At one point along the way a huge, grey cloud of birds flew overhead, then another, and another. We quickly took the next exit and followed them as best we could (a luxury we don't have when driving Beluga!).
We ended up spending a pleasant hour driving through the waterfowl area and watching the show.
|fields and fields of Sandhill Cranes|
|gleaning the cornfields|
Refreshed from our little side trip, we returned to I-25 and continued our trip.
The plan was to exit the highway in Hatch and take a shortcut south and west into Deming but we turned off a bit earlier to see what was just out of sight. We drove along huge agricultural fields of chili peppers and cotton, and through forests of pecan trees.
On Friday afternoon we arrived at our January destination, The Springs at Borrego RV and Golf Resort in Borrego Springs, California.
Pam and John are here (our next door neighbors as a matter of fact) and had made a delicious dinner for our first night.
Golf was on tap for yesterday and we all had a great time, this is a beautiful place and the course in in great shape.
|the 9th hole Widgeons|
|No Treaspassing? No Problem|
It involved, ahem, gaining entry to a huge cattle range and looking for a rock outcropping purported to look like an eagle.
|Lew wonders what John is doing with HIS leash.....|
|There it is!|
|Pam felt if she sat on it, the eagle wouldn't try to fly away|
(we humored her)
We found it! Unfortunately we didn't spend much time there, we walked around it, looked at it, photographed it and then walked briskly back down the track to the Jeep. When we left Borrego Springs it was hot so we were in shorts and tee shirts. We didn't plan for the elevation change, cloud cover and brisk wind, they had dropped the temperature by about 20 degrees and we were cold!
This is going to be a great month!