Wednesday, November 25, 2015


One more thing to give thanks for on Thursday....cancellations.

We were scheduled to leave The Springs at Borrego Springs RV Resort tomorrow morning and we really didn't have anywhere else to go during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.   The boondocking areas in the nearby desert aren't as appealing as they always were, due to some State Park rule changes so we were unsure of where we'd be cooking our turkey this year.

Lucky for us, there have been a few cancellations at the last minute here so we'll move a few sites over in the morning and then stay put until December 1.   December 1!   I can't believe its almost Christmas....where has the time gone.

Yesterday Dave and John played 18 holes on the Resort's golf course and Pam and I did a bit of shopping.

we just walk to the 1st tee - nice

Today, after second cup, we all hit the links for a quick 9 holes.   The weather is due to take a cold downturn so we only played 9 holes to leave time for a drive out to Fonts Point to view a sunset over the badlands.    We could see the weather change begin in the growing clouds overhead.

When children with wheels appear, Lew quietly crawls up on Dave's lap for safety.
This makes it hard for Dave to drink his coffee.
This is a holiday weekend and that often means families fill the campgrounds.    Wonderful fun and memories for the children and their families,
riding bikes, operating remote control cars, playing hide and seek, skate boarding, picnicking outdoors, staying up late.     Not wonderful fun for Mr. Lewis.   He'll survive, but he won't be thankful for much til Monday.

So, back to golf.   It was a beautiful and warm day, our last 80 degree day for a little while, so we took full advantage.    The wind was pretty frisky and kicked up sand in a few of the more open areas.

Oh Pam.....
John's caddy didn't not enjoy the prospect of getting sand in her hair so she resorted to a rather unconventional head covering to protect herself.   John was embarrassed and walked quickly ahead.    Its hard to find a good caddy these days.

see our motorhomes in the background?

a few Ocotillo are beginning to bloom

a beautiful course

After golf we ate lunch, got a few household things done, grabbed some warm jackets and piled in John and Pam's jeep for the ride out to Fonts Point.    The route took us about 4 miles down a wide, deep sand wash into the Borrego Badlands in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.


standing on the edge of the incredible badlands

We arrived just after the sun had disappeared behind the mountains.   The sky was unremarkable and the few people there were returning to their vehicles, disappointed in the sunset.    Pam knew better.   She tried to explain to one group that the sky would soon be afire, but they didn't believe her and left.   More sunset for us I say!

hold on to your hat John!

We used the time to take a few pictures of the dramatic landscape and each other.

And, sure enough the clouds began to turn pink in a few places.    Then a few more and in just a few minutes the whole sky was blazing with color.   You were right Pam!

We drove home in the dark (even though it was only 5:30....) and ended a lovely day at Carmelitas little Mexican restaurant for margaritas and dinner.   Sigh.

thanks for the picture Pam -
its my best side!


  1. Hmmm...2 am in the morning and Suzi is blogging? Up kind of late? I hope Lewis is keeping you company.
    Sounds like it will be a long weekend for him.

    And when "the sand gets kicked up" you really mean it! Looked like snowfall.

  2. How on earth did they play in that wind?!?!?!

    How fortunate you got to extend your stay! Wishing you a happy thanksgiving and Lewis a little peace from the kiddos!

  3. Oh yeaaa - good camping karma for the holiday! Love the beginning storm cloud and the ones over the badlands - they're so dramatic in the desert I think. There were golfers out on the course in our high winds as well and I couldn't believe they could actually play - I guess where's there's a will (and a determined caddy)......Such a fun pic!!! Those quitters will never doubt the knowledge of the Pam after that beautiful sky lit up - as you said though, more fun without all those other folks. Hope Lewis isn't too miserable over the weekend.