Made a little friend today. Mark calls him our Roadie.
Took a little walk by the Colorado River. He followed us the entire time, coming just feet from us when we were sitting by the water. Really cool!
Did you know that the original London Bridge was sold to Lake Havasu City after 600 years of constant repairs due to improper construction? Some even say the bridge is haunted!
Well the now stronger bridge was dismantled, shipped to AZ & rebuilt. The history here is really cool! Lake Havasu even built the ‘English Village’ by the bridge, welcoming visitors England Style.
We were Blessed to enjoy this first time experience with our friends, and I highly recommend stopping here if you’re in the area.
Stay Details: Lake Havasu RV Park; Lake Havasu AZ
Well, we decided to catch up with our friends a little, so welcome to beautiful Quartzsite, AZ!!
First I'll start with some 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬. It took an hour outside on long exposure to capture this, and Mark wants to ask you all some questions about this. (Sorry, the plane lines kind of ruined my trails, but I still think the picture is cool!)
The rest of the pictures are my attempt to bring our friends & family back home a little warmth. Hugs to all!
Stay Details: Plomosa Road Dispersed Camping Area (33.7488, -114.2162)
Stay Details: Joshua Tree South Dispersed (33.6745, -115.8019)
What an interesting side trip this was.. Not sure I'd recommend it unless you were going to educate your kids on how our actions affect lifestyles, but it was certainly interesting.
The 𝐒a𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐚 area. Did you know this sea was created by human error in engineering? It became booming paradise in the 1950's, but began drying up. The sea was sustained mostly by run-off from the area farms which contained fertilizers. Now, the beaches are blocked off and the the toxic area is mostly abandoned.
𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐦 farms to thrive in the area, but they too are drying up. They are on the northern end by Mecca. It was definitely cool to see how they were neatly planted.
𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 was definitely interesting to visit. Leonard Knight created this by adding gallons upon gallons of paint to items donated on this riverbank in his efforts to spread the word of Jesus. People have added to it over the years and locals see it as a majestic place to be with God. There were even a huge number of squatters living across the road from this mountain.
𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐨 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 was created when the area was thriving. It's a place that birds have come to rest during migration, and there are over 120 species of birds found here. It was a pretty walk, but distrurbing as they too live in a now-toxic environment.
So, what does one do when they need a new project? Have fun with photos of course!
Mark told me I needed to post this. I took both photos with my phone & tripod, then blended them. This was the result.
Have a Happy New Year everyone!
Driving around town today, we found these guys dancing while they advertised for T-Mobile.. How cool!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and all your tummies are happy.
Mark got me a tripod for my phone, so I finally get a good chance at night photography. Yippee!!
In the first pic is Mark's favorite constellation, Orion. The bright star on the left is Betelgeuse, and Rigel on the right of the belt. Under and to the right of the belt is the exploded star, the Orion Nebula.. You can tell the exploded star pretty well because it is the brigher of the 4 (the 3rd star is a double).
What other constellations can you find?
Check out tonight’s moon glow! First is no edits, and 2nd is with a white balance filter. Which do you like better?
You can even see the star beside the moon!