Thursday, March 16, 2023
Our day started slowly and never really picked up speed. We had our coffee and then just relaxed. Tom mentioned he had a couple of things he wanted to take care of and I decided another do nothing day was in order. I did take a few pictures and they are below.
|Mountains to the South of us.|
|These mountains are to the North of us and |
we can see them out our front window.
|Every time I looked out the front window today |
the shadows were changing on the mountains.
|Zooming in on the mountains to the North I was able to |
pick up the green and yellow crawling up the mountainside.
|Looking East when we sit out on our patio.|
|These little purple flowers out our door |
are smaller then a dime.
|More of the views|
|to the South of us.|
|The sun going down on our day.|
We had been sitting out enjoying the sunshine for a couple of hours later today but as the sun headed down it took its warmth with it and it was time to come in.
I had said at the beginning of the post Tom planned on taking care of a few chores around our home today and one of them he ended up doing was taking off the sheet of window tinting that was on our entrance door's window. It had begun to crack badly and needed to be gone. I went through more of our pictures today and that was about it. I have enjoyed these last couple of days basically just relaxing with my feet up either inside our home or sitting outside on our patio. Mostly do nothing days are important to enjoy every once and a while just because.
Monday, March 13, 2023 (Moving Day....Catch Up Post)
We were up before the sun this morning. There are things that need to be secured for traveling and I wanted to get the bedroom done before the sunrise. So while Tom made our coffee I did just that. I stepped out just before the sun popped over the mountains. and when I saw Deb walking towards our Patio I noticed the moon. She sat down and we chatted for awhile. It was one of those good sitting out mornings and the company made it even better. Deb made the first move knowing we needed to finish up packing and Tom started putting the rest of our outside stuff away. When all that was left to pick up was the rug and the chair I was sitting in I knew I could not put it off any longer I needed to go in and finish getting the inside ready to travel.
Soon it was time to hook the Jeep up to the Stinger "B", check the lights, and the roll. Turning towards the Igloo I could see Deb and Riley walking our way. After hugs all around and several see you laters along with some safe travel wishes it was time to get in the Stinger "B" and head out to I-8 were Tom pointed her nose East.
The plan was to pull out at 10 o'clock our wheels were rolling about 10:05. Since, there is no time clock to punch in retirement we left right on time.
|The moon and sunrise this morning|
|As we pulled out onto the road I had Tom stop so I could take|
a picture. The two little tiny people on the left are Deb and Riley.
I could see them waving, Tom hit the horn and we were off.
|The middle picture is of a Prickly Pear with some pink buds.|
Upper left is what I think looks like someone doing the "crane".
Upper right the road towards Ogilby Road.
|Ogilby Road needs some major help.|
|The Imperial Sand Dunes in the distance.|
|Just a few miles down the Interstate and we are back in Arizona|
and going by Yuma. I always enjoy, upper left, seeing those
Arizona "Palm Trees".
|Telegraph Pass in the Gila Mountains|
Middle left picture we are about to go under I-8 West
and we will be switching sides.
|Coming out the other side of Telegraph Pass and heading|
|down the views are beautiful.|
|Just ahead we will switch back to the right side.|
|There is a lot of traffic on I-8.|
|Waving at our friends, Elva and Jerry, who have a place in Welton.|
|Pictures of some of the views along our way.|
|We could see yellow, orange, purple, and white wildflowers|
along the edge of the highway.
|The floor of the desert was filled with yellow flowers and we|
could see the green and yellow crawling up the mountainsides.
|The Saguaros are beautiful to see standing tall and proud |
and I could see green on the Ocotillos.
|Top Left: Ghost Figures of Ajo Top Right: Mural |
Middle Left: Immaculate Conception Church Middle Right: Memory Project
|Our first stop, Darby Wells Road where we unhooked the Jeep.|
The hope was to find a place to park but it was not meant to be
this time. All the sites we would park in were filled.
|Tonight's sunset lit up the clouds.|