After a wonderful night’s sleep with some pleasant dreams mixed in there, I woke on Saturday, Nov. 17th at 5. Bill seemed to be having a great sleep so I rested until 6 before getting up to have my shower. Oh, that water pressure is AWESOME!
Before stepping out of the shower stall, the last person is required to wipe it down either with a micro cloth or the squeegee. This keeps it clean and sparkling that much longer before it needs a real good scrubbing. Just as I began this act, Bill called from the bedroom that he was having a shower too. Just in time, I stopped the wipe down. I made my tea while he was otherwise detained and then he joined me at the table.
|wispy clouds today but it still got to 72F quickly|
There is a recycle program here and the bins are in between our site, B17, and Rob’s, B18, so I took the plastic bottles and cans out of our garbage and walked them over when Clemson needed to go out. He was up at 7 this morning! That was a switch from yesterday’s sleep-in. It is moving day so we both had a bowl of cereal early. Looking out our back window and all around, we will be sad to leave this park. It has provided us with some amazing views and we couldn’t have better sites.
|And as we are driving out Alamo Road, we spot these adorable little guys|
|something about these power towers struck my eye in the sunlight|
|And then we entered the Joshua Tree Forest|
There was no doubt where it got its name
|Can you say 'breathtaking'?|
The boys went in the store to purchase some things they needed to get their cb’s up and running. Pat and I stayed outside with Clemson, watching the huge ravens hovering around us. They seemed interested in our apple, orange and sandwich but when we tossed them a piece, they were fussy and wouldn’t eat it. Who ever heard of such a thing? Fussy ravens!
|this guy took a liking to Bill but the communication|
was pretty difficult to understand
|Yup, necessary evil|
|Following Rob and Pat down the 6% grade|
When the boys were done, Rob announced that he and Pat were stopping for a glass of wine. Well, before he knew it, he was inside helping Bill and it was Pat and I that carried on the Happy Hour while they worked, tirelessly. The quail paid us a visit, many of them and Pat was thrilled. She had never been so close to them before nor had she heard their charming chatter before today. She enjoyed watching them up and down the hillside behind us, snapping pictures.
|Turning onto Bullhead Parkway|
|As promised last November, a new very visible sign|
|Isn't this a nice picture of entering the park?|
|Immediately we noticed wonderful improvements|
|This is my favourite|
It is beautifully done and puts me in mind of Borrego Springs
Not quite matches the detail but very creative just the same