It's about time.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

“??????” Going On and Getting Around A New Town.

Our Location today is North Ranch, Congress, Arizona, U.S.A.

When I got up shortly after 7:00 MST this morning I had been laying in bed looking at the ceiling for some time. I asked myself why I was still laying around when there was work to do. As soon as I got out from under those Cozy Warm Bedsheets the reason was clear enough that I made a quick grab for my Housecoat. With the Outside Temperature lingering around 55 F (13 C) I shouldn’t have been chilled but I was. Once my body heat started warming the inside of the Housecoat it was much more comfortable. 
Like to see the Cowboy who wears these Spurs.
The Window Shades were again only opened on the Curbside to let in as much Natural Light as possible. Then as much as possible was readied for breakfast waiting until movement from upstairs would be heard. After coming Home from the Ice Cream Social last night Kathy had a bad reaction to the Ice Cream so she’d be late getting up. 
Clay Mural on the corner of this building.
I had most of my morning reading on the Computer completed by the time Kathy got up at 8:30. We talked about what we were going to do today and where we would be going. With Breakfast completed I researched a few things while enjoying my morning Coffee before finishing my Indoor Chores
Kathy near a Bust of Everett Bowman
A Pillar of the community of Wickenburg.

Just before 10:00 I was back outside to finish wiring the New Light Plug on the Trailer. It was too dark to finish such an important chore last night so feeling refreshed this morning working on it was a priority. Gathering only the few necessary tools that would be needed it took only a short time to complete the connections and have it ready for testing. Moving the Truck around to the front of the Trailer I turned the Driving Lights on then inserted the new Connection into the old and Nothing. “??????” I tried the Signals and Nothing. “??????” Pulling the Plug apart and reinstalling it with greater force and the Signals were working but the Driving Lights Nothing. “??????” 
That Prospector's Mule looks happier then him.
Around the time that I was just about to start RIPPING all the Original Trailer Wiring out Kathy saved the day by calling me in to lunch. This Problem lies in the feed line between the Truck and the Trailer. After making certain that the connection is a good one and the Driving Lights are still not working the only thing to believe is there is a Break in the Wire itself. Unlike other Trailers that we’ve had this Jayco does not have a visible Junction Box and the Wires are all sealed under the Skin
How did he get up there.
We were leaving North Ranch shortly after noon heading down the portion of 89 that we hadn’t seen before in the direction of Wickenburg. We’ve read many blogs that talked about Wickenburg so we had our lists ready to help their economy. Even though it was in the backseat we made it all the way to town without the use of the GPS. After going through the same Round-About a few times we had to say Uncle and let it help us out. It was a White-Knuckle Ordeal but we finally got the darned thing programmed to point us in the right direction. 
Wickenburg, EST.1883, Arizona.
The first stop was the local Ford Dealer. The funny thing was the name on this Dealership was the same as the GM, Chrysler and Nissan Dealerships. Sounds like a cornering the market to me. We’ve had our Truck since April of 2009 and it seems that the constant Road Vibration and the bombardment of Ultra-Violet Rays have suddenly taken its toll on the Clearance Lamps mounted on the Drivers Side Rear Wheel Tub. I first noticed that the Lamps didn’t seem to be sitting tight to the body and by simply touching them they just fell apart. I had inquired in Amarillo but since we were only in town a few days I put off ordering them. They had to be ordered but we’ll go back on Wednesday to pick them up. That really helped the local economy. 
Cowboy with his dog.
Our next stop was for groceries and since there’s no Walmart we set the GPS for the local Safeway. Back through the Round-About driving right past the place we had started setting up the GPS earlier. We were starting to have our doubts about its accuracy when suddenly we saw a small Safeway sign sticking through the local shrubs that nearly hid their Parking Lot. Even though the prices were reasonable we once again helped out the Local Economy
Rancher giving Thanks for Rain.
We luckily travel with our Insulated Shopping Bags with us because it would take nearly a Half-an-Hour after we were done shopping for us to final stop trying to set an uncooperative GPS to the local Verizon store. It just kept saying there was an Error with the program. I had seen the Verizon store on two of our drive-byes so we did it the old-fashioned way. We drove by one more time, turned around and parked within feet of their door. As soon as I walked in and saw that this was an Authorized Verizon Dealership I knew we were wasting out time. When we were finally take care of the representative suggested trying Radio Shack or Amazon for what we wanted. If this had been a Verizon Corporate Outlet we would have walked out with what we wanted. 
Open Solicitation on the streets.
We were getting tired but drove down the street and parked in front of City Hall. There were some interesting Bronze Busts and Statues that we wanted to take the time to see. We also took the time to look inside a number of businesses that were closed at 4:00 in the afternoon. They looked like someplace we would have browsed through but Antiques and Rusty Stuff are hard to carry around in an RV

We were starting to feel hungry after having had a lite lunch and figuring that we wouldn’t be Home until after dark we looked for someplace to eat. We chose Restaurant 7 which served a combination of American and Authentic Mexican Food. We entered through the Dining Side and thought that the place was small but our waitress was non-stop. There were also lots of people coming from the Bar Side to pay their Food Tabs. The inside has the Mexican Atmosphere and Kathy really enjoyed the Soup and Taco that she had. My Chicken Burrito with the Rice and Beans was far better then many I have tried and was very Tasty and Filling
Inside Restaurant 7.
We managed to arrive Home shortly after the Sun set and you could feel the temperature dropping rather quickly. Even though we still have a Lighting Problem on the Trailer we had an enjoyable day checking out a town that we had never been to before. I just went On-Line and neither Amazon or Radio Shack carry what we need. Guess we’re looking for a Corporate Outlet to visit. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

I pack my enjoyments in as little compass as I can,

and carry them as conveniently as I can for myself,

and never let them annoy others.

Robert Southey, English Poet.


  1. It sounds like a bit of a frustrating day but also an interesting one. The statues look very interesting, there seems to be a lot of them. I'm sure you will figure out the wiring issues. GPS usage can be frustrating at times. Just like us, it can't be right ALL the time.

    Take care, be safe.

  2. Look out for our friends there. Gerry and Shari Voigt. In a red and white Holiday Rambler.

  3. Sorry you're having such problems with your wiring!

  4. To bad about the wiring problems. But you did have a nice say in town. I love all the statues. I have only passed through there and would love to visit and spend some time walking around.