Sunshine, blue skies and Ms. Pizza-Mouth Sydney – she has that nickname because she has a triangular shaped, pink mouth.
The burrs are serious – this one has 2 ‘horns’ that it can use to impale its victim.
Dinner at Tre Rosat – Even though it wasn’t cheat day, we let the waitress leave the bread. We HAD to try the butters – Garlic/onion, honey citrus and whipped salted.
Red chili from Kountry Kitchen, a Mexican restaurant.
The dogs enjoyed their hike – when the forest is this big and the people are so sparse, you can let your dogs run free without concern.
We’ve had to march around in all sorts of terrain during our land investigations. In this shot, Brian gets through a convenient hole in the barbed wire.
New Mexico has 3 land auctions a week! However, Silver City only has 1 per year.
Crows on the horizon of Mountain View Road.
We visited Highway Wilderness again today, right as the sun was setting.
Bayard Mine – an active mine east of Silver City, New Mexico
Watch out! There were several fire ant piles with ants scurrying about. A few with larger openings appeared to be without ants. Don’t worry, we didn’t go poking our finger inside to verify their absence.
Unique candy from the Pretty Sweet Emporium
We are excited to try this new coffee. Since we are no longer close to J. Renee in West Hartford, the monastery could become our new supplies.
Plant life along the trail in the Gila National Forest
This morning’s breakfast from Nancy’s Cafe, was awesome. Brian had scrambled eggs with chorizo on the side and I had mine mixed in. The chorizo is fantastic and doesn’t contain any sugar.
The machinery at the base of the mine provides some good prospective on how large it is.
The spine of some animal, located near the bandit camp.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery – several monks were working on various tasks and responsibilities.
One of our breakfasts was extra awesome – These plates of scrambled eggs with chorizo were surprisingly delicious.
One of our trips today was to the co-op. Our goal was to find chicken for a good price. No luck there but we did get grass-fed butter and coconut oil.
We parked at a gravel “lot” that was really just the space between two parts of the same road on a very tight turn.
The first landmark one sees upon driving into town is the hillside of Tyrone Mine.
Trooper kindly agreed to hold up these rocks while we took a picture. Sydney photo-bombed it.
One of the charming shops in downtown Silver; what a combo!
One of the more gentle plants we encountered.
The inside of Alotta Gelato
Prior to placing his order, Brian stated, “I’ll just get the chili and maybe it’ll be amazing.” Guess what – it was off the charts!
White Chicken Chili at Tre Rosat – yum!
Everybody had a great day, even Mr. Fred Bird. He only begs for a head scratch if he’s feeling comfortable, so he’s definitely settling into the travel lifestyle. Everybody is happy, healthy and well!
A strange desert plant appeared along the highway at some point after entering New Mexico. We continued to see them all the way into Silver City.
While Tallest Bird was on the smaller side, compared to our other parcels, it provided a great view of the surroundings.
The dogs were very grateful for the surprise stream. Sydney did her normal routine – drinking while standing, drinking while laying down (in the stream) and then marking her drink spot by peeing on it. She’s a weird one.
Brian leading the way onto one of the properties – he’s gesturing and talking while I loiter and take pictures.
Brian is at the front of the property line at Highway Wilderness. This great parcel is full of plant life and has enough terrain changes to provide privacy and a feeling of seclusion.
Pretty Sweet Emporium downtown – A strange collection and nice owners.
Lichen on a rock near the edge.
View as we descended from the Continental Divide into Silver City.
One section of the subdivision map from the Planning Office in Silver City
The Fit has been a reliable and versatile adventure vehicle. Go Fit!
There were 5-6 deer on this side of the street and another 5-6 on the other. They hadn’t moved from either side when we came back down the road.
The Gila River as seen from the bridge connecting Cliff, NM to Gila, NM.
Walk in the Gila National Forest – there was a clear path with diverse terrain.
If you squint, you can see the dogos – Trooper waddling along and Sydney raising back to check on us. The trees are awesome.
Trekking in the trees – Sydney and Trooper lead the way.
Cindy’s Neighbor had many flat areas that could be good house sites.
Like usual, when we’re really hungry, we completely forget about a pre-meal photo shoot. Both meals were tasty, although not very filling. We grabbed more fare from Wendy’s later on.
Mini deer alongside the road during our drive back into town. This is the best of a bad batch of pictures. The sun was so bright it took away from the picture’s clarity.
Authentic Mexico food at its finest – so so good!
One of the nice views from within the forest.
This plant feels like it could take a human out! Its “petal” are needle sharp and with so many flowers clumped together, one of them is bound to get you.
With homes situated far and wide, Breezy Boulevard is a beautiful parcel with space, seclusion and surprises.