I have not really found a name for this new place. It is near the town of Bouse, Arizona, so that is what I will call it. We are much closer to the surrounding mountains than in our previous spot, and it is absolutely beautiful. It is much more secluded with just a few RV's in the area.
You may be able to see the arches in that volcanic ridge. It is just to the north of our camp site. I decided that a hike to see the arches up close was in order. I have been walking almost every day since I have been in this area. It is amazing how nature does that to me.
We have been very interested in one particular plant in this area. It is called an Ocotillo. They are normally brown and thorny and look dead. The rain we got about 10 days ago has caused them to leaf out. They only do this a couple of times each year.
I did get Kim to come out for an evening walk a couple of days ago. It was a beautiful evening and the sunset was spectacular. Here is a shot of the mountains to our south.
We heard that there is a big off-road desert race called the Parker 425 being held near here this weekend. They were having a street party yesterday in the town of Parker. We needed to go there to get some supplies and do laundry. They lined up many of the competitors on main street. It was fun checking out the machines. Sadly, there will not be motorcycles in this event, just trucks and buggies.
|Check out the rear shocks on that buggy.|
I got the notice last night that my package has arrived in Quartzsite. I will head over there on my motorcycle and pick it up. I just hope they didn't put it in a huge box. We will then check out the race on Saturday and then move into California on Sunday. We have really enjoyed our peace and solitude out here in the desert. Now we will go to the other end of the spectrum and visit the Los Angeles area. Wish us luck.