John called about 2pm this afternoon, & said they were 46 miles into Arizona, which is about 200 miles from Phoenix. So he should be home at a decent time. Considering the original plan was 4 days & this is only the 3rd day, they are making great time. Our grandson J.R. (Jon Rod) drove the Grapevine going up & John drove it coming back. We drove it decades ago, when we lived in Vacaville, CA & there was nothing out there. John said they have added a few gas stations, but it's still pretty sparsely "decorated" & rather boring, except for the fact you are either going up hill or down hill depending on which direction you are going.
Actually things have gone pretty good. We have a man that is staying on the property in a small travel trailer with his 8 cats. He got in touch with us, & wanted to help with the donkeys. He doesn't mind picking up poo, & filling water buckets, in fact he uses that time to play with the donkeys. Since both of those jobs were mine, needless to say I REALLY appreciate his help. While John has been gone Jerry has helped me feed too, so it's really gone quite smoothly. He & Sha'ba seem to have a thing going. Sha'ba follows him a lot. Of course since I told Jerry Sha'ba really likes ginger snaps & Jerry knows where they are, that might have something to do with it. Sha'ba is one of the only ones, that doesn't have to worry about sugar & starch, so I don't worry about him having ginger snaps on a regular basis. I don't think he had a lot of treats in his former life.