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Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
100Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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This has been a great experience, being here in the Anza Borego Desert. There's lots to do and it's QUIET. How can I accent the fact that we hear nothing at night without shouting it? There are times in tha afternoon when the Osprey aircraft come into the local "airport" to do VTOLs, but that just reminds me how lucky we are to have such a great military watching out for us. I did get a couple of shots of the planes on the glidepath and such. You might enjoy it.
The rain continued all night and on into the early morning, but let up so we could go out on a hike with our neighbor Star
The hike starts about nine miles from the park. The hike itself is about three miles in length and goes down a very narrow ravine which has been cut by water over the millennium. The rock and mud has formed the walls of the place. It narrows to the point that if one is too rotund, he/she won't be able to pass through it. We, of course, svelt as we are, made it fine. I'd thought I may have to "suck gut" a bit, but no problem was encountered. The photos will show you how it looks. I also did a video and hope it loads up for you all to see. It required that I convert it to a new format for this website, so we'll see. I miss doing the videos and think that they can show a lot with a few minutes invested. Time will tell.
In the afternoon, while Lynn was giving the coach a clean-up, I got a couple shots of the aforementioned aircraft. They are unique, in that the entire engine on each side can be rotated. This enables it to take off like a heliocopter, but fly like a plane.
We're leaving tomorrow to stop south of Yuma. How the town was named makes for an interesting story if you've never heard it. It wouldn't pass Snopes' muster, but always gets a groan or laugh when i recount it. Lynn will be getting her locks trimmed and re-camouflaged at the local beauty college, so I'll just hang out a bit. We be staying at the Tier Drop RV Park in Well-something. I refer to the town as Wellbutrin, for lack of the proper name. It has a calming effect on me, I suppose...Sorry.
Our next spot to visit is the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, which is located south of Ajo and Why, Arizona. Don't ask me, yet, I may know exactly "Why?" at a later date. That's it for now...