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Reflections

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Don't forget to check out my post on Sunday, April 1st, for the zombie housewives GIVEAWAY.

Bike Graveyard

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Between Phoenix and Payson, along AZ State Route 87 (Beeline Highway), this huge graveyard of bikes can be found.  This mount of bikes of every type and other rusty vehicles can be found in every inch of this fenced-in space.  It caught our eyes and we just had to check it out.







Don't forget to check out my post on Sunday, April 1st, for the zombie housewives GIVEAWAY.

Four Years Laid Off

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Four years ago, March 27, 2008, I was asked to come into my boss’s office for a chat.  Chat!!!  I knew what it was about because the week before, four of my fellow employees were sent packing and laid off.  He proceeded to tell me how bad he felt but he had no other choice.  I was to immediately pack my personal things and leave.  They had my severance package and last paycheck all ready for me to take home.  I was a bit miffed when they felt the need to watch me pack my stuff.  I spent over 8 years with this company and never stole from them (except maybe a pencil, pen, paperclip, eraser and etc. that may have jumped into my purse and went home with me).
 I have to admit that at first I was happy and relieved.  I worked as a Civil Engineering drafter/tech for around 30 years and never really loved my job.  It paid real well, so I stuck with it.  When I got home, I had to give my hubby the bad news.  As you probably guessed, he wasn’t happy about it.  I immediately got on the compute…

Arizona Rangers

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In 1901, because of all the gambling, prostitution, cattle rustling, copper and silver mining in the Arizona Territory, the Arizona Rangers were formed to keep things under control.  The territory was known as one of the last Wild West places, with many outlaws and lawmen drawn to the allure the desert had to give.  The densely populated towns, especially near the Mexico border, were inhabited with outlaws and the territory became inundated with corruption.
The Arizona Rangers were a group of skilled horsemen, trackers, marksmen, which consisted of a Captain, one Sergeant, and 12 Rangers.  Patterned after the Texas Rangers, these accomplished men were armed with the best horse and weapons to round up the unruly outlaws.
After 7 ½ years in operation, and after 107 men served with the rangers, the Arizona Rangers were broken up.  “On February 15, 1909, the Arizona legislature repealed the act establishing the Arizona Rangers. The vote to disband was vetoed by the Territorial Governor, …

Awesome Antiques

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The Art & Antique Corral store in Payson caught our attention with its amazing display in front of the store.  What we didn't expect was all the unbelievable antiques, stones, and quirky Arizona items we found inside. The owner's dog was adorable.  She followed Sharon and I all over the store, and even out in the back where there was a couple old doors we wanted but had no room to put in Sharon's car.  I could have spent all day at this place and not seen everything.  It is a must see if you love antiques.  It sits along the highway coming into Payson from Phoenix.















Casting Shadows

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One of the fun things we like to do is cast our shadows at sundown.  Here are some of my favorite shadow pictures.






Inside the Ox Bow Inn

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I did a post earlier about the history of the Ox Bow Inn and now I am posting more photos I took of the inside of this wonderful historic place.  I am also throwing in some outside photos too.  This was the place where the "Finding Bigfoot" town hall was held.