.

Arizona does do a nice job of decorating their overpasses

even underneath is nice.

This was on the walls at an exit we took.

One thing we found interesting, on I-19 the signs are in Kilometers not miles. 

We did stop in Tubac and went into a few shops but no purchases today.
This is the only picture we have of the stop.  

We have visited the Tumacacori National Historical Park just south of Tubac. It is a worthwhile stop but not on our agenda today.

We are turning at Nogales, AZ to connect with AZ-82 and make our way back to the Stinger "B".

A "wiggle worm" sign.

When they said there was a narrow bridge ahead they meant it.

There is no water in the Santa Cruz River.

We are on AZ-82.

We stopped at this Historical Marker-John Wade's' Ranch.
There is a close up of the plague below
if you enlarge it you can read about it there.

This was up the hill from the marker.
There is no connection.
This is the Telles Family Shrine.

The plague above the door reads: Telles Family Shrine, Begun 1941, Erected by Juanita and Juan Telles, Based on a Vow to God for the safety of their sons in war, re-dedicated November 18, 1988, The Pimeria Alta Historical Society.

Except for the statue of our Lady of Guadalupe
all the statues are damaged. Either from the
elements or deliberately there is no way to tell.
This statue just may be newer.
Yet you will notice below there is damage on the marker.

As you can see there are bullet holes in this plaque.
This is not the first time we have seen a Historical Marker damaged like this.
It is a shame that some people have such little respect for this type of thing.

We saw a lot of these wild poppies today.


Another Historical Marker

Camp Crittenden

When we leave here we will miss the wide openness of this area.

This grassland area is beautiful.  


Thursday, March 28, 2019

We started today with the thought that we would be leaving tomorrow. Since, when we leave here we will be mostly putting miles behind us there are things we wanted to accomplish while we have full hookups. After putting in a load of wash I headed into Sierra Vista to pick up some groceries and Tom said he would get the vacuuming done while I was gone. Then we talked on the phone and decided to stay until Sunday morning. So we are going to take two days and just relax before we start putting miles and the southwest behind us for this adventure. It just was not time to leave yet.

The sun setting on our day.

Today was a day of re-thinking, when we will leave, the route home, and what stops we will make. Tomorrow will be a day to sit out and enjoy the sunshine.

So glad you stopped by for a visit and hope you enjoyed the pictures.
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.