Thursday, December 4
Coming to you from lovely Oak Flat along Route 60, northeast of Superior, Arizona . . . .
The rain started as a whisper from above around two in the morning. By daybreak the whisper turns into a steady drumming. The rain continues all morning and into the afternoon.
Bridget and I are snug in the Best Little Trailer.
I go online, read my Paperwhite, drink hot drinks, snuggle with Bridget, get frustrated trying to solve Sudoku puzzles, and sit in bed looking through the drips of rain on the window, dreaming of possibilities.
As soon as the rain stops pelting the roof, Bridget and I scramble outside.
And just in time for Bridget, I might add. Wow! The wash is filled with water!
At dusk yesterday someone drove in and dropped off this trailer.
I wouldn’t call these neighbors “clingers.”
A clinger is someone who crowds your camp when there are plenty of other campsites available. In this case, there aren’t many choices where to camp and they aren’t crowding us at all. I appreciate that they put space between their trailer and the BLT.
I intended to do some sight-seeing and photography while here waiting for the door repair. The cloudy days and rain have kept us at home. I like to take photos when we explore.
We did make a brief excursion into Superior the other day.
The drive between Oak Flat and Superior is very scenic, thus the title “Gila Pinal Scenic Byway.”
Apache Leap is Superior’s backdrop.
One of the stories of Apache Leap can be read at The Legend of How Apache Leap Got Its Name, posted by silverbelt.com.
Highway 60 takes us past Apache Leap and through the Queen Creek Tunnel. The road whips around rockfaces, one way, then another, for an exhilarating, downhill careen into Superior.
We see only the backside of town.
Earlier I learned from Wikipedia that the following films, U Turn by Oliver Stone, Eight Legged Freaks, How the West Was Won, Blind Justice, The Prophecy, Skinwalkers, The Gauntlet with Clint Eastwood, and Young Billy Young, were set in Superior.
The main part of town — the business section along with residences – is off to the right. It’s a dark, cloudy day which kills my motivation to explore the town. I’d rather see it on a better day.
Bridget is antsy, so I pull over and park next to an old train car.
“C’mon, Bridge. Let me put you in your suit and we’ll take a walk around.”
Apparently the town of Superior has plans to showcase the history of the area, particularly the artifacts from a closed mine.
Okay, back to the rainy day at our Oak Flat camp, Thursday, December 4th
The rain stops. The clouds drift away. Blue sky appears.
The ground around our camp is soggy. Bridget sets her fanny down anyway.
As for the Imperfect Tow Vehicle . . .
No word on another door from salvage to replace the one I crunched. I will see this door saga to its end!
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