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Old 03-13-2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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Hi, Folks,

Lalah and I just returned from our first rv trip in close to forty years. Enjoyed it tremendously and nothing occurred to make us decide to take up tiddly-winks instead! Thought we would share some pix with you just to whet your appetite for summer. Here I am in front of our rig---about to set out on the great adventure.

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Though the image is a bit dark, I couldn't resist comparing our rig with that giant motor home next to it at a California rest area on I5. We call our little rig Pico, short for "picofarad," which is a small "capacitance." (As you can see, both Lalah and I were electrical engineers before we retired.)

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After visiting our daughter and her new hubby in San Jose, we toured Hearst Castle, staying at San Simeon State Park (the park was great, the Castle not so worthwhile in our opinion). Then we braved the LA traffic over to Ontario, where I attended a woodworking show. After that, we spent several days in Anza-Borrega Desert Park. It was quite nice, but the wind gusted to 55 mph, nearly blowing us off our feet on our hike to see the bighorn sheep in the photo below.

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Here is a shot of a desert blossom I took there.

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Our next stop was Yuma, visiting the territorial prison and army supply center museums---which were unexpectedly interesting. We then went to Phoenix, where our daughter and son-in-law joined us for a couple of spring training baseball games. They flew back to the Bay Area and we stayed on at the Lost Dutchman Mine State Park just outside Phoenix in the Superstition mountains. Here is a picture of the mountain just behind our trailer.

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Well, we've caught the fever! Next major outing will be Glacier National Park when things heat up this summer in Southern Oregon.

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Art
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Pretty pics, Art! Thanks for posting!

Ha! Your tt looks a lot bigger in your driveway than when parked next to that motorhome!
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing Art...and yeah, camping is waaaaay more fun than tiddly-winks ... course you could play those too in the evening under the stars!
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I have one of those 'my rig next to a big RV' picture too!! They're irresistable!
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:54 PM   #5
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Looks like you had a great trip!! beautiful pics..
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:15 PM   #6
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The best part of parking next to those rigs is the windbreak they provide.

Art--where did you stay in Anza-Borrego? Tamarisk Grove (my favorite), Palm Canyon (the main one) or out in the middle of nowhere? Beautiful picture of the ram--in Palm Canyon? A wonderful hike!

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Old 03-15-2007, 11:03 AM   #7
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The best part of parking next to those rigs is the windbreak they provide.

Art--where did you stay in Anza-Borrego? Tamarisk Grove (my favorite), Palm Canyon (the main one) or out in the middle of nowhere? Beautiful picture of the ram--in Palm Canyon? A wonderful hike!

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Marian,

Yep, we stayed in Palm Canyon, and it was there that the picture was taken. We tried hard to find out information about Anza-Borrega before we went, but it was like pulling teeth. We barely were able to find out that we needed to head for Borrega Springs to get to the HQ. But, once there, the park was great. At the HQ, they had a movie about a family that moved out into the mountains nearby during the depression. The man was a writer and the gal was an artist, and apparently they raised their kids "au natural" in those mountains with minimal connection with the outside world.

We drove over from the LA area, and the drive through the mountains was full of great scenery.

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Great photos Art! Love the ram. Palm Canyon is always a favorite!

Tamarisk Grove was always one of my favorites as well! Once upon a time (I suppose you can't do it any more...) you could drive (that's using the term "drive" loosely) from Borrego Springs to Anza if you had a really competent Jeep, nerves of steel, someone else with you who had a winch on THEIR Jeep, and a whole day to rock crawl.

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