Exploring, Recuperating Then Off To Black Rock Campground

23 February 2016

We left Yuma today. The main reason we went back to Yuma was to pick up my prescriptions at the Marine Corps Air Station and to wait for our mail to arrive.

After a few days at Del Pueblo RV Park, we noticed Pepper was urinating in her sleep so we took her to the Vet. She donated some blood and urine for testing and all looked good. Turns out her bladder muscles are not as tight as her puppy days. (Don’t worry Pepper, we all know what it is like getting older.)¬†She is doing pretty good for thirteen. We bought her little purple and pink panties and all is well.

Then the CRUD snuck up and knocked me out. All I wanted to do was sleep. I drank ALOT of fluids and had soup forever (well, for two weeks anyway). After two and half weeks I felt ready to get back on the road.

Lisa was not untouched by illness, she had a cough for two weeks before we arrived in Yuma and it was still going strong. She went to the emergency clinic, took a Z-Pack for five days and it seems to have calmed her cough down.

Needless to say we were all three happy to see Yuma in the sideview mirrors (since RV’s don’t have rearview mirrors) and thrilled to be on the road.

So off we went down I-8W, hello California.

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Thanks for the welcome.

 

Lisa took the wheel on CA-86N passing the Salton Sea to CA-111N. We switched again continuing West on I-10 past the windmill farms.

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Palm Springs, Home to the Oldest Windmill Farm in the U.S.
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We’ve never seen windmills like this before

Took CA-62 through Yucca Valley to Black Rock Campground, Joshua Tree National Park.

Pepper is so excited to be back in nature again. So many new smells to explore, other dogs to meet and people who stop and say how cute she is. Lisa is happy to see acres and acres of Joshua Trees and to get her Joshua Tree National Park Stamp in her National Park Book. I’m just happy for the view, clear blue skies and to be at 4,000 feet elevation – closer to the stars.

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Our Camp
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View From the Park Towards Yucca Valley
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Yuccas Beginning to Bloom
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Happy Campers

We ended the day with grilled brats, asparagus, yellow crook neck squash and a glass of wine.

Lisa was able to get a couple of nice bird pictures.

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 Western Scrub Jay
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Cactus Wren

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