Monday, February 06, 2012

NEW HORIZONS

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Moonlight flooded the desert floor Sunday night as I took Pheebs for a short walk.  Knowing sometimes it is another ‘last’ night somewhere I kind of like to take a quiet walk around & say goodbye.  Ya, I know it’s a bit weird but I am far better at saying goodbye to places than I am to people.
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A FINAL FEW PHOTOS FROM THE RIG AS WE LEAVE THE SLABS & HEAD OFF THROUGH NILAND CALIFORNIA
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PHEEBS IS ALREADY MISSING HER NEW BEST PAL, ROXY
I always enjoy that twinge of excitement every time it is time to move on to somewhere new.  We rolled out of the Slabs at 9:30 this morning with a big wave and my usual thoughts of, ‘thanks for the memories’.
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First order of business today was laundry.  Dropped Kelly at the Calipatria laundry & I headed 2 miles south of town to the Rest Area dump & water station.  No problems dumping the tanks or taking on water so I was back at the Laundromat in about half an hour.
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KELLY HANDLES A ‘DEER PARK LODGE’ CALL WHILE AT THE CALIPATRIA LAUNDROMAT
From there we headed off to our new boon docking site with great expectations of peace & solitude.  We both agreed we were way overdo for that this trip.  And, peace & solitude is exactly what we found.
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We are boon docked in a great spot totally alone without a sole around.  A canopy of stars from horizon to horizon, shimmering waters, & thousands upon thousands of birds.  We spent the day serenaded by Sea Gulls, Great Blue Herons, White Pelicans with black tipped wings & dark Cormorants skimming along the water’s surface .   It is so nice to get back doing what we do best and what we are most comfortable & at ease with.  Just hanging out by ourselves.
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And, how nice it was to set up all my camera gear this afternoon & just sit quietly listening to all the birds far off out over the water.  I have never seen so many birds concentrated in one area.  Kelly caught up on her reading while Pheebs & Motor had lots of new smells to explore.  All & all, just a real great change of pace for us finally…………….
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GROANER’S CORNER:(( An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of church services when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled, "Stop! Acts 2:38 (Repent and be baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.) The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done. As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, "Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you." "Scripture?" replied the burglar. "She said she had an ax and two 38's!"
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17 comments:

  1. Lovely place you've found there. One of the aspects we enjoy about our work is that a lot of the time it's just us. No neighbors jammed next to us, etc. No general public customers demanding our attention, etc. Quiet evenings and so on. Just us. Enjoy!

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  2. Haha, thats a good one Al, my first laugh for the day,,,, an axe and 2, 38's,,,,
    Enjoy the peace and quiet......

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  3. I'm forwarding that groaner to my preacher brother-in-law. Glad you guys found a good spot. Mike and I feel we have found the same kind of spot here at Otter Springs in spite of the fact we are in a RV park--total quiet at night, beautiful surroundings, plenty of squirrels to keep Emmi entertained.

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  4. Niland, AZ? I thought you were in California. Picky, eh?
    John

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  5. Definitely a peaceful looking place.

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  6. Just curious -- I've heard that the area around the Salton Sea can be...shall we say...smelly? I can't imagine you'd be there if it was, so is this another rumor dispelled?

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  7. Gotta love the peace and solitude and time to yourselves. We feel the same way and manage to find it in some campgrounds where we don't meet people and just veg. out, so relaxing.

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  8. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! That photograph of the great blue herons in the tree with their nests! Amazing shot! Glad you found a nice quiet spot! Sometimes it's nice to just be alone with your thoughts and contemplate your navel!

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  9. Nice place you've got there, Al. Make sure to tell everyone how rotten and stinky it is so you'll continue to have it to yourselves. That's kind of like Oregon...we love to tell everyone that it rains all the time here, so you probably wouldn't enjoy it. Yesterday, however, the sun was shining and it was a warm and wonderful day on the coast! But, we probably should keep that information close o the vest, wouldn't want others to think that it stopped raining!

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  10. I always thought Slab City was a little out of character for you and the Bunch, but now I'm of the opinion it was probably a good interlude, and allows you to really appreciate the peace and solitude you are now enjoying.

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  11. As the commenter above inquired, isn't the salton sea kind of nasty where the water has evaporated? We drove out there one day and didn't find anything campable. Maybe you got a secret spot........

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  12. I love the contrast of the smoke belching factory in the background, yet nature survives and thrives - even in dead looking trees. Very interesting place. Enjoy your peace and quiet.

    That groaner was a good one!!

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  13. We stayed only for one night at the Salton Sea in 2005. It seemed beautiful on first sight. But we couldn't stand the foul smell of it!
    Lucky if you get northern winds. Like your photos.
    Bea

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  14. Along the western shore of the Salton Sea is a wildlife refuge that was started by Sonny Bono.
    http://www.fws.gov/saltonsea/

    probably why there is such an abundance of birds...

    Also there was a tall hilly rock with a park and campsites, and big hunks of obsidian (black rocks) from the geo thermal activity in the area.

    Just in case you were looking for something to look at!
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  15. Something about the sea birds that is majestic as they fly...long legs and huge wings...That's what I love here too..but it would be more fun to be alone..

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  16. Interesting place you found there -- awesome pics -- as always:) Enjoy!

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  17. enjoy the peace and quiet and the alone time!..been a long time coming!

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