I got out geocaching with my Uncle Jim twice and Aileen and I did several times on our own.
We did make several trips to both Quartzsite and Parker and once over to Blythe, CA for a change of scenery. I got lots of reading in too which it seems I'm too busy to do while we are in Florence. It is quite a change to have so much free time when there is no internet!
After our nearly four weeks of peace and quiet, we spent Monday night at the truck stop in Gila Bend. It was a zoo there with trucks parked everywhere and as the RV park was full, there were lots of RVs scattered around the truck stop too. I told Aileen that all the noise and confusion was good as that would make Caliente seem fairly quiet.
My back has been bothering me so I visited the local chiropractor yesterday. I didn't go riding today as rain was forecast and as I write this, it has begun. Up to an inch forecast for today and tonight then showers for the next few days. The temperatures are still staying fairly cool which is keeping the flowers from coming on. We had several frosty mornings on our holiday but we didn't get the rain that Caliente got.
I think we're already down to less than five weeks before it is time to head north for the border. I expect those few weeks will be very busy for us. If the weather warms up I will be out searching for wildflowers. We went to a neighbourhood gathering yesterday. Pete and Joni put on a shrimp fry for friends and wow, was the shrimp good. It was nice to touch base with friends and meet some new people. I imagine there will be more such get togethers the next while as people gear up to depart.
We are getting together with three other couples this afternoon at Mt Athos, the Greek restaurant in Florence, for a Valentines meal. We may be taking a short road trip in the car in a week or so too.
Aileen on one of our evening walks
Desert Sand Verbena and Dune Primrose
Dune Primrose also called Birdcage Primrose
Desert Sand Verbena
Black-Chinned Hummingbird, I think
Same hummer but not his best side
Northern Mockingbird in Ocotillo blooms
Painted Lady butterfly
Sunrise in front of the motor home
Yes, I know this is Arizona but it was darn cold while we were out geocaching one day. Aileen is trying to keep out of the wind while having her lunch.
Lizard photos next
Chuckwallas grow to about fourteen inches in length. The tail stores fat. All that sagging skin has a purpose. They can crawl in to a small crevice in the rocks and inflate themselves making it difficult for predators to pull them out.