Our next-door neighbors in Kingman were David and Glenda. A very nice couple, they had just purchased a good hunk of Arizona land near there. They plan to live in their 5th wheel trailer on site, as they build their home. They already have a septic system in place, have moved a water tank into place (with a well to be dug soon), and will use solar to meet their electrical needs. They also have that shiny red tractor that I showed on a previous blog! What could be cooler? Except an invitation to visit the property…
Just before you reach their very secluded site, you drive through what looks like a fairly well maintained ghost town. I guess it is a Dude Ranch that never really took off. It’s a cool place anyway.
This area is open range, so you see many cows open ranging around…
Here we are with David and Glenda – and off to tour the 80 acres!
Just outside of their property is this abandoned house. We didn’t go in (Social Distancing!) but were told that it looks like the owner just disappeared! Even left a note of some kind on the table. A bit of a puzzle.
The desert views from the property are stunning.
Glenda called this “Jesus’ Tomb”
Of course, I had to shoot some of the spring color growing out of the desert.
Here is a greatly-shortened video I shot of their property…
It was finally time for us to move! Family called us to Lincoln, and since everything is closed due to the virus, we decided to pretty much drive straight there and not stop at all the interesting points along the way.
Before we left, Cherryl got a bit of baking done. Here she uses the grinder to grind the wheat into flour, and then the Bosch to mix it, and producing some wonderful whole wheat bread!
Adjacent to our campground in Gallup, New Mexico, was a large wash that looked like a fun place to test the Suburban’s sand cliff climbing abilities. Too bad we didn’t have time for the test!
I have no pictures of the campground in Dalhart, Texas. Maybe that says something.
We shared a campground with some Bison (Metallic) in Salina, Kansas.
Taking on fuel…
And finally arriving in Lincoln, Nebraska
Current plans have us staying in Lincoln for a while. It is far greener than when we were last here in February!