Monday, March 02, 2015



Guess I had better start off Monday night’s post with a correction to my Sunday night post.  Kelly informed me this morning that ‘yes’ we did have permission from the realtor to move our motorhome onto the property.  I had no recollection of that.  So the realtor did know we were there but didn’t know we were in the house.  Good thing I have someone here to keep my memory on the straight & narrow.



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With heavy overnight & morning rains at times our backyard lake materialized once again in the southwest corner of our property.  Fortunately none of that pooled water comes anywhere near the house & soon drains away. Would be a great temporary place for ducks to paddle around if we had some.  Our rains finally did wrap it up about noon & I was able to slip out in late afternoon & snap a few photos during a brief sun splash.  And as I write this tonight sky’s are showing some promising signs of at least partially clearing for Tuesday.


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First time I ever heard of the JoJoba Hills SKP RV Resort was way back in 2008 when a friend we had met in the desert near Borrego Springs first talked about it.  ‘Butch’ a native Californian & long time winter boondocker said there was only one place he would ever consider settling down some day in his latter years & that was over on the other side of the nearby mountain ranges at one of the Escapee Club’s own RV Resorts.  He described how nice it was & how different it was from other Resorts.  Butch was/is not a resort type person by any means so we figured this resort must definitely be something special.  This morning I read a post by Marianne from which explains very well why this resort is indeed so much different than many others.  Be sure to read her review of JoJoba Hills RV Resort.



Well here we are at March 2nd already & Snow Birds are beginning to take flight.  Wandering Willy is already home back in Canada tilted back in his big comfy recliner watching his big screen TV.  I think Ivan may be rolling north shortly if he already hasn’t begun his trek & I think Jean & Skip will be packing up & headed out very soon as well.  Due to a family emergency a month or so ago George & Suzy are already back in Ontario toughing out the brutally cold temperatures.  Our Bayfield friends Dianne & Harry owners & operators of Stormrunner RV Sales & Service had to return a week or two ago to get things geared up for another busy season in the RV recreational field.  Yes many Snow Birds are definitely beginning to flex their wings & scatter off north to far distant destinations called home.  It’s always a tad sad in a way because one never knows if all the Birds will make it back for another season or not.  Always lots of changes going on with this type of RVing lifestyle & surprises are not uncommon………..


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And before I forget I would like to thank my book, my lap top computer, our Sirius satellite radio & our television for helping me through these past few rainy stuck inside days:))


GROANER’S CORNER:(( A mother takes her 5 year old son with her to the bank on a busy Friday. They get into line behind a rather obese lady wearing a business outfit complete with a pager. As the mother waits patiently her son looks at the women in front of him and observes loudly, "Hey, Mom, she's fat." At which the lady looks at the boy, makes eye contact with the mother and gives an understanding smile. The mother quietly reprimands her son. After a minute or two the boy spreads his hands as far as they will go and loudly says, "I bet her butt is *that* wide." At this the lady glares at the little boy and his mother and the embarrassed mother severely scolds her son. Again after a couple of minutes the boy states loudly, "Look how the fat hangs over her belt." The lady turns and tells the mother to control her rude child and the mother threatens him with his very life and existence. Things in the bank are quiet. The lady gets to the front of the line when her pager begins to emit its distinctive beeping tone at which the little boy yells in panic at the top of his voice, "Run for your life Mom, she's backing up!!!!"


  1. I cannot believe how much it has rained here in the desert! I think the desert is going to explode with more color than we have yet had.

  2. Love our pics, always such a joy to see the SW through your lens

  3. The recent rains may bring beautiful flowers, but they're also bringing the mosquitoes out in force here. Itch, itch!

  4. Yes, it has been a couple of soggy days; but, just think how beautiful the spring is going to be because of it. I hope I can stick around long enough to see some of the results.

    Looks like you received buckets of rain at your place. Next fall your yard is going to look gorgeous after all the work you have done these past three years getting it ready to receive all this rain and grow.

  5. The beauty of this lifestyle is the never ending changes.
    But with your pics almost feels like we are still there.

  6. I was surprised to wake to fog this morning, but we are expecting lots of sunshine the rest of the week. Love all the cactus shots! Hard to believe it's time for folks to start heading north. It doesn't seem nearly warm enough yet.

  7. Al and Kelly, YES! We had over 14 hours of rain here in our portion of the desert (Palm Desert...). It was wonderful, but I'm glad the storm has now moved on! It's always so beautiful AFTER the storm...hee, hee!
    Cheryl Ann

  8. This snowbird isn't going anywhere yet!!! Gosh it rained yesterday and last night!

  9. With all this recent rain... OMG the desert blloms will be exquisite! Al, I hope you and Kelly can stay long enough to be able to enjoy it all!

  10. I absolutely LOVE your Agave ...I have wanted one forever, but I would probably kill it..Everything looks sooo fresh after a rain!

  11. I now know for sure I am not loosing my mind.
    When my better half and I make our move from Taxifornia, would you like to come help me do yard clean up. Most of te places have RV hook ups?

    1. Also I forgot.......we don't and will not have a ten year rule at our RV Park, isn't that ridiculous.

  12. Thanks for the rain, you sent it our way today! Stopped now and is soaking in the sand. Hopefully tomorrow will be drier and sunnier!

    KarenInTheWoods and Steveio
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  13. Too dang early to head north IMHO, unless it's Mojave or Death Valley. Your cactus are looking good.