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

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It – Fort Beale RV Park, Kingman, Arizona

June 3, 2020

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Temperature 97 Degrees

Kingman Art Program

Kingman Veterans Park

We decided to stay home today but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to share with you.  I have a few items left over from our past travels that I would like to share with you now.

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Know what this is?  I thought I did but oh was I wrong.  This is a chuckwalla lizard sculpture.  A what you say.  I did a little digging and discovered:  Chuckwallas are medium-sized lizards found primarily in arid regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is said that they make great pets. They are easy to care for, very hardy, and will seldom if ever try to bite. Their docile, friendly temperament makes them a pleasant reptile that is a joy to handle.  They are vegetarians and obtain water from the leaves and plants that they eat.

The statue itself is made of metal and Italian mosaic glass.

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Muralist Kirk Seese, who Kingman has to thank for the new mural on the rear wall of the Beale Street Theater, spent 8 to 10 hours a day over the course of four days to complete the work that he called a depiction of love.

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Remember this one?  I did a bit of investigating and discovered that:  Sometimes known as Jack rabbit sculpture, this is a beautiful urban art piece in Kingman Arizona, on Route 66, also called “Running Hare”. It’s a metal sculpture made by Donald Gialanella,

We move to another park in Kingman that we discovered.

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I always deeply appreicate a community that values its veterans enough to keep their memory alive.

May your deeds and service never be forgotten or taken for granted.

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A long lost relative?

In another park of the park there was this monument to the past.

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Lt. Beale was the first and the last to use a camel train in the exploration of the southwest.

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The wagon route as surveyed by Lt. Beale.

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The Army established Fort Beale Springs for the protection of settlers and travelers who moved along the northern route.

That, as they sometimes say, is a wrap.

Our day on The Road of Retirement is drawing to a close.  The only project accomplished today was the de-linting of our washing machine.  The makers of the machine recommend a monthly cleaning procedure when the machine is used on a regular basis to keep lint from building up in the drain line of the machine.  That was it for today.

Before you go think on this.

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Thanks for joining 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!

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