Fair warning photo overload.
Monday, March 28, 2022
This is our last full day parked out in our spot at the Roadrunner BLM. Tomorrow we will start the slow trek back to Michigan. I always find it bittersweet when we point the nose of the Stinger "B" East. Somewhat sad to leave the desert and the mountain views yet at the same time looking forward to the journey ahead.
We started this morning pretty much like every day with mugs of coffee. The sky out the windows was completely cloud covered and there was a prediction for some rain today so Tom went out and finished picking up our patio area. We had plans for a late breakfast with friends this morning so before long we were getting ready and heading out the door.
|Leaving Roadrunner a little before 11:00am under clouds.|
|This morning's breakfast spot.|
|Bottom pictures: Left, Patsy and Bill...Right Gail and John|
Top picture was one of several selfies to successfully get us
all in. There was a little bit of a breeze and a few raindrops.
|Decided to make one last stop at Gem World. |
Leaving this flag looked lovely flying in the wind.
|The sun lighting up the desert floor while |
we could see dark clouds towards the south.
|Remembered to get a picture of "Q" mountain.|
|To the south we could see blue skies.|
|Back home and the wonderful views around us.|
|The clouds cast beautiful shadows|
|on the mountains.|
|The contrast of the light and shadows is beautiful.|
|As the day wore on the clouds moved on|
|and soon the sky was mostly blue.|
|Towards sunset more clouds were moving in|
and it set behind the clouds this evening.
|Though the sun's light did give us some|
|clouds filled with light.|
|Then there was some lovely rose color |
just above the mountains.
|As I sat there watching it did|
|start to move up|
|into the clouds.|
|Then just as quickly it was gone.|
|Night descended and it was time to go inside.|
|I almost missed the sunset.|
|By the time I walked over to this Saguaro to include|
it in the picture the sun had slipped behind the mountain.
|I took this of the mountains to the east as we were |
|Looking east near LaPosa South.|
|Just coming into Blythe.|
Friday, March 25, 2022
Today was Tom's last dental appointment to have his two crowns put on. Looking at the weather it mentioned record highs for the day and as luck would have it Tom had an afternoon appointment, basically from what we could see it meant walking to and from the border to the dentist office during the hottest part of the day. So we made the decision that I would drop Tom off at the border and then come back for him when he was through. While he did that I went back tracked into Yuma and did some shopping. Yes, it is true we all have to make sacrifices...lol Luck was on his side when he left as he said there was no line. Except for the stop to have his passport checked and his picture taken he walked right out.
The following are pictures of some of the views as we drive south on US-95 towards Yuma. Today was the last time we will take this ride for this adventure. Though I never get tired of the ride or the views along here.
|Not long after passing by the entrance to the Yuma Proving|
Grounds you are riding by agricultural fields.
|There are fields being picked, ready to be picked|
|and just picked.|
|We ride buy fields plowed and ready to be planted|
|and others with tiny plants just peeking up through the ground.|
It is a never ending cycle.
|This is at the corner of US-95 and the street 3E.|
We have turned here many times and for the first time
|today I noticed this business. A lot of piping|
used for watering all the fields we drive by.
Isn't that a great name?
|On I-8 and we are going over the Colorado River and in the|
distance I can see the the St. Thomas Yuma Indian Mission.
This is a lovely little church and the views from their
upper parking lot are fantastic.
|Then we are again driving by fields of vegetables.|
That is an RV Park surrounded by the growing fields.
|In the distance the Cargo Muchacho Mountains.|
|Those engines are actually at the end of the train.|
I miss cabooses!
|Exiting I-8 and heading towards Los Algodones.|
Signs along the way, the Colorado River and the
bridge ahead goes over the All American Canal.
|They started rebuilding this RV Park last year.|
There are quite a few RV parked in here, all the same type.
The park itself is not open.
|Dropping Tom off at the border and he is off |
to his appointment.
On his left is the parking area where we usually park.
|All American Canal|
|Heading back home. That is US-95 in the upper left.|
I believe those are the Gila Mountains.
|Riding by I filled in the lines and I could see a Pirate Ship.|
|T-Rex is still there.|
|Stone Cabin. We have been told that at one time |
they sold the best hamburgers.
|Palm Canyon in the distance.|
|Back in Quartzsite we saw some wonderful color in the clouds.|
Then we stopped at Silly Al's for Pizza.
So ended our day.
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Another day of these beautiful views parked in our spot in the desert.
|We had a Hummingbird visiting our feeder.|
|The views out here never get old.|
|It is hard to tell in the picture but the clouds looked |
like dust hanging in the air.
|Dust in the distance towards the Dome Rock Mountains.|
The ATVer's are having fun.
|Just a sliver of sunlight left over the Dome Rock Mountains.|
We have enjoyed our time parked out here in the Roadrunner BLM. Surrounded by the beautiful mountains in the distance. Looking out over the beauty that is this place and spending time with Saguaros in view. As I mentioned in a previous post this time was a "detour" for us but it gave us the opportunity to visit with friends we did not think we would see again this adventure and a chance to spend another two plus weeks in this beautiful spot. Going with the flow and accepting the unexpected is all part of this adventure of life we are on. All moments to be cherished and placed in the memory book of this our retirement dream.