Our Location: Salton City, CA
Again I didn't post yesterday so this will be a double post.
I've been meaning to post this update for a few days now but have forgotten. Kay stopped by and told us that Rascal the wayward kitty has returned home. She heard him at the door in the middle of the night about 5 or 6 nights ago. He didn't look any the worse for wear. He was gone for a long time, I guess cats really do know how to find their way back home.
Water at the bottom of the open pit mine on American Girl Mine Road.
Love the colours in those layers over there.
Love the colours in those layers over there.
Doug & Yuma coming up the trail, Tom and I had walked ahead.
Yesterday morning I spent some time on the computer doing my post, paying bills, and doing a few things on line. Without boring you with details, I waited all morning for a call back from Ontario and of course, since it's the a government agency, the call didn't come until later in the afternoon when I was just about out of cell service range. However, after 5 minutes and a bit of explaining the issue was resolved and things are all good again.
Our last sunset on Ogilby Road this winter. Wednesday Jan 8.
It slips away very quickly......
The call came when I was in Doug's Jeep with him, Tom and Yuma. We were heading back to the mines that Jerry and I had visited a few days ago. Doug wanted to know where they were and I thought if were lucky I could find them. We headed back into the Cargo Muchacho Mountains with Doug having more confidence in me finding the mines than I had. I knew I could find the general area but I got lucky and found the mines.
One second it's there and the next....
It's gone....leaving only fire in the sky.
We bumped, jumped, walked, bounced, jolted and drove over, thru, around, up, and down the washes and roads but I was eventually able to find them. We all snapped some photos, repeatedly thanked Jerry (even though he wasn't there) and managed some laughs as well.
Yuma found Riley's foot very comfortable for sitting.
Tom built us a wonderful fire.
Back home around 5 pm Arizona Time, I had a quick bite to eat before heading over to Deb & Tom's for a fire. Doug & Yuma of course also graced the fire circle. I have to tell you the time just slipped away and before we knew it the time was pushing 8 pm. Where does the time go when one is having a good time? Thanks folks for a wonderful few days. We've had a great time in your company.
Baby palm trees on our travels today.
These ones aren't babies.
We said our goodbyes to Doug last night before he left the fire circle and I think we'll be seeing him in the near future as we travel around the area.
A bit dusty in one place along the road today.
This morning around 8:30 AM Riley and I were all hooked up and just about ready to head over to say our goodbyes when when Deb & Tom stopped by to do just that. Hugs and the usual words of goodbye were passed back and forth. You know how it goes right?
We are heading close to those mountains. It will be our destination for today.
We are getting closer and closer. Don't you love the shadows?
Riley and I pulled out of our spot by 9 AM Arizona Time, went east first to the Chevron Station to dump and met Mr. Grumpy Pants, filled a couple of water jugs and then proceeded to the rest area on I-8 to rid ourselves of our garbage before continuing along on our way. Now we switched our time to California time, or Pacific Time, so we are 3 hours behind Ontario.
This is the view out our dining room window. I will take a closer shot tomorrow or the next day when the sun light is better and you can see the beauty we see each time we peer out the window.
When I turn slightly to the east I can see the Salton Sea out there and the mountain range behind it.
An uneventful trip, the kind we all like and hope for, had us reaching our final destination of BLM land located at Salton Sea. We had to search a bit to find the entrance but after a walk I found it and before long we were snailing our way to a spot we liked. I'm not sure how long we will stay as it's windy here at the east ends of the badlands. Yes I know it's windy everywhere in the desert. However we'll be here a couple of days for sure.
Sunset tonight here at Salton City. Due to flying dust I took some of the photos tonight through a screen.
It's just amazing how much energy and beauty are in the sky.
I called my dad after we got the feet down and the slides out. It was 1 PM Pacific time when I called, we were thinking about lunch and he was thinking about supper since it was 4 pm in Ontario. We spent the rest of the day just resting, both of us feeling a bit tired for some reason.
I am always shocked by the beauty and awed by the colours.
The wind let up for about 10 minutes and I was able to snap a couple of photos outside.
The wind picked up shortly after 2:30 pm and we pulled in the big slide. We expect it to be windy here but maybe not quite this windy. However we'll see how it goes. We have plans tomorrow but if the wind continues we may head out sooner than we thought. We shall have to see how things go.
Isn't it amazing?
That's us down there and the Salton Sea way off in the distance. It's very windy up here on this hill overlooking the Igloo and cold enough to make me hurry back home to the warmth inside the Igloo.
A Happy Birthday to my oldest niece Amber today as she celebrates another year. Amber is my sister's oldest daughter and the mother of 3. Happy Birthday Amber.
I'm sure it connects to that one and I'm guessing I could probably find a way into that for some hiking.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
The wind has died down suddenly, just like it came. Goodnight from Salton City, CA.
Until next time.....take care, be safe,