Thursday, February 20, 2014
ADVENTURING IN PARADISE----Part 2 ---DAYS IN DEEP DESERT
WHAT IS SO ALLURING ABOUT THE DESERT? We will go find out!
There it is---a vast desert---only 15 miles from Yuma, Az. (West on I-8--north on Ogilbe rd) . Can you see the 50 or so rigs scattered about?
On the horizon are the splendid Imperial dunes ---3 miles wide--50 miles long---often 70 feet high.
Many movies have been filmed here----among them--my all time favorite: Flight of the Phoenix.
Brad and I find a distant site waaay out there.
Settle in by sunset.
Glancing out my front window---I see this.
And step outside to appreciate it's full glory.
Each of us has some solitary work to do---but we walk the dogs together mornings and evenings.
I sit regally atop this hill and proclaim with Whitman:
"COME---TRAVEL WITH ME"
"TOGETHER THE INDUCEMENTS SHALL BE GREATER"
"FAILING TO FETCH ME AT FIRST, KEEP ENCOURAGED
MISSING ME ONE PLACE, SEARCH ANOTHER
I STOP SOMEWHERE----WAITING FOR YOU."
Ceri is my candidate for the sweetest dog in the world.
No dog is buried here. It is a memorial to a beloved Golden Lab that got lost in the desert here.
(made us a bit cautious)
A friendly flyover almost every day.
A full moon
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: Oh sweet people---take my word for it: There's a wide wonderful world out here that you can't afford to miss---and you can afford to experience. Camping is free---the weather is perfect--- And likely your soul would benefit from the serenity.