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.|
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.|
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,
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.