Saturday, February 7, 2015
This morning Al, Kelly and Pheebs came over at 8:30 and we drove down to the end of my jeep road and started our grid search. Wouldn’t really call it a grid search, but we did walk that whole area and never found the phone.
Al and I wandered all over the place and Kelly was searching and in contact with my son, Jim who was calling my cell phone in hopes we would hear it ring. But nothing. It was not long before the phone went straight to voice mail as the battery died. The reason we had to use Jim’s phone was because for some reason, Kelly’s phone with another carrier would go straight to voice mail.
I went back out in the afternoon for one more attempt, but nothing. Just had to give it one more try before calling it quits. My feet and legs ache from two days of walking difficult terrain.
We did the best we could. It was a beautiful day for a phone search and it would have been a great ending if we had found it. After doing my best, it does not bother me to just forget it and leave it to the desert. This is nothing like losing Yuma that one day.
Now I need to make plans to leave this area I have grown to really love. The solitude here grows on you more and more each day. If I never get to travel another winter, I will always remember this place. Not many come here because it is so remote, but that is what makes the area so special. I have been fortunate to have visited, even if it was for only 10 days.
See you later.