While we were in Cottonwood we rode the Verde Canyon train. The train goes along the Verde River for 20 miles up the canyon and 20 miles back, at a slow 15 mph. I spent most of the ride outside in the open air car and mom was in the enclosed car. It's a nice relaxing trip. We saw many wondrous things but didn't get pictures.
Indian ruins seen from train.
The next day we left Cottonwood and headed east to Clay Springs staying there only one night before moving on to Datil Wells campground outside Datil, NM.
Elk as seen from rv site in Clay Springs, AZ.
Beautiful New Mexico
East of Datil, NM is this Very Large Array Wikipedia says: The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Agustin, between the towns of Magdalena and Datil, some 50 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico.
These are looking for things in outer space. Saturday these were all pointing southwest, sunday morning when we drove by them they were pointing west. Here you can see 4.
We are at a NM State park outside of Mountainair NM. and will stay here for three nights. Then we will go to my cousins home south of Albuquerque where we had our mail sent and many packages from Amazon. One of the things that will be waiting for us is a new propane heater. We had bought a Wave 3 heater from Camco but it has proven to be too small for our rv. We ordered the Wave 8 and I will switch them while at my cousins home. Our rv has a forced air heater in it but we don't use it because it is very inefficient and uses electricity to run. The Wave heaters don't need electricity to run and also don't need to be vented. Have I mentioned that it is getting down into the 30's at night. We are low on propane and didn't run the Wave 3 last night and it got down to 40 degrees in the rv. Baby that's cold. We got up and got on the road fast. We only had a 2 hour drive ahead of us today but of course we can stretch that into 4 hours. That's what it's all about.
See you later.
Evie and Joy