If so, I'm sorry, but you're about to see a few more pictures of the same scenery. We think it's beautiful in it's starkness, in it's hugeness and it's tiny details. And, then there are the small, meek flowers just beginning to show themselves.
Pam and John, Dave and I left our RV park Sunday afternoon on a mission. To check out the wildflowers near Arroyo Salada for the last time and to enjoy a sunset happy hour together at Font's Point.
|Pam noticed this tiny pencil cholla|
On our way to Font's (Fonts) Point we parked the Jeep and hiked out to a small stone bench placed high on a rocky knoll, called Burk's Bench. It commemorates the gift of 1600 acres of surrounding land by the Burks family. The views are similar to those seen at Font's Point, but on a more private level.
|Pam and John examining the box under Burk's Bench|
Under the bench is a small metal box containing a journal to sign your name or make whatever comment you wish. It also, thoughtfully, contained a lighter and one small marijuana bud to perhaps enhance your experience.
No one as far as the eye can see......
|Can you see the Jeep?|
We looked back at the trail (a wash really) we hiked in on, trying to see where we left John's Jeep. Can you spot it?
|how about now? (hint - we see the sun reflecting off it's window)|
After enjoying the view and the total silence, we hiked back to the Jeep and continued along to Font's Point and our happy hour. We hoped that, because it was a Sunday afternoon, we might have the place to ourselves, but that wasn't to be. Pam and John did a great job of finding a nice, private spot on the edge of the overlook and set up their chairs.
We all enjoyed the end of a nice day together and our adult beverages. The sunset, however, never materialized. We drove back through the desert in the dark, an enjoyable and rather otherworldly experience!
After golf today Mother Nature finally gave us the perfect sunset we were waiting for at Font's. What's a day or two?