Our Location: Empire Ranch, Sonoita, Arizona
We woke this morning to a chilly 40F/5C in Gage, NM but we had a great nights rest. We were on the road before 8 am and put in an hour and it was still 8 am. You guessed it, we crossed another time zone. Arizona stays on Mountain Standard Time while NM changes to Mountain Daylight Time. Obviously we crossed into Arizona at 9am Mountain Daylight Time which became 8 am Mountain Standard Time. Are you confused yet? So until you folks change your clocks back in Ontario we are three hours behind you.
|Yep, they are definitely mountains, lots of pointy, sharp looking things out there too. |
|A little hill!!|
The ride today was pretty good, a few humps and bumps but nothing major. We stopped at San Simon Rest Area/Arizona Welcome Center for a quick leg stretch, we would certainly stay here if we were looking for an overnight stop. Clean, well laid out and a decent sized truck parking area. We by passed a stop at Texas Canyon Rest area but we've all stopped there before.
|There is nothing quite like the mountains out the window as we roll along. |
|I believe these may be salt flats, you can see the white mixed in the sand. |
A stop for fuel at $5.35 per gallon had us topping the tank for $100 USD. The Big Dog likes his diesel. The temperatures climbed steadily but not too high, I think we stopped around the 60F/15C area this afternoon.
|Water at the road side, I believe these are also salt flats here. |
|The view is amazing. |
All of today's photos were taken with my phone, dirty windshield and all, moving at close to 60 mph, so if they aren't the clearest, oh well. You get the idea anyway.
|Lots of growth here on the roadsides. |
|They are getting closer.....|
We are currently parked at Empire Ranch at Sonoita, Arizona and may stay here for a number of days. We haven't really decided how many yet but for a couple any way. I need to clean the Igloo windows so we can look out and see something. All the dust has been hard on them.
|We have arrived!|
|The dust that would have been blowing here yesterday makes me glad we called it a day earlier. |
Called my dad when we arrived, just to touch base. Things are good up in his neighbourhood, no snow but a bit chilly by the sounds of things. Sun is out though so that's always a positive thing.
|I love the colours here...|
|The views are always so inviting.|
|Come, explore, discover my secrets..... |
Daughter Courtney sent me a couple of photos of the peanuts she grew in her little garden in Toronto. The first time she's tried to grow them, they turned out pretty well. She's pretty excited about that!
|Approaching Texas Canyon Rest Area.|
|Just past the rest area. |
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
|The view to the east!! |
Until next time...
|Courtney's home grown peanuts. |
|Home is Toronto, Ontario and she has a small raised garden in the front yard. |
Take care, be safe,