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Oct 4, 2015 - Wickenburg AZ – Desert Cypress Mobile Home and RV Park

Spent the night in Wickenburg before heading to Buckeye. Rog wanted to wash the truck and the camper before we put them in storage and this was a good place for it. Wickenburg is also pretty close to Buckeye, so it was an easy drive in the morning and we could start unloading early.

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Retired at Last!

Feb 17, 2015 - Desert Caballeros Museum

I never tire of visiting this gem of a western art museum in Wickenburg - and now it's better than ever. The new audio tour is wonderful and the latest exhibits - Scott Baxter photography and "Hidden Life Behind Bronze" are exceptional. Photos in the museum are never allowed - too bad because not everyone is able to come to Arizona to have this experience. Sadly, my favorite breakfast place, The Cowboy Cafe, has closed. Tried a new place but it's just not the same. Oh well - life goes on.

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Jan 26, 2015 - Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Took a drive up to Wickenburg AZ. It was originally a gold mining town in the 1800's. When the railroad came thru cattle ranching also increased. In the mid 1900's Wickenburg was known as the Dude Ranch Capital of the world and today is the Team Roaping Capital. The town is full of cowboys! We went to the Western Museum in town. It is full of wonderful sculptures and paintings of cowboy life. There are many famous bronzes of Frederick Remington and Charles Russel. well worth the stop!

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Nov 14, 2014 - Wickenburg AZ

Really enjoyued our stay at Arizona Charlies yesterday,but we really needed 2-3 days to unwind from the long drive. Trying to get away from Vegas this morning was a chore. We needed fuel and had to find a station that could fit our truck and trailer.That can be a difficult thing when in a city surrounding. After turning left when we should have turned right led us to not where we wanted to be!! After numerous circles and much frustation we ended up in a smaller corner station where I had to back out the way I came in......ERRR. 45 minutes...

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Apr 9, 2014 - Up and Down

Today’s route followed US 60 for most of the day. We started in the high desert (~7,000 ft elevation) of eastern Arizona and transitioned to the Ponderosa Pine forests of the White Mountains east of Phoenix. Along the way it seemed that we were continuously descending 6% grades and then climbing back to 6 or 7,000 ft. The weather was nice in the White Mountains, but as we made the final descent to the Valley of the Sun where Phoenix is located the temperature climbed into the 90’s. Between the temperature and driving west into the setting...

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Apr 8, 2014 - Desert Caballeros Museum

Sculptor John Coleman gave a lecture at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg today. I had seen some of his work at various western art museums throughout the country and thought the pieces were breathtaking. His talk was enlightening and thought provoking about the way we relate to art . I told Diane and Jim about the event and they decided to accompany me. The main gallery was hosting an exhibit called " Cowgirl Up" - all works were done by female western artists. Wow - what talent. The artists were mainly from the western...

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Mar 20, 2013 - Wickenburg AZ ,March 20-21

After going as far south as we could we are now pointing this rig towards home. Since we dont like taking the same route over and over, we are going to do some zig zagging on the way. From an elevation of some 200 ft at Yuma we now head to Wickenburg at 2100 ft. Route 60 from Brenda AZ to Wickenburg should be another of the loneliest highways in the west,a good day of driving. This town definitely needs to be explored if passing thru this area . They have spent an enourmas amount of money in the town for tourism and it shows real well. It...

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Nov 6, 2012 - Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Wickenburg is a lovely small town located one hundred miles northwest of Gold Canyon. The Desert Caballeros Western Museum is there - a gem for such a small community - and was exhibiting "Don't Fence Me In: Ludvic Paints The West". I had read in the newspaper that the artist was giving a talk today so Mary Jane, John, and I decided to attend. The artist is Egyptian and has lived and worked all over the world. He didn't become passionate about Western Art until his recent move to Arizona from New Jersey. He is an impressionist which...

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Dec 8, 2011 - Wickenburg, AZ

On Sunday morning we had breakfast with Dick and Phyllis at a nearby country club. We decided to spend a few more days in Surprise than we had originally planned. We finished up some Christmas shopping, got our first wave of our annual Christmas letters done and in the mail along with some other items, washed the truck, did laundry, etc. On Wednesday we had lunch at the "Burger Bar" with Dick and Phyllis and said our goodbyes (again). The weather in Surprise has been great. Cold nights and into the low to mid 60s and even into the 70s...

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Jan 24, 2011 - Escapees Park

This morning, we reluctantly left the BLM near Quartzsite and moved to Wickenburg. I say reluctantly because we enjoyed the solitude and quietness, even though many other RVs were nearby, they wern't close enough to hear conversation. It was a very pleasant experience and one we will look forwar to replicating. While this park is nice and has activities and amenities, being close to your neighbors after Quartzsite is a bit of a shock. We'll get over it quickly, just interesting. The sharing library here is quite extensive and Bev has...

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Dream On

Feb 26, 2010 - Just hangin around

Friday, February 26, 2010 This week has just kinda gone on by. Nothing really exciting that we’ve been up to. We are still at the same CG, going on 3 weeks. Guess we don’t mind being here. We had planned on pulling out on Tuesday and then Wednesday and then, we just stayed on. We have made friends with a couple from England who are enjoyable to be around. They sailed a catamaran sailboat across the Atlantic and lived for 2 years in Tortola in the BVI where we have chartered a number of times. Their boat is presently on dry land in Florida...

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Feb 19, 2010 - Gold Fever

Friday, February 19, 2010 Boy has the weather been nice the last few days. But the big news is now I officially have GOLD FEVER! That’s right I have been out gold prospecting. Jerry was going out on Monday and asked me along. This was a first for me. We rode Jerry’s Mule into an old gold mining town called Stanton. After riding in his truck over about 4 very rough miles pulling his Mule on a trailer down a sandy road we unloaded and rode in style the last few miles. Imagine my surprise when we got to Stanton and I saw a fairly large full...

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