Sunday, May 22, 2016

There were many more cars, from several States.  Kingman does this every month, along with a lot of other car related festivals

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

A huge Saguaro, all full of water from the Spring rains. Many of these around our campsite of last night, just beautiful in the morning sun.

This mailbox in Ajo is mounted on a Saguaro skeleton.

Marcela's Cafe and Bakery. A good place to eat!

Hibiscus getting it's morning sun!

Inside Marcelo's. Every year they have paintings and photograpsh from different artists. Some are very nice, and reasonably priced. Well....sort of.

The kitchen is back through the door there in the wall. Two waitresses are kept busy.

I just had to take a couple picture through the glass on the dessert cooler.

Flan is one of my favorites, but I shouldn't eat it any more, so only on very rare occasions, and then not as much as I'd like :-) It's a smooth custard pudding with burnt sugar topping. Very popular in Mexico.

This is the old High School in Ajo. It's now an Artist Colony. They rent the rooms, produce their things, and have a place inside to sell them. It's been remodeled and looks great. If you click on the picture, you'll see a white cross on the top of the hill overlooking the old mine.

The White church..A very pretty Catholic Church, right in the middle of town.

The Mexican people are very reverent of their dead. There are shrines like this every few miles along Highway 85 going to Puerto Penasco, Mexico. As there are on all the roads around here.
This one was very well kept.

An Orange fence! This is near the Citrus Growers building in Yuma. We went to a large discount gas and propane place near the Railroad tracks, and saw these orange trees along the fence. They are just loaded!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The good right arm of Steven (vroc "Rogue") He told us that when he was younger and in better shape, the chain went all the way around his arm. One day, while working out, he flexed that muscle and broke the chain!

A Brillo bike! Although, Marc would never let his get as dirty as this one is.

This, and the next several pictures were taken this morning along Highway 85, between Gila Bend and Ajo. We're at around 1600 feet here, it's very beautiful.

What a shame! Someone just had to deface these beautiful rocks...........

We stopped here to brew a pot of fresh coffee, and let the big dog run around some in the desert.

This, and the next few are for Don (VSP) and Steve (SAG). We all stayed at this motel a few years ago when we were on the bikes, enroute a VROC function in Tucson. It looked a lot better then.

Still shady and pretty, but not as well kept as it was back then.

A nice heated pool, but the hot tub is empty right now.

Remember these rooms?

These rocks are from many different parts of the country. They were all labeled and organized when we were here before.

This is a fake Javalina (I think), The one before was real, and very fresh!

We have a good spot with WiFi that now works great! We used to have to go to the office to make a connection.

These old Sentinels are standing pretty, as they have for probably around 400 years. We're only about 30 miles or so from the Organ Pipe National Monument, a little different kind of cactus, but similar to these huge, fat Saguaros.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pat, Julie, her new boyfriend Jazz, and Tony. We're in Jacquie's house.

Julie and Jazz. They hit it off pretty good. Jazz wasn't much intimidated by the little 2.9 pound wonder dog, but he was nice to her. :-)

Tony D. and Jacquie. She makes some grand Grande Margarita's, the best we ever tasted!

The Lobster tank. You can buy the "King of the tank" , a 10 pound lobster for $159.95!

Lanny, Amy (Mrs. Badluck) and Paul. We discovered Paul doesn't always have badluck, he married a real Sweetie!

Slick, Jacquie, Tony and Lanny. Tony is pontificating, and Lanny eating it all up. Slick is looking around the place, his search is on again!

Slick being emphatic!

Slick, Tony D. and Jacquie.

We had a couple of Alligator apitizers, they tasted like fish flavored chicken, but were good.

Paul and Amy, our Mystery guests from Pennsylvania. They are a very welcome and fun couple. Paul's vroc name is Badluck, but Amy must be Goodluck!

Tony D. and his long time friend Jacquie. Our "Hostess with the mostest!"

Jacquie and Lanny (Biglefti)

A happy Lanny.

My plate, Pat, Steven, and Badluck taking a picture.

Tony D. in Ecstasy!

Slick was really getting into the Crawdads!

I ordered 3 pounds of Crawfish Boil, served with red potatoes and corn on the cob. This was the 2 pound portion, they brought out the extra pound later.

Slick was having more fun playing with is food than eating it. :-)

It was nice visiting and getting to know Paul and Amy. They were in Arizona visiting Pauls parents, who have a winter place in Anthem, AZ, about 30 miles North of Phoenix.

Steven (Rogue) bought a new bike last week (he owns 4 Kawasaki's now:-) so for a shake down cruise he rode over from Borrego Springs, California to have dinner with us. With his "round about" route, it was 400 miles. Then, he ordered the Crawfish, and found it was more work than fun to eat the little "mud bugs". But, does he look happy?

Lanny (Biglefti) road all the way from Sun City West. A cool 20 mile ride for him this evening.

Tony D. arranged for us to park the RV in Jacquie's driveway. We had electricity, and this morning she made us all an excellent breakfast. We also picked about 30 pounds of oranges from her trees, it didn't even make a dent in the crop. Tony also hauled us around for some shopping and then to the restaurant last night. What a guy!

Look at the boiling sauce dripping from John's hand...he was getting into the meal!

Amy is a fun person! And, she takes as many pictures as I do! :-) Hope she posts them. (well except the ones of me)

Paul, in a previous life was a sheetmetal worker. He saw the light of the future, went to school, and for several years now has worked in IT.

Pat and Steven visiting.

This is the left overs! What a meal. Amy had Surf and Turf, the crawdads were a little too spicy for her, Pat had Coconut Shrimp with Cajun Slaw, and Lanny had some kind of Chicken, pasta and with picayune. The rest of us had the little shell fish. Oh, and I can't remember what Paul had, I think more than one dish :-)

Steven says. "I'm ready to eat, how do you find the meat!"

Paul, Lanny, Pat, Tony, Sherm, John, and Steven.

Same group, but Amy instead of Sherm.

You can tell Steven lives in the desert. He has dual cup holders!

Lanny and Slick also rode their bikes.

A chilly night, and Steven has a way to go this evening, so he's suiting up. It's been a good day! From here we went to Jacquie's house where we visited until after 1 AM!