Monday, May 26, 2014

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

There is an old saying that "only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun" and some of my ancestors were English.  Maybe that is why we went geocaching in 100 degree heat today.  Actually, I was looking for a drive through river crossing on the Verde River near the campground and there happened to be some geocaches on the other side of the river.  We never found the river crossing, but did find three geocaches.

It was hot to say the least, but there was a little breeze so it was bearable.  Most of the caches were near the road and didn't require a lot of walking or climbing hills.  Thank God for that.  

We continued on down a road until it turned into a dirt road and then became rougher driving.  Finally we came to the end of the road and drove through a housing area with beautiful homes on 5-10 acres.  We stopped and picked up some brochures on two homes and they were in the $535K range.  Most of them had watering systems going full blast trying to keep their lawns green.  One home had a large pond in front of it that came right up to their porch.  You never know what you will run across geocaching.

The scenery out there was beautiful and wild.  

The house below had two trees in the front and one tree appeared to be growing out of the porch roof.  It was difficult to get a good shot since we didn't want to cause a problem with the home owners.

 We are both surprised to see so many rose bushes here in the Camp Verde area.  There must be a very good Jackson Perkins rose bush salesman out here.  They look like they grow very well and are healthy looking bushes.

We had a nice relaxing day and other than geocaching just sat around and read.  Even RVers need to take it easy every so often.

The Slide fire north of Sedona has grown to 18,000 acres and is 35% contained.  We can still see large columns of smoke over a 10-15 mile line.  Every once in a while the smoke comes over us, but it isn't that bad.  It could be a lot worse.


1 comment:

  1. I don't think I will ever understand why people want a green lawn in the dessert. Especially with the water shortage and drought that is going on. You're doing great with your geocaches. Three of them in 100 degree weather is really dedication.