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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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4 Rolling Stones

Apr 15, 2019 - Camp Verde

We arrived in Camp Verde, Arizona staying at a RV park on the Yavapai -Apache Nation reservation. One of the best parks that we have stayed. View of mountains as far as you can see. Right now the best part of this campground, is it has a hot tub...... After all the riding (5917 miles) so far and all the walking we have done....not a monument or a mountain have not seen....sitting my fat behind in a hot tub....IS THE BOMB!

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Apr 4, 2019 - Col. & Mrs. Jackling visit us at Fort Verde

After we arrived at Ft. Verde, our friends Rose and Sam Jackling visited us from Broadalbin, NY. Of course their travel was typical of today’s airline experience and they arrived tired…however…that did not stop us from packing in a week of adventures. One day we traveled back to Tucson to see Jeff. Next was sight seeing locally including Montezuma’s Castle NP, Montezuma’s Well NP, and then Tuzigoot NM. The highlight for us was our visit to Sedona including the Chapel of the Holy Cross. By now everybody is exhausted, but Sam and I took a...

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Apr 1, 2019 - Fort Verde

Hello all, When we left you we were wrapping up in Tucson and enjoying a visit from our friends Jocelyn and Barney from Wilmington. On April Fools day we traveled to Fort Verde State Park about an hour north of Phoenix and about an hour south of Flagstaff. This is the State Park we visited about a year ago and Emily met the Park Ranger Sheila and they began talking about the possibility of “Work-Camping”. Fast forward one year and here we are signed up for volunteering for about 3 months for our room and board (a.k.a. in RV talk that means...

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Nov 13, 2018 - Bringing Bill home

As some of you may recall, we purchased a new-to-us Honda Goldwing motorcycle a couple months ago from a long-time friend in Birmingham, AL. Steve and I had been debating on what kind of toy we wanted for the last two years while we have been on the road. We thought for a while that we were going to get a couple 4-wheelers, then a 4-wheeler and a dirt bike, then a side-by-side off road vehicle like a Rzr, and then we thought we would get a CanAm Spyder. All of these discussions were based upon the idea that I would also be able to drive...

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