January 25, 2012
“Stagnant Mode” is the best phrase that I could think of to describe the time when I’m not out seeing and doing new things.
Mary and I arrived back at her home in California on October 10, 2011 where I spent the about next seven weeks cleaning and doing preventative maintenance on the motorhome and towed Ford Bronco II. After Thanksgiving I headed out for the warmer weather. On to Palm Springs and Slab City, California and then to the Yuma, Arizona area where I hung-out for about one month while waiting for Mary to rejoin me. All places I been to numerous times before…mostly dictated by good weather.
Mary re-joined me on January 18th and after taking care of her dental needs in Los Algodones, Mexico the day before yesterday…my “Stagnant Mode” has finally come to an end! It’s time to get out on the road and returning to seeing and doing once again!
After a few miscellaneous stops in Yuma, Arizona yesterday morning…we finally got out of Dodge! We only drove about 30 miles and ended up spending the night in the small town of Wellton, Arizona. We parked at the VFW Post #6790.
As always you may click upon a photo to see and enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…
About one small block away the VFW has a courtesy RV site with electric and water. That’s where we actually spent the night.
No matter it’s along the road…wasn’t that much traffic!
For everything you could ever want to know about Wellton, click this Wikipedia link…
No…it’s not quite the Grand Canyon…but at least we’re seeing and doing new stuff once again.
Today’s planned destination is the Painted Rocks Petroglyphs…about 80 miles distant. In the next few coming days we will kind of be out in the toolies and may not be able to pull in an Internet signal. So if you do not see a daily Blog from us…don’t worry. We’ll be back with a new entry soon.
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October 7, 2009
The fuss Ken Burns has created with his PBS Series about our National Parks is astonishing. It seems like every magazine and newspaper editor has found something to say about our National Parks and National pride. By jumping on the bandwagon, there may even be a chance to save them from the neglect that is currently affecting National and,( in California) State Parks. Maybe the lesson will rub off and help our state parks as well.
Guilty, I am for knowing so little about them. I hadn’t a clue that setting aside land for the people to use collectively in this country was an entirely new idea in governance that has spread throughout the world. And, guilty I am for visiting so few of them. With 391 sites, parks, monuments and preserves, there is much to see and do.
Have the National Parks simply not done a good PR job? Ney, again! Their first real leader fought hard to pull visitors into the parks and succeeded.
I had no idea of the fighting spirit needed and the private money of the Rockefellers and others that went into making these great places available to you and me. Now they stand forever so our own children and their children will have great beauty, history and unique plants and animals to see as we do. Let us appreciate and support them, for indeed, they are a unique legacy and our country’s Presidents, Congressmen and citizens, did it right.
Tomorrow, Jim and I are headed for Yosemite. Last year, above photo, my son and his family and friends visited The Grand Canyon.