Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Decided this was the day to leave Borrego Springs and head for Yuma, Arizona. Got on our way around 10:30 for the 120 mile trip. Headed out of town on S3 east to hwy 78 heading southward to the town of Westmorland, California. Hwy 78 goes through the desert floor.
We got onto I-8 and stopped at the first town, El Centro to eat lunch at an In and Out burger place. Heard of them but never been to one. Only sell burgers, so no fish sandwich for me today. Nice clean place and fast service. We then pulled into the Shell station and if you buy $75 or more of gas, you can dump your tanks and get water for free, so that’s what we did. Gas was $3.69 a gallon so I was afraid I would not make the amount but came up with $80 and change.
Finally, we got out of there at 2:30 and headed the last 47 mile leg to Yuma. The countryside was flat and bland and I was afraid that it would look like that when we got to Ogilby Road, but it doesn’t. About 28 miles out we started getting into the tail end of the Imperial Sand Dunes. They were beautiful and I-8 ran right through them.
Soon after, we saw the Ogilby Road exit and turned off. I expected to see RVs around but nothing. To the right it dead ended and to the left it went towards the mountains through a recreational fee area. I could see what looked like RVs in the distance but didn’t go there. Turned around and got back on the interstate and went to the next exit, Sidewinder Road.
Stopped at the gas station and he told me that about a mile and a half west of them was the BLM area. We are there for the night, but it is not where we want to be. Very small area and way too many RVs. We will stay for the night and find the right place in the morning.
Got on the internet and I have concluded, I should have kept going north on Ogilby Road to American Girl Mine Road and park in that area. Oh well! It is getting dark and tomorrow is another day. Beautiful sunset at Sidewinder Road west of Yuma.
See you later.