Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ehrenberg, Arizona 2014

We are slowly headed back to OR for the summer. First stop is Ehrenberg and we stayed at the Colorado River Oasis. It was a Western Horizons park. It has been sold to the same folks that have Caliente Springs and Sky Valley. We met the new owner on check-in. It is going to be interesting to see how the park develops and what improvements are made.

Across from the park is the Pioneer Cemetery. First used in June of 1862.

Pioneer Cemetery Ehrenberg (3)

The last burial was April 22, 1988. 

Pioneer Cemetery Ehrenberg (6)

We took a day trip to the Cibola Nat’l Wildlife Refuge. Our GPS led us on an adventure. We traveled on the CA side of the Colorado River to a dirt road with ruts and sand and ended at a small dirt boat ramp with a sign that read Cibola NWR. This is not what we were looking for. A man that was about to get his boat out thought that the Refuge was on the AZ side of the river. So back track we did.

Cibola NWR Visitor's Center

The visitor center was closed but the auto tour road was open. We walked part of the nature trail and took the auto tour. We picked up a brochure of the area and saw that in a number of places you could access the Levee Road and continue to the Cibola Lake Overlook.

We came across this Pioneer Dog Run house.

Pioneer dog trot home Cibola

At the Cibola Lake Overlook we ate our lunch with a great view of the lake.

Cibola Lake Overlook

On another day we drove to the Blue Water Casino in Parker to visit their exhibit, “Leonardo Da Vinci The Genius”.

Da Vinci Exhibit

This exhibition brings to life the genius of Leonardo as an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher.

Italian Artisans have faithfully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions. These works include the first concepts of a car.

Da Vinci Exhibit Automobile 

Air Screw the beginnings of the helicopter.

Da Vinci Exhibit Air Screw

The first Hydraulic Saw.

Da Vinci Exhibit Hyd. Saw (2)

Pulleys designed to lift heavy loads.

Da Vinci Exhibit Large Pulleys

He was fascinated with water and the things that might help man in water like the breathing tube, life ring, and to walk on water.

Da Vinci Exhibit Walk on Water

The exhibit also includes the world exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa - an analysis of the iconic painting, conducted at the Louvre Museum.

Mona Lisa Da Vinci Exhibit

If this exhibit comes to your town my advice is don’t miss it.

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