Wallpaper November 2012 – Tortilla Flat, AZ

Wallpaper for November 2012 – Torilla Flat, AZ

The November 2012 desktop wallpaper is now available for download in the top three most popular screen resolution sizes and proportions.  Please select the one closest to your screen size and proportions for the best fit (for 1280×800 use the 1440×900 one and for 1366×768 use the 2560×900 – they are the same proportions, your computer will scale them down for you). On a PC, right click and then “save target as..”, on Mac just Click to open the image, then right click and choose “save as desktop image”. If it’s not quite the right shape or size you may have to choose “stretch to fit”.  If it doesn’t look quite right you may have to chose another size that’s closer to the proportions of your screen.

Download November 2012 wallpaper below:

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This month’s desktop wallpaper is a simple image of an old building in a little town called Tortilla Flat, Arizona.   We visited this hole in the wall in January of 2010 on a 6 month RV trip around the US and Canada.

Note:  do NOT call it Tortilla Flats!  They are quite adamant there is no S on the end!

When I say “little” I mean LITTLE!  I think there are about 6 actual residents and the town is basically one saloon.  Quite a popular one I might add with money from around the world stapled to the walls inside, and you can literally sidle up to the bar and sit in a saddle.  Check out their photo gallery and notice you can see this little red building in a couple of the photos.  It was the old one room schoolhouse.

There was no cell phone service around for miles, and they don’t even have a land telephone line.  If I recall correctly the bartender or waitress told us that it would have cost them about $120,000 to put in a real phone line so they never did.  For 6 people to split the cost that’s a bit steep.

So you don’t want to have a break down out there or run out of gas!  We were very conscious of  how much gas we had heading down the full Apache Trail.  After you leave Tortilla Flat there’s about 22 miles of dirt road that’s about the texture of an old washboard (not kidding it has bumps just like that for 22 miles!)  Good thing we ate a big meal at the saloon first.  NOT!

To see more of my images and read the store of this crazy road visit our RV blog on the Tortilla Flat page of our Apache Trail day trip.  Note:  the video on that page was not done by us, my husband found it on YouTube and it really shows how scary that road was (okay to me, he loved it).  The guy says not to drink and drive on that road but yet he’s video taping and almost gets in an accident at the end.  Notice the lack of safety rails and the road being about 1.5 lanes wide!

Enjoy this image and the adventure this November.  If you’re a snowbird, happy trails!

If you want to purchase a print of this image, or any of the past 2012 desktop wallpaper images just  go to the gallery here.

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