Spin and Margie's Desert Hideaway
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... here are smaller and a bit further away from the hiking trail for the most part so we get to see a bit wider landscape. By desert standards this area is a bit more lush and we see a quite wide variety of birds and lizards, and even a herd of goats. The Dam is located at the farther end of the loop, and is basically a very small patch of water. Right next to it is the original dam built by the early ranchers. Once we've past the dam the ...
Everything went like I work this morning. Woke up early...left the hotel early and gassed up for the 4 hour drove to Phoenix. We are now in DC waiting for our luggage to come out on the carousel. I need to review what topics I blogged already since I can't keep track. ...
... night until morning time. Whew....it was cold and the wind picked up even higher! The temps were now mid 40s but the wind was steady at 20-25 miles per hour with gusts around 30-35 mph. We got up out of the tent and ate breakfast inside the car. After breakfast we decided to pack up our site and leave because the winds were getting worse. This wind storm was expected...nice! Anyway....now we are on our way to the Embassy Suites to check in early and clean up. Yay!!! Cris ...
... ourselves. He was from Canadia, and like all good and sensible Canadites, he leaves the motherland during the winter. We pitched our tent and stood chatting to John from Calgary and another guy comes over. He's from Missouri which is almost as cold as Canadiland and him and his misses have given their house to their daughter and they are now touring the states in their fifth wheel. (thats a huge camper towed behind a massive truck.) long story ...
... Tree was a giant member of the Lily family, but recent DNA studies led to a division of that formerly huge family into 40 distinct plant families. The Joshua Tree is a monocot, in the subgroup of flowering plants that also includes grasses and orchids.
We drove through the park and stopped along the way to view these interesting trees and the unusual landscape of rocks that look like giant baked potatoes. Very interesting.
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