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Empire Ranch – Sonoita, Arizona (GA36)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Soledad Canyon RV Resort at Acton, California. I’m expecting to depart here March 27th.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2012-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted March 1, 2012…

 

 

 

Yesterday Mary and I drove the motorhome  from Lake Patagonia about 40 miles to the Empire Ranch near Sonoita, Arizona. The ranch house was once headquarters for a cattle ranch that was more that 1,000,000 acres. It’s really out in the toolies about 50 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona and on the high desert grasslands at about elevation 4, 500 feet.

 

 

Here’s a Google Earth image…

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about the ranch…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_Ranch

 

 

 

Today the ranch is about 45,000 acres and under the protection of the Bureau of Land Management. Here’s their link…
http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/ncarea/lascienegas.html

 

 

 

Here are some photos that I took…

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see the other 40 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/EmpireRanchSonoitaArizona

 

 

After the about 1.5 hour visit to the ranch, we drove about another 35 miles to Sierra Vista, Arizona where we are parked at VFW Post 9972.

 

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/empire-ranch/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 84 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 79 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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Like A Bunch Of Cattle In A Cattle Car…

Jim says:

If Mary’s youngest son Doug had been here…that’s what he would have said about our experience in Asheville, North Carolina yesterday. Moooooooooo!

I must also confess that yesterday’s experience was a first for me…in all my years of traveling. But Mary really wanted to get a feel for the City of Asheville, North Carolina and when you have woman in your life, one must make compromises…

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The Cattle Car.

It’s just something I wouldn’t do if I were traveling alone. In general…despite the fact that I is one…I tend to shy away from “touristy” activities. In truth…it wasn’t all that bad and Mary really enjoyed herself.

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Just one of the photos I took today.

To see the other 21 photos I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/AshevilleNC5510#

Finally…the best news of the day…we got to spend the night on the pretty grounds of Moose Lodge #781 in Asheville. Peaceful and quiet with lots of pretty songbirds.

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Our parking place last night.

Today we continue heading towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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http://www.panamaorbust.com

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