Tuesday, February 17, 2015
I must have been tired. This morning, I didn’t get up till quarter to seven; after the sun was peeking over the eastern mountains.
Yesterday, after driving west of Mecca to hook up with highway 86, there is a stoplight. I couldn’t believe the traffic. There were lines of RVs trying to get into the gas station on the north corner and RVs lined up from the south.
As I drove south on hwy 86, they continued to stream northward. When I made the turn onto S22 at Truckhaven, there were swarms of RVs. I wished I had gotten a photo of the mess, but I was too busy weaving around all the RVs trying to get past the service area.
I am guessing, because it was Presidents Day weekend, there were tons of people with their ATVs in the desert area east of Anza-Borrego State Park. As I drove through that area on S22, there were hundreds of ATVs running around through the desert.
Now for today
After breakfast, Yuma and I decided to go into Borrego Springs for a short look around. Wanted to find the nearest propane filling station was. I may need a refill before leaving here. Found one about 2 miles east of town that will be perfect when the time comes.
At Christmas Circle, I took Borrego Springs Road to the north heading out of town. Looking to the west, there is a beautiful subdivision of homes right up against the base of the mountains. How would you like to live there?
As you drive to the north, there are metal sculptures of all sorts in the desert around Borrego Springs. The link above does better justice to the images than I do. There are many more so expect to see more of them.
We laid around camp during the heat of the day. Around 4 pm, Yuma and I headed out to find the rock snake, that I have heard is west of our camp. I know it is there somewhere, because I have seen photos of it on Al’s blog, Travel With The Bayfield Bunch.
We drove to the foot of the hills west of our camp and started climbing. As we neared the top, I took a photo looking back at the BLM land used by RVers. That is my RV to the right of the red X below.
The sun is now setting and time for me and Yuma to call it a day.
See you later.