Note: We got a knock on the door this afternoon by a ranger who informed us that we have less than 48 hours to leave the park campground before it is completely closed. They report that there are new CDC directives that call for the use of additional personal protective equipment for cleaning facilities which … Continue reading Asked to Leave Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument – Arizona
As we mentioned in a previous post, we are in a remote area of Arizona about four miles from the Mexican border, in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. There is one town about 45 minutes-drive north of us called Ajo (ah-HO). This town, called “garlic” in Spanish, is a quaint village with a beautiful … Continue reading Where the Summer Spends the Winter -Ajo, AZ
The novel corona virus has been on everyone’s mind lately. Even though we are full timing, we, like you, are not immune to its impacts. Every day more and more state parks are closing and the national parks are suspending their ranger-led activities and shuttering the Visitor Centers. We too are practicing “social distancing” and … Continue reading The Green Desert – Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona
Over a million men in the early 1940’s, most leaving home for the first time, were shipped to California. Everything they had heard about “The Golden State” was not remotely going to be part of their experience. Major General George S. Patton, Jr., a native of California, saw the southern California desert as the perfect … Continue reading This is California?
One of our bucket list items has been to visit Joshua Tree National Park. This week we were able to check that one off the list. This is a perfect time to visit, as the weather is in the 70's during the day and nights are in the 40's. I knew from my readings that … Continue reading Come for the Trees, Stay for the Rocks – Joshua Tree NP