Up early this morning for our Borrego Springs departure we found out it turned into an unfortunately bad piece of timing as I read a couple blogs and saw that Doug from Miss Adventure Travels and Deb from On a long and lonesome highway had both rolled into the Rock House Road and Peg Leg Smith areas Thursday. Had they come a day earlier or we left a day later our paths would have crossed. It is the way it is with we RV folks and especially boon-dockers as we drift seemingly aimless from place to place with no time schedules or obligations. Sometimes we don’t know we’re moving until one of us mentions something on our morning walk and other times like this time we might have an inkling a day or two ahead. Being morning people we rolled out early taking Borrego Springs Road over to highway 78 and then east through Ocotillo Wells and hung a right on highway 86 with our destination being Yuma.
PHEEBS OFTEN SNOOZES ON THE COUCH WHILE WE ARE MOTORING DOWN THE ROAD
There was a bad accident up in the San Ysidro Mountains along Montezuma’s Grade. Heard sirens going by the Legion and could see many flashing red and blue lights far off in the distant mountains. Two fire tracks raced by and I watched their flashing red lights about 10 minutes later going up the mountain. Looked like large floodlights at the scene as well and I could see lights down the mountainside where a vehicle may have gone over the edge. Saw one of two helicopters depart the scene. First noticed all the flashing lights about 9:30 and they were still going at 10:45 when I last looked out the window. ‘UPDATE’ on the accident:: A car with 5 people in it crashed through a stone barrier on a curve and went over the edge. All 5 survived the crash but had to be extracted from the car and with great difficulty brought back up to the road surface and loaded into waiting amulances and helicopters. It is said one occupant weighed 300 pounds and another one 500 pounds. A very difficult night for paramedics to reach the victims and help them. With binoculars I could see the tailights of the crashed car and and strong lights beamed down the mountain side. Also saw two fire trucks heading up and two presumed ambulances heading down as well as two helicopters circlling the accident scene in the night.
HERE’S A VERY HAPPY PIERRE THURSDAY WITH HIS APPLE PIE AT THE JULIAN PIE COMPANY IN SANTA YSABEL
Packed up the rig, said good-bye to our neighbor’s Linda and Pierre, dumped our tanks, took on water and at 8:40 this morning we rolled out of American Legion Branch 853 turning left on Borrego Springs Road heading south. Borrego Springs is always the farthest west we go each year so every time we leave Borrego it is actually the beginning of our long journey home. Each year seems to be getting a little harder for us and I was aware of that this morning as I looked backed wondering if we would ever see Borrego Springs again and I must say I have been carrying a rather sad feeling with me for the remainder of the day and knowing me I will carry a sense of that sad feeling for the rest of the journey home. Both Kelly and I agreed this has not been our best RVing year……………..
HEADING EAST THROUGH THE IMPERIAL SAND DUNES WEST OF GLAMIS CALIFORNIA
APPROACHING A RIGHT HAND TURN ONTO OGILBE ROAD 15 MINUTES FROM OUR DESTINATION
SWINGING SOUTH DOWN OGILBE ROAD ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE CARGO MUCHACHO MOUNTAINS
Our destination was Ogilby Road west of Yuma and two and a half hours after leaving Borrego we turned left into the desert and pulled up behind Jean and Skip’s rig parked about half a mile in. One of our favorite couple’s of course and we wanted to have a look at their new them Dolphin Motorhome. A beauty of course and their coach has my all time favorite paint job. Soft pastel sand colors.
PARKED FOR THE NIGHT BESIDE OUR GOOD FRIENDS JEAN AND SKIP WEST OF YUMA
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE COLORS ON JEAN AND SKIP’S DOLPHIN COACH
A WINNING COLOR COMBINATION AND CAN YOU SEE THE DOLPHINS?
We’re parked beside them for the night and we’ll head out in the morning traveling further east in search of cooler weather. the heat is really bothering Kelly and me as well. Our engine battery seems to be working fine, I’ve tied up the tail pipe, and we’ve decided not to have the coach washed and waxed in Yuma like previously mentioned.
Nice email from Chris Horst today in which he says “Good morning, Al. I was struck by your lovely lunar photo and am using it for a week or so as the banner photo on the Lazy Daze Owners' Group blog, of which I am the moderator. Lazy Daze Forum. There have been other times I have used a photo from your blog as my desktop. Keep up the good work and enjoy your visit to the Southwest.” …….. Thank you Chris and I just love it when any of my photos can be used for a good purpose. A great feeling of gratitude and inner goodness for me.
Ivan sure has himself some great action squirrel and bird photos at, Critter Pics. Fellow RV Blogger photo buffs Ivan and Gaelyn are sure leaving me in the dust on the photo side of things. Good stuff you guys in working harder to improve your photographic skills.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( On their way to get married, a young Catholic couple is involved in a fatal car accident. The couple find themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting, they begin to wonder: Could they possibly get married in Heaven? When St. Peter showed up, they asked him. St. Peter said, ‘I don’t know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out,’ and he leaves. The couple sat and waited, and waited. Two months passed and the couple are still waiting. While waiting, they began to wonder what would happen if it didn’t work out; could you get a divorce in heaven. After yet another month, St. Peter finally returns, looking somewhat bedraggled. ‘Yes,’ he informs the couple, ‘you can get married in Heaven.’ ‘Great!’ said the couple, ‘But we were just wondering, what if things don’t work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?’ St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slammed his clipboard onto the ground. ‘What’s wrong?’ asked the frightened couple.
‘OH, COME ON!’, St. Peter shouted, ‘It took me three months to find a priest up here! Do you have any idea how long it’ll take me to find a lawyer?
“I lift weights only on Saturday and Sunday because Monday to Friday are weak days.”
Congrats on your pic exposure to be used a header. Neato! So sad to see you guys turn east. We have been cooped up at home and following along! It's cold cold cold here in Wisconsin. Are you SURE you want to head this way yet?ReplyDelete
Nice that you got to hook up with Jean and Skip, love the colors of the catch as well a very nice unit. Borrego is as far west as we go usually, but probably not this year, from here like you it will be on the way home. No rush though. Travel safe and enjoy some cooler weather that you guys need.ReplyDelete
Too bad you missed Doug, Yuma, Deb and Riley, but that is the way our travels go, when the spirit moves us.
Hope everyone is doing all right from the accident. That is a crazy road in the daylight. Glad you made it to Yuma. Safe travels wherever the road leads you three:)ReplyDelete
Darn. We will be right behind you heading for Ogilby road on Tuesday. In the mean time, Judy, once the bird lady of blogland, is heading our way tomorrow. Travel safe and happyReplyDelete
Sorry we missed you but perhaps another time we'll cross paths.ReplyDelete
We too are heading for Yuma but in a couple of weeks. From there like you we will slowly start heading east again toward our summer location on Manitoulin Island.
Enjoy your time with Skip and Jean.
I told you your moon shots were great!ReplyDelete
Glad you three had a safe journey and didn't have a tailpipe dragging and slowing you down.ReplyDelete
I think you have the best photos and no one will ever put them to shame. Glad they are being used in such great venues.
That new to them RV looks brand knew. I keep wanting to do that but like you, I believe I may be on my last journey. Just hope I'm wrong and next year it just seems right to be back here.
Good luck finding a cool place to visit.
It was thanks to you two that we found that wonderful pie company at Santa Ysabel.ReplyDelete