Monday, February 06, 2012
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.
A FINAL FEW PHOTOS FROM THE RIG AS WE LEAVE THE SLABS & HEAD OFF THROUGH NILAND CALIFORNIA
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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…………….
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!"
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
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The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of