Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We’re HOME!!

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This was a Grand site to see as we entered Arizona….

We took the Phoenix Bypass at Casa Grande, taking I-8 to Hwy 85 in Gila Bend, then back up to I-10.  At exit 103, we turned north to Wickenburg and on up to North Ranch.  This route avoids the traffic through Phoenix.  We arrived yesterday shortly after lunch.
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I just love this cut across.....it’s a little curvy and wavy but it is beautiful.  It brings you into Wickenburg from the south on Vulture Peak road.

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It takes you right by Vulture Peak....Ms. Pat snapped a picture as we passed. There is a nice boon docking area just off the road at the base of the Mountain. We have hiked to the top many times with several of our friends and look forward to doing it again. This Peak can be seen from our lot at North Ranch.  Hey, "geocachers", there is a local "cache" on the top put there by the Chamber of Commerce!

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This sign pretty much describes the road but it is an easy trip and the road is excellent…

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You can just “inhale” all the beauty, which is just what I am doing as the Foretravel Motorhome easily traverses the curves and small hills……. 

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Even before we get to Wickenburg, you can see North Ranch where we live way off in the distance (where I placed the +).  It is a good 12-15 miles away. You can see we are way out in the boonies, which is what we love!

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Soon we arrived at North Ranch.  Ms. Pat and I are both anxious to see our home that we left nearly 6 months ago……..

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We pulled up in front of the place and unhooked our pickup. I backed the Foretravel into it's spot and  immediately took this picture, even before we went inside.  WOW, doesn’t the place look good? Look how the trees have filled out since we cut them back last year and Gina, your rock gardens look wonderful. All the solar lights even work.

We are so glad to be here and to find the place in such good shape.  Thanks to our great friends and neighbors Paul and Nancy for looking after it for us……

Now we have a ton of work to do!! Ms Pat is already started and I better get to helping her….

It is a GREAT WEEK!!!!         It’s going to be a GREAT WINTER!!

Thanks for riding along with us and if your in the area, be sure to stop by or give us a shout….
We are ever so Thankful to our Father in Heaven for continuing to place his blessings on us….
See ya Sunday.

Mike

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15 comments:

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Welcome Home!!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Good to see you made it to your winter home without any problems. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Judy and Emma said...

It's always nice to arrive home. :)

FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What beautiful pictures. Glad you made it home safely. It looks lovely!

Jim and Sandie said...

Welcome back to AZ. I always get excited when we cross that border into AZ. Just makes me feel like I'm coming home.

Connie,Barry said...

Thanks for sharing the ride up to North Ranch - looks like a great place to spend the winter - we love the boonies, too! Your place looks beautiful - enjoy!

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Good thing you mentioned about putting that X in the one picture. I would have sworn that was a Marine A-10 Warthog doing a low pass over the highway ahead.

Always nice to get home, put the feet up and set a spell. but, just a spell:))

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

glad you arrived safely!!..welcome home!!

Dennis and Donna said...

Home is where you hang your hat...can be anywhere...Love yours...

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

"Home" looks great! Hope you have a little down time planned after all that travel.

You need to stop and smell the cactus, but not too closely! ;c)

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Looks like a beautiful drive!!

So glad you and Pat arrived safely.

Enjoy!!

squawmama said...

Glad you arrived safely!
Have fun
Donna

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Malone said...

so nice to see you back in your happy sunny winter home. I especially love these kinds of posts that show what the roads are like, the trip in, the mountains. Even the bugs on the windshield make for a great photo that reminds me of that great road feeling.