Just a few more photos from our ATVing adventure. We had spotted random sheep along the trails but this was a large group controlled by four small border collies and what appeared to be a Peruvian woman wearing vivid colored leggings, cowboy boots and spurs.
Our little motorhome–which we are loving.
Saturday morning we took our time–enjoying our coffee, talking, and walking Emmi. We were on the road by 9am and at North Ranch parked in Larry and Geri’s yard shortly after noon. We spent the afternoon visiting with friends–Jim and Ellie plus Don and Vickie happened to be there too. We also spent some time visiting Mike and Pat. Geri had prepared a wonderful supper and we spent the evening catching up on all the news.
Sunday we enjoyed a fabulous brunch–I cooked a bunch of bacon on their grill and Geri made scrambled eggs–I love brunch! We visited with more friends–Caryl and Jerry. We also went to look at our former home in North Ranch owned by Bill and Gemma. They’ve done so much work to the house–it looks great. It’s no longer an ugly yellow color, they’ve built a huge new garage and added a deck on the back overlooking the desert.
Sunday evening we drove into Wickenburg to have pizza and ice cream. Monday morning had us heading south with a stop at Walmart to pick up the grocery order and a stop at Costco which about broke the bank. We buy our meat at Costco and as we live so far from the closest Costco on both ends of the country, we buy in bulk. I spent Tuesday afternoon vacuum sealing all that meat–it took a while!
Our place looks great!! Milton has done a great job this summer keeping the grass/weeds mowed and seeing to the irrigation system. His wife Lucy cleaned the house for us before we arrived which was really nice!! It’s so green and lush here–about 2 weeks ago this area had about 3.5 inches of rain. We’ve never seen it so green–usually when we arrive in mid October the grass is brown–not this year.
Our trees, shrubs and flowers have grown so much it’s amazing!! That ornamental grass was just a sickly looking sprig of grass when we left in the spring. The lantana (the one with orange flowers) was only about a foot in diameter–now it is about three feet! The rosemary shrub grew a lot and the daisies did too. We are so pleased! And of course the weeds grew quite well too!
Love those Arizona sunsets.
The washing machine has been going almost non-stop. The Cowboy decided to conduct some demolition today–hopefully we are almost finished knocking out walls.
Life is good.