Thursday, March 13, 2014

North Ranch Once More

Congress, Arizona

It was cloudy but nice all day. It is a little windy tonight and is supposed to get down to 43, but right now it is nice.

We drove from Casa Grande to Congress this morning and got here about noon.

I drove up to the Congress Mercantile to get one of their pizzas. They are the best we have had.

 I went to see Mike and Pat McFall early this afternoon and visited with them for a little while. It is always good to see them.

We went to the clubhouse and listened to a Jam session. They were very good and it was an enjoyable time.

I stopped and watch one of the campers panning for gold. The gold he and his friend got was very tiny pieces. He told me he pays a fee to one of the mining companies so he can get buckets of shifted gravel to get what gold he is able to. I asked him if it was profitable and he replied that it was his Gold's Gym: He hunts for gold and gets his workout. He said it was more of a hobby.

We went for a walk this evening and saw a lot of the cactus in bloom. Some were pretty spectacular, but I will have to wait until I have better internet to post the pictures.

We will be here until Saturday morning and then are heading back to Emerald Cove RV Resort for a few days. We are slowly heading for home.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Sorry I didn't read your blog sooner. We could have showed you around town.

  2. I remember how bad our internet was at North Ranch. I don't think I could even get the blog to post even without pictures. Slowly is a good way to go if you're going north. Be safe.

  3. Cactus in bloom, we are ready for that sight. Be mihty careful in your northbound treking.