desert sunrise

desert sunrise
desert sunrise

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Another Day In The Desert

The last 2 weeks we’ve been dry camping (otherwise known as boondocking) outside Borrego Springs, CA in Anza-Borrego State Park.  The park itself is over 600,000 acres and one of the few that allows campers to pick a spot and stay for however long they choose with no permit or fees.  

Over the last 2 weeks we’ve enjoyed warm sunshine and calm days, rain and winds that rocked us like a sailboat on the ocean and cold frosty mornings that had us fighting for the closest space near the small propane heater after climbing out of bed.  

We shared campfire conversations with new acquaintances, Christmas Day morning coffee/cinnamon rolls and dinner with friends Tom & Dianne.  

Willy has gotten lots and lots of leash free walks!!  

Tomorrow will be our last full day here and then on to other “pastures."

Today we hiked to the Clark Dry Lake Bed which you can see from our motorhome.

The sun was warm enough to shed my sweatshirt and the breeze was cool enough to be thankful I wore a long-sleeved shirt.  

The contrasts of the desert are many and I believe “survival of the fittest” had its beginnings here.  

As the temps hike into the 60's and creep back into the 70's in the next few days it's very clear that what's hell on earth in the summer becomes heavenly in the winter.

Proof positive that timing is the key to desert visits .... and most other life events!!

Stay warm and see ya down the road!

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