BLM, Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, California
Life in the desert is quiet but fun. We have been having a great time here with our friends, Deb and Tom and Ken and Kim. Since my last blog we have once again visited Mexico, had visitors for happy hour (I didn't take a single picture, sorry about that) with Melissa and Lyle, fellow Canadians from the province of BC, enjoyed an evening fire or two and just enjoyed the company.
|Interesting cloud formation.
Fellow Canadian's John and Brenda have left the area. It was an interesting winter getting to know them a little. We hope our paths cross again in the future. Safe travels folks.
|The desert is turning green...yes that is grass.
|Someone ringed the barrel cactus.
Good friends Deb and Tom pulled out on Friday, Feb 23 for points east of us. We will not see them again until our next adventure but we had a great winter spending time with them. So our American Representatives have left the home dirt patch, leaving only the Canadians behind. Safe travels friends!!!
|See you down the road folks....
|Tom climbing into the Stinger B
|The Baby B is to the far right of the pic, leading the Stinger B to Ogilby Road.
On Saturday morning, Feb 24 we, Riley, Kim, Ken and I climbed into the Dogsled and headed off for a bit of a ride, unable to get where we wanted to go, we turned around and came back home but it was a fun hour or so anyway. We were all later chauffeured by Ken into Yuma, where we had some hot Chinese food at Lin's Buffett. It was a much better experience this time than the last twice Riley and I visited. Again, no pics.
|The Creosote Bushes are starting to flower...
|This big Barrel Cactus is also starting to flower
|They are a pretty yellow.
The weather has warmed up nicely and we are looking at some pretty warm days and nights. Sleeping with the windows open is a good indication of such fantastic temperatures.
|The Sage bushes aren't flowering yet.
|The Ocotillo are bright green with a beautiful red plume.
Monday, Feb 26, had the last of our friends pulling out for more easterly points. Ken and Kim raised the feet, tucked everything away and are heading on a homeward path. It has been a fantastic winter getting to know these wonderful folks and we look forward to more time together in the years ahead. Safe travels as you wind your way east!!
So that leaves just Riley and I here on this little patch of dirt once more. We have a few things to accomplish before we leave here but we are in no hurry to get them done. The days and nights will be quiet, the views will be emptier than before, the laughter will be much different but we are happy to have spent time with such wonderful folks.
|There goes our Canadian friends! See you on down the road Ken and Kim.
Calls back home have a few things being learned. Nephew Jason is once again off to the Revelstoke area for a few weeks. It seems the manufacturer stepped up nicely to help him out and he is again making his sled walk, talk and jump to the tunes he calls. A bit of cold weather has been blanketing the north of Ontario for a few days, but warmer temps are in the offing. Some snow, and some winds have been helping the Islanders pass the days! Enough wind to blow a lot of the ice onto the shores.
SIL Janet is home (Indian Wells, CA) from the hospital and we will be visiting her in the near future, or at least that is the hope at this moment.
The pics today are just pics I've accumulated over the past while since writing my last post. I hope you enjoy them.
Until next time...
Take care, stay safe,