Monday, Feb. 20th will be our last day here at Borrego Springs. And what a beautiful day it is!
|this sunrise did not disappoint|
People are leaving and already we are feeling the loss as we are pulling out tomorrow. We said goodbye to Tom and Deb from Celebrating the Dance this morning as they pulled out for a new destination. It was great to meet them and get to know each other. Hopefully our paths will cross again.
|Tom and Deb's Stinger B|
|And there they go on Borrego-Salton Seaway (S22)|
We were up on time to see the sunrise and the pink hue it gave the mountains to the west.
Aaah!To the south, our view consists of one Airstream trailer and it looks really nice!
|View to the highway, wide open spaces|
My first tea done, we received an email from Clarke that they had a topsy-turvy night. We’ve moved our hike with him to 10 instead of 9 so I’ll have a coffee outside in the sun. I caught up on blog posts and read comments. Already it is 70F, AWESOME!
|Clemson also enjoys some sun with Mom|
With a bit of time to spare we sat outside and read some of our book, the sun felt great. With another quick bite to eat we headed over to meet Clarke at 10 with water and hiking sticks in hand. Off we went.
|Clarke, today's guide|
|Bill sets the pace|
|At this point, I said "okay, I need a breather"|
Soon enough, there it was. The stone snake just around the bend. We never would have persevered to find it, not if it was just the two of us. We are certainly glad that we had ourselves an experienced guide!
|And at the peak, the stone snake appears|
|Scorpion on the mountain too|
It took us an hour from start to finish, coming back down another very scenic trail on the south side of the little mountain.
|Proof that Bill and I made it to the top|
I was pleased that we could take advantage of a partially relaxing day, and got into my new book a little more.
|And then there were two|
A text from my sister, Gayle, indicated that they changed their Jell-o plans and were coming right on to Borrego Springs instead of going to Midland LTVA. Yay! It will be nice to see them again and now that all of our friends left, they have lots of choices for their Montana set up.
|Gayle and John's set up beside us|
|there are those funny blanketing clouds across the Santa Rosa mountains as the sun set in the east|
Since I had chicken thighs out early enough to have them thawed, it meant a quick meal to prepare on the Weber. I made Bill up a salad and steamed some broccoli for myself. We had cleaned up after dinner by 5:30 so walked over to Clarke and Elaine’s to join them for the warmth of a fire.
Gayle and John joined us shortly after and we had a wonderful last night here at Borrego Springs. It was a mild evening and we discussed more travel plans, the stars, rv repairs and rv bloopers. Elaine and Clarke of Our Newell Adventure are great people and we hope to bump into them another time here in California.
|Clarke and Elaine's set up|
That was our day and evening and it was just more affirmation of how great it is to experience this lifestyle, the desert, the weather, the friends and family.
I hope your day was as rewarding and thank you for reading along. I love receiving your comments.