Corvina Beach and Salt Creek Primitive Camping Areas, Salton Sea

Corvina Beach Primitive Camping Area, Salton Sea, California

Monday, February 6

What felt like summer yesterday, feels like spring today.  The air temperature dropped and clouds moved in.  Yesterday I wore short sleeves and shorts.  This morning I pull on long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.  It’s a great day to be out and about!

I unhitch the Best Little Trailer. 

Reggie and I board the Perfect Tow Vehicle and motor a couple miles south on Route 111 as it stretches beside the Salton Sea.  We turn into Salt Creek Primitive Camping Area.

Salt Creek Primitive Camping Area

Gee, hardly anyone camped here . . . .

Salt Creek is just as scenic as Corvina Beach. 

It’s not as popular, I think, because the “facilities” are portable buildings without the flush toilets of Corvina.  The camping fee is the same:  $10 regular, $8 for seniors.   If toilet quality is irrelevant to your camping style, you might prefer Salt Creek.

I camped at Salt Creek with my original crew in November 2012.

That was when Spike, ever the adventurer, got in trouble for sneaking off for a soak in the Salton Sea:  “A new camp at the Salton Sea, and ‘Spikey!  You didn’t!”

When we return to camp, I scatter bread crumbs on the picnic table

This will bring in photo opportunities . . . . 

The table is below our sitting area (See photo below).  Our outdoor room is like elevated box seats in a grand theater!

It’s chilly for lounging, so I go inside to get the comforter.  While inside several gulls descend on the picnic table in a flurry and fracas of wings and squawks.

The bread crumbs disappear quickly.

A California Gull?

Wrapped in the comforter with Reggie’s warm body on my lap, I’m entertained by the shore birds.  The pelicans arrive in floating ribbons above the surface of the Sea, in groups of five to twenty.

Occasionally a gull leaves the gang at the shoreline to circle the camp, perhaps hopeful I’ll break out more bread.  I make several attempts to capture a gull-in-flight photo and I’m not very successful.

Although not good quality technically, I do like this next shot. 

What a wing span in proportion to body size!  What grace in flight!

Very few campers at Corvina Beach on this Monday.

The Super Bowl party group (above photo) has left.  Also gone is the fee-jumper (an assumption based on late arrival and early departure — I could be wrong) who parked between us and the group.

Reggie and I walk the beach, heading north.

Clouds have gathered, obscuring the sunlight.

The “sand” is coarse.  Actually we’re walking on ground-up barnacles.

Reggie expresses his dominance over this strange, new land!

That’s some impressive back-hoeing, Reg!

We return to camp and I pause to marvel at our home.

It may be small but it’s our castle!

Salton Sea sunsets can be spectacular.

Tonight’s sunset is more subdued than ones I’ve witnessed before.  No flashes of orange and pink, no shimmering gold on the water.

Well, there are times when a colorful party dress, all bling and flash, is appropriate.  Other times, a little, black dress is perfect!

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100 Responses to Corvina Beach and Salt Creek Primitive Camping Areas, Salton Sea

  1. Claudia says:

    Good afternoon Sue and Reggie!!

  2. Dave Stewart (in missouri for now) says:

    maybe first today

  3. RV Brucrew - NW IN says:

    Love the castle! It is beautiful!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, RV Brucrew! THIRD PLACE!

      • RV Brucrew - NW IN says:

        Wow – 3rd place! Home with a nasty head cold. Thanks for the pictures of the gulls. My husband used to have a hat the read, “I hate seagulls”. The bill of the hat had what looked like bird droppings on it. He always got comments when he wore it. Not sure where that hat ended up. 😉

  4. Dawn in NC says:

    Goodness gracious Ms. Sue, you are burning up the blogosphere recently! I love it. I hope that it’s a sign you are feeling better! 😉

  5. Alice Windle says:

    The chair looks good with the castle. Very nice camp. thanks

  6. Rochelle in IN says:

    That is a great shot of the BLT – awning out, outdoor room all set up and festive. Love the pic of Reggie “demonstrating his dominance” – LOL! Does he zoom in sand? If so, I’ll bet he gets quite a workout, even in barnacle sand. Hope you are feeling much better!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Rochelle…. Reggie doesn’t zoom in the barnacle sand. Up on the higher level there’s a path that goes to the state campground (Mecca). It has soft sand, perfect for the Zoominator.

      It doesn’t take much to turn a campsite into home, does it… 🙂

  7. Mary in CO says:

    Almost as good as the ocean with the seagulls and pelicans! And no sea sickness!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Mary…. The Salton Sea doesn’t have big waves like the ocean, but sometimes it does have small waves breaking at the shore. I love that shushing sound. I don’t know what causes these little waves because they’re here on the calmest of days, and at other times there are none.

  8. Deena in Phoenix, AZ says:

    Wonderful post and a return view of the past…Love all of it…Thanks…I’m glad you are feeling better.

    Deena and Miss Mollie

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Deena. I’m glad you enjoyed both posts, past and present. Yes, I have more energy now. Thank you.

  9. Pat Hall says:

    Hi Sue, I’m glad the campgrounds aren’t crowded. I was there last February and both were crowded.

    Great pics!!!!! I hope the weather stays perfect and you have lots of birds around to keep you and Reggie amused.

    Have a great day!!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Pat . . . I’m sorry the camping was crowded when you were here. Of course, I could step out our door at any time and find a bunch have moved in. Thanks, regarding the photos. I’m happy you enjoyed them. You have a great day, too!

  10. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    Love this post. Next time try to get some pictures of the Pelicans. I love watching gulls and pelicans and other birds. When I lived next to the ocean I could sit and watch the birds all day. Reggie is a big dog in a little dogs body. So cute. I love the Salton Sea area. Someday I will be back there. Thanks for the post, made my afternoon.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jean… I’m glad you love this post. I’ve tried some pelican pics but haven’t done very well … yet. I’ll keep trying! The light is much better today and it’s warm… That lovely balmy kind of weather. I hope you do come this way again, Jean.

  11. Pookie and Chuck in Todd Mission Tx says:

    great post, Sue………..
    now I am gonna have to visit Saltan sea before I die………….
    thanks for posting
    chuck and pookie

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, chuck and pookie…. Always pleased when someone enjoys my posting. Yes! Bring your rig over here!

  12. Renee from Idaho says:

    Hi Sue and Reggie. What a nice place to stay for awhile. Looks like room for our rig too and I’d prefer even the other beach since access to a bathroom is not important to us. I love, love, love, the photo you captured of the gull in flight. Beautiful. You did a fine job, indeed! Enjoy your luxurious seaside stay!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Renee. We are enjoying this sunny day. If I remember correctly, the other beach — Salt Creek — has a walking path, too. The main reason I like Corvina Beach is this one site at the end where people tend not to camp. If this site weren’t available, I had planned to look for a site at Salt Creek.

      You like the flying gull! Me, too. I have it as a screensaver against a blue “mat.” Thank you for noting that pic.

  13. AlanOutandAbout - Anthony (EL Paso) NM. says:

    You are so correct, You do have a pretty little home. It just proves that needs not size is what matters. If your happy that is all that matters.
    Reggie is such a scamp. You were very lucky in finding him. Although you may think of getting another pooch I don’t see a need other than just to have two. Reggie has the presence of several dogs.

    I am still here in El Paso( doesn’t show me much) I will be leaving on the 17th heading for a month east of Yuma and then back to Pahrump. and then Grand Junction with a side trip to Pismo Beach Ca.

    You take care of yourself and as always Enjoy.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Alan,

      I admire your ability to plan ahead! I don’t have any idea where our next camp will be. Apparently you like Pahrump. You were there last year. I’ve never been over that way and I’m becoming curious, so maybe that’s a place we will visit this year.

      You make a good point about Reggie being enough, in himself alone. I was thinking the same thing this morning. I vacillate between seeing him enjoying a partner and seeing him loving his life as it is now, being the only object of my affections. Ha!

      You take care, too, Alan. I enjoy hearing from you.

      • AlanOutandAbout - Anthony (EL Paso) NM. says:

        I hadn’t really planned on going back to Pahrump any time soon.But my niece lives in Pismo beach and is expecting her third child any time now. My brother and sister in law are going there in April so I figured I should take the opportunity and meet up with them. As Pahrump is right on the CA border it is a pretty easy drive to Pismo. Other than that and Death Valley there isn’t all that much around Pahrump, except casinos. I am also wanting to see my cousin in GJ again. So it all just kinda fell together.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          It’s wonderful how you can visit family without them having to prepare sleeping/eating arrangements for you. You are shaping a good life for yourself, Alan. 🙂

  14. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Nice, peaceful post for a cloudy cool day. It looks pretty much the same here although it has been sprinkling lightly all morning. I love sitting outside with a comforter wrapped around me when it’s cold, especially if there is a dog in my lap. However, it tends to work out better when it’s the 15 pound terrier, not the 85 pound pit bull. Your little Casita Castle looks very warm and cozy – plus it has a refrigerator!!! What more could you ask for?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cynthia… Lots of clouds again today, only they’re bunched up so the sun is shining brightly on the Sea. They look like they hold some rain ready to fall… and they’re moving your way! Ha!

      8s pounds of pit bull will keep you warm on a chilly day. “Casita Castle” — I like that!

  15. ApplegirlNY says:

    Your home is your castle, and you are the queen of all you survey. Not a bad life.
    Enjoy the new camp.

  16. Cinandjules (da zone) says:

    Green ring around the terrier….made me laugh again! Our muddy buddy!

    Your site looks peaceful! Your home is a palace! Rock on desert woman!

    The weather is similar to “hot flashes”….one minute your cold…the next…hot! It’s like that here right now! Do we wear shorts or sweats?

    Enjoy your day!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cinandjules…. And the changes can be from hour to hour. I start out in sweats, change to shorts, the sun goes down, back into the sweats I go. Love that about the Southwest! I hope you are loving your “palace,” too.

      Aw, Spikey… What a guy, eh?

  17. greenmountaingal says:

    Love the first of the sunset pictures, and the other one too. Just goes to show you don’t always have to have sunshine for a good photo.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, greenmountaingal…. Some photos are dark and could be improved in editing. I leave a photo dark that is a picture of something when the day IS dark. I want the reader to feel like he/she is standing in the doorway of the BLT, for instance, looking past the awning support at the sun behind clouds at the horizon. I’m pleased you appreciate the photos. Thank you.

  18. Pauline in Mississippi says:

    Beautiful pictures! Love the cover photo with the little blue flowers…your decor fits perfectly. The picture of the gull in flight is amazing. Your castle is a perfect place for you and Reggie. I know you enjoy it.

    Happy trails!!! Love to you and Reggie.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Pauline…. That photo of our camp among the blue-purple flowers… Always a plus when the campsite matches the decor! Hope everyone is well and happy in your neck of the woods. Love y’all!

  19. chas anderson says:

    Arrived in AZ and Eddie has had no more seizures.He is a happy pup and keeps trying to chase a roadrunner with little success.Glad to be warm again.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      That’s fantastic news about Eddie! I’m so happy for you! That incident must have worried you terribly. Isn’t this warm weather great? It must feel good to you!

  20. Norman in San Diego says:

    Hi Sue,

    Very nice pictures as always. Cloudy and gloomy in San Diego and more rain on the way.

    Enjoy your campsite.

    Norman

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Norman…. Wishing you plenty of sunshine soon! Not that my wishes are necessary. San Diego does have a pretty good record when it comes to sunny days… 🙂

  21. cc and canine ( now in Oregon) says:

    The Salton Sea looks so lovely seen through your eyes. A few posts ago I saw you got Amazon credit for the solar suitcase that we purchased. We are planning to use it on our first big trip in our “new” (to us) trailer- a 17 foot Bigfoot trailer. We purchased it used last fall, and have been getting the bugs out of our used Dodge Van, and ready for the trek down to sunny (I hope!) S. CA. So far we are delighted with the rig….so roomy and spacious compared to our previous Rialta, a class B. It sure will be nice to leave our “home” on a site, and have the freedom to drive to a trailhead, the grocery, or even a laundromat… We plan to leave mid-March. Hopefully we’ll miss the snow on the way down, and the flowers will be in bloom…

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks so much, cc, for purchasing the solar suitcase through my blog. A Bigfoot trailer, a Dodge van, and solar power… You’re well outfitted for the road!

      Thanks also for pointing out why you are happy to have a travel trailer. Insights such as you’ve shared may be helpful for those trying to decide what kind of rig suits them best.

  22. Kathryn Lanier says:

    The gull picture is soooooo artistic! Like a painting…. I am going to print it out and put it on the wall in my office at work and dream of when I retire and can boondocks at the Salton Sea too! As always, you are inspirational!

    Katy in NH

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, Kathryn…. I’m tickled that my photo will hang on your office wall. What an honor! Keep dreaming (and planning) and your dreams will come true!

  23. Linda-NC says:

    It’s gullicious! I love that photo. Hard to catch and you did a great job. I had to read the Spike post from the past and enjoyed that too. Your home looks so peaceful there by the sea. Of course, Reggie always entertains. Such a character. He would make himself at home anywhere. A perfect companion. Enjoy!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Linda. Reggie and I did enjoy this day very much. I hope you did, too. Thank you for reading the post about Spike. When folks mention him, it seems like he’s still with us, at least for a moment.

      Yeah, Reggie is Mr. Happy-Happy wherever he goes. It’s hard to be glum with him around!

  24. Retiredcajunlady 'N Louisiana says:

    Love the seagull picture…it’s as if he posed for you showing his good side!! I also love the campsite picture! The colors of the mat, chair, and tablecloth just make it so bright and cheerful. Your castle is perfect! Cutie-pie-pup sure is enjoying his new home. Love his back hoeing! Enjoy your next couple of days there.
    Belly rubs and hugs for Reggie, prayers for you both.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you, retiredcajunlady. It’s no small thing that our home is our castle. It should be that way with everyone, whether a sticks-and-bricks, apt. or house, a van, a truck camper, a Class A, B, or C, or a travel trailer. As long as we’re content with our home, it can become our castle.

      I like our colors, too! 🙂

  25. dale prichard says:

    We are across the lake. Salton city dry camp area. Wave

  26. Nancy in California says:

    Hi Sue and crew. Love your camp on the sea! You correctly identified the California Gull! His yellow legs give him away. The very similar Western Gull has, as i bet you know, pinkish red legs. Hope you are having a lovely eve

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Nancy, for confirming my gull ID guess. I use a different method than observing leg color. It goes like this: This here bird is a gull and we’re in California. Got it! It’s a California gull!!!! 🙂 If the dang thing flies over to Arizona, my technique falls apart.

      I hope you’re having a lovely evening,too.

  27. Greetings Sue and Reggie! Amazing photo of the bird in flight! The water and the birds make for a very pretty and entertaining place to camp. So grateful that you share it with us!

  28. Rover Ronda (WA) says:

    I have good news & bad news.
    Bad first – my beloved Rover has a bad head gasket. Common tale for Rovers, and we knew it going in but found a good deal n bought it anyway for sentimental reasons. AND the same week- our Prius was hit n totaled by an uninsured motorist.
    Good News – very very grateful my husband who was driving the Prius (technically stopped at a red light) was not hurt!! AND we have a new tow vehicle for Trixie the Trailer; Rex the Ram King (Ram3500 diesel crew cab) Once again my husband found a great deal. It’s a basic “Tradesman” package, but we feel like we’re in luxury! Compared to my Rover Disco it seems huge. Lots of room for us and the dogs, easy to clean vinyl floors. If you noticed truck steps in your Amazon affiliate sales, my sweet husband ordered those for me. My standard dachshunds 🐾can jump in easier than me. 😃 My jaw dropped when I saw Maggie fly up in there. Dachshunds sure aren’t afraid of heights. At least not mine.
    Hopefully we’ll be getting Rover fixed but no more long trips. I would be sad if I had to change my blogorino name. Ram Ronda is another alliteration and I am an Aries. But Rover is more descriptive of me, not only geographically, I’ve lived in 4 states & 5 countries and visited 50 states & 33 countries. Mentally I’m a day dreamer/ or night oftentimes I can’t get to sleep for all the roving my mind is doing. As a homemaker I rove around the house easily distracted while cleaning. I actually use the timer on my phone to remind me to move the laundry from the washer to the dryer or to not stop a particular task until the timer goes off.
    Well there’s my news.
    Like you I especially like the picture of the seagull with the impressive wing span. Beautiful! I like the pictures of Reggie on the beach too.
    ❤️To you & Reggie

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good heavens, Ronda! You have had some big “challenges” lately! I am relieved and happy your husband was not hurt in that crash. A scary reminder how precious are lives are!

      Congratulations on the purchase of Rex the Ram King! Wow, that’s a lotta’ power! I think I did see truck steps on my Amazon orders report. I send a huge thank you for thinking of Reggie and me when you shop.

      I enjoyed reading what you shared about yourself and your personality… also your doxie crew. Thank you for adding yourself to my blog!

  29. Marlene says:

    This was one of my favorite blog posts. (Except for the one with the fridge and Reggie trying to play with the cats. Your comments kept me laughing!) The BLT looks so warm and inviting as does the sand and sky. I guess I’m longing for warmth and tired of these cold northeast winters. (I’m in NH). Went into a kind of daydream trance looking at the photo of the Salton Sea and just before I snapped out of it, the ripples in the water appeared to be moving as if I was looking at a video. Funny how when you stare at something, your eyes can play tricks on you. It was as if I went on a little vacation! Hope to spend next winter in a warm climate (and maybe all future winters). Thank you Sue.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Marlene…. Thank you for your complimentary response to this post and its photos. I enjoyed reading about your “daydream trance” and know exactly what you mean about eyes playing tricks. You have the waves of the Salton Sea moving… Now your ears need to play tricks so you can hear the delightful sound of those waves. 🙂

      It’s a great privilege to be able to bring our camps to people who appreciate nature, such as you do. Those “cold northeast winters” can make life difficult, especially after a few months of dealing with snow, ice, and cold. May you find your way to a warm winter next year!

  30. Krystina says:

    I LOVE the picture of the seagull RVSue! You did a great job taking it. Also LOVE your site and your Castle. I am sure missing being on the road. I have had to clean off my car of either snow or ice EVERY morning here in Sutton Vermont for the past 6 weeks. Ugh. I do not remember a winter like this. Right now it is sleeting. Tomorrow 2″ of snow…AGAIN. 🙂 Stay warm and happy. xxoo

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hang tough, Krystina! A gorgeous Vermont spring will come soon! Always good to see you here… Thanks for loving the seagull pic!

  31. Diane, Blue Ridge Mts, VA says:

    PRIMO SITES at the Salton Sea! I just love it. What a great place. Your set up is perfect for it. Location for the picnic table was made for bird watching, HA! Thanks again Sue for sharing you experiences. Take Care Sue and Crew.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Diane. Yeah, I thought the same thing about the picnic table. I wish I had brought more nutritious snacks for the birds. Oh well, with as many that arrive at the Picnic Table Snackbar, no one bird consumes very much.

      You take care, too, and have a great day!

  32. weather says:

    Really, I like all the photos in this post. The one of the gulls on and above the picnic table is particularly appealing to me. There’s something so beautiful about feathers on an outstretched wing of a bird. Seeing a shot from behind or above one is a treat, as it’s such a good display of the combinations of form and color making the amazing design of that show clearly.

    My favorite phrase that you wrote is “….I pause to marvel at our home.” To many, after all this time, it would seem like “old hat”. Your still appreciating it anew so often is such a wonderful expression of how you live with gratitude. I know part of my happiness in life is connected to the fact that each day has found me glad about some aspect of each home I’ve had. “… our castle”- perfectly delightful way to see it, thanks, Sue!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, weather! I’m grateful for you, too. Thank you for a great start for this day!

      • weather says:

        Aw-w, reading your reply makes me smile! After running errands on this gorgeous day (well above freezing, beautiful clouds that the sun peeks through now and then, no precipitation, clear dry roads – made for a lovely drive), I was hungry. That made me glad I’d cooked extra food for supper last evening so I could just warm the leftovers. Though I can and do cook almost every day, it’s not something I honestly enjoy doing.

        Not going out for already prepared foods now that you have a working fridge is quite a change- for both you and Reggie. On your part, a bit more cooking . On his , your Repeat Rule of Dogs comes to mind. If you go back to offering him sautéed chicken each morning you may have years of him expecting that to look forward to. I know you felt great about doing that for Spike and Bridget, and their occasional impatience while waiting just showed that they really enjoyed it. Still, Reggie’s indignant and angry reaction when his burger didn’t arrive when he thought it should at the drive through, while funny, may not seem so if done at home in some future time. Not that I’m suggesting anything, just somethings I was thinking and curious about.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Your day does sound gorgeous. I’m glad for you.

          No more cooking chicken for crew… Reggie receives a small about of chopped chicken from a can or from a rotisserie chicken. The small cans of white chicken breast make two breakfasts for him. He’s happy with that. The rest of the day he has grain-free kibble available whenever he wants it. I admit life is easier this way. Another gift received due to the loss of refrigeration. 🙂

  33. Ladypugs in N. Illinois says:

    The Ladypugs are swooning over Reggie’s masterful backhoe kicks!

    Hi RVSue,
    I’m a long time reader and found your blog while looking for suggestions for traveling with dogs. I’ve read the blog from the beginning – what an amazing journey! Thank you for sharing so much and for being a source of inspiration and encouragement.

    I took your suggestions when I recently decided ( after 4 years of shopping and indecision) to buy a TAG xl max travel trailer. The size is just right and all we need for our type of travel. The next task is to get Izzy and Lilly comfortable in it. We’re working on that this winter while the TAG is in the garage and they can visit it. When the weather here gets hot and humid this summer, I’d like to take the pugs north to the Upper Peninsula, MI to run in the sand and dip their paws in cold Lake Superior. Also, a trip north on the scenic route along the Mississippi River in WI and return on the Minnesota side. I read that at certain times of the spring and fall the aurora borealis can be seen from upper Minnesota and Michigan…would love to see that, but right now I’m at the Salton Sea, in spirit that is. Your photos convey a sense of presence to me. I feel like I’m there holding Reggie’s tether, looking out at the surrounding landscape, and up at that beautiful gull with the amazing wingspan.

    Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put into your outstanding blog. We love being along for the ride.
    Irene and Ladypugs, Izzy and Lilly

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Welcome, Irene, and Ladypugs! With this comment you are officially blogorinos. Thank you for the compliments on my blog and for reading all my posts written over the past six years. I’m very glad to have you riding with me and Reg, and hope you continue to feel present in every location we visit.

      I enjoyed reading your plans for this summer. What a beautiful country we have and how fortunate are those of us free to explore it!

      I hope you will keep in touch. 🙂

  34. Sarvi in OR says:

    Your lifestyle looks so amazing! I am a traveler by nature, I love to see and explore new places, and hate being tied down. Unfortunately, at this time in my life, I need a full time job and am stuck with having just 2 weeks’ vacation. My 10 year plan to freedom includes getting my debts (my new truck, trailer, and student loans) paid off and my savings built way up so I can afford to live on a few small pensions I will receive. That, and maybe some workamping here and there to supplement.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Gosh, Sarvi, your comment could’ve been written by me when I was 8 years from retirement… paying off debt and saving with a plan to live off small pensions. It all came together more smoothly and better than I planned or imagined. I wish the same for you. The freedom to live each day how you want will be absolutely delicious, Sarvi.

      It is fun to “see and explore new places.” With retirement and a home-on-wheels, you can stay for as long or as little as you want! Thanks for writing and sharing your plans.

  35. Diann in MT says:

    Dear Sue and Crew,
    Thanks so much for your cheery and informative entry today. I am always thankful when I finish my “home” work and pause for a bit of positivity which your blog certainly brings forth. In the throes of a never ending winter here. When the prognosticators suggested that the winter would be harsh in the northern section of the states, they cited that Siberia was experiencing extreme cold at the onset of winter. Well… here we have it. Your springtime and summertime adventures lighten the mood. Thanks for being so faithful to your blogorinos.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Diann. From what I read and see online, this has been a very harsh winter across the country. I’m glad to bring some warmth and sunshine your way.

      And thank you for being faithful to my blog

  36. Cynthia from San Clemente says:

    Anyone heard how AZ Jim is doing?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cynthia . . . . The last time Jim wrote (after a medical test) he said he was fine, other than stuff that comes with aging and not wanting to write about that, and he wouldn’t have test results until the 22nd. He also said he would be in and out of here. I’m pretty sure he will see your question and appreciate your concern. 🙂

    • AZ Jim says:

      Hi Cynthia and Missy, ! I am feeling ok other than aches and pains that go along with birthdays. The medical problem is to do with my having had a dramatic and sudden blood pressure change with very low BP on my left side and high BP on my right side. So, because I have had some mini-strokes and triple bypass in the past, it is a concern. The had to move out two days till the 24th on final verdict! I hate to dwell on things medical.

  37. Aaawww I miss Spike and Bridget. That Spike was always into mischief but cute. I miss those blogs where you’d describe in detail breaking or setting up camp. I was thinking I wonder if she still has trouble checking the battery packs, chocking the wheels, etc. Someone new to your blog might benefit from them…if they hadn’t gone back to read the blogs.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Rita…. What you say may very well be true. To be honest, I’d rather new readers go back and read the old posts from the beginning. They will learn the practical stuff you mention, as well as become familiar with many boondocks and campgrounds, see a lot of the country, and enjoy the antics of my original crew.

  38. Kary E says:

    Hi, Sue,

    I don’t know if like Cat Rambo, but one of her books is free today.

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    The above link is my Amazon Affiliate link. Kary, I removed your other comment because posting a link with my embedded code could get me in hot water, according to the Operating Agreement with Amazon. I appreciate your intent. — Sue

  39. Great catch on the bird in flight!! I agree that the black dress is often the best choice – that’s such a subtle and peaceful sunset. Looks like you’ve found another sweet spot 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jodee…. We are enjoying this camp. Many places around us have been experiencing wind, while it’s been calm every day since we arrived at the Salton Sea.

  40. Denise - Richmond VA says:

    Hi, Sue and Reggie!

    Oh! Your (our) visits to the Salton Sea are among my favorite camps. Thank you for letting us tag along! I agree…the campground with the rustic toilets offers much better views! Fewer people and rigs to cramp your style! Enjoy! Does the water level seem higher than it was your last visit?

    Small, cozy, comfortable homes are better than McMansions or “or keeping up with the Joneses” in my book. It is a wonderful feeling to be content and happy with what you have, isn’t it?! A blessing indeed! 🙂

    Sending you and Reggie love and hugs from me and Gracie pup! Have a good evening! 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thank you and good morning, Denise…. I guess you’re at work now as I type this. I hope your work day is moving along smoothly.

      Earlier, somewhere, I wrote that I hadn’t noticed a difference in the water level of the Salton Sea from last year to this year. Since that time I’ve looked at the Sea from a few more locations and angles and it does seem that the water’s edge has receded. It’s hard for me to say how much from memory. I can say definitely that the water level hasn’t risen.

      You’re right about being contented with what one has. The pursuit of “more” is part of the reason many people are unhappy. Thank you for another friendly comment. 🙂

  41. Shawna says:

    Oh yeah, love that gull-in-flight shot!

  42. Terri From Texas says:

    Good Morning, RVSue and everybody!

    I absolutely love your picture of the Gull in flight. Reminds me of when I was a kid and went to see Jonathan Livingston Seagull! I had no idea what was going on but I loved the birds-Ha! Even read the book but I think I was too young to understand the philosophical ideas in the book. Love the movie “The Birds” too, heh heh. Ever read the original short story by Daphne DuMaurier? A chiller! She is absolutely my favorite author of all time. I digress. Wonderful post and neat pictures. Good weather too. It was 90 degrees in some places in Texas yesterday. We had a high of about 87. Where is Winter? It did cool down a bit last night which was nice. Have a good one and take care!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Terri! Texas is heating up! Also here at the Sea, going into the 80s in the next few days. I’m happy you like the gull photo. I have a pelican pic for the next post which is almost ready….

      🙂

  43. Shirley Altenes says:

    The last time I was in the Salton Sea area was when I was a little girl. I remember it was a fun place to go to! My parents built an off the grid desert cabin 25 miles east of Twenty-nine Palms. It was a real treat to go to Joshua Tree too and climb on the rocks. We are near The Great Salt Lake in UT and go out to Antelope Island but only in the cool weather because of the no seeum bugs that come out when it’s warm. Are there many bugs at the Salton Sea? I don’t remember since it was such a long time ago. I really am enjoying reading about your adventures and like to watch Youtube videos of people hiking, camping and rving! We have a Casita too and name it “Brighty” after Brighty of the Grand Canyon, one of my favorite places to visit! Have a wonderful day!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Shirley,

      What a nice surprise to hear from you again! I enjoyed reading about your memories from childhood. It sounds like you had adventurous parents who gave you wholesome and fun experiences. I’m glad my blog brought back memories of the Salton Sea, nearby Joshua Tree and the desert cabin.

      Are there bugs at the Salton Sea? No, it isn’t buggy here, at least not where we are camped. I can’t speak for the entire shore of the Sea. Last night Reggie and I were out walking under the full moon and it was delightfully warm and bug-free.

      Wishing you many happy camps in Brighty… Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life, Shirley.

  44. Sunny says:

    Hi Sue, well I will never be first commentor and usually last if I even get on blogger. But just wanted to say I really love this particular post! It sounds like you are still having fun most days and thats important. Take care and god bless your path!!

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