We were excited to finally meet a long time reader of this blog. Doug has been a loyal daily reader for years. You've probably seen him comment as "Dugg". He lives here in his fifth wheel during the winter and knows the area well, so he said he would choose a camping spot for us. And being a long time reader, he knows what we like!
So he rode over to us on his bike yesterday morning and we said hello. Then, we followed him about a mile along the road to a wide open spot that apparently very few people know about.
And we even had a welcome party!
Two burros. GPS 32.875939, -114.513310
They sure are friendly.
Doug explained that about a hundred years ago there was a mine operating nearby and they used burros as part of the operation of the mine. When the mine closed, the burros were simply left behind and these are descendants of those burros. He says there are probably 20 or so of these wild donkeys in the area. It's hard to believe they survive so well just off the scrub brush and thistle here in the desert.
Donkeys are so cute!
The view out of our side window.
Doug had brought us a present. You'll remember back in Mexico when my computer gave up? Well, I had kept the hard drive in the hope that something would be salvageable, and I had given the hard drive to our friend Kent when we were in Puerto Vallarta. Kent brought the hard drive back to Denver with him, where he has a computer genius friend.
That computer genius friend managed to salvage everything of importance from the hard drive, and transfer it to an external drive. Kent then mailed that external drive to Doug, and we picked it up here.
Can't thank Kent enough. All of our important things were on the drive, including two weeks worth of photos from our visit to Seattle and San Francisco that we hadn't yet transferred to Ruth's laptop when mine had died.
So, we learned a valuable lesson there. Now, with two laptops and an external drive, we should have enough backup that we won't lose anything again should we experience another computer crash.
Sherman, showing off his new awning!
See the little white spots in the distance? Those are other RV'ers, parked far away!
We sat out and had a few games of backgammon in the afternoon.
Ruth did a bunch of baking in the afternoon. We have fresh baked gluten free bread, and hamburger buns. :-) Also, Doug was coming over for dinner and she was making a chicken stir fry for him!
Doug came over for a drink before dinner, and we sat out and watched the sunset.
Sherman, watching the sunset.
And the moonrise!
We're going to enjoy the next several weeks. We are finally at the point where we don't have to be somewhere at a certain time, so we'll just move when we feel like it. I can see us staying put right here for a few days. There's lots of hiking and bike riding in the area so we'll have lots to do.
And, the weather is perfect. Highs around 82F (28C) and lows around 55F (13C).
Our Amazon.com deal of the day? The popular "zero gravity" reclining camping chair is on sale. The green swirl pattern is the cheapest! Great deal...