This morning we made a quick stop at the Yuma Marketplace for a couple of items and then we were on our way to Quartzsite. On our way we noticed how green the desert is becoming and what was really neat was that many areas were just carpeted with purple. (Remember the little purple flowers from yesterday?). It was just beautiful.
We are only staying overnight and then we are on our way to Congress, AZ – an Escapee Park. We are hoping that we are able to get full hookups and will probably stay for a week if we do. In the past 6 weeks we have been in a 100 mile loop in the desert from Quartzsite to Yuma to El Centro to The Slabs to Palm Desert and back again (and 5 of those weeks have been boondocking). It has been wonderful and we will be here again next season. However it is starting to get warm and we are going to start to head north.
So before we leave, I will leave you with some observations:
The Dust – we love the desert but everything is dusty!!
Border Patrol and Inspection Points – I cannot tell you how many times there are road stops for inspections and border patrol inspections. I understand we need to have security but sheesh! Our last night in California, we must have saw the border patrol, both in vehicles and helicopter at least every hour.
The sunsets, the sunrises, the desert floor, the desert mountains, the stars, the cactus (cacti?), the desert flowers, the way the mountains and the desert floor changes with the sunrise and sunset – I cannot say enough on how beautiful it is – we have fallen in love with this area and hope to return every winter.
Elliot just LOVES being outside. When we let him out, he rolls around in the sand!
And of course the pictures. Some are from our travels today and others are our site and of course another great campfire night!
21 hours ago