Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Anza Borrego, To Ogilby Rd, & Merry Christmas


We left Borrego  on Saturday after five weeks of doing very little, we had a few days of rain


A few days of cloudy skies



We enjoyed spending  time with Tom and Diane who we met last year here last year and meeting   Nan and John who were parked, beside us.


Tom and  Diane and Nell.

We saw Nina for a few minutes, the day before we left and met  Linda and Steven who are from Vancouver Island also. We were sorry to be leaving as everyone was arriving but it was time to go, and we will be seeing   most of them again this winter.This will be the first Christmas in five years we haven’t been in Borrego.


We are  at Ogilby Rd  just out of Yuma,


Our site

On Sunday we  drove over to Pilot Knob RV Park to see George and Suzie, who were leaving for Desert Hot Springs in the morning. Denise was there when we arrived so we were able to visit with her too. It was just a quick visit as George was cooking dinner on the Webber Q, we will likely see them next month if we go to Quartzsite nest month.


George, Suzie, Denise and Bennie.

We think we will be here for a few weeks, we are debating going to Quartzsite when  the RV Show is on, we have never been there when it is so crowded. the thought of all those people makes me nervous, but it is good to move out the comfort zone… or so they say.


We want to wish you all Merry Christmas and a Peaceful, Happy New Year.


Jean and Skip

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Borrego Springs the Old and the New

The first time we visited Borrego Springs, we noticed an older RV park  on Palm Canyon Drive on the left hand side as you drive toward the visitors center,’We were curious about
So yesterday we finally took a drive through this small totally cool park. 
Some were plain with little landscaping, most were not
Loved the plants and the privacy
This one was for sale
There were  around forty RVs all vintage and most of them looked well loved, I just took the pictures form the car, and didn’t take any when the owners were out side.

When we drove past the airport on the way to town, we immediately noticed the new solar installation on the far side of the airport.
This is the second solar field in Borrego, I believe this is the first stage. These panels are dual axis panels that track the sun. They have an odd finish like an oil slick. And they are huge. There will be 2800 of theses type of panels.
The first solar project which was completed last year is massive, with 102,000 single  axis panels that can generate power  for 21,000 homes.DSCN0202

The solar plant sells energy to San Diego County.
Naturally these solar fields are not without controversy, some people feel they are a blight on the landscape, and they use a lot of  water  from an already depleted aquifer, for cleaning the panels.

Progress I guess but I like  the vintage RVs,
Jake likes to sleep with his head on the bowls so he doesn’t miss dinner