Cellpic Sunday – 21 April 2019

Gila Bend, Arizona.

Southwest of the small town of Gila Bend, a 12-mile long (19 km) mountain range that is easily accessible from I-8 on a paved road named Painted Rock Road. This photo of one of the peaks was captured about 10 miles (16 km) from exit 102. The distinctive color of this range is definitely different from the other nearby ranges. I’m sure a geologist could tell you why. I can just say that I enjoyed the sight of more brightly colored mountain views. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 14 April 2019

Buckeye, Arizona.

It isn’t every day that we get to ride in a classic car like this 1927 Chevrolet. One of our occasional pastimes here in Buckeye is to visit some of the newer real estate developments to check out the newest designed homes being built. We are realistic at this point in our retirement, we aren’t going to make any rash decisions on a new house purchase. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 7 April 2019

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week’s Cellpic Sunday was borrowed from this week’s Travel Tuesday post. That’s why it may look familiar to regular readers. I’ve been less likely to take my camera on hikes, especially more strenuous ones as it’s another piece of expensive stuff I have to hang onto and be careful I don’t damage should I fall. That cell phone sits in my front pocket, only a few moments from being able to grab and take an image. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 31 March 2019

Cave Creek, Arizona.

But I Digress… as this is being published on the last day of March, I want to take a moment to thank all of you who have followed this humble journal for the last six years. It was March 18, 2013 when my first blog post appeared here at Journeys With Johnbo. Since then, I’ve published just under 850 entries. In the next few months, we’ve got lots more travels to share including some new international stops we will be gathering starting this week on a new cruise adventure. Stay Tuned for More! Now, on to this week’s Cellpic Sunday post… Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 17 March 2019

Buckeye, Arizona.

They call it a desert, but the Sonoran Desert is the wettest desert in the world averaging about 10 inches (254 mm) per year. Phoenix and it’s surrounding metro area is the largest populated area in the desert which covers over half of Arizona, parts of California, and much of the Mexican state of Sonora. Contrast that with the Atacama Desert in Chile which averages 0.6 inches (15 mm) per year. According to Wikipedia, some weather stations in the Atacama desert have not received measurable rain since they were installed. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 10 March 2019

Glendale, Arizona.

Our Thursday hike this week took us to Thunderbird Park in Glendale, Arizona. In the midst of the metropolitan Phoenix area, there are several mountains that rise above the Valley of the Sun. Generally, the mountains are not suitable for building homes on and they are an attraction for cities to build parks that can be used by neighborhood hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Continue reading