Up over Walker Pass and down to
highway 14. Wind blowing all the way.
I get to Mojave and head east on
HWY 58. I stop and visit my dog Sarah's, grave. Her dog dish
has been tipped over and the red tennis ball rolled a few feet away. I
reset the dish into the dirt and put the dog ball back in place. Then
hole up for the night in the wind.
Another day of driving puts me into
I find a place to camp up for the night in different looking country.
Looks like I'm getting close!
Over the course of the next four
days a total of fifteen Vanagons, Spitties and Loafs show up. I finally
get to meet Larry Chase of RoadHaus fame, the instigator of this event, plus my
friend Bev from Oregon is here! Soon I met other VW camping nuts.
Great bunch of folks.
Lots of sitting around the fire
discussing VWs, the meaning of life and then it
dawns on us....
"Question. Do you know
password for this campout is?
Saturday some of us go off in
search of pictographs.
This is the Council Rocks area
where the Apache Chief Cochise and his followers hid out and held off the army
for about ten years. The pictographs are dated way before Cochise's time. They have been dated to around one thousand years ago. There
were several nice grinding mortars in the area.
It is an interesting area and fun
Here is a beautiful miniature
cactus. I put the penny by it for scale.
Amazing country and plant life.
And the food! Bev slicing up
veggies. Larry sets out the Shrimp and cocktail sauce!!
Grilled chicken breasts and
peppers! Carl and his wife cook breakfast burritos for everyone!
I keep them laughing with my
knitting and flying skills! (Hit a cattle-guard with the plane!!)
President's Day Weekend over the
working folks have to head for their jobs. Several of us older types
decided to head for the bird sanctuary at Whitewater Draw on the eastern side of
the Dragoon Mountains.