Sunday, March 19, 2017

Heading Home

We left Yuma Lakes RV Resort Thursday morning, March 9th. Before we left, Jake and I took some more walks into the desert.

 Jake and prickly pear in bloom.

 Prickly pear in bloom.

 Prickly pear in bloom.

Bald Eagle on a branch, Egret flying in and several American Coots just swimming around on Redondo Pond.

 Ocotillo cactus in bloom (pronounced, OH KOH TEE YOH).

 Beautiful blossoms

 Beautiful blossoms

We went to Organ Pipe National Monument and stayed at Gunsite Wash BLM in Ajo, Arizona, for free. However, the road was narrow and the bushes scraped the sides of our trailer and truck!

 Jake relaxing in the shade at Gunsite Wash BLM.

 Our campsite in the desert.

  Our campsite in the desert.

 Barrel cactus

 Jake loves the desert

 Barrel cactus blooms at night. It closes up during the day to conserve water.

 Jake catching his breath in the shade in the desert.

 Jake and a Saguaro cactus

 Ocotillo cactus

 Jake relaxing on the rug.

 Sunset at Gunsite Wash.
Here are some pictures from Organ Pipe National Monument while we were boondocking at Gunsite Wash. This area was incredibly beautiful. We sure have enjoyed the desert Southwest.

Organ Pipe cactus

Cholla cactus

Now, it is on to Carlsbad Caverns. I will try to get that post out at the next place we stop. My tablet died, but I bought a new one in San Antonio. Between the tablet dying and poor cellular in the desert, this post is a week late. We are currently at Medina Lake RV Park, a Thousand Trails campground near San Antonio, Texas, and our site is incredible. 

Last night, Kay saw some deer run through the woods behind our trailer.

Cedar trees separate us from the sites beside us. Great privacy. Almost as good as boondocking and we have electricity, water and sewer. Oh, and good cellular, so that I can finish this and post it.

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Carol Ranshaw said...

Beautiful pictures. Anxious for you to be home so you can tell us all about the desert in person!

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

We are looking forward to it.

Von said...

I so love traveling this Winter with you both and I declare some of those photos should be framed - You've quite the camera eye there! God bless you both and Jake too on your continued travels. (((hugs))) ❤️

Judy Logue said...

I have enjoyed reading and following you guys. Can't wait to see you soon

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

I have a nice digital SLR camera, but I rarely use it. The i-Phone has such a good camera, and it is always with me.

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

We will be home soon. See you just a few weeks.

Emma Hagan said...

We love hearing about your travels, glad you're having a good time. That that is cool that you're in San Antonio, that was where I was born and where my grandparents are buried. Have a good time and look forward to hearing more about your adventures. Take care love Kim

Linda DeVoe-Wilde said...

It sounds like you are in the upper campsites closer to the gate. We had trouble with cellular signal in the lower campsites. How is the lake? Both times we were there it was dry. Do they still feed the deer there? Keep the updates coming and the pictures! Take care and safe travels. John & Linda

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

Thanks Kim. It was nice visiting with you and your mom and dad when we were in Colorado springs.

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

Yes, we were in the upper campground. I never went down to the lake, but I saw a lot of boats being towed in and out.

Michael and Daryl White said...

Gorgeous flowers and a great site in the desert. We left too early to see the Ocotillo flowers.

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

We would have left sooner, if the truck had not needed repairs. Something beautiful occurred because we had to wait. The desert in bloom is gorgeous.