Our Location: Near American Girl Mine Road, BLM, CA
A nice morning, not too cool, right around the 50F/10C mark and so we have no complaints. Plans were made a few days ago for today, although Riley and Elva opted out of the outing, that left Jerry, Deb & Tom, Doug & Yuma and myself to motor along following almost the same route Jerry and I took the other day. However a change of routes was due to the fact we were meeting Doug & Yuma in Winterhaven.
Very majestic, don't you think?
I hopped into Deb & Tom's Jeep around 9 am, and we tooted on over to Pilot Knob BLM to meet up with Jerry. A quick hello to Elva, and before long the four of us, Jerry, Deb & Tom and I headed off to Winterhaven where we would meet the last two additions to our crew. Sure enough Doug & Yuma were waiting patiently for us.
I wonder if the men that walked on the moon might have practiced here.
I love the colours in this photo.
We noticed this wild burro way off in the distance when we stopped at the Picacho Gold Mine stop. He stood there doing nothing but turning his head the entire time we were stopped. He is quite far away and I used my zoom lens to capture this photo.
Tom, Doug & Yuma travelled in Doug's Jeep with us two Deb's claiming Jerry as tour guide and driver. I tried not to duplicate the photos I snapped last time so I hope I at least have some new ones. I also purposely left out any people photos as we hadn't taken a group shot with all of us.
Amazing colours in the desert, some variations of brown, green, grey and yellow, toss in some black and other than the blue sky and the yellow sun, you've pretty much run through the colours in the crayon box.
We didn't hike this time when reached the overlook for the Colorado River but it's still as stunning this trip as it was last trip.
We stopped often, snapping photos, chatting, and enjoying the views. It was a very long day, I left home at 9 am and didn't arrive back home until between 4 - 4:30 pm, but I wouldn't change it or have missed it. I had a great time. Luckily for me Riley had some food already waiting for me. Thanks Riley, I was hungry.
Lots of towers over there on that peak, don't you think?
A tad impressive I think.
Today I noticed many of these arches. I wonder what it sounds like here when the wind blows steady.
The Colorado River with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The sights are pretty amazing. Can you see the boat on the left side?
Elva has some relatives in this cemetery.
Not a bad place for a final resting spot.
That is Picacho Peak that you can see from this spot in the cemetery.
Riley enjoyed her day at home alone. She spent some time baking and cooking as well. She even did a bit of housework while I was out playing in the sand with the others. She opted not to come along and I'm sure she enjoyed the time alone. I'm sure the music was cranked and the Igloo was rocking. She told me she spent the morning doing the 'work' and the afternoon just chillin'. So a good day all around for us. I am very fortunate to have Riley with me while I travel and I often tell her how proud I am that she helps out so much. She has come a long way since we started this adventure and she's as excited about the changes as I am.
Can you see the blue of the Colorado River over there?
Is that a bush? No. Is that a chair? No. Way, way over there atop of that mountain is 3 wild burros.
Enough people watching, I'm leaving now!
Tom, Doug & Yuma up there.
No snow shovels, but I'm told we didn't need them, it's salt.
I had an excellent time and enjoyed the day very much. Again I would like to thank Elva and Jerry Shannon who are so generous to supply the Jeep and Jerry's time, along with his knowledge of the area. It is so kind of you folks! Thanks again for the excellent day Jerry. The company, Deb & Tom as well as Doug & Yuma just made the day better. Thanks guys!
My favourite photo.
Until next time... take care, be safe,