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Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:47 pm
by Faster horses
Out in the desert we found where Patton did some military training before he went to Africa. It is surprisingly undisturbed and very interesting. On a flat where there were rocks outlining barracks we found "B-Co. 2/67th" and in another place "Charlie 2/67th."

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Mr. FH loves the big cactus.


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Our camp in the desert:


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We are here with Mr. FH double cousin, Dave, and his wife:


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Re: Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:38 pm
by TexasBred
Pretty darn awesome. It's my understanding those big cactus do not grow anywhere else. Enjoy !!!!

Re: Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:20 pm
by cow pollinater
Looks like fun! I spent a bunch of time in Nevada as a kid. If you knew where to look you could find the indian camps preserved as if they had been there the week before. It always amazed me how well the desert preserves history.

Re: Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:39 pm
by Traveler
Love the desert. We were in the Nashville area before Christmas.........damn near froze.

Re: Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:11 pm
by Faster horses
Traveler wrote:Love the desert. We were in the Nashville area before Christmas.........damn near froze.


Wish I could say the same. I'm not loving it except for the weather. People here drive crazy and the scenery isn't much.
But I haven't been here very long, either. Going to Lake Alamo and see the wild donkeys soon.

Re: Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:09 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
Well it doesn't look like you're camping in a Walmart parking lot.

Have you heard of any Chuck wagon cook offs or any fun things like a big team roping?

Re: Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:34 am
by Traveler
Faster horses wrote:
Traveler wrote:Love the desert. We were in the Nashville area before Christmas.........damn near froze.


Wish I could say the same. I'm not loving it except for the weather. People here drive crazy and the scenery isn't much.
But I haven't been here very long, either. Going to Lake Alamo and see the wild donkeys soon.


Keep us updated. There's got to be something to explore with that new Pioneer. Nice looking camper/toy hauler.

Re: Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:52 pm
by Faster horses
Traveler wrote:
Faster horses wrote:
Traveler wrote:Love the desert. We were in the Nashville area before Christmas.........damn near froze.


Wish I could say the same. I'm not loving it except for the weather. People here drive crazy and the scenery isn't much.
But I haven't been here very long, either. Going to Lake Alamo and see the wild donkeys soon.


Keep us updated. There's got to be something to explore with that new Pioneer. Nice looking camper/toy hauler.


The new toy hauler isn't ours. It belongs to cuz's. We have a aluminum trailer with the Pioneer loaded on that we pull behind
our trailer. Was a lot better when cuz took a wrong turn in Prescott. He led us up a winding narrow street in a prestigious neighborhood. A sign said "no outlet" and it wasn't lying. His toy hauler is 40' long and he couldn't turn around so had to back all
the way down. We were able to turn around using a driveway to a very fancy home. A neighbor came out and helped turn the
little trailer around since we unhooked it to get turned around. We told him thanks and said if his neighbor saw black marks
in his driveway to tell him what happened. He said, "I'm not telling him anything. You are just lucky he wasn't home." :shock:

Trying to back around. (didn't work) :D
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The end of the trail.
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RV Park. Since it is our first trip, we can't imagine all the RV's here.
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Re: Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:05 pm
by Faster horses
Big Muddy rancher wrote:Well it doesn't look like you're camping in a Walmart parking lot.

Have you heard of any Chuck wagon cook offs or any fun things like a big team roping?


That would be in Wickenburg, hoping to go there soon. We did visit a bookstore in Quartzite with a nude owner.
That was an experience. I didn't take pictures...well, one with my phone but it didn't turn out very well. :lol:
All he wore wore was a little knitted loin cloth (only smaller), a shirt, top hat and thongs on his feet. If I
can find his name, you can look it up. I did buy a book there. :lol: :lol: :lol:

We did park one night in Colorado in a deserted Safeway parking lot. :D

Got snowed in in Moab Utah.

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Enjoyed seeing some of the arches, but I can't seem to find those pictures.

Re: Our first trip to AZ desert

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:04 pm
by lavacarancher
FH, we took a few days off to travel to Wyoming to see the eclipse last year. We "camped out" in a travel trailer not quite as big as yours and we did spend one night in a Walmart parking lot. We simply over estimated how far we could tow in one day. Trip was uneventful until we started back and had to hold up in Austin, Texas for a couple of days until the water went down from Harvey. GMC diesel pulled the trailer like it didn't know it was back there. We did make it up to the bad lands and Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. Beautiful country up there. Looking forward to another trip this year.