Deciding to Leave Parker Boondock


On February 12th I decide it’s time to move on and leave our Parker boondock.  Our last day here it is absolutely delightful. We take a long morning walk and another during the early evening.


And of course Charlie is on lizard patrol ….


Around noon I set up my SunFlair solar oven and put together a Spanish rice mix to which I add onions, olives, and a bit of broccoli, and put it in the oven to cook.  It will take a couple of hours, but the nice thing about cooking with solar is you don’t have to watch it and it won’t burn anything.  It’s very much like a crockpot, but you can also bake in it with an easy adjustment to the front flap to allow moisture to escape.

Sitting back in my chair reading I hear planes, and I look up to see these interesting aircraft ….


During our evening walk we find what is probably a deer bed, although I haven’t seen any deer.  Coyote maybe?  I would think they den up, but who knows.  The boys have to check it out.

I love this barren old ironwood snag ..


The sky above this tree is looking odd. It’s a bit of time before sunset, so I begin looking around.  It’s the sun reflecting through smoke. There is a fire across the highway and over a small ridge.

Creosote bushes are plentiful and they burn hot and fast. No one comes around to roust us out so we stay put.  It is out in the morning, and I begin the morning routine of making coffee and fixing the boys their breakfast.  This morning we will pack up and head out so there’s no going back to bed to read while I enjoy my small pot of coffee.  Bitty Boy Fries isn’t too interested in getting up either. He is enjoying his new bed.


The boys don’t know it, but we are headed to Bouse and an afternoon at the dog park there.  Thanks for stopping by 2DogsTravel! Hugs, Shawna

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Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

4 thoughts on “Deciding to Leave Parker Boondock”

  1. nice photos! Looks like the boys are enjoying their travels. Looking forward to seeing you on the road soon. Be safe and keep sending out the great blogs!


  2. That sounds a whole bunch more serene than the night the coyotes came to call. We have had had snow several days only about 1-1 1/2 inch but supposed to be more thursday to friday. Temps down to 11 tonight . I am taking advantage of the cold weather to do things in the house but goof off quite a bit too. Thank you for the great pictures of your adventures. Have a great week.


    1. It certainly was peaceful. The coyotes were close last night in our current camp, but one short honk of the horn sent them on their way. I’ve always liked hearing them howl, but no more. They sound so menacing up close and personal!
      11!!! How I miss winter in the mountains!!! Not. You stay warm!!!


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