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Jun 13, 2019 - Video of Ft. Verde done by local TV drone

HI All, Here is a link to a short video created by a local TV station in Phoenix showing Ft. Verde where we have been serving as the volunteer docents (not to mention hedge clipping, bathroom cleaning, painting, etc.) for the past 3 months. The Fox news guy is a bit creepy, but the drone video is good. You may have to copy and paste the following link. https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/412359939-video Mike

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Jun 10, 2019 - Sedona et. al.

Hi all…Mike here…I know….I know….a blog entry two days in a row. Guess we are on a roll. Today Emily and I finally had a day off together from Fort Verde. Never thought retirement would be sooooooo busy…especially with NO PAY!!!! Sorry…didn’t mean to shout there. Emily and I decided that our time here near Sedona was short; so we should at least do the last two things we had wanted to do. One, believe it or not, was to take a trolley tour of down-town Sedona. Well…it was very informative, but we had decided that we could have provided a...

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Jun 9, 2019 - Judy's Visit

Helloooo Everybodyyyy That was a salute to Grover from Sesame Street, one of my favorite muppets. This is Emily writing today. We are coming to an end of our stay at Camp Verde. We have two and a half weeks and are going to Tucson to see Jeff one last time before we head to Rocky Mt. National Park to visit with Cyndy and family. We are looking forward to hot dogs, hamburgers, freeze pops, and grilled cheese sandwiches for a week. We love to have company because we get to see great places in the area. My sister Judy and her boyfriend Woody...

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May 29, 2019 - Jeep trip to Crown King, AZ

Mike here.: Wow…what a day. We went on another Jeep trip today with our friends from Ft. Verde; Carol and George (oh...and Amigo too). …100+ miles total…out into the middle of Central AZ. I’m talking smack dab in the middle of Arizona!!! I am not 100% sure, but I think we viewed another million-plus square miles of wilderness here in central Arizona. The immenseness just overwhelms me…the vistas are breath-taking. I guess I should “fact-check” this information, but I think it must be pretty close. Of those 100+ miles, 40+ miles were...

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May 22, 2019 - Three local trips

We have been on three excursions in the past few days. Time here at Ft. Verde seems to be going by quickly. Cyndy and I have begun talks via telephone about plans for our combined trip to Rocky Mountain National Park over the July 4th holiday, so we feel we should make sure we see all we want while here in central AZ. Last Sunday we went to a National Forest site called the “V-V” (that’s V-bar-V). The V Bar V Heritage Site is the largest known petroglyph (rock art) site in the Verde Valley, and one of the best-preserved. The site consists...

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May 6, 2019 - Bloody Basin to Sheep Bridge Jeep Trip

WOW y’all…what a trip I had yesterday. Met another volunteer here at Ft. Verde and he is a Jeep Nut. I don’t mean he likes Jeeps like I do…he is a Jeep NUT!!!! Oh…and he is 80 years old. Been everywhere…done everything. He’s been places and done things I didn’t even know about. Anyway… He asked me if I wanted to go out on a Jeep trail. I said great! I like to scout around and thought I was quite the Jeep scout. HA!!!! He said “how would you like to go out to Sheep Bridge”? Sounded pretty basic to me…drive some back roads…see a bridge and a...

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Apr 25, 2019 - COTD (church of the day) Camp Verde, AZ

A while back for many, many reasons, I had decided to delete my Facebook account. I could probably do an entire blog on my reasons, but I will spare you all this time and just say the only thing I miss is not being able to post my “Church of the Day” pictures. With that in mind, I am going to try to make up for this void by using this blog to post my Church of the Day findings. I will title these Church of the Day posts by titling them COTD so if you don’t want to see those, you can just skip. I will begin thse COTD posts with a Church here...

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Apr 24, 2019 - Catching up on some hiking.

Hello all, Although we have not moved the RV, the Jeep has been rolling and we sure have been putting the miles on visiting many sights in central AZ. We had been visited by friends Rose & Sam Jackling, as well as a second visit from Jocelyn and Barney. On the list while they were here was Sedona, Cottonwood’s Tuzigoot NP, Jerome, and Prescott. Closer to Camp Verde we all visited Montezuma’s Castle and Montezuma’s Well. Busy, busy…worky bee. We are alone now again for a while and Joey is able to get most of his 20 hours of sleep per day....

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Apr 19, 2019 - Still at Camp Verde

We went to the Meteor Crater near Winslow Arizona. 50,000 years ago a broken body of an asteroid traveling 26,000 miles per hour hit the earth . A huge iron- nickel meteorite estimated to have been about 150 feet across ans weighting several hundred thousand tons struck the rocky plain with an explosive force greater than 20 million tons of tnt. It left a bowl shape hole that is700 feet deep and 4000 feet across. From there we went to Walnut Canyon where the Sinagua ( Spanish for “without water”) Indians found shelter inside the canyon and...

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Apr 18, 2019 - Trip to the Grand Canyon

Some information about the Grand Canyon. It is 277 river miles, edge to edge is 600 feet in some spots and18 miles at the largest distance. Elevations south rim 7000 feet and at the north rim 8000 feet, depth average is one mile. 373 species of birds 91 species of mammals (bats, big horn sheep ) 18 species of fish 58 species os reptiles and amphibians ( toads and frogs ) 8480 knows species of invertebrates 23 exotic animal species 7 endangered animal species

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Apr 17, 2019 - Camp Verde, Distant Drums RV Park

We went with our friends Emily and Mike to Montezuma Well. It is a well created by the power of water.it is an oasis in a harsh desert, home to species found nowhere else. We also visited Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot. Southern Sinagua farmers built a five-story, 20 room dwelling between 1100 and 1300 AD. And in the valley below is Tuzigoot (Apache for “ crooked water” ) a cliff dwelling. It crownsthe Summit of a long ridge rising 120 feet above the Verde Vally. This was done 1000 and 1400 AD. Then we visited Camp Verde State Historic Park....

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Apr 16, 2019 - Fort Verde

Went to visit Emily and Mike at Fort Verde. Great to see these friends again. They are host volunteers at the fort. I did learn there were 43 forts in Arizona and none had walls around them and the fort was never attached....and also learned the soldiers’ rifle were sooooo heavy, Barney couldn’t lift it so he would have had a short career as a soldier. Visited a Yavapai-Apache Nation Museum, they have a status of a sovereign government within the US. They hold their own tribal courts, Indian Health service with no aid from the federal...

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