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Wherever Home is Parked?

Wherever Home is Parked?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

down in my back and hurt my neck

well it’s been a ruff week for me.  I pinched a nerve in my neck and it’s going down my left arm and I can not turn my head.  Plus I’m down in the back so it’s been in bed as much as possible on heating pads and taking med’s to relieve the pain.  Haven’t been able to sleep as laying down makes the neck hurt worse and sitting up makes the low back hurt.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Valentines Present

I finally got my Valentines present.  I had posted that I ordered something for myself and it finally arrived!


I have been thinking about getting a smart phone for sometime but just couldn’t justifying spending the money and the need.  Well our phone company had a good deal going and for a limited time they had free activation for smart phones.


I bit the bullet and ordered myself one.  I decided on the Samsung Galaxy S 3 .. I like the looks of the white.   Now learning how to use this silly thing is another story.  I’ve been getting frustrated at it, but I am starting to learn how to do a few things with it.  I finally got my ringtones installed and set for my contacts list.  I’m still working with several things. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Return to the Museum

Ajo, AZ

We decided we’d do another return to the Museum and that was on the list today


anyone need some dental work done?


Newspaper room


uniforms from their history


an old TV


Indian days


neat pottery



bells from their history


Of course the cool weather has returned so not much of anything else going

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Repeat of Yesterday!

It was another late night for me, I didn’t get to sleep until around 3 AM.  I finally gave in and took 2 pain pills and a sleeping pill so I could finally get some rest!  So YES .. I slept in the morning away.  We woke to another cold morning and so staying in bed was the perfect thing to do.  Once I got up and got around I made some home made egg noodles to cook for dinner.  As you know I cooked a turkey yesterday and used the broth and some meat and it made a tasty dinner.  I put a bit of turkey in the frig for sandwiches later and the rest I packaged and put in the freezer. 

Later in the afternoon one of the ladies from the church brought us some home made cinnamon rolls and let me tell you they were still warm and delicious! 

Since it’s been another day of wind and nippy temps, only reached the low 60’s so I spent my entire inside just relaxing this aching back and legs.  When the weather turns bad it affects my spinal injury and then that causes my MS to flare up and that means I do well to even function.  In fact I didn’t get dressed until late in the afternoon and that was only because we wanted to to to the grocery store and purchased some oranges they had on sale and hubby got him another bucket of ice cream.  (It was the last day the sale was on)  The rest of our evening was spent doing absolutely nothing but resting, surfing the web and watching TV.

I did some looking tonight of how long we’ve been in AZ and we’ve been in AZ for 35 days and we’ve only had 10 days of temperatures reaching 70 or more degrees since being here!  Now there is really something wrong with this picture!  Who ever said Arizona is warm in the winter .. flat out lied to me!  I have no suntan and I have not even had shorts on not one time this winter!  Yes, I’ve had my short pants or what ever you call them but they go below the knee. 

I do have some exciting news .. well kind of .. In 2 days it will be V’day and normally hubby and I do not celebrate these holidays but this year I bought myself something.  Although I will not get it until next week .. so you will have to wait until I get it before I spill the beans .. I’m so excited!!

Windy, Chilly and Down in the back

Ajo, AZ

I slept in this morning, well that was until Lexi woke me up to go potty around 10 AM.  It’s a chilly morning and I’m still not feeling well and I just didn’t feel like getting out of my warm bed. 


Hubby took this picture and It looks like Roo didn’t either? .. what a life this dog lives.  She has to have her own pillows and covers and she pushes me over into the middle of the bed.  YES .. she is spoiled rotten!


the other day Michael our friend dropped me off some tangerines and grapefruits.  Look at the size of the grapefruit.  Let me tell you I’ve eaten one of each and they are delicious!  I’m savoring them .. Thanks Michael!!


I haven’t done a thing today other then I did get a load of laundry going, yesterday dishes and I got the turkey going in the roaster.  I had bought several turkey’s while they were on sale around Thanksgiving and this is the last one left.  Today has been a day of not even getting dressed for me.  It’s chilly, the wind is blowing and this evening we had some spitting rain.  I’ve been sitting/laying on a heating pad all day long. 


Since I got the turkey started late, it wasn’t quiet done for a late lunch early dinner, so I made hubby a egg sandwich and I was craving a pancake.  That was dinner.  Once the turkey was done hubby did make him a turkey sandwich.  Looking out our window tonight we saw the sky was red so I sent hubby outside to capture a picture for me.  Isn’t it beautiful?


If you make this picture bigger you will even see the rainbow we had after the spitting of rain.  Although our friend Brian posted on fb a picture of snow coming down in Tucson, AZ!  So glad it was him and not us!


Here is our home all nestled in on a windy and chilly night.  The even has been spent just relaxing.  We discussed some plans for next month but haven’t really set anything for sure yet.  Hope your all staying warm where ever you are.  We’ve got our Mr. Heater going to keep us nice and toasty inside of our comfy home.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Relaxing Sunday

We were up and did our morning routine and then before we knew it was time to get ready for church.  After church we went out to eat with Brad and Judy (the other RV couple parked next to us)  We went to Marcela’s CafĂ© and it I ordered the patty melt and fries, hubby had a burger and fries.  Mine was delicious, hubby said his was okay.  Brad had the baked chicken special and Judy had a enchilada.

We came home and needed to run to the grocery store to get a few things that were on sale today only and then it was back home for a relaxing afternoon and evening.  I’m still trying to re-coup from my MS flare up.  I do not even have to do much and I’m exhausted.  The poor dogs have not been on a walk since Thursday and they are not happy about it.  Dinner tonight was a bowl of cereal Smile

The weather has a taken a turn for nippy temps, the high today was only 59 degrees!  The next few days are suppose to be about the same but … It’s suppose to be back in the 70’s later in the week and I’m ready for it. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Darby Wells Rd

Ajo, AZ

The nice warm weather has left us behind and today the temps only reached a high of 64 degrees which is a bit nippy for my liking.  I’m still a bit under the weather so it was a lazy morning. 


Later we decided to go for a drive.  So first on our list was to drive to Why and check it out.  From what we are told it used to be named “Y” but the post office would not deliver mail there so they named it Why, AZ.


This road is highly traveled by RVer’s going to and from either Tucson, AZ or Mexico. 


There is a huge border patrol head quarters along this road 


I imagine there is millions of dollars invested into this facility and lots of our tax dollars going into the place.  There are over hundreds of vehicles alone parked inside


I know the talk around town is about the over $600,000 border patrol housing that was built in Ajo.  Lots of the locals are not happy about it as it was built at the expense of tax payers


you can see the walls of waste from the old mine.  This thing is huge


There wasn’t anything really to see in Why, if you blinked you missed it.  On our way back I had been wanting to check out Darby Wells Rd for some boon docking spots.  On our way back from Why we spotted Darby Wells Rd and decided we’d take it a look around.


We had heard about Darby Wells and I wanted to see it.  The Blm land is out this way and that means free places to park our home


it’s a gravel road that has some twist and turns in it


when we first started out on the road we didn’t really see anyone parking out here and I began to wonder where you would even try to park your home at.


although the scenery is beautiful


lots of good places to get out and explore


I am fascinated with cactus and the saguaro is only found in 1 place .. can guess where that it is?


The saguaro is found only in the Sonoran Desert, which includes about 120,000 square miles of California and Arizona. Most of Baja California and half of the state of Sonora, Mexico is also included. You won't find saguaros above an elevation of about 3,500 feet since they can't handle much frost.


look at them .. their everywhere here …


after we traveled Darby Wells a few miles we started seeing signs of life ..


there was an interesting looking knob ahead of


when we come upon it we found that this rig had found a beautiful spot to park their home (yes I was drooling)


we spotted this chipmunk and stopped and watched him for several minutes. 

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then we spotted these quail

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looks like they were getting satellite even in the desert


they found them a nice hiding spot


we started seeing more and more rigs parked out on this BLM land


I’m not sure how our big rig would do going through some of the spots in the road though .. we’d have to think long and hard before pulling our home back here


having a big home has lots of advantages but it also has it’s disadvantages and when dry camping that is where those really can come into play at


this little camper has the advantage over our big home when parking and enjoying the peace and quiet of mother nature


this guy was parked off to the side of the road.  Smart, he won’t have to worry about getting stuck. 


after driving and driving we did find that we couldn’t come in through Ajo at Alley ave because there are some very twisting turns that our rig would not fit through


but we could easily come in through Darby Wells and we did find a several places we could park our home if they were not taken when we arrived. 


hubby had made fried potatoes and eggs for a late afternoon brunch and so as a late dinner we had oats.  The evening was spent relaxing and trying to get some energy.