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Nov 10, 2020 - Early morning at Whitewater Draw

Date: November 10, 2020 Weather: sunny, breezy Temperature: start 28º High 61º Wildlife count: Javalina Year List: 367, Life List: 585 Birds: Lawrence’s Goldfinch Up early and after breakfast, left around 6:30 and drove out to Whitewater Draw. We were there soon after sunrise and the Sandhill Cranes were still on the pond, where they spend the night to avoid predators. Soon after we arrived, many of the cranes lifted off to fly to nearby fields for breakfast. We were privileged to see a secretive Virginia Rail just as we walked out....

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Nov 9, 2020 - Hike at Fairbank townsite & river; major packing

Date: November 9, 2020 Weather: partly sunny Temperature: start 43º High 58º Wildlife count: Jackrabbit, White-tailed Deer Year List: 366 Birds: Up early this morning because the weather called for rain this afternoon. Completed laundry before 8am – breakfast while clothes dried. Walked to the Fairbank townsite, what is left of it. The Mercantile was still a soda fountain and gas station as late as the 70’s. There has been some renovation work done and the building looks great from the outside. Fairbank was a railroad town from 1882 to...

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Nov 8, 2020 - Walk out San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area to Stamp Mill

Date: November 8, 2020 Weather: sunny, breezy Temperature: start 42º High 69º Wildlife count: Jackrabbit, White tailed deer Year List: 366 Birds: Abert’s Towhee Enjoyed delightful worship with the message about Uncommon Generosity at 6:30, followed by pancakes and sausage topped by blueberries – we had a lot of them! Drove the short ride to Fairbank town and took the trail to the cemetery on top of the hill and the longer trail (about 2 miles) to the ruins of the mill, which sat on the side of a hill. We learned that this was a stamp...

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Nov 7, 2020 - Whitewater Draw

Date: November 7, 2020 Weather: partly sunny, rain storm in the late afternoon/evening, windy Temperature: start 58º High 80º Wildlife count: Jackrabbit Year List: 365 Birds: We enjoyed a lovely trip this morning to Whitewater Draw, Arizona State Wildlife area. It is an amazing wetland area, managed to be a wintering area for Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese and other waterfowl. We walked the loop, meeting a local who gave us some great ideas of birds to find. Driving home, we took a new direction and drove through Bisbee, where we stopped to...

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Nov 6, 2020 - Ash Canyon bird sanctuary

Date: November 6, 2020 Weather: mostly cloudy Temperature: start 51º High 82º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer Year List: 365 Birds: Rivoli’s Hummingbird, Bushtit, Black-chinned Sparrow It was a lovely day to go birding, and we visited the Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary. We had thought we would be hiking, but when we arrived, we found bird feeders all throughout the yard around the house, with chairs all around for watching. Sat for about an hour, then went to the back of the house and found an amazing blind, which we entered and then saw lots...

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Nov 5, 2020 - San Pedro House

Date: November 5, 2020 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 45º High 84º Wildlife count: Jackrabbit Year List: 362 Birds: Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Relaxing morning, then drove to Charleston bridge in the San Pedro Riparian area – an old auto bridge just for walking now – lovely. Then to the water treatment plant, where the city has a beautiful, raised shelter with benches and roof for watching the water. However, when we arrived, the water was NOT in the pond in front of the raised observation platform, but a long way...

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Nov 4, 2020 - Trip to Portal, Eared Quetzal

Date: November 4, 2020 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 49º High 84º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Javelina Year List: 360, Life List: 584 Birds: Anna’s Hummingbird, Eared Quetzal, Brown Creeper, Blue-throated Mountain-gem Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, Mexican Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Western Bluebird, Canyon Towhee Left early this morning, heading to Portal to visit Steve & Laura and to go birding with them. Their RV is in a delightful spot, surrounded by the Cave Creek Canyon, with lots of birds. We sat and watched and enjoyed. Then...

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Nov 3, 2020 - Hike at San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Date: November 3, 2020 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 42º High 84º Wildlife count: Year List: 351 Birds: Gambel’s Quail, Gila Woodpecker, Bridled Titmouse After a good protein breakfast, we drove just over a mile to the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area – Fairbank. Some folks here at the campground told us about it yesterday as an historic site, and we also found on Ebird that there was some cool birding opportunity there. Didn’t get there till around 8:30, as we were in no hurry after the long trip. The trail led through...

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Nov 2, 2020 - Finally settled in Arizona

Date: November 2, 2020 Tonight’s Location: Huachuca City, AZ Campground: Tombstone Territories RV Resort Mileage: End - 2717 Start - 2514 Total Miles for the day: 203 Weather: sunny, beautiful Temperature: start 57º High 84º Wildlife count: Year List: 348 Birds: Crissal Thrasher Left Deming a little after 8:30, as we could not check in here till after 1pm without extra charge. Had a tailwind blowing us across I-10, which was delightful! Stopped at the Texas Canyon rest area and enjoyed lunch at a picnic table in full view of a huge stack...

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Mar 9, 2016 - Tombstone

We had a very laid back two weeks in Casa Grande. If we were in the market for a winter season park model this place would get serious consideration. Granted it was warmer than usual, but 90 degree temps every day in February was nice. It would have been nice to have one more week as the cactus is just starting to bloom. But it's time to move on. And with that, two and a half hours and 140 miles and here we are in Huachuca City. We're southeast of Tucson and about 10 miles outside of Tombstone. We'll be going to Tombstone tomorrow to...

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Apr 8, 2014 - Fort Huachuca

A trip to Fort Huachuca Fort Huachuca Museums to learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers.

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Mar 31, 2014 - Huachuca City AZ - Tombstone Territories RV Park

Hello, Everyone! It’s been a long time since I updated our travel blog, but the summer is coming, so I need to get at it again. We’ve had a very busy winter here in Arizona and have made several new friends. We’ve had fun playing Bocce Ball and Mexican Train (a domino game) and going to our neighborhood get-togethers among other things. One of the best things about Arizona is seeing Melissa (niece), Nik (Melissa’s husband) Savannah (great niece), Dallas (great nephew) and Michaela (niece). Celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with them –...

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