It is embarrassing. John and Brenda Brown at their Dogpound South Ranch have welcomed us with open arms and are happy to have us moochdocking on their property.
We should have been paying big bucks for this opportunity to visit with them and the tour of some of the amazing sights along the Apache Trail that they've taken us on.
Our first stop was the campground located here, just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.
Not only is there a beautiful campground, the surrounding area is packed with stunning scenery. A short hike placed Usery Mountain Regional Park on our "Must Visit" list...for an extended stay.
We headed out along the Apache Trail and were treated to amazing vistas, rugged mountains and incredible views of Mother Nature's handiwork.
Down the road was a little store with genuine Old West items, made in China. One interesting thing they had on display on the wall was a collection of rifles that won the West.
They also had a collection of hats that the white man wore to celebrate winning the West.
Now the Indians are winning back the West from the white man, in their casinos, one nickel at a time. ;c)
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