I must be way to busy having fun because I’m way behind posting about life. I really appreciate you all reading and commenting about my time of being a little life lost. I think I’ve refound my mojo. So to catch up this is my travels last week from Point A to Q.
The day after hiking Mountain Palm Canyon I left Anza-Borrego to the south and was shocked to see a rather large wind farm. I am fascinated by their almost sculptural shape but horrified thinking of how many birds and bats they must kill.
I headed to El Centro for groceries before continuing east on I8 for another boondocking site a bit west of Yuma, Arizona off Ogilby Road managed by BLM (Bureau of Land Management). Had heard a lot of boondocking RVers talk and write about this area just east of the Imperial Sandunes. And as I’d never been there, it was time to check it out.
Stayed here three nights mostly enjoying the warmth and sunsets although I did take a short walk to the black mountain. And due to good internet signal got quite a bit of writing done.
No rush to leave Saturday morning but I did forget that I’d loose an hour returning to Arizona. Stopped in Yuma for supplies and the dump and fill tanks thing before heading to my next destination. Funny how I seem to see more birds in parking lots than out in the desert. Any idea who this is peeking at me from a Palo Verde tree?
Then north on US95 past the Yuma Proving Grounds. There’s a lot of military action in the Southwest and sometimes at night they put on quite a light show which I haven’t seen this trip yet. It’s a beautiful drive headed towards Quartzsite with Castle Dome Peak in the distance.
I decided to brave into Quartzsite Sunday and the closer I got the more RVs were crammed onto the desert. It was bumper to bumper past the RV shows at Tyson Wells where I had no desire to stop. However the main drag was really pretty quite.
Then after the best spent $7 this year on a 20 minute hot shower I explored the quieter Main Even on the northwest end of town and didn’t even buy anything. Although I did consider one of these $20 glass float balls, don’t ask me why.
Back south of town I found a place to park and didn’t wait long for an expected phone call and meet up to lead me into the desert. Good thing I had a guide through this maze of RVs. So you’re probably wondering why I have joined this throng of RVers near Quartzsite. Well, I’ve rendezvoused with a bunch of people who’ve worked at Grand Canyon in the past. Some I knew and others I now know. And we’re just hanging around shooting the shit and enjoying each others company as well as the desert sunsets.
Not sure how long I’ll be here. But I am planning on attending the first ever 2015 Blogger-Fest Quartzsite, Arizona. If you’re in the area stop by.
Where to next? Not sure.
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