Archive for November, 2012

Nov. 30 – Cactus Study

Friday, November 30th, 2012

A stately saguaro cactus near camp.

A closer look at the ‘arms’ of the cactus.

Remember, look down too! This tarantula wasn’t too far away!

Nov. 29 – A Walk and a Ride

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

We took a 5 mile walk cross-country without Mavrik, he was recovering from the 8 mile walk yesterday. We found this cute tiny pincushion cactus under a bigger bush.

The 1 inch long fruit is eaten by little desert rodents.

After lunch we took a motorcycle ride, again without Mavrik, he hasn’t learned to sit on a motorcycle. We rode up to a communications tower then into the desert.

We don’t know who stays in this trailer, but it must be mighty hot in there!

The view of the surrounding desert from the tower hill top

Nov. 28 – West to East

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

An early morning moon-set to the west.

And turn around to the east to view a beautiful sunrise!

And a cute picture of Mavrik, cowdog!

Nov. 27 – Another Beautiful Day

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

A gorgeous end to a great day in the desert.

Actually we went into town to do errands and resupply, but we had a wonderful evening back at our campsite.

Nov. 24 – A Nestled Moon

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

The moon, like a pearl, nestled in the arm of a saguaro.

Nov. 23 – A Milestone on the way to the Palms

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

A big milestone, my bike turned over 10,000 miles!!!! Of course I didn’t put all those miles on by myself, but I did a lot of them since 1997!

Less than 1 mile from camp and I caught the last tenth of a mile on the odometer.

To the magic 10,000!

On the way to Palm Canyon to view the only native Arizona palm trees (which incidentally are California fan palms, Washingtonia filifera).

The palms are in a narrow side canyon, high up on the sides of the main canyon.

Nov. 22 – First Arizona Sunset

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

We found a nice spot on the way into the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge just south of Quartzsite, AZ.

The sunset reflected on our ‘house’ (for the time being).

Nov. 21 – Searchlight

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

We spent the night in Searchlight, NV. Who would have thunk it? But the sun was going down and we needed to stop.

A colorful mural in Searchlight.

Nov. 15 – Last Day in Bend (for awhile)

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

A beautiful day to take a walk down to the fishing hole and toss a line in!

Line in, with a beautiful backdrop of fall color.

Catch a beautiful rainbow trout!

And release! What more can you ask for on a fall day?

Nov. 14 – One of Those Dinners

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

One of the delicious grilled salmon dinners! A departure party included!

This was the biggest whole fish Robert brought back, then filleted for tonight!

Grilled and ready to serve!