Saturday, March 4
Delbert drives up and trots across the wash to our campsite. He looks worried . . . .
“Have you seen Skeeter?” he asks. “I can’t find him!”
We turn our heads, scanning the acres of flat desert ground. I spot something white among the creosote bushes far off behind our camp.
“There he is!” I exclaim, pointing.
Soon Skeeter and Reggie are playing at our feet.
Delbert and I talk briefly. As the conversation comes to a close, we share our plans.
“I’m going home in a week,” Delbert says. “My family — there are over a hundred of them — will celebrate my birthday with me.”
We wish each other safe travels, he and Skeeter join the other three dogs in the car, and they return to their camp.
Today is the hottest day we’ve had at Midland LTVA, Blythe, California, this year!
Sunday, March 12
I have a lot to do before Reggie and I hit the road this morning. Usually I prepare the previous night, do stuff like check the oil and pack stuff, but I didn’t last night. The heat made me lazy, I guess.
I want to avoid traveling during the hottest part of the day, so this is a hasty, short post.
Y’all be good! I hope to have internet at our next camp!
NOTE: We aren’t going southwest to Anza Borrego to view the spring blooms, as several have suggested in comments. Today we begin our journey northward! — Sue
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Desert chicory and an ironwood tree, the Big Marias in the background