There are countless reasons to click the pics, but at the moment I can't think of any.
I peeked out my window this morning and spotted this trailer parked next to me. This has to be the longest trailer I've ever seen in my life.... Four slide-outs? Four?
Back in the early 1950s Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnaz, both of "I Love Lucy" fame, made a comedy movie called the "Long Long Trailer". And most of their numerous and humorous troubles during the movie were caused by their exceptionally long, long, trailer.
That movie was the first thing I thought of when I looked out the window and spied this trailer. I looked it up on the Internet and the trailer in that comedy movie was 36 feet long, which was long enough that people laughed at it. I also looked up this Coachman chaparral fifth wheel and believe it or not it's 42 feet long... I wasn't laughing but I giggled a little.
It already has a pretty good dent in the rear panel near the bottom, and my guess would be they will probably have a lot more before it's over.
Tonight is my last night at the Pima County Fairgrounds so I'll be hitting the road tomorrow morning. I made up my mind today to go to Whitewater Draw again, and since its less than a hundred mile drive I should be there in around an hour and a half. The weather looks perfect, high 70s low 80s most days, fortys at night with humidity in the teens, and with some cloudy days so I'll have a chance at a few nice sunsets and sunrises. Sounds like great boondocking to me, can't wait to get there!
These are rose bushes here at the Fairgrounds that used to be way over my head, two or three times wider than what you see here, and covered with roses. I sure hope they come back by next winter, because they look pretty pitiful right now. It was Pima County Fairgrounds employees that did it, because I watched a little of it happen, so I guess they knew what they were doing.
It looks like this Hunter jumper has a stable boy to carry her stuff and take care of the horse, I used to do a little bit of that stable boy stuff myself when I was a teenager.
I hope these girls are a lot easier to get along with than the girls that boarded their horses at the stable I worked at. Miami Florida is a high-class place with a lot of rich people in it. And I worked around some girls that were driven to the stables every weekend by their chauffeur in their limousine. And having to deal with them is probably why I'm a lot more comfortable now being around country folks.
In fact when I was working at the boarding stable in high school, on Saturdays this would be me. There was a riding arena behind the barn and when the girls were there practicing there jumping I would be resetting the bars when they knocked them over, or getting trampled by their horses if the mood struck them.
Hunter jumper. I can tell it's warm outside because no horses were wearing their little ear covers today.
Hunter jumper practice area across the street from the arenas. They ride around warming up their horses here, while there coaches are yelling at them to sit up straight, concentrate on the next jump, and other things to help them get better at a pretty useless hobby that bears no resemblance to anything a normal person does now days... On the other hand, when gas gets to five dollars a gallon there horse riding skills may come in kinda handy.
These old stables are right next to the Hunter Jumper practice riding areas. So even though they don't look that great there very convenient for the Hunter jumpers. Of course the Hunter Jumpers have also filled up the big barns, and the stables at the large indoor arena. Normally the rodeo horses are boarded here since the rodeo arena is right on the other side of these stables.
What in the world are these people doing here? With their funny hats and blue jeans, obviously a bunch of redneck ranchers. And taking SELFIES!.... How droll, how gauche. I can't believe Hunter Jumper folks let them in the gate.
Part of the Hunter jumper area. The arenas are on the left, and the practice areas are on the right. This allows the girls to practice and warm up the horses, and yet be quickly available when their numbers are called to compete.
One of the Hunter jumper camping areas. This is what I would call the boondocking area for horses since there's no electricity here. But a lot of horse people that have a combination RV and horse trailer like living here with their horses. A couple hundred yards away are full hookup sites where most of the RV horse people stay.
This looks like the youngest girl I've seen competing. She's pretty small, and her horse looks like some kind of a very small Arabian, so there both in proportion to one another and looks like a normal adult sitting on a normal horse. She's using some of the ribbons she's won that this competition to tie her ponytail.