Monday, November 30, 2015


This is covering the last 3 days. We moved to Huachuca it was only about 25 miles down the road. We have been doing a lot of hiking. The first day we went to Browns Canyon Ranch It is in a Box Canyon. There is a 5 mile trail the first thing we saw was 6 deer.And that was before we got out of the car.

Down in the valley we saw this blimp no idea what it is for.

The old ranch house.

They had lots of water no idea why they gave it up. Seems to me it would be a good cattle ranch.

We never walked the entire trail but it was a good hike.

Next day we went to an abandoned town. It was an old silver mining area. When the silver ran out every one moved out.

We did the entire 3.7 miles.

This is what most of the trail was like.

First stop was the cemetery.

It was up on top of a hill.

Must have been a rich guy most were just piles of rock.

There was over 100 graves here. And only 2 had names on them so sad it was like they were all forgotten.

This was where the rock crushing hammers were. I guess they ran 24 hours a day and they were so loud you could here them for miles. I do not know if they melted the silver here also there was not much info about it.

This was a deep hole at one time people were lowered into it to dig how crazy I think back then I would have starved to death because there would be no way I would go in one of these.

A bunch of old junk still laying around.

The trail came around to the river they say that is why the mill was here but it was a half mile from the river. So no idea why they did not build closer to the river.

Then today we went to Kartchner Caverns state Park. No way I was going into the caverns so we went for the hike it was only 3.5 miles.

It was a bit harder then the other trails we had done. Up and down hills or mountains.

These circles in the rocks were made by the natives back in the 1300 they think they were used to grind seeds.

And as we are driving out of the place we see a mother deer with 2 fawns. 

Tomorrow we are going to California we here it is warmer there. At night the water freezes it gets that cold here. They say in California it only goes down to the mid 40s hope so.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Triangle T Ranch

Today was a fun day we went to Triangle T Ranch. We found it by pure luck we had drove back down the hwy to see these boulders along the hwy. They looked neat the way they just hung there if you see them you would wounder the same thing what keeps these things up there.

This is me showing how big they are.

The ranch was the set for many westerns like 310 to Yuma back in 1957. 

this is the old movie set.

I just loved the way these rocks looked I guess they were formed by wind.

See what I mean this rock is bigger than a SUV. Why does it stay there.

There are trails all over the place you can book a horse back tour but we just walked threw it. They are fine with people wandering around you just have to sign a waiver in case you get hurt saying you are the idiot that climbed under that boulder as it slide down the hill. You know the waivers where you sign your life away.

Some nice looking horses were not in Mexico.

Every where you go there is some new view.

They say its wind that carves all these stones.

See Brenda she would not climb the rocks where is Lara when I needed her she would have been all over these. Miss her on this trip.

We walked the trails for over 2 hours.

Some famous people stayed here 

I wanted to climb this one but it looked a little scary.

The ranch was divided by the hwy when it was built so they put a tunnel under it. 

This was the other side of the hwy.

That boulder was the size of a small bus. why does it stay up there this is a windy country.

So a little about this place The Apache chief Cochise winter camped here. Steve McQueen and Jodie McQueen used to stay on the ranch and Jodie performed trick shooting for the guests.310 Yuma was shot here back in 1957. with Glen Ford,Van Heflin.They have a Saloon here that is built around the rock that was in the court yard of the original house that burnt down in the 30's. Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson stayed on the ranch while filming Stage Coach. Duel in the Sun with Gregory Peck. High Chaparral with Lelf Erickson. The book The Ancient Ones by Lori Hines was written about the ranch. The Rockefellers and Vanderbilts were personal friends with the Tutt family and stayed here frequently. If you are in the area its worth the stop. You can camp here for 40 a night with full hook ups to steep for us.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Yesterday we decided to go to Tombstone. Along the road there we saw this sign I have no idea what earth fishers are and I am pretty sure I don't want to find out what they are.

Tombstone is a real tourist trap you got money we will take it kind of place. They made the main streets look like the old west and most you are not allowed to drive on.

There are a few old stage coaches that you can ride in no idea how much they cost.

And this place was my laugh of all of town. You can shoot replica hand guns 6 shots for $3 fake ammo. We are talking to these 2 guys that run the place we say we are from Canada they start to laugh and say we know you can't have hand guns and are not allowed to ever shoot guns, Then the guy says that president Obama  is just a Muslim and he is trying to take all there guns away for every one except Muslims just like Canada. I had no reply I just laughed at him and said to Brenda we got to get out of this place. We have been laughing about it quite a bit it takes all kinds to make up this world.

The sheriffs office

Brenda in jail

This is the set where they have one of the many gun fight in town.

I was shot for stealing a horse.

Some one forgot to cut this poor guy down.

On the way out of town we stopped at boot hill.

It was fun walking around reading all the head stones.

This one made me laugh 4 slugs from a 44 no less no more.

How bad were you to get shot by a Chinaman

And 2 for the price of 1.

I had to try on these hats loved all of them.

I wanted this one but the 102 dollars was a bit steep.

Hey Carrie met the woman that owns this one and its for sale she said 9,000 then lowered it to 7,000 then said she would trade it for a larger one. She was hating living in it she had 2 dogs and every time she stopped she had to take every thing out of it and move it into her truck so there was room for her and the dogs. I felt sorry for the poor woman she is living on 600 a month and this is all she has in the world.