Papa’s Boondocking Birthday and Yellin in Yuma

On our journey back west we decided to stop and enjoy the warm Yuma weather.

up on a mountain top

up on a mountain top

Oh, so liberating it’s been to and stay on BLM land away from the masses.  We found this place thanks to Nina, and her website wheelingit.us.

We arrived Monday evening, with the sun setting and daylight fading, we didn’t find the most optimal location initially.
The full moon in the distance

The full moon in the distance

After a few days of scouting out the land we found our own private spot and resettled yesterday.  With no other RV in sight,  we can yell out into the universe as loud as we want without having to worry about bothering the neighbors!
It get really windy out here, especially on top of a mountain

It gets really windy out here, especially on top of a mountain. Yes, that’s my hair blowing sideways!

 Our goal is to stay out here for the allowed 14 days of free camping without running out of water or having to dump. It’s a lofty goal since we usually only last 5 days, but no one says we can’t strive for it!
You go left and I'll go right

You go left and I’ll go right

Since we’ve arrived we found gold, which turned out to be fools gold. We found a meteorite, and felt like Joe Dirt, ” me and you meteor!” And like Joe Dirt it wasn’t a meteor, but thankfully it wasn’t a peanut speckled ball of airplane poo.  It’s just a rock that caught our attention because we thought it was dog poo!
can you spot the "meteor" in my pretty rock collection

can you spot the “meteor” in my pretty rock collection

But the things we have found is the freedom to sing as loud as we want from the tallest mountain,
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wear whatever strikes our fancy,
Wow dad, that desert sun has gotten to you!  Says Mr. Milo from bottom left

Wow dad, that desert sun has gotten to you! Says Mr. Milo from bottom left 

 

and the sense of wonderment that flowers are blooming here in the desert in January!

 

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 Papa turned 73 on Thursday, we made him carrot cake cupcakes and his favorite dinner; burritos.

Happy, happy Pappy!
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The search continues for all the precious metals and out of this world treasures, but we’ve found our true treasure!
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Wide open space and the calming effect of solitude.
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So as I send this post off into the cosmic world of cyber space I am soaking up the sunset for everyone who may be in colder climates and want to have a desert reprieve.
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4 thoughts on “Papa’s Boondocking Birthday and Yellin in Yuma

  1. Miss you all at Bay Hide Away. Glad you have found the ideal place to let it all ‘hang out.’ Enjoying your post. Hopefully, to do more ourselves soon. Cecil and Roberta

  2. Happy birthday to pops! Love reading your blog and I really like the pic of what looks like a tree in bloom! Happy New Year to you all.

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