We checked out of our lovely site at Buckskin Mountain State Park this afternoon, one day early. Nothing wrong with the park, as a matter of fact we will keep it on our list of places to come back to.
|view of the campground entrance from the trail high above|
|we saw these signs all over, do you think they knew we were coming? |
and were they talking about me or Dave?
|as we were packing up this morning, this guy flew by us (behind a boat of course...)|
I had seen an outdoor chair at the Quartzsite show last week that, after way too much procrastinating, I decided would be good to have, so we headed back to our boondocking site on Dome Rock Road. Nina and Paul (Polly, too) were still there so the dogs had a happy reunion in the desert. We hurried into the show site and walked around looking for the chair - no luck - but I did manage to find out who makes it, so I'll track it down on line.
Nothing lost though, we have our beautiful site, friends to catch up with, dogs to enjoy and another Silly Al's wondeful pizza.
|Paul plays with the dogs while Nina gives Dave a MiFi tutorial|
|what a view out Beluga's windshield|
Back to yesterday at Parker.....We played 9 holes at a super golf course called Emerald Canyon. Good name for the place, it is literally carved out of the surrounding mountains and canyons. It was an absolutely delightful course for both of us. Dave said it was an extremely challenging one with narrow fairways, on some holes maybe only 25 yards wide, and the beautiful Arizona desert coming right up to the greens. It was in perfect condition, emerald green grass highlighted against the red canyons. Lots of wildlife and the flowers were beginning to come to life again. We only played 9 holes because our tee time was later in the day, but neither of us can wait to try the whole course next time. Dave played well, one of his better scores.
|after the first three fairly normal holes, we headed for this tunnel under route 95 and the next 3 holes....|
|the other side of the tunnel|
4th fairway to the right, 6th to the left (the hardest hold on the course)
|Dave walking back to the tee after determining his "target"|
|the "target" - 5th green, about 150 feet below the tee...holy s hit!|
|lush grass bumps right into rock walls|
|ever get the feeling that someone is watching you?|
|what a beauty he was|
|I know this picture is out of focus, but I was so thrilled to finally get a picture of this Phainopepla I had to show you.|
Have you ever seen one of these Robin?
|so beautiful and so nasty|
So, thats all for our golf outing, another wonderful afternoon together.