Friday, February 7, 2014
After breakfast today, I made a trip into Yuma to get gas for the jeep, fill 10 gallon jugs with water and stop at Walmart. Had to get some oil for the generator and look for a rug I can lay outside the motorhome to help clean our feet before coming in. Hard to keep the sand out, but I am doing a pretty good job at it.
I saw a Payless Shoes store next to the Walmart so stopped in there and bought a pair of loafers that I can slip easily on at night to run outside or to take Fergie for a late night stroll. My old ones are shot. They had a “buy one and get the second pair half off” sale, so I bought a pair of light tennis shoes. The boots have been bothering my ankle, by pressing on it, so I hope the low cut tennis shoes will eliminate that problem. Lots of walking around here and it isn’t even terrain.
Got home around 13:30 and tried everything out, then Fergie and I rested for a little bit. Wasn’t long before I wanted to see what was in those black mountains just north of us, so hopped in the jeep and headed north.
Heading north into the mountains on the road to the far right.
The dusty dirt roads leading into the mountains were rough with lots of rocks.
Getting ready to go into the canyon.
Saw a lot of rock that had been pushed down hill from the side of the mountain, so climbed up hoping to find a mine, but nothing but a hole dug into the side.
Very rugged country back it in there, and the road pretty much disappeared as I got to the pits. So, turned around before I got stuck and headed back to civilization.
Is that my jeep, I spy?
Yes, it is!
Blooming Barrel Cactus.
Wind and sand ravaged tree.
Prickly Pear Cactus.
Cute little Barrel Cactus.
See you later.