Our intention was to leave Quartzsite, Arizona Tuesday after we checked for mail at the post office. Medical supplies were to arrive from Roche that had been ordered the previous week.
The postal employee checked the general delivery and there was no mail for John. We returned to the motorhome and John called Roche to see when the supplies were mailed. Just like last year, Roche did not mail them.
Now, going to their website, you find this motto: "Doing now what patients need next" I don't think so!
Wednesday, after consulting with John's physician and
new making arrangements, leaving Roche out of the equation,
we left Quartzsite for another year and headed to Anza Borrego
State Park and Borrego Springs.
There were predictions of high wind gusts and John drove with
much caution. We had just two mighty gusts as we ventured
Coachella and Walgreen's to pick up John's medicine.
After another quick stop at Walmart for a few veggies and fruit,
we programmed our Verizon Navigator for Anza Borrego State
Park where we planned to spend a night or two.
I had much laundry to do and wanted to make use of their
never ending supply of water.
Friday evening, we met with Blogger friends Merikay and
Craig McKenna at Carmelita's for a Mexican dinner.
What a nice couple. They are very excited about beginning their full time life. Florida is their destination for next winter.
I awoke up early Saturday morning and took Oliver and Olivia for a hike.
I was very aware of all the rattlesnake sightings that bloggers have had and was very aware of our surroundings and what the dogs were doing each time they stopped to sniff the pee mail or scent trail.
A huge Jackrabbit scurried off to our right. Thank goodness the "kids" did not see it. I was a bit entertained by it's running pattern. Starting off slowly and gathering speed. By the time he was out of site he was really racing through the desert.
A bit further on our hike, to my left, I spot something different and of course we are off to explore! What is this???
It seems that there is an entrance. I'm too short to see if there is a roof, but I do see a metal cylindrical tube of some sort sticking up at the edge of this stacked rock wall. Any ideas?
Yesterday, after shopping at the Farmer's Market on Christmas Circle in Borrego Springs, we moved to our current location at Clark Dry Lake withing the Anza Borrego State Park. This is a boondocking area called the "badlands."
After the stop at the Farmer's Market, we are stocked with spring vegetables to last the week. I did not find my absolute favorite honey. I purchased some last year and proceeded to run out by November. This year I am going to double my purchase.
Wind was in the forecast for today and the weatherman did not lie. This is a photo of the mountains this morning. What a lovely sight.
The photo also shows our closest neighbors.
A bit later, the wind began to blow. And blow, it did! The wind and dust came roaring down the valley between the two mountain ranges.
It did not get better for a long, long time. The dust continued to blow and swirl up and into a backward spiral. Needless to day, we brought the slides in to protect the slide awnings.
Here, inside the coach, I have prepared split pea, sweet potato curry in the crock pot. We are just waiting for it to finish cooking.
Thanks for stopping by. And again, thank you for shopping through our Amazon link.