Wash Day and Sand Dunes

Friday, February, 20, 2015

The sun makes its entrance to the Borrego Springs Valley this morning around 6:45 am as I take Yuma for his morning walk.  It is nice and comfortable with no wind, but there are more clouds than we have had for the last four days.

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After breakfast, I gave Yuma a bath and once he dried while we laid in the sun on our zero gravity chair, we packed up the laundry and garbage and went to town.

Passed Christmas Tree Circle.  The farmer’s market was in progress, but didn’t stop to take a look.  Decided to see if the Laundromat was full first.

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Passed the pretty mall in town.

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The Laundromat had one washer open large enough to take my whole bag, so that is what I did.

The Laundromat is located in a hotel/RV park that is all decked out like an old western town.

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Once the laundry was done, Yuma and I went back to camp and had lunch, then took another siesta.

It was around 4:30 pm when I decided to go take a closer look at the sand dunes about 4 miles east of our camp.  I guess when the wind comes over the Santa Rosa Mountains from the north, the sand settles at the base.

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To the west Yuma sees Clark Dry Lake bed across the sand dunes.

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You cannot go anywhere out here and not stumble on rock sculptures.

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As we topped the first sand dune, I looked back toward the jeep to get my bearings.  Don’t want to lose it.  The orange flag isn’t tall enough for these dunes.

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Before I knew it, the sun was setting and I need to get the jeep turned around and on the way before darkness hits.  Once that sun goes behind the mountains, it will be dark soon after.  I don’t want to be on a deep sand road after dark.image

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We made it just in time and I was able to get turned around and back down the sandy road. 

Now I need to get the Dish up and running so I can watch Gold Rush this evening.

See you later.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl Ann. Have a nice weekend working in your garden.

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  2. It sure is a scenic peaceful area to spend time in....

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    1. Thank you Kelly. I was rushed because I started out so late. I need to return there when I have more time and strength to walk all the way up to the mountain base. It is a different world when you go over the top of that first sand dune and the rest of the world just dissolves and there is just me and Yuma walking the dunes.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful time exploring.... loved the pic of the desert flowers in bloom.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I am going to take more time looking for plants in bloom. They say that spring is coming early, so time for me to look for it.

      I like your New Mexico pass idea. I have not spent much time there, but it would save a lot of miles if I just stopped there and explore for the winter. There is much to see and do in that state and it does have great weather in the winter.

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  4. I think the town's old west look is nice, but I liked the flowers in your photo best.

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    1. Thanks Hazel. Several have commented on flowers and plants. I am going to make an effort to look for them and include more of the coming spring growth in future blogs.

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