The Wind Made Me do it...
Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
100Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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We gassed up shorty at a Pilot Station where we get a small discount since we’re members. The word for today was WIND. We drove over a hundred and fifty files with sidewinds all the way. I’d guess about twenty mile per hour winds and gusts much higher. I judge from the angle of the steering wheel off center. Ten degrees to forty-five was the range. Then there were the headwinds
We stopped at the Visitors Center and got some information about campgrounds for RVs. We decided on Belle CG, not far from the entrance. The campground circles huge granite boulders. We tried to find a site on the leeward side. We stopped at a few and Lynn got out and licked her finger and held it in the air to see if the wind was calm enough for her. Her finger is sprained, so she says. We finally chose a relative “calm” site, number Six. The wind still rocks Shorty at times and keeps on our toes, so to speak.
After lunching, Lynn drove to a few areas so I could shoot some pictures
We drove about fifty miles or so, investigating Jumbo Rocks CG and up to Keys Point where one can see a vast area of the park. There aren’t too many folks here, it being a Thursday. We also gained an hour since we’re now on Pacific Standard Time.
Belle CG is small, with only eighteen sites. The rocks abut our site. The kids from our site neighbors were climbing in the small caves when we returned. I can easily remember climbing the rocks in Maude-S Canyon, near Butte, as a kid. I’m sure I still have some scars.
In spite of the cool weather, in the fifties, the sky is a brilliant blue and the sun is hot
We have no power, water or sewer hookup here, so we are truly Boondocking. We’ll get power for lights from our house battery. If need be and it’s cold enough in the AM, we can start the generator and run the furnace and small space heaters, or both. We’ll leave from the same route of entry, turning west again to Indio, CA. From there, on to Salton Sea CG for a week of relaxation, hiking, geocaching and photography.
Tonight it’s leftover fried rice, Wolfburgers and salad. Ahhh, but the food is grand! Lynn was a real catch, I’ve been told and must agree. Thanks for stopping by...