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Nov 25, 2017 - Checking out the surrounding areas

Last day to investigate this place,so we drove down to Calexico a border town. On the other side is Mexicali,this place was pretty big for a border town. To busy for us so we opted to drive one of the side roads west towards San Diego on Hwy 98.When the city grid disappeared we were back into agriculture and hay. Then out of nowhere we were into open desert ,sand dunes and buggys everywhere. Next surprise was "solar farms", Acres and acres of solar panels covering every inch of land on either side of us,quite a sight. We drove east to a...

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Nov 24, 2017 - Egrets & Cormorants -video update via youtube

We were told about the many Egrets and Cormorants that fly in daily to roost in the trees behind this resort. There is a backwater canal that sits behind the resort that sees thousands of birds come in daily around 3:30pm so we made a point of being over there. We arrived near 4 pm and many of the trees were all ready occupied, it was something to see and hear. The canal runs down to the freeway about 1 / 2 mile away and the trees are filled with birds all the way.While we were there they did not come to our side because we were...

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Nov 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving Dinner

We discovered we have ants moving in with us. Our second unwanted visitors since the mouse visit a few years ago. Off to the hardware store tomorrow for ant treats and try and get rid of them. They are so very tiny ,about the size of a pepper speck. Neighbor here gave us some of their stuff I spread around the contact points,legs, hoses etc.

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Nov 21, 2017 - Cleaning up the units

After 1500 miles these vehicles were filthy.Luckily this park allows us to wash them,a rarity in this part of the country.All we had to do was give them $20 for the privilege and we had all day before our permit expired. We got er all done and I can honestly say we have expired from the work. I was going to upload some videos from our road cam but forgot to bring a micro SD to SD card adapter. I will get one asap and upload some highway cam footage of the regions we traverse.

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Nov 20, 2017 - Hay hay hay

Today we drove over to El Centro, it is about 20 minutes East of us. It was a much larger city than what we expected,including a Costco. As we drove there we seen huge stacks of Hay everywhere and no sign of cattle in any direction. It turns out that these farmers in this climate can get 12 crops a year, which is then loaded on trucks,driven to Long Beach docks,loaded on container ships destined for China. Turns out they have no way of growing enough to keep their cattle fed. WOW We just signed up for another Thanksgiving turkey dinner ....

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Nov 19, 2017 - El Centro CA - Nov 19 - 25

Staying at Sunbeam RV Resort just west of El Centro. It was a leisurely drive lasting 2 1/2 hours today.The last part of the drive took us through the Imperial Valley known for its agriculture. Birds of all kinds in the fields and air and because of the water....insects. Totally different environment from where we were this morning. Just checked our elevation,we are 37 ft below sea level.

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Jul 10, 2017 - El Centro, CA

Bob's Dr. appointment was on July 3rd. He's now scheduled for surgery on Oct 18th and 19th. Two surgeries because the surgeon wants to work on two different places on his spine and doing it in one surgery would mean 7 long hours of surgery. I for one don't want a tired surgeon working on my spine. So, on July 6th, we packed up and left San Bernardino, arriving in El Centro in 123 degree heat. Luckily we had electricity. We can't ever remember being in such heat. Spent 2 days there, hoping it would cool off. Met an interesting lady, Olivia,...

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Mar 6, 2017 - Winter 2016-2017

I know the last entry I did was October 2016, but it is now 2017 and time for a new journal. We plan to make some changes in our lifestyle this year, so it seemed starting from scratch was the right move at this point. We have been at our winter headquarters, Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in El Centro, CA, since last September. In my last journal entry I told you about our fabulous trip to the Ryder Cup and then the down time when we got back; the park was still pretty empty and the golf course was closed for overseeding the whole month of...

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Oct 12, 2016 - Another Item on The Bucket List

We have been in El Centro, our home for the winter, since the end of September. We don’t usually come this early in the season as it is still very hot, but we had to buy airline tickets for a special trip and this seemed like the most logical spot. Our efforts to volunteer at the Ryder cup didn’t work out and we decided not to spend the money for the trip. Then about 6 weeks ago we got an offer from Chase (our credit card company) for a special deal offering tickets for all 3 days, 4 nights lodging, a reception at a local brewery,...

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Apr 10, 2016 - Naval Air Facility in El Centro

We woke up to a cloudy morning here in Tucson, but optimistically we put on shorts for traveling. We knew that there was a rain storm coming into Tucson from California. There was a weather alert for flooding in San Diego. Seriously? Its just a few rain showers. Now as we get ready this morning would everything work like it was supposed too? Spike had me review the new tech manual & procedure to retract the jacks, and the to actually retract them after airing up the air bags. I closed my eyes and pushed the buttons, and said a little...

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Jan 6, 2016 - FEMA says dont panic, snowbirds are safe

Wow after reading some local posts I see our beloved park under a blanket of snow. When will it stop. Hope it is short-lived for all concerned and no slipping and sliding let to any injuries. We as well just endured a overnight weather phenomena that left the area in a bit of disarray. As you can see by the picture it was quite an event. Luckily for all concerned it will be an event soon overcome. Second pix is of a new hummingbird feeder I got Randi today, little fellas are just everywhere here in El Centro. After another day of cruising...

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New route 15/16

Jan 4, 2016 - Sunbeam Lake RV Resort

Good morning all. Well after 2 weeks of sitting on the ocean side it is time to move on down the road. Rig was all packed up, good byes said to friends and off we go. It was actually pretty easy day as we are only going 110 miles. We pointed the rig east and off we went. It was a good feeling in a way to leave San Diego, as nice as the city is and with all it has to offer but it was time to go. It was a long climb up to 4200 ft thru the mountain range as we headed for El Centro. As was expected the further east we went the more the price of...

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New route 15/16

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