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Al Bossence
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I can sure identify with you when you said, "with parts of my life so long gone and so unrelated to this current existence that I barely recognize myself in those old stories".   We are the same age Sue & we may very well have experienced many of the same 'mixed up life'' & 'unpredictability things.'  Like yours, my life in many areas resembles very little from my past so when you write of these feelings & how they affect you today, I understand where you are & what you are feeling.   
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Your comment stopped me short, +Al Bossence .  You are so very right and I know that you do "get it".
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And to think we only live a matter of hours (during the winter months) from this magnificent canyon & have not seen it yet.  Been through Page years ago but never took the time to stop at Antelope.  Your great photos & narrative have caught my attention & moved Antelope Canyon onto our 'must see & do' list . 
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I hope you get there soon, +Al Bossence Just put on your invisible shell of personal protection as you mingle with the crowds and get herded along.  I hope you do the photo tour.  My prime time tour was 46.00 photo tour is 85. US
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You have some great photos there.  Borrego Springs is one of our all time favorite places in the South West.  So much to see & do in the whole area.
A necessary part of the boondocking lifestyle, about every 2 weeks for us, is a trip to the dump to do our business and take on fresh water.  We make a fun day out of it by going to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park and for ...
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We'll be heading out in search of saguaros soon!
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Glad you put that 'anna whack' pronunciation in.  I wondered how that word was pronounced.  That was a special treat to have Judy her very self take you on a personal tour.  Who better to be in the know when it comes to birds.  Maybe if Judy travels her way westward one day we may get to meet her as well.........
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You are on the very same 'Turtle' spot we were a few years ago.  We know the fella who made that turtle.  He lives in Tucson now but he & his wife come out to the Clark Dry Lake Bed quite a bit.  Name's Keith.  That's great you found the big stone snake.  I recognized the trail Harold was on.  Been walking that now every year since 07.  You are probably close to friends of ours Jean & Skip.  White Class A with a green Tracker for a toad.  All the years we have been going to Borrego Springs we have never made it into Carlee's yet.  Gotta love that green grass on Christmas Circle.  Borrego rocks:))
We arrived a week ago, moved 3 times before finding our happy place, and are beginning to settle in.  I often refer to this Adjustment Phase as our decompression from holidays, but this year we have the added need to recupera...
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Al, we met Keith and Marilyn out here probably 15 years ago. Nice folks! Will have to walk by and say hi to Jean & Skip. Now we've got to get that Jeep out on some backroads!
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That Mojave National Preserve looks like a great place for us to head next winter when we are here.  Been trying to think of some new spots for our side trips from Congress & I do like the looks of that place.  An easy half days drive to get there too.   Appreciate the heads up.....Thanks:))
This post is specifically about what we found when wandering around the preserve this past few days.  If you aren’t interested in boondocking, just skip it.  I have included more detail than usual for some of the folks that I...
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+Al Bossence , in addition to the paved and dirt roads, there are an additional 1,000 miles...yes that is three zeros...of road classified as 4 wheel drive roads.  You would have a ball.  Another interesting and for me good part, is that all vehicles in the preserve are required to be street legal...no 4 wheelers in this part of the desert.  
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Hey Bob nice to see you have a comment box on  your site now.  Looks like Kayaking is a great way to get yourself close to a lot of waterfowl & water dwellers.
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Glad to see you folks enjoyed the Kofa's as much as we do.  A very special place indeed.  Too bad about your Jeep.  We are seeing more & more small high clearance all wheel drive SUV's out in the desert all the time.  Darby Well has always been a favorite place as well & am anxious to hear what you find out about that one section being closed.  If it is closed I'm guessing it is on the east side of Darby Well road towards the mine.
Boondocking at the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge was a first for us.  Amazing how much time we've spent in Quartzsite over the years, with drives to and from Yuma, and never landed in this magical place before.  So now, follo...
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Thank you, Al, for leading us to Kofa. Yes, out here on Darby Well, the east side mine area is fenced off. However, about a mile & a half in on the loop, the fence recedes dramatically from the road, allowing us to cautiously maneuver our small MH into a lovely spot!
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We spent Christmas 2004 in Big Bend at the Rio Grande Village RV Park.  Hiked Boquillas Canyon Christmas morning.  We loved Big Bend & it was instrumental in laying the groundwork for future RV travels less than 2 years later.  It was Kelly's first time seeing mountains of the South-West.  We exited Big Bend the same way you entered Big Bend through Presidio.  Amazing scenery through there.  Same thing at the hot springs as you....too many people there.  And yes, Big Bend is definitely worth returning too.  Loved those Chisos Mountains.  Haven't been to the Corpus Christie area  but so far from what we have seen of Texas it is Big Bend we liked the most.  Nice photos & post you did.......
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We overnighted in that spot south of Joshua a few years ago on our way from Borrego Springs to Lone Pine California.  Spent a few days boondocked north of Joshua & luckily the Park wasn't too crowded.  I think it's close proximity to a concentration of population to the west makes it a very popular & easily accessible spot.  And especially at holiday time.  Great header photo:))
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Just a low key kind of guy.....
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I am a quiet fellow who prefers to walk his own path & not bother anyone along the way.  Not a big people person anymore but I sure love my dogs, past & present........
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Quit drinking in 1979 & threw the cigarettes away a couple years later:))
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Tavistock Ontario, Canada - Halifax Nova Scotia - Vernon British Columbia - Kitchener Ontario - Stratford Ontario - Toronto Ontario - Congress Arizona