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Scavenger Hunt today, sightseeing and burros

Sharing with Ashley Sisk’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday and Sunny Simple Life.

OUTSIDE

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We had visitors this week and took them to see Oatman, Arizona, an old gold mining town, considered to be a ghost town,  located on historic route 66.  The main drag is about two blocks long and is lined with souvenir shops, a few restaurants, and one old hotel where Clark Gable and Carole Lombard spent their honeymoon in 1939.  There are plenty of wild burro wandering around, looking for handouts from the tourist, who feed them apples or carrots.  The baby burros have stickers on their foreheads reading, “STOP!  “Don’t Feed Me”.  I was told by a local that the baby burro’s digestive system cannot handle this kind of food yet.

CHATTERBOX

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Now, this is a far stretch – one of the wild burros stuck his head in our car just as we were fixing to drive out of town and DH and he started chatting like crazy, I mean, they were really chatterboxes! They both chatted so much they decided they’d take a little snooze 😆

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COMFORT

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This is from my archives. Two baby bunnies giving each other comfort. I found them in the middle of my backyard around three-thirty in the morning. The mother must have been moving them from one location to another when I happened to come outside for my dog’s last pit stop before turning in.

IN THE KITCHEN

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Now, this kitchen may seem cluttered, but being that it’s my kitchen, it’s remarkably uncluttered! That’s what happens when company comes – some of the clutter disappears. But feeling so good having it look bright and airy, I thought I would share some pixs with you. Oh, note the electronics in one of the pixs along the side wall next to the refrig. I spend practically 24/7 in the kitchen, watching TV while I multi-task on the computer. And then some times I even cook!

TREES

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These are my neighbor’s tree with branches hanging over on my side, so I was able to get some macros of the flower blossoms – allergyville! But pretty nonetheless.

Hope you have enjoyed the scavenger hunt today!




Oatman, Arizona

Mountains just outside of Oatman, Arizona



Feed me! Feed me!

The wild burros are used to tourists feeding them carrots and apple slices  and eagerly stick their heads in the cars as they come in and out of town.

The town’s people are very protective of their wildlife and have put stickers on the baby burros that read: “Don’t Feed Me”…  Their digestive systems are not mature enough to be able to digest the fruits and vegetables the tourists feed their parents.

Getting ready for the Great Shoot out.

The Classy Ass Store

One of many souvenir/tourist shops in the small town of Oatman, Arizona

Oatman, Arizona

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Skywatch – Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona is in the high desert of Arizona.  Absolutely beautiful place!  Even though I live in Arizona I’ve only visited Sedona once to participate in an art show.  The town is a mecca for artists.  Some of the most highly talented artists live in Sedona, and you can find art classes at the Sedona Arts Center where they give lessons in oil, pastel, sculpture, multi-media and more. Some of their classes are held outdoors, or en plein air.

If you would like to see more breath-taking skies and scenery from around the world go to Skywatch.