DESERT SUNRISE THIS MORNING
After Saturday afternoons blustering winds we had nary a breeze first thing this morning. Skies mainly cleared in the night leaving just enough clouds to make for a beautiful sunrise. Another mighty fine warm & sunny Arizona day.
MORNING WALK ON DARBY WELLS ROAD
Aside from a little work around the campsite with my shovel, rake, and trusty little sledge hammer it was a quiet day. I carry a small sledge to break small sharp tire puncturing or ankle twisting rocks around the sites we stop at. I generally rake up any debris around the site as well or shovel loose rocks into piles. The idea is to leave a campsite neater & cleaner than when we found it.
BOTH KELLY & OUR RIG ARE VISIBLE IN THIS PHOTO
MY ROCK BUSTER & CLEANED UP CAMPSITE
Using our generator more frequently we have been able to thwart off any further power failures and our engine battery has been fine as well. Working on a decision now as to when we will roll the big wheels westward again. We have been in touch with Solar Mike at Slab City so he knows we are headed his way.
SPIKE & PHEEBS
I LOVE IT WHEN OUR FUR KIDS HAVE THEIR PALS OVER
Had a comment question wondering if I had mellowed over time after writing a post a few years ago about close neighbors. Comment referred to me as being ‘bent over’ about it. That may have been my post about a day in Quartzsite where we ended up moving several times in one day. NOT A GOOD DAY....WE HAD TO MOVE TWICE!! Yes, I was ‘bent over’ that day alright but there is a huge difference from that kind of neighbor and the quiet neighbor friends we are currently parked near. A huge difference!! We are very happy to have RV SUE AND HER CANINE CREW just a desert’s cactus down the lane and boondocker Rick up on the hill. We are all mature like minded people who understand each other’s love of the outdoors and desire for peace & quiet.
OUR DESERT LANEWAY
Been thinking about something I mentioned in Saturday’s post about the two schools of boondocking thought on whether to reveal a nice spot or not. The conclusion I have arrived at is this…. I know how excited I feel inside when I come across something that greatly impresses me. I also know it is my nature to share that excitement with others. I do that with my writings and my cameras. And, when on occasion someone makes a special trip to an area I have blogged about, it just gives me an extra good feeling inside knowing I have done something positive to give someone else the same opportunity for enjoyment that I had.
Kelly, Pheebs & I dropped over to visit with RV Sue for a bit this afternoon. Caught her doing dishes:))
SCHMOOZING AT RV SUE’S:))
Along about 5 p.m. this afternoon I heard Kelly say “Hello” to someone outside. Blog readers & full timing RV’ers JD & Becki Kite who were in our Shout Box Saturday, had spotted our rig with it’s American & Canadian flags flying. They had just rolled in with their 5th Wheel & were parked down the road just west of us. JD & Becki had first come across our blog after meeting JANNA & MIKE up in Bouse last winter. Nice folks & it’s always great to meet people who actually take time out of their busy days to read my blog.
BECKI, AL, & JD
RV Sue & the crew, just back from a long walk, came over & met JD & Becki as well. Didn’t take us long to make a number of familiar connections in the RV blogging world.
Sun was nearly over the mountains when JD & Becki struck off on the long walk back to their rig. But, not without first stopping by Rick’s campfire up on the hill to say hello. Right neighborly folks indeed:))
THE ODD ESSAY folks have become our latest Blog Followers so welcome aboard guys and nice to have you along:))
- Ever wonder if you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
- Ever wonder why the pessimist may be right in the long run, but the optimist has a better time during the trip.…
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
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