Monday, December 28, 2020

Enjoying Life Parked on Ogilby Road


My Christmas Flowers!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Our day started quietly sitting outside looking at the Cargo Muchacho Mountains drinking a cup coffee. 

A beautiful view and a new coffee mug. 
Thank you Tom.

As the day progressed the clouds took over. The sun  
did find a spot to shine through before setting.

Then I looked out and saw color on the horizon

and some pink hovering over the mountains.

As pretty as the color was in the picture above it was not 
what I was seeing. I exchanged my lens for my zoom
and this is closer to what we were looking at.

Not quite a full moon yet.
That happens on Tuesday.

Towards the end the whole sky was a fire.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Today we took a ride a few miles west on I-8. The main purpose to get rid of our trash.  Then we took a ride out to see the Plank Road. We have been there before but it is always nice to see again.

Bottom pictures are a replica of one section.

Some of the actual Road.

Heading back we saw three powered parachutes. 
I caught this one with the moon.

 We are parked off in the distance 
on the other side of these dunes.

I finally got a good picture of the train engines.
It helps when they are parked.

We took a ride closer to the Cargo Muchacho Mountains.
The little white dot is the moon.

 We got back just in time to sit out and watch 

the sun go done on our day.

The last of the light lingers.

A quick fire and then inside for the night.

It was a nice Christmas and weekend. We were able to video chat or see videos of our grandchildren enjoying their Christmas. Spoke with our children and heard from family.  We had friends, Doug and Yuma, join us for dinner, nothing burned, and I served it within an hour of when I mentioned we would eat. We spent it in one of our favorite places, the desert boondocking, and we are healthy and together living our retirement dream. Things are far from perfect in our world right now but for today for us it was a good day. 


plus four equals nine of our favorite people.

Our hope is you all enjoyed a Wonderful Christmas filled with love!

We are glad you stopped by!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.


  1. Really liked your Christmas present. I will have to get me one of those Ajo coffee mugs for my favorite town. With clouds, the sunrises and sunsets are beautiful in the desert and you caught them perfectly with your camera. I have Plank Road on my list of things to do while here. Yuma loves running in the sand dunes.

    1. That mug was a great Christmas present wish I had thought of going in the information center at the plaza and getting Tom one.
      In total agreement the sunrises and sunsets are beautiful in the desert. If Yuma loves to run in the sand dunes he will enjoy the stop at Plank Road.

  2. Glad to read that you and your Family enjoyed this Christmas Day.
    Using a zoom lens is the only way to capture a Sunset.
    They don't get better then in Arizona.
    Be Safe and Enjoy a Healthy, Happy New Year.

    It's about time.

    1. I would agree the sunrises and sunsets out here in the desert are wonderful. Happy New Year to you and Kathy. Stay safe.

  3. Love love those Christmas kid pictures!!! It doesn't look very crowded this year. I imagine maybe it will get more business over New Years. You just can't beat those Arizona skies.

    1. We love those pictures, also. Of course we may possibly be just a little prejudice...:) We noticed more rigs in the fee area with ATV's when we drove out yesterday and I would guess more will show up for the New Year's weekend. I have to confess when I check my pictures for spots I am able to spot remove several small RV's in the Stay safe.

  4. Love the coffee cup! How sweet of Tom, but not surprising :) The kids are adorable! Looks to be very quiet where you are..I know you are enjoying :)

    1. The coffee mug was a sweet surprise. It is very quiet here and we are enjoying this spot.

  5. What a wonderful looking bunch of 9 you have there. Glad you managed to connect with them on Christmas.
    I love the photos, as always. You seem to capture a feeling with your photos and I truly enjoy them.
    Happy New Year folks. Stay safe!!!

    1. Agreeing about the 9 but then we are just slightly and it was nice to connect with them at least in pictures and videos Christmas Day.
      Glad you are enjoying the pictures. It still amazes me when the sun hits the horizon how you can see it drop down so quickly. Happy New Year to you both. Stay safe!

  6. Looks like a great Christmas Day you had. I'm just catching up.
    Those children are beautiful! Look at the blondie! I remember when my oldest grandson tested out the colours too. :)
    Happy New Year to you and Tom, let's MAKE it a great 2021! Right? :) xoxo

    1. It was a nice Christmas. It took me a minute about the "blondie" then I remembered the oldest one is trying some different colors...:)
      I agree lets make 2021 a great year...xoxo