Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time is Going To Fast

It is Thursday, February 25,  2021 and we are presently parked at the Roadrunner BLM listening to the wind howl around us. This was a one night stop on our way to spend a week in the Park Place RV Park in Quartzsite to enjoy full hook ups and clean out some of the desert dust. 

The Sunset on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
We were parked in the desert off of Ogilby Road.

Time continues to fly and I continue to try to keep this blog in some sort of order while telling myself it is what it is and just enjoy life as it flows. That is the philosophy I am living by yet at the same time trying to record where we have been and what we have done during this wonderful time of living out our retirement dream. 

Monday February 22, 2021

Below the sun rises on our day and the view looking straight out from our patio area out here in the desert. We are so enjoying our time out here.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Today's sunset from outside the door of Cathy and Shane's lovely tent room where we spent several Happy Hours out of the wind enjoying the company of our fellow "Yoopers". If questioned as to what we talked about at any given time Tom and I would not have an answer. What we both do know is that letting the light of the day slip into evening chatting with friends is a day well lived.

Taking a trip back a few more days.

Sunday February 14, 2021

Sunset pictures for our memory book.

Clouds southeast of us as the sunset this evening.

Doug's White Lion in the rosy afterglow.

Cathy and Shane's Rig in tonight's afterglow.

The end of the color and the day's light.

Monday February 15, 2021

Another end of a wonderful day spent enjoying life in the desert. We never get tired of the sunrises and sunsets out here where the land seems to go on forever.

It was a little chilly tonight but a warm fire with friends
makes for a special evening. 
Left to right: Doug, Cathy and Shane

Tuesday February 16, 2021

Did I mention I never get tired of the sunrises out here?

We took a ride at the exit for Algodones today. We were totally surprised to see an RV Park that has been abandoned since we have been coming out this way totally redone: new water faucets, sewers, and electrical boxes. Though it is not open yet the name on the sign was Sleepy Hollow RV and it is just before the turn into the parking lot.

Heading back towards I-8 before crossing the canal we took a left down a road along the canal.

We saw several ducks enjoy the water.

We had taken this road a few years ago so were not surprised
when we came upon this Pet Cemetery. 
It looks to be taken care of and still being used.

There are several areas that you can tell people have parked in.
This one and a couple others had an area for stacking wood.

This wishing well was just off the road between the site above 
and another similar site.

Down this road off to the right a ways we could see a Class C 
parked. Though they had gotten there on another road.

Just off the right of the above road we found this area

it looks like someone spent a lot of time moving rocks.
Or was it could have been what was left of a building.
Saguaros are not usually found here naturally; so the guess
is someone planted it here a while ago.

Another bit of landscaping done by a former occupant.
It is a strange area down here it almost feels like you are
in a dried up swamp. 

Going up a small hill back to Algodones Road we could see
the roof of campers below us. There is a small compound of
campers down there and we did take a ride down a road and 
drove into their area. Taking pictures of their neighborhood
 seemed like it would be an invasion of privacy. 

Ahead is were the road crosses over the canal.

Just to the right across the road near the above picture is this.
Clicking on it should enlarge it enough to read what it says.

We then decide to take Sidewinder Road 
back over to Ogilby Road.

We have stopped here before and taken pictures before.
We have asked questions in Felicity, CA at the Center of the 
Earth; we know others who have made inquiries and still
have no idea what this is our who put it out here.

What I do know is, is no one damages it. Everything is 
still intact like the first time we saw it several years ago.

The statues are still there and still in one piece.

What I did notice this time is there is several layers of 
paint on these statues.

It is a mystery but maybe one of those 
mysteries better not solved.

The sun leaving our day in a burst of color.

Wednesday February 17, 2021

Today we took a ride by the canal behind Pilot Knob LTVA. Turning down the road we noticed this on the sign at the Chevron station. Yes, it is in California but this is high even for there and the sincere hope is that this is not a sign of what is to come.

Turning left on the road along the canal we can see the
fence and Mexico on the other side.

Lots of ducks seem to enjoy their time along here.


This is as far as we can go in the Jeep.

We can see ATV roads off on our left where we turned around.

Going right were we originally turned onto the road along 
the canal we soon came to end of our access.

More ducks floating in the canal.
At this point we could have taken a road above this one.
We have done this a couple of times in the past but today
we decided to just head back home.

I just really liked the little wisp of cloud above.

We are glad you stopped by!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.


  1. You're still making us jealous.
    Wish we could be there to share with you.
    Great Pictures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the Lifestyle.

    It's about time.

    1. Wish you could be here, also. Fingers crossed and praying next year is totally different and the border is open. Stay safe.

  2. You just cannot beat Arizona sunsets. Aren't they gorgeous?? Interesting Pet Cemetery I've never seen before. That RV park was having the electrical installed when I was there last. Glad to see it being brought back. It was always full.

    1. Arizona does have some gorgeous sunsets. That Pet Cemetery was an interesting find a couple of years ago. It looked like someone had recently removed a lot of brush as we could see piles off to the side. It was nice to see that park being brought back.

  3. That ride by the canal is interesting but I never saw a pet cemetery. We need to go back. And The Mound....I know so many people that know this entire area forward and backwards but not one had any information about The Mound. As always.... beautiful pictures.

    1. That Pet Cemetery is along the south side of the canal off of Algodones Road.
      I knew you had tried to find out about The Mound with no luck. It is one of those mysteries that may never be solved. Though it is nice to see that everything is still intact. No visible damage at all.

  4. Arizona sunsets *sigh*. they are pretty anywhere but I'm partial to those!
    We are going to have to agree to disagree my dear friend: Time is NOT going fast enough for us!! 💗

    1. I have to agree about the sunsets out here they are pretty special. It is amazing how the same amount of time can go at a different speed depending on the circumstances. There are days I wish time could stand still and I have experienced the days when the minutes are to long. My wish, hope, prayer is next year we will be again agreeing as we sit enjoying a wonderful Happy Hour that the days are going way to fast.

  5. Seems like every night there is a gorgeous sunset west of Yuma near the dunes. Love the pictures. Never been down Algodones Road. Maybe next year. Enjoy your time with full hookups.

    1. We have enjoyed the full hook ups.
      The sunsets never disappoint west of Yuma looking out towards the dunes. I especially like watching that last little pinpoint of light disappear.