Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I wasn't lost before!

We do a lot of this on trips.... " Oh I took the wrong road"  "Why didn't you check the map before?"  "I wasn't lost before!"
When Paul   "doesn't know" where he wants to take a drive, I know, He knows, and I'll learn soon enough. Typically, it also means he doesn't want me to nix his plans. Since it was his birthday, I was willing to go most anywhere he wanted to go. I don't mention it here on my blog, because, well, it's not something most people want to hear; but it's relevant to my story; I have IBS. I don't like being too far from restrooms. ALL the rest stops from our home in Buckeye to Lyndsey's Apartment are known and rated. Dirt roads in the middle of no-where is NOT something I'd ever choose. Unlike Paul, who's never seen a dirt turn off he didn't want to travel down, I like to stay in well populated areas, with clean shiny restrooms.  Eating on a travel day is not part of the plan, EVER.
Ok enough info. We set out to go the back way to Wickenburg, but I sensed more a foot. I sensed a dirt road in my future. Yes indeed! There was a Ghost town he wanted to see. Well, the ghost town was really more of a trailer town.  OUT in the middle of NO WHERE. We drove an additional 6.2 miles on a second dirt road to see a formation of rocks Paul read about in AZ Highways. He promised me it would be worth the hard drive on a dirt road in the middle of no where. I "endured" the road, camera ready, to see what I expected to be a beautiful orange formation of rocks. This is common in AZ, in the middle of no where. The road started turning and Paul said, there it is!!! 
Apparently, rail workers in 1900, with time on their hands, and extra paint, decorated this rock, to look like a skull.
Yeah, so anyway, Thanks for taking the time to read my blog today.

9 comments:

Jose said...

Too funny, that's not what I was expecting as far as rock formations go. lol

Carla Flocken said...

Sounds very much like a trip my dad would have planned. Nice rock...maybe I'll drive out to see it one day...okay you know I won't. I'm glad you got the picture though. That way I don't need to get car sick down some dirt road in the middle of nowhere when it's probably 110 degrees outside.

Brenda said...

I can relate to your not wanting to be very far away from the potty. I can usually only last one hour tops. The skull is interesting. It looks like it really stands out! I love going for long drives though. Arizona is so much fun to explore!

Julee Marie Photography said...

Lmao... i think i'm wetting myself. Oh that was hilarious. Nice rock formation Paul. I hope u enjoyed ur trip Betty!

Mima said...

Love the rock, but I can completely understand your wanting to be near to humanity! I don't have IBS, but do suffer regularly with bouts of diorrhea - the advantage for me is that the loo is nearby and I don't go out anyway!! There has to be a positive to being 99% stuck in bed doesn't there. Luckily with help I can walk to the loo at the moment, or we use the shower chair which is a great improvement on conti sheets - euch more info than you wanted!!!!

Michelle said...

Wow that's an awesome rock! LOL I totally wanna go and see it now! Very cute.

mig bardsley said...

LOL!
Yeah! That's definitely a rock :) and just as well the rail workers decorated it or you might have missed it :)

Jim said...

I think that drive was well worth it.

Lyn said...

GPS!!!!!!!! People dont use maps anymore lol