Winter 2009-2010 travel blog

Sorry I didn't get this up yesterday, but we left early to spend Thanksgiving with my brother, Rod, in the desert.

Each year, Ron and his friends have camped out near a wash south of Eagle Eye, a mountain in western AZ. It is part of a ranch but since they don't bother the cattle, they are allowed to camp there. They have cleared out some of the brush and dug a fire pit. It is away from the roads and very quiet. Of course, this is dry camping - no electric, no water, no sewer. Some of the gang have Rhinos and they go for long rides along the washes and the trails around the area. It is a wonderful, relaxing time.

The menu yesterday was deep fried turkey, green bean casserole in a dutch oven, potatoes, gravy, dressing and cranberries. Uncle Pete forgot the dinner rolls, but we made do. :)

The highlight of the evening was a mother gray fox and at least 2 kits (might have been 3 - they kept moving) that were lured by the smell of the turkey. They came surprisingly close to us as we sat near a roaring fire.

It was a great day and we are glad that the gang shared it with us. It is also good that this year friend, Art, is doing well. Last year he had to be taken to Wickenburg hospital with stomach bleeding. Last year was also the year that it rained so hard and we got our Rhino covered with mud when we went out there.

Other than that we have planted some new plants, lantana, in front of where the shade house will go and are continuing to plan improvements to the RV lot. It is a bit of nesting going on - but not being planted. We still want to travel but maybe with a different RV. We are exploring our options.

See you on Sunday.

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