Tuesday, Feb. 21st is moving day. Our wheels are ready to move and so are we, kinda, a little bit, okay yah. I must say that Borrego Springs area is my favourite boondocking place so far. There are ups and downs as far as our cell service but nothing that takes away from this beautiful place. As Arnie says “I’ll be back”.
I peeked out the blind at 6 this morning and saw red. Literally, I saw red and jumped out of bed to grab the last and most beautiful sunrise that I’ve seen here. I was in and out like a jack rabbit and when Bill realized I was still in my skivvies said “you went out like that?” Yupper!
The sunrises, sunsets and clouds are like a drug to me, I guess, can’t get enough and the good thing is that it is beneficial to my health. The euphoria I feel when capturing those beautiful skies is addicting.
We did some reading of blog posts with our tea and coffee then proceeded to pack up inside and out. Bill turned the generator for a couple of minutes so I could heat up our steel cut oatmeal for breakfast and then we packed the genny up too.
By 9 most everything was ready so I took my coffee over to sit with Gayle and John for a few minutes. This would be the last time we see them until we are back home in Ontario. “I’m gonna need a proper hug”. (Blind Side)
|Gayle and John say goodbye from Borrego Springs|
By 10:00 our wheels were rolling out of Borrego, stopping briefly as we saw Clarke coming across to say goodbye.
|Clarke comes to say goodbye|
You know sometimes you just click with people and we were very happy to meet these two. So we headed west on S22 turning left onto Borrego Valley Road, Rango Way, Yaqui Pass and eventually CA78 taking us onto CA86.
|Beautiful highway for travelling|
The roads were good to travel on and it still amazes me to look out my window and see open desert as far as the eye can see. Interesting though how the vegetation changes from area to area. No cacti once we turned off CA78 other than the bushy creosote. Where did all of those beautiful ocotillos go?
|Flat desert land, no cacti|
It was smooth sailing all the way into El Centro, our first stop being Costco to pick up groceries. Our fridge and cupboard were looking mighty bare.
|Note the sea level line? Soooo, we are below that? Hmmm|
We arrived around noon hour so managed to become part of the mid-day rush hour. Oops! It took a bit of maneuvering to get ourselves around the streets to get into a parking spot but Bill managed it like a pro.
Luckily the Costco was beside a Pet Smart so we were able to stock up on Clemson’s favourite food too.
|Sugar Factory , now that is a sweet subject|
It was around 1:30 when we pulled out onto CA86 again, this time looking for I-8 E towards Holtville and Winterhaven. It was pretty awesome looking out across the dunes, that was when we realized we were getting close to our destination.
|The FENCE between Mexico and California|
|Dune Buggy haven|
|One thing Costco didn't have on my list was|
iceberg lettuce. Hopefully this truck load is heading
By 2:30 we were pulling onto Sidewinder Road towards our destination for the next 7 days, Pilot Knob RV Resort. The sky was clear and the air was warm, just the way we like it. We chose a site along the fence not by chance being close to our friends, George, Suzie, Rob and Pat.
This is one of our membership parks and we checked in under R.O.D. which meant we didn’t have to pay to stay here. Unfortunately, when we opted to pay the $5/day to have 50-amp service, our cord was not long enough at site 8. Oh well, we can still run one of our air conditioners in our Suite, if we need to, on 30 amps. We like the spot.
It was fun to drive by and note that everyone was enjoying Happy Hour at Rob and Pat’s. What? It was only 2:30! Oh, wait, we lost an hour on the drive here and are now on Arizona time, 3:30 it is. We set up the basics and thought we’d stop for a breather and join the group for a quick drink. It was so nice to see everyone again and nice to meet a couple of new friends of George and Suzie’s.
We had groceries to put away, a satellite dish to align and other inside things to set up so we parted for the day. At Costco I picked up one of the fresh roasted chickens for $4.99 and since we missed lunch, sliced it up for a chicken on a Kaiser for supper. It was yummy!
|Two or three meals for $4.99|
We are settled now and will enjoy the time here. Bill already has plans with the guys for tomorrow and I hope to get some laundry done as well as some swimming. I think relaxing is on the agenda as well.
|Wee tiny peek at the sunset over there|
I hope you had a great day, we did! I missed a pretty sunset tonight, hmm, one downfall of being in a park. I hope my sister and friends back at Borrego Springs caught this one for me.
Thank you for reading along, your comments are welcome.