Back into the Desert again

Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
Trip End Jun 04, 2012

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Today was laundry day.  I took a shower here in the park and helped Lynn with the laundry by staying out of her way.  She was glad.  This is a very friendly park and we'll be sad to leave.  All of the folks that we've gotten to know are friendly and interested in who we are and where we've been and are planning to go.  Most of the live here for five months and then go home to California or farther north.

After lunch we went out on another search.  The first target we chose was a tough one.  We decided to park and walk the last half mile or so to get some exercise.  It was a grand idea, had it not been for the fence we encountered.  We decided to walk back to the Sooby and drive a bit closer.  In the meantime, we found another cache called the Tee for Two.  It's located near the desert golf course.  It's just a small course with five or six holes, but is intriguing in that there's no grass or rough. The rough IS the course.  Lynn led us to the cache which was covered with rocks and sticks.  An easy find for us.

We decided to get back to our first target, which is called the "Desert Wreck".  We found the site easily enough by driving down a dry creek bed.  It's interesting to drive in the sand.  Sooby did fine and I learned a bit about such travel.  Not too slow or you'll bog down, for sure. 

The site is an abandoned, wrecked Ford pickup.  It's scattered around about a hundred foot circle.  Lots of places to hide things exist.  We hunted for about a half an hour and finally had to give up.  Not good, but we did our best.  With more experience, I'm confident that we'll do better.  The drive into the desert is exciting and filled with scenery.  It was a cloudy day and the pictures reflect that.

We returned to camp where Lynn made pork fried rice, Asian veggies and Chinese Cabbage Salad.  A great meal, fully enjoyed!

Wednesday night is Bingo Night in the park.  We attended and had a blast.  There were only seven players and Lynn, Ol' Lucky, won four of the twelve games.  I did win one, so my over-active ego was appeased.  No money changes hands.  You bring two "white elephant" prizes and get two cards each.  The winner gets a numbered prize which is drawn by one of the other players.  Fun!

We'll be leaving in the morning to go to joshua Tree National Park, It's a beautiful place, so we've been told and should be interesting.

Thanks again for the comments and messages.  It's always great to hear from friends who are following us.

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Dennis on

Sounds like your geocaching is giving you some good opportunities to explore. Better now while the rattlesnakes are sleeping. Have fun.

photodon on

And don't forget about scorpions, who may lie resting in the shade...

ferd on

LOVE the golf course! Are the snakes active? I would think so! Anxious to hear about Joshua Tree area! Always been a fantasy of mine since the Eagle's song!

Mary C. on

Be honest.....Is there more than the one hole on this "course"? :-/

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