Didn't want to get up at 7:30 this morning, but Yuma was insistent. He won! Went out for a walk and the wind was up today to around 15 mph at a constant pace. However, it is going to be a warm day with a high of 80 degrees, possibly a record for the area.
Had a leisurely breakfast sitting outside on the lounger with Yuma on the rug beside me. In yesterday's comments, Al Travel with the Bayfield Bunch:) mentioned Glamis. I looked it up on Maps and found that it is on the northern end of the Dunes on hwy 78 about 35 miles from here.
Decided, it would be a place we should visit, so at 11 o'clock we headed north on Ogilby Road toward hwy 78 about 22 miles from here.
On Ogilby Road with the Chocolate Mountains dead ahead.
|Yuma on the run.|
|Hwy 78 way down there.|
|Cargo Muchacho Mountains to the southeast.|
Yuma was running around unleashed and a couple tried calling to him, so I called Yuma back to me. They asked if it was my dog and I said he was. The man said he looked exactly like the Wanted Poster on the trash can behind me. I turned around and there was a picture of Yuma!
Amazing likeness!!!😓 Hope they found him. Looking west towards Brawley, California. Looking northwest across hwy 78.
|Only real building in this unincorporated town.|
Nearly 6 o'clock now, so time to get this thing published and get dinner started. Tomorrow is going to be a busy move day. Can't believe I've been here for two weeks! Time to move on.
See you later.
Those are beautiful dunes. I was surprised there were so many dune buggies there. Gee, I'm glad those folks didn't try to ascend with Yuma! The dog on the poster did look very similar. Yuma's better looking in my opinion. 😁 Had to love the name of the store in Glamis. Those dunes make a very big "beach" indeed. It sounds like it's very warm there. Have a safe move.ReplyDelete
I was surprised to see so many people on a weekday. Yuma is better looking for sure. The Salton Sea is only 50 miles west 😀Delete
Doesn't look like you had a cloud in the sky all day! Hopefully that pup was found. Looks a lot like Yuma but not quite as handsome😁. Where you heading next? Take care Dad! Love you.ReplyDelete
Clear as a bell all day. He did look very similar to Yuma. Heading up toward Quartzsite in the morning. Love you, Steve.Delete
I've never heard of Glamis. Another spot to add to my list. So sad for the missing puppy. Have fun in Quartzsite!!ReplyDelete
I'm sure the dog has found someplace safe. They're smart animals. It's that time of year to hit Q 😀Delete
Despite traveling through Glamis in our Motorhome a number of times we never took the time to pull over and have a closer look at things. Often thought about it but never did it. Good for you in getting some boots on the ground out there in the sandy dunes.ReplyDelete
Thanks for cluing me in to Glamis. Good place for pictures if you don't have a dune buggy 😀😃Delete
Haven't commented in awhile. I am at home this winter and am enjoying your pictures of the area that I greatly miss. I normally stay on Indian Pass Road when I am in that area. If you want a good day trip that has fantastic views, when you hit HWY 78 instead of left to Glamis go right towards Palo Verde(the way to Quartzsite also). Look for Black Mountain Road on your right. It will take you to the top of the Mountain where the communication towers are. It is actually paved most of the way. No Motorhome though!ReplyDelete
Thanks Peter. Sorry you can't be here this winter. I will be going that way from Q to Borrego Springs so will unhook the Jeep and take a look-see in the near future.Delete
Some expensive rigs out there in the dunes! Never been to Glamis but I know it's very popular! Looks like a good time those folks are having. Sure hope that dog found his way home :( Awesome pictures!ReplyDelete
Thanks Shirley. Yes there are. You can tell these are west California rigs with money in them.Delete
Quite the interesting area. We'll have to check it out the next time we are there.ReplyDelete
Lots of little One Building Towns.
Be Safe and Enjoy your move.
It's about time.
Thanks Rick. Not much there but the dunes are worth the trip.Delete
Stopped at Glamis a couple times with a friend who has a suitable side-by-side, my quad is not capable of running the dunes with the other toys. And they run all day and night!ReplyDelete
Neat area. Must be popular with the west California crowd. The big one in the picture had a big engine in it. Fully capable of handling those dunes.Delete
So sad about the missing dog. We bought a couple of nice t-shirts at the Glamis store. We didn't find anything to buy at the tents. It's an interesting area. Have a safe trip.ReplyDelete
Hope he's been found. I bought a couple t-shirts too 😀. Not going too far today.Delete
Glamis, hmm, we've seen signs for it but never gone there. Love the look of the warmth and the sandy dunes. Funny about Yuma's twin on a 'wanted' poster, hope he is okay.ReplyDelete
I was surprised that when I got to the overlook I remembered being there before. Must have been when traveling to Borrego Springs from Quartzsite one time. Too bad Yuma didn't find him. 😀Delete
We have driven by Glamis a couple of times but never stopped. Looks like it might be worth the ride next time we are over that way. Nice pictures of the dunes and mountains. Safe travels.ReplyDelete