SO NICE TO HAVE THE JEEP LOOKING LIKE A NICE RESPECTABLE JEEP AGAIN
Water was our main priority this morning because our main fresh water tank was very low. Dumped what was left out of our small jugs into the rig’s big tank & then headed into town & filled all our water jugs again. We generally carry about 10 extra gallons of water with us while boon docking.
Lots of festive activity on Christmas Circle & I just love the feeling of walking on grass there. At home we take grass for granted but here in the desert it is a real luxury, not only to walk on it but to smell it & touch it as well. And what a pleasant feast for Northern eyes it is to see the green green grass of home:))
I wonder if any of you other fellers out there have the same problem with your moustache that I do in the morning. I have a habit of sleeping on my left side & every morning I wake up with a bent mustache. And I’ll be darned if I can get that section of peanut butter encrusted hair straightened out. I kinda end up with a lopsided looking face for the day:(( Some might say it matches my lopsided personality:))
HERE’S KELLY & MAX KEEPING WATCH ON A MILE AWAY NEIGHBOR MAKING SURE HE DOESN’T MOVE A FEW FEET CLOSER TO US:))
The Clark Dry Lake Bed where we & other Boon Dockers are at the moment was once an aerial gunnery range for military aircraft. Large concrete targets were placed out on the dry lake bed & pilots would fly up the Canyon using these targets for machine gun practice. It has been rumored that wreckage of a crashed plane lies somewhere out there. The majority of those aircraft used 50mm machine guns & shell casings can still be found in the area of the lake bed. It is rarer to find the business end of a 50mm bullet because they are generally imbedded in the ground. However, on my walk on Coyote Mountain last week I did find a spent 50mm round on the ground. By the damage I could tell it must have impacted solid rock. In the pictures below you can see a white substance in the bullet. That I believe to be phosphorous or something making this particular bullet a TRACER shell. Pilots flying aircraft cannot see where their bullets are going so every fifth round or so in the long ammunition belt is a bullet with tracer capabilities. When the bullet is fired it creates a bright burning light & the pilot or gunner can see where his bullets are going & re-aim if necessary. This is the second 50mm spent bullet I have found. First one a couple years ago was a Tracer round as well but undamaged.
For anyone in Borrego Springs, be sure to take the time to drive the area & see all the metal sculptures in the desert around the town. You will be surprised at what you see. The farm workers below are new this year.
AREA FARM WORKERS HARVESTING GRAPES
Kelly came up with a fine thought this morning. What if our black tank is full but the slide won’t come in. Does this mean we could soon be up the proverbial creek without a workable solution paddle:((
It has turned out very hot today so now I can start complaining about the heat instead of the cold. How hot is it? Well, whenever you see AL showing a little leg…..you know it’s hot!! And if you ever see AL wearing shorts you will know the fiery end of the world is near at hand!! In my mind, once a furnace has to be turned on….it’s too cold out & once an air conditioner has to be turned on….it’s too hot out!! Somewhere between those two entrapping extremes lies a ‘perfect’ temperature:))
A VERY FAR 300mm TELEPHOTO LENS SHOT OF ANZA BORREGO STATE PARK’S RV SECTION…..PHOTO TAKEN FROM LITTLE SURPRISE CANYON
Forgot to add the GPS coordinates in Friday’s Ghost Mountain blog. In case anyone’s interested, my Delorme told me that while standing next to the cistern at the Marshal South site I was at ……………N 33*21.6372 & W 114*05 9660 Hope I got that right cause I’m really not up on my Delorme GPS device. My fault for not having the patience & taking the time to imbed the info in my head.
SAW THIS LITTLE TOPPER ON OUR COYOTE CANYON DRIVE LAST WEEK & THE OWNER FROM VICTORIA BC MADE IT HIMSELF
And just so you know….Kelly gave me a $20 bill this morning to put in my wallet in case she ever lets me out by myself again. Never know when a man might get the urge for a burg. Of course with that $20 came a list of conditions with one of them being not to spend all that money in one place!! Now where have I heard that before…..
PUTTING THE SOLAR PANELS DOWN FOR THE LAST TIME IN MARCH 2010…..BORREGO SPRINGS
One year ago this week Borrego Springs was a very different looking place here at the Clark Dry Lake Bed. We had weather with attitude, we had flowers with personality & we had the Bayfield Bunch right in the middle of all that………….:))
Today the Bayfield Bunch welcomes our 240th Follower. A big welcome to CJ'S KIDS CLUB. Welcome aboard guys:))
IS IT ANY WONDER WE CAN NEVER GET OUR VERIZON GIGABYTES UNDER THE LIMIT………..
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Springs coming so let’s get in the gardening mood…..The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig.
-What did the carrot say to the wheat?
Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet.
-The four seasons are salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
-Why do potatoes make good detectives?
Because they keep their eyes peeled.
-A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
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