TOUR AMERICA, 2020: CONGRESS, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It – Escapees North Ranch, Congress, Arizona

April 10, 2020

Temperature 68 Degrees

Walk A Bout

I’m told I can’t complain about our cold weather any more.  So I won’t say it was only forty nine degrees when we awoke this morning.  I’ll say nothing about the chill in the air when I first went out and took my usual morning walk around Elvira to check on things in general.  Nope, none of that from my mouth.  I’ll just say it was a pleasant morning that led to another beautiful day.

Breakfast this morning was a delightful plate of pancakes, a glass of juice and a couple of cups of coffee.  It was the perfect way to start the day.

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Yes, Barbara finished her puzzle, not today but last night before she went to bed.  Microsoft now considers her a Grand Master.  She is now on to another puzzle.

Today we went on another walk a bout around the park.

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One, small ,puffy cloud hanging out all by itself.

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Let’s start with a walk through the Catus Garden.

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I wonder where I’ll be in 2028?  Maybe I’ll set a goal for ourselves to be back here when they dig up the time capsule.

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Over at Flamingo Park we have our two resident greeters

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doing their part by wearing their masks when out in public.

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Don’t want to wear a mask?  Refuse to practice proper social distancing?  Forget to wash your hands?  Here is what can happen to those who fail to follow the guidelines.

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Roy and Dale are all dressed up for Easter.

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Cathy is busy building bird houses.

Come on, we’re now going to walk through a part of the park to see what we can see.

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Some driftwood, a rock and a kettle turned on its side.

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A baggage cart, a wheelbarrow and a couple of burros.

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Not sure who this is a statue of – maybe a missionary to this part of the country?

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A rock garden with an old, left over water pump as its center piece.

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A couple of old wagon wheels.

The following are pictures from just one yard.  There is so much here.  If I were to put a title on this I would call it The Culture of Congress.  Enjoy.

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A couple of houses down,

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Around the corner.  Think maybe someone once lived by the ocean?  Maybe they used to fish off an ocean pier?

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Last but not least, a bunny.  We always consider them, for some reason, a symbol of good luck so we are delighted when we find one.  Actually, we found several of them but this is the only one who stopped to have his picture taken.

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This is what we have been thinking about.  A lot, a concrete pad with full hookups, and a ramada over Elvira.  Just thinking, nothing definite yet.  Not even near that point of making a decision.  Again, just thinking about down the road.

So ended out walk.

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Back home, in the kitchen it was time to start making my favorite – potato pancakes.  Our agreement is, I do the preparation and Barbara does the cooking.  A perfect division of labor that has always worked out well.

Once I was done and before my feast began I was treated to shrimp cocktail.  My sweetheart was so good to me.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Excuse me, but my potato pancakes are done and waiting for me so it is time for me to sign off.  Keep safe, wash those hands often and remember to always keep six feet apart.

On the lighter side.

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Thanks for coming with us on our walk with us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!

 

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: CONGRESS, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. Interesting carefree lawns, but are they lawns if they have no grass? I guess not. Now you know where to go if you need tools. Enjoyed our walk. Happy Easter.

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