Sunday, March 25, 2012

Yep, Spring has Sprung……Again !

Ha.....I love these 50 deg mornings with it getting up close to 80 during the daytime.
We really enjoy our front porch when the weather is nice. This is the morning sun just as it comes up. Many happy times are had on this porch.

On one of these beautiful afternoons, Larry and Geri took us out exploring some strange new territory on our 4-wheelers. We went way up West of Congress. We had never been out in this area before. The Desert BLM lands are so vast here that it's impossible to believe how much of open country there is around here.

It’s nice to see a new area that definitely has a new twist to it....lots of rock here and this is one BIG rock.  In fact, it's name is "Big Rock".

It looks like that big rock could roll right over on you….

Lots of evidence of Indians spending time in this area many, many years ago. A lot of Petroglyph's on this rock………very interesting.

I imagine the shade from the rock was an enjoyable place for grinding their grain into flour, as there are many of these on the shady side. It was probably the coolest place around on the hot summer days.

Larry and Geri had some friends from Iowa visiting them. Sharon and Gary are also enjoying the sights. Nothing quite like this back in Iowa!

I even managed to find a Windmill way out there. You all know how much I love Windmills...always have and always will. We live on Windmill Lane near Custer in the Black hills, where there's a BIG working windmill right across the street from us and I even had a small Windmill in my back yard in Florida.

This one just happens to be a Dempster.   Manufactured in Beatrice, Nebraska, my home state.  It's old but beautiful !!

All of this beautiful area is right out in back of the Bayfield Bunch's new Arizona home.  If I know Al and Kelly they will be spending a lot of time exploring out here.  Meanwhile, they are very busy remodeling their new "Digs" and making it their home….check them out.

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With us shooting three mornings a week at the Range, we use up around 750 rounds of ammunition. So my spare time has become quite sparse lately.  I spend a lot of time pulling on the lever handle of my new Dillon Progressive Reloader. Then I get to clean our Glocks a lot.  I am the official reloader and gun cleaner around here, while Ms. Pat spends four days a week up at the Club House Line Dancing, where she is now one of the Instructors.   But then you know what they say....a busy mind is a happy one!! 

Right now I have to get ready for church!!

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!

You have a good week and may God Bless you all…. Thanks for stopping by.


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Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

What a lovely area. We will have to remember this area when we get up to Congress in a few weeks.
Thanks for sharing and giving us yet another reason to visit the area! Enjoy your Sunday. ~wheresweaver

Sue and Doug said...

great day for an ATV tour!!!..and you are correct!...that is one big

Al Bossence said...

We were just out walking in that area this morning Mike. Am looking forward to spending a lot more time in that neck of the woods next Winter. Just so great to have all that so close by. Hope to make a run out there with the Jeep one day this week so will keep an eye out for the windmill & Indian Mortero grinding holes. Gotta get your rake back to ya this week too big guy:))

KarenInTheWoods said...

What a wonderful enjoyable ride.. thanks for taking us along!~

KarenInTheWoods said...

What a wonderful enjoyable ride.. thanks for taking us along!~

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ride with us. That is some beautiful country that we hope to see some day!! Thanks for sharing.