Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Douglas, Arizona, United States

Mar 5, 2017 - Sandhill Cranes

We stopped over at the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area north of Douglas, Arizona. We had read how thousands of Cranes come here to winter from Mexico and all over. We saw approximately 30,000 Cranes at the lake at one time. It was something to see all these Cranes together in one place. Also we saw several different kinds of Ducks. We got up the next morning and went down to the lake to watch all these Cranes take flight for the day. Almost all together. Sometimes as many as a thousand taking flight at one time. The sound of there wings...

Jump to full entry

Feb 10, 2015 - Douglas, AZ

Since we have been here, walking Daisy for a Potty Walk has become quite a chore. There is nothing green in this area around the lodge. When we were in Quartzsite at least there were some small weeds. So I looked up a local park, a mile away, and had to drive her there to walk on the grass. So even though it’s a mile away, it’s worth it because there is also a few smalls dogs taking a walk also. So we get some social time. Today we took another trip south east, past Bisbee and the pit mine, down to Douglas. This is the most south eastern US...

Jump to full entry

Nov 29, 2010 - Bisbee

11-29-10 Bisbee We got up to a windy and cold day, but the sun was out and skies clear so we decided to go out and get breakfast. We went to the Bisbee Breakfast Club. The restaurant is located in a remodeled older building with good food and great service. After breakfast we decided to take the Queen Mine tour. The Queen Mine is an underground copper mine that was active until the mid 1940s. Before the tour started, we got outfitted in yellow slickers, a hard hat and miner’s lights. We then boarded a mining train with open carts similar...

Jump to full entry

Dec 4, 2009 - Douglas, AZ

We left Teri and Bill's heading for warm sun in Arizona. It was so cold at night that we had to warm the coffee pot with the hair dryer before it would click on in the morning. This monring after our first night in Arizona, it started immediately when we plugged it in. Very simple indicator of the temp of the ambient air. Tomorrow we will walk across the border and enjoy a Mexican marguerita.

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Where is Tortuga?

Nov 16, 2009 - Mesquite, Nevada to Douglas, Arizona

We awoke to a cool but sunny morning and in no time it was warming up. Rick’s home here is overlooking a golf course and there is beautiful par 3 with an elevated tee box just steps from his door. He also has unlimited, fantastic desert riding available right from his home. It is quite a location. The ride took us through Las Vegas, over Hoover Dam, through Phoenix, through Tucson and finally to Douglas Arizona. We covered 1,000 km today which is pretty much my longest day ever. The temperatures rose as high as about 28 deg C near Phoenix...

Jump to full entry

Dec 2, 2008 - Onward to Belles

On Nov. 30th, (Sun) we left Lakeside RV. We really will miss it, and the new people we met. A special thank you to Newell and Linda for the care package, and the fun times we had. We really hope we get together again. We had a nice ride down to Douglas, thru another beautiful range of mountains. We got to Belles about 3:00 pm, and she was out feeding the animals. They certainly do depend on her. The donkeys are especially funny. When they see her coming they have a very pathetic cry that they let out. I hope to get a recording of it, it is...

Jump to full entry

Nov 13, 2008 - Belle Starr

On Tues. we rose before the sun to drive over and find Belle Starrs. We drove thru more beautiful mountains, for many hours, and finally arrived at the Silverado Ranch! It is a good thing we had the GPS, because no one had ever heard of it. It was exactly as I imagined it. And, so was Belle. She welcomed us in to sit and visit, having no idea who in the world we were. What a lady! We talked for an hour or so, about what we wanted to do. To come down and stay for awhile, and help her around the ranch. She was very grateful, and happy to...

Jump to full entry

Feb 11, 2007 - A visit to the Cross Rail Ranch, East of Douglas, Az.

CROSS RAIL RANCH, DOUGLAS, AZ. A neighbor and friend Troy Barnett had asked me about our satellite internet connection, and said his Father was wanting internet service on the family ranch near Douglas, Az, and after using our wifi in his RV said they also wanted to install a good wifi so the hired rancher who worked the ranch would have internet at his house just down the hill from the main ranch house. I told Troy I would be glad to go down and help him set it up, and we got all the STUFF we needed bought and ordered, and Troy bought...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal