On Monday, March 3, we were up at 5:00 a.m. hoping for an early start. By 7:00 a.m. we were on the road headed toward Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Our drive was uneventful except for a short stretch of road construction at Joshua Tree Scenic Parkway Picnic Area (25-minute delay and single lane with pilot car). We checked into our campsite about 1:30 p.m. That gave us plenty of time to take care of business.
Bob worked for a few hours. I made chili to take to Uncle Skip and Aunt Sally's house for dinner.
We called Skip and Sally to let them know we were settled at Lake Pleasant and made plans for dinner around 5:00 p.m. Before dinner, we talked and had drinks.
|Uncle Skip enjoying a brewski.|
When I looked more closely, the plant Aunt Sally gave me was a very good fake. She found it at the thrift shop where she volunteers. We both laughed and laughed. We're going to foil those cats!
Their backyard is part of a desert-scape shared by other homes' backyards. Many birds and animals live back there. When we visited a week ago, a deer walked by. This evening when we arrived, there were all kinds of birds at their feeder: Gambel's quail, curved-bill thrasher, female gila woodpecker and sparrows. Bob saw a roadrunner farther out in the cacti too.
|Female or juvenile Gila woodpecker (oops, kind of blurry)|
|Looks like Sunnie is the culprit.|
|Caught him red-|
Travel Bug out.