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Al Bossence
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Bet you were relieved to put a stop to all those 'oscopies'.  Difficult times for you with all the uncertainty.  We are thinking of you both & wishing you all the best at these difficult times.
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Saddened this morning  to read of your medical set back Lynda.  Makes us all realize how fragile life can really be & how good health is such a precious gift.  Everything is Okay until one day all of a sudden it isn't.  It's a bit of a challenge even in the best of times putting a blog post together but it is a good challenge for the mind & something that may help you now in keeping your yourself actively involved & challenged.  You have many friends & blog readers waiting to read of your next RVing adventures & travels so let that be a goal for you.  And keep those great photos coming too.  All the best...........
We have so many favorite places, and this ranks in the top 10.  We found a cute, quirky little RV Park a couple of years ago, thanks to local friends who canvass for us, and this rates high on that scale as well.  OK, it's th...
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Al, that means so much to me. I am going to try to maintain some semblance of continuity in my life.
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Know what you mean by that magical feeling of slipping into the shadows of those ancient palms.  Have experienced that several times in & around the Borrego Springs area.  We have often noticed that California smog as well when heading into that southeast California region. 
Current Location: Catalina Spa and RV Resort, Desert Hot Springs Midnight: I have been lying around listening to the clock hands turn.  Not very entertaining to say the least.  The silence was broken by the pit pat of raindro...
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We usually have smog in one place or another here...as you said, even in Borrego Springs where it will sometimes slip over the mountains.  Sad +Al Bossence 
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With a water temperature of 104 even I would be tempted to get myself in that pool.  Well if there was no one else in it that is.
Current Location: Catalina Spa and RV Resort, Desert Hot Springs, CA Once again we have traveled south to the desert early in January.  Once again we are settled in at our favorite little winter spot, relaxing in the almost b...
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Yes, +Al Bossence  that is exactly why I go as early in the morning as is reasonable....I at least try to wait until after 4am.
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I'm not a big museum guy but for sure I know I would enjoy the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  And you mentioned earlier about the Ford Museum in Detroit along with Greenfield Village,  I liked that big museum so much I've been there 4 times over the years.  All the best to you folks in the New Year:))
It's Friday afternoon, Sept 26 and we are in Cleveland, Ohio.   From their website:  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in 1995 on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.  Its mission is ...
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Thanks Al; may you and Miss Kelly have a wonderful, exciting, joyous and most importantly, be blessed with good health, Happy New Year!
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Not totally certain but that pile of stones in your photos looks familiar to me.  If that stone pile is in the shape of a turtle/tortoise then we were parked in that same spot one time back in 2010 I think it was.  If it is the same spot we know the fellow (Keith) who built it.  Him & his wife were parked there years ago when their pet dog died.  Keith & his wife come there to the Clark Dry Lake bed every winter & the last time we saw them they were parked up along Rock House Road.  We spent Christmas & New Years there two years in a row.  06/07 & 07/08 I think it was.  You will probably see a big caravan of RV's & Jeeps set up camp close to the fenced communication tower soon.  That club comes every year. I like the clarity & quality of your photos:))
But not without a glitch: Way back in September, when leaving Charbonneau Corp of Engineers Park, we noticed a fluctuation in our voltage causing the alternator light on the dashboard to flash on and off.  Cummins Northwes...
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You're right, Al.  We met Keith and his wife more than 15 years ago when we first started coming here, and enjoyed many evening fires and chats.  They have since relocated to a winter condo or apartment in AZ, but came by last year to say hello.  They sure did a lot to make these sites nice! I know the groups...they haven't arrived yet, as folks are still coming in,.  We are earlier than usual. Thanks.....
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Nice photos & I like that yawning Turtle.
Somehow the time got away on me again and here it is a long while since my last post.  Life always speeds up during our last weeks down south.  We were fortunate to have my brother Charlie and his wife Sheila come stay for a ...
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We really enjoyed our drive through Fish Creek to the wind caves as well a few years ago.  Really something to see how wind & water have shaped those rocks.  First time we drove to Split Mountain the year before we had a Hyundai Santa Fe & were afraid of getting stuck in the soft sand right at the turn off from the highway.  Following year we went back with our Jeep & were able to get to the wind caves & beyond.  Sure helps to have a 4 wheel drive vehicle alright.  Safe travels folks......:))
Last year's Coyote Canyon drive Howard and I have spent some of our best outings in our old Jeep Wrangler, exploring many of the numerous backroads here in the vast Anza Borrego Desert, pushing our limits at times, possibly n...
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I think the Toyota could handle the drive up a ways, but at times like this, it sure is nice to have friends!
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Like that creative Moon shot at the end.  I would have enjoyed seeing the snow topped mountains but would not have liked the cold weather which brought it.
The New Year brought a deep chill, as in below freezing temps, and our mountains were topped with snow.  It was a beautiful sight to behold, and happens every few years, but by late afternoon we were bundled up and huddled by...
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The moon shot was fun. The creativity was created with a flashlight! A few cold days but our warmth had returned thankfully!
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Sure has been a bit of a different couple weeks for us meeting so many new & old RV blogging friends.  Luckily we just happened to be in the right place with so many familiar folks being close by.  It was great to finally meet you & Howard & in one of our favorite places too,  And right at a same desert spot we had camped just a few years ago.  All the best to you fine folks in 2015 & may your wandering travels take you to many new & old familiar places in the coming years:))
We are scattered hither and yon out here in the Anza Borrego Desert's Rockhouse Road/Clark Dry Lake area, all lovers of the boonies and the peace, solitude, and beauty that surrounds us, all with our own little slice of deser...
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So nice that we could all meet up. All the best to you & Kelly. I sure hope our paths cross again!
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Looks like we are tromping some of the same trails at almost the same time.  Especially like that photo with all the candles lit.  Will probably meet you guys Saturday afternoon over at Nina's:))
Here in the Anza Borrego Desert and surrounded by breathtaking beauty, our day dawned warm, inviting us out to get our legs moving and head for the hills.  The 3rd ridge in from Peg Leg BLM takes us up the Coyote Mountain-sid...
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We had such a lovely night, listening to Christmas music and enjoying the beautiful surroundings and our luminarias, after that hike up the hill.  Always tough the first time up!  Hope to meet up with you and Kelly.
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I tried that Google + comment stuff early on for a few days, didn't like it so reverted back to what I was comfortable with.  I'm not a big commenter anymore but when I do leave a comment somewhere I do have a tendency to prefer the blogs without the Google +.  Just me..........
Today was the first morning I officially had people signed up for the bird tour. Two fellow volunteers were also going to be coming along, so I was a little pumped. Winds were predicted to be almost as bad as last Sunday, but they were calm as I headed to open the gate at 7:30.
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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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Bayfield, Ontario, Canada
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Tavistock Ontario, Canada - Halifax Nova Scotia - Vernon British Columbia - Kitchener Ontario - Stratford Ontario - Toronto Ontario - Congress Arizona
This is so much more than an Inn ! It has everything we needed for a fun relaxing weekend. Beach, indoor/outdoor pool.....a restaurant with good quality food. Even a bar with live music ! We really enjoyed walking around the quaint village of Bayfield. We will definetly be back for another stay at the Ashwood.
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