Sunday, December 30, 2018

We moved today.....




Our Location: South Entrance, BLM Joshua Tree National Park

After a loudish night we decided to pull up feet and head out for quieter pastures. The day time noises weren't bothersome but the night time ones were very much so. 

On our drive toward the Badlands this morning.
 
Some spectacular views.

We first took a drive out to the Badlands where we thought we might like to park just to ensure we could find a spot. Sure enough we found a couple and headed back to the Igloo to hook up. We were thinking it would only be a short drive to the Badlands and weren't in any hurry. 

It sure is pretty out here.

After pulling in and starting to put the feet down we realized just how cold the wind actually was up there. We changed our minds, opting for Joshua Tree National Park instead. We stopped at the Red Earth Casino on CA86 to dump our tanks. The wait was long as it seemed everyone was using this spot instead of the one a bit further down at the entrance to the Parkway. No problem we waited our turn and headed out. 

In the lower down area of the Badlands they were wall to wall to wall to wall.

To wall to wall to wall.

We arrived at Joshua Tree National Park late in the day for us to be arriving. It was 3:30 pm and we still had to find a place, set up and do all those things before dark which would be around 4:45 pm. We managed to find a spot to park the Igloo, but found it very difficult to get level. We eventually moved a bit and within 5 minutes were level and setting up but are now much further out in front of another rig than I'd like to be, but we did ask if he minded and he assured he didn't. 
 
They were tucked up against the hills, in the open flat, way out as far as the eye could see.
In the background you can see the dust. As we drove along you could see the dust cloud hanging over the desert.

We are debating about how long we want to stay here but for now we're going to spend at least a couple of days here. We have a few errands in Indio and we want to visit Janet as well. So we shall see how things go. 

It was like a city down there in the low area of the Badlands.

That's it, our long day but short blog. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit. 

And also along CA 86 they were packed in like fish in a barrel.

Until next time.. take care, be safe, 

Deb



Note to myself: Jason and Leah have arrived in Fernie, BC, Canada last night. They are too early to check into their rental unit until Dec 31 in the late afternoon.

11 comments:

  1. Once New years day is over with things will settle down again, the party is over and everyone back to work, school etc, enjoy your time there by Joshua tree. And a visit with Janet as well we do love that area , it has been a few years for us.

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    1. Very true, once the new year arrives life will go back to being quiet again. We like the area but I think we'll be happy to move on soon.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  2. Sure don't blame you for moving with the night noise and of course New Years Eve would even be louder. Love Joshua Tree NP! Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Shirley. It was so quiet here last night at JTNP I thought I might be back at my summer spot.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  3. I think George hit it on the spot for the crowds because of the Holidays. In our pursuits of the ideal spot we always encounter some negatives. I am currently in Apache Junction and the 4 wheelers, dirt bikers, off roaders, etc. are noisy at night and are more frequent on weekends. I just say to myself, "Oh well, it is their play/party area, and I can put up with the noise, when I park with a million dollar view that is free to me".

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    1. I agree with you Peter and I agree with George as well. It is the holidays, it is time for those to party and play and I have no argument with that. The loud laughter, voices, and music one can deal with for a few nights but the fireworks at 2 am is a bit over the top.
      We parked at Apache Junction last year for 2 weeks, I know what you speak of about the 'ride's' going long into the night. We had no issue with that.
      This lifestyle is about choices and next year we will make a different choice.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  4. I finally got all caught up in your posts since August. Wising you both a quiet New Years's Eve and all the best in 2019. I hope that it will bring you many new adventures.

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    1. Thank you Contessa. We wish you and Colin the safest and happiest of New Year's as well.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  5. We agree day time noise is always tolerable but late into the night is never fun and New Year's probably go a lot louder. To bad about the winds in the badlands we always think it would be a great place with amazing views.
    Sounds like you found a nice place for the time you are there.
    Happy New Year to you and Riley! Stay safe. Hope to cross paths in the New Year.

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  6. Thanks Deb.
    The views are always amazing at Joshua Tree National Park.

    Take care, be safe,
    Deb

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