Where are we today ?Had a great nights sleep and up early as usual. Coffees computing walkabouts and secure our coach to travel, on the road at 9:30 am. No rush today we are only moving 34 miles west down I-8. Through the Imperial Sand dune recreation area to the Hot Springs BLM Long Term visitor area. Permit for two weeks is $40.00, dry camping or $180.00 for 7 months. (no hookups) in the desert. BLM = Bureau of Land management.
We love these areas for a few reasons. No reservations, lotsa space (we can be as secluded as we like), come and go as you please and move from one area to the next with this permit. This particular place has pit toilets and Hot Springs too, wonderful.
|34 miles today, through the Imperial Sand dunes|
A few dune buggies passed us along the way heading into the dunes to play, this one below is a "sand rail". An expensive high powered toy to play in the sand dunes.
|you can see the huge fence along the Mexican border|
We found a spot near our friends. I mentioned that we would be here on the first, quite a while ago but failed to tell them we extended our stay at Pilot Knob and we would arrive two days later. Well we sure were told by everyone that you guys are late, wondered what happened.
Had met this group here in 2007 our first winter touring the southern states. They are all from Northern Ontario, Kenora, Dryden. Its been a couple years, but everyone is still looking great. So nice to see old friends.
|solar panel tilted, a group of friends close by|
|Love the hot springs here|
|A nice hot sunny day, reading in the shade|
|we have a nice view, not crowded|
|they have a new Dachshund, her name is Chewy and |
she is a soft hair breed, so cute.
|Don and Ailene have lotsa solar|
A few other nibblies supplied like Jalpano poppers, chips and home made baked goods.
|lively conversation all around the table|
and the afternoon just flew on by
|lotsa small dogs, Suzie got her Doggie fix|
|a couple of Apple Cinnamon Sausage from Swiss meat in Missouri|
|they don't take long on our Weber Q|
|a small lettuce salad did the trick.|
Looks like we got that done so now can post our blog even though it is a little late.