Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Its a Wrap

It has been a great week, visiting with old friends and making new ones. 

We had a DJ come in for dancing in the desert.

Jenell and Greg wearing the club colors

The annual Burning Van
Live is great


Kofa Wildlife Refuge

The refuge, established in 1939 to protect desert bighorn sheep, encompasses over 665,400 acres of the Yuma Desert region of the Sonoran Desert. It has been raining turning the desert green.

Don, our fearless leader, giving last minute instructions.

And away we go

Cholla often referred to as jumping Cholla. The barbed spines do not jump 
off the cactus, but if you barley touch the plant, a piece will easily 
break off impaling your skin or clothing.

Be careful where you walk

The Cholla protected the young birds 

Ocotillo have leafed out due to the recent rains

Small leaves, huge spines

Lunch stop

A precious water hole called Little White Tanks. 
Water it life in the desert

Standing tall

The gang is all here

Jenell and Jane dancing the night away

Friends and a fire. life is good


Quartzsite 1

The day was devoted to enjoying the desert and playing games.

We got a good rain yesterday

Today all better

Game on. First up the axe throw

Got to love woman with an axe

A bullseye for Jenell

Up next the Corn Hole competition 

We wound up the day enjoying singing and dancing


The Famous Desert Bar

The ever popular Desert Bar is outside Parker AZ in the stunning Buckskin Mountains. Forty years old this year, it is open from Oct to April, weekends only. It features live music, good food and O yes, drinks.  The band was great and my Philly Cheese Steak delicious. It is a cash only operation. There a two way to the Desert Bar. The easy way and the fun way. We took the fun way. A 6 mile path that requires a serious off road vehicle with an experienced driver. It took us 2.5 hours to reach the bar. 

Awaking to a gorgous sunrise

A little bit of rain as we slowly maneuvered over the rocks.

A little bit of a white knuckle ride

Our turn. 

We have arrived  34.201205, -114.149064

Due to the rain there was a light crowd this weekend

Old old fire truck

We all enjoyed the band ....

those that danced and those who just listened.


On the Road Again

 I had a wonderful time with my family and now it is great to hit the road again. I am headed for Quartzsite, AZ to meet up with friends. Hundreds of thousands of RVs gather around Quartzsite in February for the big show. Any and everything dealing with RVing is here.

Heading out to the central valley

Passing an oil patch NW of Bakersfield

Wind turbines are ubiquitous around Palm Springs

Overnight stop east of Bakersfield

Friends Robin, Pat and I went to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous 
to listen to a talk on RVing in Baja. 

Robin and Pat are going down Baja after Quartzsite.

Relaxing with friends.