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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Heading west to the desert around Borrego Springs California

Where are we today
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       Just another desert day here up early and waiting for the sunrise to get things done and on the road again. Its been too long for us in one spot, even though we had fun with friends.
      Walkabout at 7 am them we secured our coach, Suzie got her last Tucker fix for a while, We said see ya later to some of our friends that were up and out and headed to the dump station at 8 am.
Tucker fix for Suzie
       No line up at the dump station, we pulled right in. Emptied our sewage, a full 2 weeks for us then refilled our fresh water. Into town top up our propane only 19 gallons for 3 weeks, and fill the coach with gas. Only 40 gallons not bad  since we last filled early December.
      Hooked up the car and headed west on I-10 to Box Canyon Road towards the Salton sea and towards Borrego Springs California. Lotsa free boon docking spots in this area.
I-10 west
snow in those mountains near
Palm Springs
 
we have been there so now heading
 the other way
      Nice to get off the freeway and onto a wonderful scenic 2 lane road that we have never travelled. Along Box Canyon Road to Mecca California.
so peaceful
this canyon road is
amazing
heading into Mecca looking like vineyards 
so much salt here in the ground
         Then we headed on to Anzo Borrego State Park looking for a nice boon docking spot.
 a slow drive but no traffic
wonderful scenery
      We scouted our a few places and settled right here. All set up by 1 pm PST. we gained an hour heading west, another time change.3 Hours earlier than back home.
a perfect very warm day
76 f in the shade, loving it
         All set up , Weber Q and the satellite dish, now can relax in the shade and get back into another book again.
nice quite desert in front of us
the mountains behind us 
desert vegetation is beginning to grow
after this winters rain
        Our neighbour came by to say hi as they could smell my chicken cooking on our Weber Q. Nice couple from South Dakota.
       With  the time change and close mountains the sun was setting just after 5 pm but we had planned for that.  But it also rises an hour earlier about 6:30 , much nicer for us.
      Chicken done shortly after 5 and added to a tasty salad. A nice 5 lb chicken I pick up the other day on sale $4.80 we will get quite few meals from this plus a large tasty pot of chicken soup.
chicken done to perfection
spiced just the way we like it too
yummy
      Now it is so nice to have a change of scenery, relax in the sun and enjoy the ever increasing temperatures at this time of year.Looking forward to seeing some desert flowers after all the rain we had.
      Thanks for stopping on by and hope you had a wonderful day as well.
Where have we been this Winter

30 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a pretty easy drive today, and found a nice spot. Enjoy the peace and quiet and warm winter days. That chicken sure looks good!

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    1. It was a great day, now enjoying more great sunny weather.

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  2. Welcome to SoCal! With Clark Lake area so restricted it is getting harder to find good boondocking spots - yours looks great! As Daryl said that chicken does look good! Enjoy your stay, looking forward to following along

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    1. Thanks Jeff, it is getting harder to find a good spot, But most are not too bad, the nice thing is if we don't like our neighbour we can always move.

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  3. Sorry we missed your leaving. One minute you were there and the next you were gone. Our paths will cross somewhere down the road.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. We will meet again. And we don't fool around when we get ready to hit the road. Like to get going and get things done early.

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  4. Looks like you found a great spot to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
    Stay safe and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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  5. Just a desert day and doggy fix and good bbq food. What a life.

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    1. Anna this is a wonderful life, can't think of a better way to enjoy it.

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  6. You guys sure get around. Not surprised to see mountain snow.

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    1. Yes Larry we like to keep our wheels turning, enjoying a change of scenery.

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  7. We're at Pilot Knob now and I am much much happier with the weather. Gotta get my dental work done. Some day we're going to make it to Borrego Springs to check it out.

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    1. Enjoy Pilot Knob and the warm temperatures, Good luck with your dental work.It is an area worth checking out.

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  8. We'll make it to Borrego Springs one day too, it looks like a nice spot. We are settling in here at a higher elevation in California but loving our full hookups and change of scenery too. After a month of just sand and sagebrush, I like this grass, trees and similarities of a Provincial Park without the crowds.

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    1. The full hook ups is nice for a change. We will get lotsa grass and trees in the summer, for now this works great for us.

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  9. We'll be in Borrego Springs in about 2 weeks.....how long do you plan to stay there?

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    1. We plan to be here until the 12th or 13th until we need to dump then Pilot Knob for a couple weeks. Would be great to catch up with you guys.

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  10. What a beautiful drive you guys had!! Love your new site and the views are awesome!! Love that weather!! Safe travels!!

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    1. It was an awesome drive, and do really enjoy this area.

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  11. The joys of being mobile. Delicious dinner. Enjoy the warmth.

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    1. Thanks Doug we enjoy this area and the nice warm temps again. If you out and about look us up.

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  13. You need to bottle up some of that nice warm weather and send it to your family up north, they's appreciate it this time of year! ;c)

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    1. Wish we could they sure need it about now.

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