SOON TO BLOOM
The fierce winds called, 'Sundowners' by the locals kept up their fury from late afternoon right into the night. I went to bed at 10:30 & was back on my feet at 11:30 putting the slides in before they awnings got ripped off. Figured the solar panels were probably already on their way to Mexico somewhere. Prolonged rain can be depressing, snow doubly depressing, but non stop wind gusts just makes me plum mad!!!! Needless to say it was not a good sleep night.....again!!
ANZA BORREGO STATE PARK IS TUCKED IN AGAINST THE SAN YSIDRO MOUNTAINS
I think it was around 9 this morning when somebody finally turned off the wind machine & it was only minutes before a totally beautiful California morning was upon us complete with sunny skies & warmer temps.
LOOKING OUT THE MAIN ENTRANCE
Fresh water tank was low & the black tank was getting full so it was time for a motorhome trip into town. Topped up our propane tank on the way & headed for the Anza Borrego State Park where dump & water was $10. Better than the gas station in town that is now charging $15. Last year it was $5 there & the year before that it was free.
Lots of room in the palm tree lined cute little southwestern Mall where the Library is located in Borrego so we wheeled in there for some computer updating etc before heading back out to our boondocking spot at the Clark Dry Lake Bed. We spent some time re-arranging the site making things nicer. We were very happy with this spot & I was looking forward to more walks on Coyote mountain & photographing flowers in the old gravel pit right beside us. Life was good as I relaxed in an easy lounger watching the finches at our feeder & listening to the songs of early spring from other birds in nearby mesquite bushes.
ANZA BORREGO STATE PARK (photos taken from the dump station)
Somewhere around 1 P.M. Kelly noticed a truck & fifth wheel had slipped in close to us about a hundred yards to the northeast. They were in the spot where we parked the first night here over a week ago. We now had people in 'our space' but Kelly said they looked like an older couple & maybe wouldn't be noisy. Ya right!! If I thought this fellow was being inconsiderate parking in our line of sight I had no idea what was coming next.
I had just started typing this blog while sitting outside in my chair when I heard a man talking very loudly. I looked up & there was our new neighbor walking around yelling into his cell phone. Why do people have to yell into there cell phones!!!! I could even hear the woman on the other end & what I heard instantly angered me way beyond the point of reason. The #*(!!^# SOB was directing more rigs in off the highway. There are hundreds & hundreds of spacious acres out here with countless great spots for people but this SOB decided to bring all his RV pals right in to our space. Four more rigs came in & the yammering began. Two women were out of their rigs right away hollering on their cell phones with the usual rally type bantering of shouting back & forth. There would be no more spring birds or peace & quiet for us so we had no choice but to pack up all our stuff & leave. I can't really be angry with all the people coming in though because they were only following the directions of that first miserable SOB who made the decision to have his big get together right in our face. Totally inconsiderate & totally rude!!
THIS IS PART OF THE GANG THAT MOVED IN ON US THIS AFTERNOON.....THEY WERE CLOSER THAN THE PHOTO SHOWS & THAT PERSON ON THE RIGHT IS YAMMERING LOUDLY ON A CELL PHONE!!!!! WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO DO THAT????
I try to remain positive about all the good RV folks we have met but there is another element of RV'ers out here who have no regard, nor care, nor are considerate of others. We have met these jerks before. Kelly & I go out of our way not to bother other people & respect their space & when somebody slaps us in the face we do not take that lightly. And I emphasize we, not just I because Kelly feels exactly the same way I do. Maybe even a little more sometimes.
Well, to make a long story short we packed up our site & angerly left the area. Our experience has been that when a bunch of RV'ers get togther they have no thought to others who may have been there before them trying to enjoy the great outdoors. We have seen this happen to other boondocker friends of ours as well. Rude RV people just swarm in and take over the area they want. And you wonder why I have the attitude I do towards some people.
We are temporarily parked about a mile away near the highway. It's just a flat scrubby area near an old communication tower & way too close to the highway but give us traffic noise any day to people noise!! In fact, give me some good old fingernails on a chalkboard as opposed to people yelling into their stupid cell phones!!!! We took the car & drove a bunch of back roads for nearly an hour between here & Borrego Springs late this afternoon looking for a quiet spot but none was to be found. We did see one Class A in an area with enough room to fit another rig in near it but we would never ever be so rude as to intrude that close on a fellow RV'ers privacy.
If we didn't have to have cell phone coverage for Kelly's work phone & an internet connection we simply would have gone further back up in the canyon but no phone or Verizon back there. Don't know where we will be tomorrow night at this time. Maybe right here, maybe we'll find a better spot in the morning, or maybe we will be many miles from here.
Ok, that's my rant for today & I did consider not publishing this but it's how I feel tonight & there's no point in glossing things over. When I'm happy, it ends up in the blog. If I'm sad, it ends up here as well. Happy, sad, & anger are emotions we all have. It's just that some of us wear it on our sleeves a bit more than others. I live my thoughts in a real world, therefore I have real feelings....10-4!!
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