TOUR AMERICA, 2020: CONGRESS, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It – Escapees North Ranch, Congress, Arizona

April 2, 2020

Temperature 75 Degrees

Sunrise to Sunset

My Daughter Amanda Was Right – Read the Instructions

Off to Congress to Pick Up the Mail

Circle Statues

Cactus Park

Sunrise to Sunset. I never tire of either. Each in their own way absolutely beautiful and stunning.  We are situated east to west so the sun comes streaming in our living room window and sets in our bedroom window.   Sunrise brings with it the promise of another wonderful day full of opportunity and promise.  Sunset reminds me of how great the day has been.  Yes, despite the challenges and uncertainties of this day and age we still find the days to be so full and rewarding.  God never disappoints.

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My daughter Amanda often used to remind me Dad you’re supposed to read the directions first.  That reminder was running through my mind regarding my chassis batteries.  They are no maintenance batteries which meant I couldn’t actually check each cell.  Unable to do so I made the assumption based on what the trickle charger was doing that I had a bad cell in one battery.  So, I went back and read the directions for the trickle charger.  Guess what?  Per the directions what it was doing was what it was supposed to be doing!  Meaning the batteries are fine.

Furthermore, regarding Cold Cranking Amps.  After a little research I discovered that you add the CCA for each battery together to get the total CCA.  The two batteries I have are each rated at 660 CCA giving me a total of 1320 CCA.  Just what Cummins recommends.  We’re good.

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Today we headed into Congress, a town at last count that  had just over a thousand residents.

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Our destination was the local Post Office to pick up our mail  that had been sent from our forwarding company.  We also had another package waiting for us that had been wandering around the country until it finally landed here.

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A quick stop for gas, gloves on, and hand washing afterwards.

Time to reverse direction.

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The sights of Congress as we left for home.

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We were now headed toward Wickenburg.

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Heading toward Wickenburg this is a Giant Spur at one of the traffic circles.

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One more statue at yet another traffic circle.

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The last statue at the last traffic circle.  Unfortunately, as of this time I could not find any information as to why these statues are located where they are.  Nor when they were put in their current locations.

Back home we went for a walk to Cactus Park.

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What a beautiful world God has created for us to enjoy.  Never, ever did I believe for a moment such beauty could exist on something so prickly.  It absolutely amazes me.  We intend to keep going back again and again as the cacti continue to bloom.

That brings to an end our day on The Road of Retirement.  What a wonderful day it has been.  Clear blue skies overhead.  Sun shinning bright.  A cooling wind to keep the temperature in check.  Bonus, we got out and about for a bit.  So it is we continue to travel along, hand in hand singing our song.  

On the lighter side!

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Thanks for joining us again today.  We do appreciate your company and your comments and suggestions.  Till tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!

 

 

 

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: CONGRESS, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. Glad you were able to get out and away even if for just a short time. Those were interesting sites and maybe worth a closer look later. Keep a watch on those beautiful cactus flowers. Thanks for faking us along and take care of yourselves.

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