Once upon a time, some people had a good idea. They selected some desert land next to the Escapees North Ranch RV Park. They put up a nice entry with a nice wall around the area.
They put in a water system.
They added nice paved roads with street signs and stop signs, and lined them with nice bushes.
They put in hydrants.
They prepared the whole area, then put up a sign inviting people to buy lots for their new homes.
Then the monsoon rains came and flooded the rv park next door. Before the nice people could correct their water run-off problem, the recession hit and the people ran out of money.
Now the property is vacant—or is it? There are tons of plants flowering, forming and dropping their seeds, including palo verde
and cholla (choya).
Ants are thriving.
There are plenty of grasshoppers to feed many more spiders.
(grasshopper on the left, spider on the right, the spider is winning)
Bees are all over these flowering bushes.
Some signs of life are more subtle. Under every rock of any size is moisture.
Many tracks in the dust.
a den with many entrances/exits
Humans left their signs too.
This place has been like this for several years. Wandering around here is like visiting the Twilight Zone.
Eerie, but interesting and fun.
Louise and Duane