Reporting in from Borrego Springs, CA

Monday, March 29, 2010

Yes, we made it here...not a bad ride, in fact some of it was really pretty even if that was the last 20 minutes of the drive. LOL! It took us about 4 hours from Yuma and the weather was good. The wild flowers and cactus are definitely blooming. There was no place to pull over during that last 20 minutes so I tried to snag a few shots as we drove along. I also snapped a couple of the Imperial Dunes, just outside Yuma.

We scoped out the boondocking areas on Peg Leg Rd, just east of Borrego Springs. The first area looked good but we continued on towards town a bit. The second area looked to be more 4-wheelers & ATVers so we turned around at the airport and headed back over the hill to the first area. It didn't take us long to find a good spot for parking...with the solar aimed in the right direction.

Here is a picture of the type of bush that ambushed us back in Yuma, giving us our lovely desert pinstriping. Looks pretty harmless, doesn't it. Believe me, anything that can grown in the desert is FAR from harmless. LOL! Also a beautiful little lily growing all by itself, just beside our camping area.

We spent the rest of the day relaxing outside and reading. It was about 6:30 when we finally went inside and turned on the inverter. Love the solar...nice to have the quiet, especially out here where it IS very quiet.

Sunday we had planned to head over to The Spring RV Resort in Borrego Springs to meet up with our friends Bill & Dottie (the same folks we met for dinner in San Diego). They were here for the weekend along with a dozen or so other RVing friends from their church. They invited us to the progressive dinner and when we finally left at dark-thirty, we were STUFFED!!! What a great time we seeing old friends and making new ones. We also got to meet their beautiful pup, Gabby, who insisted on showing us her "tender" side. LOL!

Sunday we took an amazing ride from here to the quaint little town of Julian, CA. We rode over via Yaqui Pass and came back through Montezuma Valley. Wow!!! We both had a blast, lots of twisties, beautiful views and a great lunch (with their famous apple pie) at the Julian Cafe. You can see the rest of the photos in our SmugMug Album, one for Julian and one for Borrego area (including the rides).

Here are some shots of the ride in both directions, including a street view in Borrego Springs.

We planned to head up to Joshua Tree from here and spend a couple of days in that area. Right now Wed-Thur looks to be some possible rain and definitely cooler temps here in the Anza-Borrego area. That means MUCH colder temps in Joshua Tree with lows in the mid-30's. Think we will stay here for a couple extra days and head northerly on Friday. Not sure how long we'll be in Joshua Tree but from there we plan to head to Quartzsite and on down to Ajo.

We are doing well with water...our sensor hasn't moved off full yet (showers tonight - yeehaw!). We are recycling as much gray water as we can into the black tank, keeping the gray water level down. Our solar is doing wonderfully, bringing us back to 100% after a full evening of TV and several hours of computers running as well. We have put power strips on 98% of the transformers and that has cut a lot of the phantom draw we were experiencing. We'll see how well we do with cloudy/rainy weather and staying inside all day. LOL!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna & Stu


  1. Great pics, as per usual! Aye Yi, Yi ... you make me want to hop on my bike and not come back home for months and months :)

  2. Be prepared for really cold and possibly wet weather. We're up in the mountains northwest of you, and while today was gorgeous (60's), it's supposed to start getting cold tomorrow night. Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday we're supposed to get snow (we're at 6000') and temps in the high teens. Brrrrr. Enjoy AB - it's such a beautiful place.

  3. The picture of the lily made me remember the Lily Pad. You live a good life! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. Yeah, you've gotta watch those desert bushes, they jump out and get ya! Poor Hope has the scars to prove it...I KNOW I was at least 10ft away from that bush when I drove by! LOL!


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