SUNRISE…BORREGO SPRINGS STYLE
NO PHOTO SHOP ON THESE SUNRISE PICS BY THE WAY…COLORS ARE JUST AS I SAW THEM
It was somewhere between a squeak & a honk I heard first thing this morning. It was the sound of a happy little dog playing with her funky Rooster Chicken . As soon as Kelly or I stir, Pheebs is into immediate ‘excitement mode’. Another 24 hours of happy has begun for her. This morning she kicked off our day with her squawking Rooster.
Fiery sunrise this morning as Pheebs & stepped out of the rig. Warm air & the only sound meeting our ears was a couple distant Coyotes. Other rigs in the area were too far away for their generators to reach us. It was a nice peaceful start to our day. Just the way we like it:))
Couple quick things from last night’s post. Water, dumping, etc is free at the Arco station east of Borrego Springs on S22. Our gusting winds subsided before we went to bed & we had a quiet night. We did stop & have a look at the ‘Oven site’ here just off Rock House road but decided on a site a few hundred yards north of there beside the old & now filled in gravel pit closer to Coyote Mountain. Someone wondered if we had been to 17 Palms & the answer is yes. Same day we found the PUMPKIN PATCH. Question about our old batteries. They had not been maintained properly before we had the coach & cells had been allowed to drain. One battery was poorer than the other. Mike said they would work but just wouldn’t work well & we could have trouble with them. We didn’t see the logic of having new solar equipment installed & then trying to make it all work with older weaker batteries. Batteries are the heart of the system so we swapped them out. A question about dust. We have never worried about dust interfering with the slide mechanisms but it’s a good idea to keep them well greased which we do.
Didn’t get myself organized enough to make the beginner’s Bird walk in Borrego Springs this morning. Next time. Instead Kelly, Pheebs, & I headed ourselves over to the walking trails on Coyote Mountain & started heading up. For the past few years I have always made it a point to walk up there & check on the big stone snake. Happy to say it was still there this morning & looking as fine as ever. Trail seemed to have more loose rocks on it in spots so Kelly had a few difficulties coming down.
MY CAMERA IS POINTED DIRECTLY AT THE GREEN OASIS CALLED BORREGO SPRINGS
Didn’t turn out to be a good Solar day with a double layer of clouds overhead. Lower level clouds shrouded some of the surrounding mountain peaks. It all made for a very moody sky. Light breeze & a tad on the cool side.
TOPPING A RIDGE I WAS GLAD TO SEE THE LONG STONE SNAKE WAS STILL THERE
Loaded up the Pheebs & Jeeped ourselves into Borrego Springs around noon. Kelly had a couple thrift stores to check out. Been a few years since I had an egg pocket at Calicos so we stopped in. Good as ever. Kelly had a spicy bowl of Chicken Enchilada soup. Spicy enough to make her cross-eyed for a few seconds. On the way back to the rig we took us for a little drive through the Borrego Springs Resort. Hadn’t been through that part of the Springs before. Streets were quiet. In fact all of Borrego Springs is quiet & we figure it’s just the time of year. Snow Birds really haven’t landed yet.
WHENEVER WE REACH CHRISTMAS CIRCLE NOW WE STOP, LEAP OUT ON THE GRASS & RUN AROUND IN CIRCLES SHOUTING & WAVING OUR ARMS…THERE GOES KELLY STOMPING BY A TREE NOW…YES WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO STOMP OUR FEET ON SOME REAL GRASS
CRUISING UP BORREGO SPRINGS MAIN DRIVE TOWARD THE SAN YSIDRO MOUNTAINS
ALWAYS LOTS OF JEEPS IN TOWN
And I see we have a new fella over there in our Friend Connect box. We welcome CARL HARTUP as he joins our travels over here in Borrego Springs this week. Thanks for dropping by Carl:))
ONE BOWL OF CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP & ONE EGG POCKET
With a rather dull looking day outside we just hunkered down in the rig. I concentrated my efforts on a few camera problems & got things sorted out. We have been finding our loveseat just a tad crowded with all three of us on it vying for space. Poor Pheebs kinda gets squished in the middle. A solution had to be found.
AND THIS PHOTO JUST KINDA SUMS UP OUR CLOUDY AFTERNOON
I need more room because of my camera gear all the time & things were just not working out so I was the one voted off the couch. I now reside in the rig’s driver’s seat which we have partially turned around. This set-up actually works much better for me. Kinda my own little room where I don’t gotta share my space. I’m sure the other 2 Dudes are much more comfortable with me off the couch as well. Especially our furry little four legged creature. She loves to stretch out on the couch with Mom. A few other benefits of my new spot is I now have a table for my mouse & snacks. I have in-dash radio control, a drink holder & room to set my cameras down when downloading the days pics. Also have a much better view out the windshield & drivers side window. Tonight I watched the sunset & now I can see the lights of Borrego Springs right from my driver’s seat chair. Can put my feet up on the passenger seat too. Geeeezzzz, when have I ever had it so nice. Ahhhh, the luxury of finally settling in & adapting to change. About time I’d say!!
MY NEW COMPUTER CAVE
YEP I WOULD SAY MY DAYS ON THE COUCH ARE PRETTY MUCH OVER:((
Noticed while walking on the Coyote Mountain trails this morning there isn’t much color in the landscape because of the time of year. We have been here in March when the Borrego flowers are blooming in the desert. Shrubs are alive with greening leaves & colorful buds. Desert lilies adorn the Borrego Valley floor. Scenic wise it is a better time to be in Borrego Springs & I remember taking lots of colorful flower photos when we were here.
THAT’S US BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER
A PROBABLE COYOTE DEN & LOOKING DOWN ON PEG LEG SMITHS
A SLOW MOVING RAINBOW QUIETLY DRIFTED BY US
At 9 Friday morning we have to meet a group of ‘off-roaders about 15 miles east of our location at a spot called Truckhaven Coral Wash. An Ocotillo Wells State Naturalist will lead the caravan of 4 wheel drive vehicles into the wash with geological stops & short hikes up hidden side canyons. This expedition will last 5 hours so we will be taking water & food. I don’t much care for drinking water so it’s Cran-Raspberry for me. Looking forward to getting out & doing some new & interesting things for a change. And yes, the Pheebs is coming along as well:)) Oh-Oh…..just started raining!!
TONIGHT’S SUNSET FROM MY NEW DRIVER’S SEAT COMPUTER STATION:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The Lone Ranger and Tonto were riding across the desert when a line of mounted Indians appeared to the right of them. They looked to the left and saw another line of mounted Indians. Behind them they saw another line of mounted Indians.
The Lone Ranger said, "Looks like we're in trouble, Tonto."
Tonto replied, "What do you mean WE, white man?"
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.