My life changed dramatically and forever when I lost TJ.

I welcome you to follow along as I adjust to my "new normal".

It is not all puppies and ice cream but it is my life....real and honest.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Drive Home From The Shack

 On Sunday when I had to leave the shack I decided to do a few quick chores and hit the road early so I could take some back roads home. The first thing I wanted to do was to go take a look at the Grapevine Ranch. It is for sale and would be a dream purchase for me, but I had to go take a look at it anyway. Maybe I should start playing the lottery.

 I am partial to this picture of "The Beast" in front of the Grapevine entrance. I love my beast. The black tank in the back is for my water. It holds 85 gallons, plenty for a weekend, even with horses.

 This is right inside the gate to the Grapevine.

Mickey has total disregard for no trespassing signs!

I took Cascabel Road home and it was a beautiful drive.
I stopped along the way to take photos of the many ranch entrances that dotted the road.

If you know me at all, you know that I love cattle. I think they are beautiful creatures and even better on the grill. This photo has 2 of my favorite things...cattle and high plains desert. I could have stayed there all afternoon just watching the cattle graze with those beautiful mountains in the background..


  1. and i love fences and gates (and cattle grazing, too) so this post made me very happy. :)

  2. I always enjoy the back roads. I wouldn't mind sitting for a while looking at that last scene either. Nothing beats contented cattle in a lovely environment.

  3. Beautiful pics. The SOB gravestone made me laugh!

  4. I LOVE the gravstone...and well, the whole ranch really!! Go play and win the lottery ASAP so you can buy this ranch...and I can come visit ;)

  5. ****they are beautiful creatures and even better on the grill.***

    Oh, My!! Poor babies!

    Xxxx Smooch for you, Sandy.

    the gravestone is fab!

  6. Hi there.....glad you stopped by.....I, too, love meeting other AZ bloggers. Am following you now.....wanting to get to know you better.


  7. Too bad for all the people who are always in a big hurry to get where they are going,and never stop to smell the flowers.....One of the favorite things Steve and I have always enjoyed doing together,that back road trip.

  8. No harm in checking out those "what if" properties... I like their sense of humor. :)

  9. beautiful shots of those fences and gates, i love cattle gazing, too.

    nice post, sandy!



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