We decided to check out Sidewinder Road today. The goal was to find a boondocking site either closer to the Cargo Muchacho Mountains or the Ogilby Hills for the future. It is a pretty and peaceful area off of Ogilby Road and even though we are not sure when we will be back we are pretty sure we will be. So today we wanted to take a closer look around the area and see what was available that we could get the Stinger "B" into. Or maybe I should say, we are willing to get her into. We will not risk scraping her bottom, scratching her sides, or getting stuck no matter how much we like the site.
|Clouds over the Cargo Muchacho Mountains this morning.|
|The sun did not make it through the clouds over the Ogilby Hills.|
|By the time we decided to take the ride it was after lunch and we could|
see blue sky over the Mountains.
|I added a telephoto attachment to my lens and I found|
what it did to the look of the mountains interesting.
|We could see this sign and the two fenced in areas. So we had to stop|
and see what it was all about. We are guessing it is something you
need to see from above. Interesting just the same.
|Then we spotted a road that looked like it would fun to explore.|
|It actually was pretty flat at this point.|
|A couple of holes.|
|Tom checking the route ahead and deciding we could keep going.|
|A small cave up on our right.|
|Looking up the wash as we cross it.|
|The end of the line for us. Loose rocks and a deep "V".|
|A different hole/cave.|
What did Tom see? Beer bottles. Why do people have to throw
garbage in every hole they see in the desert?
|A wonderfully green Ocotillo with a few flowers at the tips.|
|Heading back out. The road behind us|
|and the road ahead.|
|Back out on Sidewinder I spotted a whole field of Ocotillo.|
|We turned right and could see I-8 ahead of us and then we spotted this|
off to our right. The two statues at the entrance were cherubs.
|In the center.|
|This same statue was straight ahead at the entrance and then on the|
right and left. All outside the circle.
|The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Blessed Mother way over to the left|
out of the circle, also.
There was nothing to explain what this was and it looked like it had been there a while. When we got to the museum we asked and though they knew it was there no one knew what it was.
|Pavement and smoother road ahead.|
|When you come off of I-8 onto Sidewinder this is just little ways|
down on your left.
|Then just a little bit farther this sign is on your right.|
We then turned onto the Center of the World Rd and came to the sign below. In the California Benchmark we could see a spot listed as the Official Center of the World. Our search has ended we have found the place.
If you would like to read more and see more pictures...:) : Click Here I wrote a separate post about our visit. It actually was a nice stop and we would consider going back in the future to check out what has been added.
|We have seen this more then once from I-8 and wondered.|
Stairway to Heaven or No Where? Mystery solved.
Click above for what it is.
|I had wanted to see this tiny Chapel up close since Patsy, Chillin' with Patsy, had |
posted a picture of it when they were parked across the highway at Pilot Knob.
Today, we walked up the stairs and inside.
Click above for a picture of the inside.
|We have gone by this corner more then once. Today was the first|
time I noticed the sign.
|The Stinger "B" is just hanging out waiting for our return.|
|The sunset peeking through the clouds.|
"Take a chance.
You never know how perfect
something might turn out to be."
It was a good day. Not totally as we planned but then those are usually some of the best days.
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