Our December 8th field trip to Dobell Ranch began with a chilly morning meet at Silver Saddle Rd. A scant, lucky, seven members ready to scout the open pits and grounds strewn with multi-colored Arizona Petrified Wood.
Our host, Rhonda Dobell and grandchildren, helped by pointing out some of the better material. It was as if we were shopping in a candy store with so many potential specimens to choose from, you ended up having to be very selective as to what you were bringing home. I think we all found what we wanted and then some. We all would like to have the tree trunks decorating our yards, but decided to be reasonable!
Lunch was prepared for all of us and we had fun with the younger grandkids. Then, when everyone was leaving, there were hugs for all around from the kids.
A very successful field trip that I’m sure we will make a repeat visit to, early next year.
Martin & Linda Dougherty