After nearly two months at McDowell Mountain we are finally leaving today for Quartzsite. We extended one more day because some mail did not arrive and we wanted to do one more bike ride after getting rained out earlier in the week. It has been a wet winter so far here in the Sonoran desert but that has made it much greener and will hopefully make for good cactus flowers in the spring.
The other day after the rain we had some interesting clouds as the sun was going down. Our new Sony camera is doing a very acceptable job so far.
We have really enjoyed our time here. There are quite a few people who come here to spend the winter months and most of them are mountain bikers so we’ve met some really nice folks who we hope to see here next year. And Jim is not the only one mountain biking on blood thinners!
In all of our riding here neither of us fell, but yesterday when we got back I took the cats out while Jim returned something to the camp host. Somehow Elvis came out of his harness, and while I was trying to chase him back to the door I tripped and fell face first. Luckily my hands and knees caught me but they are scraped, bruised and bloodied. Glad I did this on our last day as I will not be biking for at least a few days or more.
If any of you follow Just Wanderin’ or Where’s Weaver you probably already know about the Blogger Fest on Saturday the 24th. We plan to be there to see some old friends and meet some new bloggers. Sounds like a fun afternoon.