Before I get to today, let me digress. Last night I was having problems shutting my door properly. It kept getting stuck. Couldn't find my flashlight so I was working on it in the dark. I pushed a switch, stepped outside and closed the door thinking that would help.
Oh no! I locked myself out of the White Lion 😖😡. I couldn't believe it. Yuma is inside but he can't help. After having a few discussions with myself, I started thinking. Walked around and lo and behold I had left the passenger side window open a crack back when I ran the TV cable through it. Opened the window, grabbed the table the grill was on and hoisted myself into the passenger seat. How is that for an old 75 year old?😂
Now to this morning. Woke up at 8:30 and got right up and took Yuma out. It was sunny and warm when the sun was shining and a little cool when a cloud covered it. Looks to be a nice day ahead. Right at 9 o'clock the ATVs were at it. Late sleepers like me I guess.
Had my breakfast outside again and did some thinking of what to do today. Looked to see how far Slab City is from here and it is 65 miles. Too far. I decided I will catch it later in the week. Decided, I would just take Yuma down to the green grass at Christmas Circle and also do a little snake hunting too! Some of you have been on this snake hunt before and some haven't.
Left at 11 o'clock and half hour later here I am just off Rockhouse Road climbing the south end of Coyote Mountain looking for that darn snake. Done this many times, but always have troubles finding it. Notice no RVs down there?
|See my Jeep down there?|
|Santa Rosa Mountains across the way.|
|I can see Font's Point to the southeast. Can you see the Jeep?|
Must be getting close. I see a scorpion.
Just over this last hill and I look down in the valley below. And there he is: a huge 40 foot rock snake.
|Yuma finds a couple of friends right away!|
As we headed out of town, I took just a couple of the ones in the desert surrounding this town.
The dragon is my favorite. And he is huge.
|Peg Leg RV parking area is empty.|
You're lucky. My camera battery just went dead so that's it for the day. Plus it is almost 3 o'clock and we're ready to rest before time to do all my evening chores.
It's 6 o'clock now and all the kids are already done for the night. Probably packing up and leaving. Still have to fix dinner for Yuma and me and then probably off to bed.
See you later.
I'm glad you were able to find that cool snake. It always seems to take some traipsing around. Can't help but love all the sculptures around Borrego Springs. I never get tired if seeing them.. I'm sure you'll miss all your weekend companions. 😃ReplyDelete
You'd think I could walk right to it but never can. Have to wander around in search of the right Valley. So m any beautiful sculptures.Delete
That snake is not as easy to find as some people make it sound. We had new friends hike up with us to find it. Clarke from Our Newell Adventure. Parts of the hike, I didn't like but it was worth it and we went a different way next time so see it. :)ReplyDelete
I love the sculptures around Borrego, we never get tired of seeing them, like Dolly.
You're right Patsy. I always have to wander around a bit before I find it. I'm glad you made the hike. I do enjoy the sculptures. Very surprised to see so many people out looking at them. But it was a Sunday.Delete
I,too, love seeing all the sculptures. Never got to see them in person so love the pictures. Glad you had left that window open just a bit.ReplyDelete
I am too. I usually have at least one cord running out thank goodness. There are so many sculptures here. Don't take so many pictures anymore.Delete
You have to admit those sculptures are amazing. Look at the work involved in making one!!! Glad you found the very cool snake!!! Great views up there.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy. This is a beautiful area.Delete
Surprised to see Peg Leg Smith's area empty. Normally RV'ers are packed in there like a tin of sardines. Glad to see the big stone snake is still doing well. That was always a favorite hike up Coyote Mountain of mine as well. Rather bizarre to look out over the Clark Dry Lake Bed area and not see RV's scattered all about. And its always special to shuffle ones feet on the green green grass of Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs. That was always another annual tradition of mine too. I wonder if the Legion is allowing camping? Always handy there with its dump station, water, and shower facility. Plus, they have a row of nice big Tamarisk trees. However, Wifi was not always the best. Only a 5 minute drive into the new Borrego Springs library though.ReplyDelete
I knew this area would bring back memories to you. I guess the Legion is open to overnight stays, but not the hall itself.Delete
Glad you were able to get inside the White Lion. Hope you fixed the door problem.ReplyDelete
We missed seeing the Snake and Scorpion when we were there.
Be Safe and Enjoy the quiet.
It's about time.
Me too. The door problem is partially fixed but wait to get home to fix permanently.Delete
The Great Snake of Clark Lake continues to attract friends, there was a different scorpion last time we went. Did you go up from Rock House?, or Peg Leg?ReplyDelete
To answer Al's question - we plan to camp at the Legion this weekend. The bar and restaurant are not yet open.
I went from Rockhouse Road. I have plans to be in Yuma Saturday by nightfall. When are you planning to be at Legion?Delete
DANG! Will miss you and Yuma again, as you'll be in Yuma before we arrive. Looks like the Park is opening on Sunday the 7th. We'll move to peg legs if it opens up.Delete
That is unfortunate. I promised friends in Yuma that I would attend their Super Bowl get together.Delete
I'm sure those atv riders had an awesome time there. Love seeing people out and having fun! Looks like a great day for you and Yuma! Beautiful pictures. That could have been awful if your weren't able to get in the White Lion. You're going to have to teach Yuma how to open a door for emergencies :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Shirley. It would have been bad if I didn't have a way in. Don't think Yuma is my emergency solution 😀Delete
I've stopped and visited the artist's gallery near Aguanga several times. I recognize the stage coach and horses. He used to have them out front. There are plenty of sculptures to see there, if you ever get up that way.ReplyDelete
I think I was there a few years back. Many sculptures for sale.Delete