Spike got his sunshine!
Today is a beautiful Monday. Bridget, Spike, and I do a lot of basking. We love to bask! Our morning walk takes us past Jean and Skip’s motorhome (Travel with Jean and Skip blog). Jean is outside and gives me a wave which I read as an invitation to stop for a brief chat. Skip comes out, too. Bridget and Spike are happy to meet some new people after days of near isolation with me. Jean and Skip are from Vancouver Island, B.C. and this is their third year coming to the dispersed camping area near Borrego Springs.
In the afternoon the crew and I motor into town.
First stop is Desert Tire and Auto where I make an appointment for the PTV’s oil change. Next we visit the little park in the center of Borrego Springs. The crew’s gonna’ love walking around on the lush grass. Of course I take lots of photos which, of course, are displayed at the end of this post.
My main reason for going into town is to pick up a much anticipated piece of mail.
Blog readers, “cinandjules,” saved a special copy of the Arizona Republic for me, and they sent it to Borrego Springs, general delivery. I’m anxious to see the actual article written about Rusty and Timber’s separation and reunion which appeared in that paper earlier this year.
The postal clerk hands me the mailer and I can’t wait to open it up. I sit on the bench outside the post office door and tear open the mailer. Two copies! I read the story and once again happy tears fill my eyes.
Cindy and Jules are not only blog readers.
They also made the reunion possible! You can read my blog entries about the crew and me meeting Rusty and Timber, our friendship, and how Timber was reunited with Rusty by clicking on April and August 2012 in the archives at right.
The video shown on Channel 12 News can be seen here. The story was also picked up by USA Today. Thanks, Cindy and Jules, for your thoughtfulness in saving and sending me this memento.
We tootle around Borrego Springs.
We go past citrus groves, a vineyard, and residences. I enjoy seeing how people landscaped their yards with cacti and other desert plants to complement the distinctly Southwestern architecture of their homes.
Before turning into the Clark Dry Lake dispersed camping area, I take some photos of rigs in the Peg Leg area from the PTV’s driver’s seat. It’s wonderful that there’s a scenic place like this — in the Anza Borrego Desert — for people to camp for free.
The Crew Enjoys the Park and RVers Enjoy Free Camping!
I know, there are a lot of photos of my crew in the park. Bear with me. I can’t help it. I love them!