Home Is Where We Park It – Escapees North Ranch, Congress, Arizona
April 14, 2020
Temperature 70 Degrees
Walk A Bout, We’re Off Again
A really big decision this morning What to have for breakfast?
We finally settled on a muffin, a bowl of cereal, a piece of toast with peanut butter and strawberry jelly, a glass of orange juice and a couple cups of coffee. I’m full just thinking about it! It was a great way to start the day. A day that just got better as it went along.
A very simple project today. I needed to check and adjust the air pressure in the tires on the car. It took all of about thirty minutes and I was finished. I also ordered a number of items for future projects that I need to complete regarding Elvira.
On a whim we went out again today to look at lots and homes within North Ranch. This is the first lot we came across. Remember, these lots in the beginning used to sell for less than ten thousand. As you can see that isn’t the case anymore.
Another developed lot that is listed for an absolutely ridiculous price that I will not mention. Suffice to say we would not even consider this property. The woman who owns this property also owns a house here in the park.
This is the piece of property that I like. I love the improvements that have already been made. The only thing it is missing, in my mind, is a ramada to park Elvira under. I have a feeling by the end of the year prices are going to drop way, way down.
This is what Barbara is leaning toward in the future. She would like a house with parking on the side for Elvira. Ah well, nothing will be decided for a few more years. It is fun, however, to look and dream.
Let’s go discover some more of the park and what residents have done to their property.
They get it – six feet apart and wearing a mask.
Birds of a feather.
An airplane made of discarded beer cans.
Old wine bottles made into, well, I’m not sure. Any thoughts?
I don’t believe this fifth wheel is going anywhere, anytime soon. The rock wall is really nice.
Someone found a novel use for a wash tub. Naughty dog, didn’t your master train you better!
This was painted on the end of one of the homes.
I’d love to know how they made the mane on the lions.
Bunnies! Our symbol of good luck.
I found three more turtles. Yipee!
What a neat bench. Someone obviously put some thought into it.
The frog trio belting out a tune.
I couldn’t bear to look away.
Could this be a model of old time Congress? Well, if so they got it right by separating it into two sections since Congress was actually two separate places. There was Mill Town (the first picture) which was closer to the mine and was comprised of the mine, the mill, company offices,a hospital and residences. Then there was lower town (the second picture) which was made up of stores, restaurants, bars, two churches and a school.
Could it be his master is indisposed? If so, he’ll have a hard time getting back out.
What a novel bench.
All by himself.
Can you find the face?
Where old boots go to die.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. Once again it felt good to just get out and about if only in the park. And we haven’t covered all of it yet. This place is big. Hopefully, we’ll be back out again tomorrow, or maybe the day after. We’ll see how things go tomorrow.
On the lighter side.
Thanks for checking in with us today. We always appreciate your company and your comments. Catch you 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!