Monday, November 26, 2018

Imperial Dam LTVA

Lyle and Barb joined us again yesterday around 1 PM. We had invited them over for dinner. We chatted for a couple of hours then all joined in on the Boomer happy hour. Chris made up a batch of ribs that seemed to go over well. This is probably the last time we’ll see them until possibly in January in Quartzsite.
This morning we packed up and with full tanks headed for our next stop, the Imperial Dam LTVA just North of Yuma. We had to move on today as both our grey and black tanks were full. We said our goodbyes and were on the road around 9:30. We planned to make a stop in El Centro for a few groceries but when we went to put Maya in the trailer before going into the store we discovered almost the entire contents of the rear cabinets all over the floor! We had hit some pretty good bumps on the road between Borrego and Salton City and it seems one of them forced the cabinet doors open. Fortunately nothing broke so all we had to do was collect it all and put it back. After putting most of the contents away and doing our shopping, we then carried on to the LTVA. First order of business once we got here was to refill our fresh water and dump our tanks then find a spot to set up. We were here last winter for a week and liked the spot we had so though if it was available we would stay there again. It was and that is where we are.
Tomorrow will be chore day. We have about 3 weeks of laundry to catch up on as well as a few other items to take care of.

We didn't get to exploring around Borrego too much this year but here are a few highlights from our stay last year.

One thing Borrego Springs is known for are the number of metal sculptures all around the town. Here are a couple of the bigger ones.

I'm not sure how many there are in total but there must be at least a hundred in the area. You can find more info and more pictures here >

Another attraction just up the road a ways is 'The Slot'. A good sized and fairly deep (100' or so) slot canyon carved though siltstone. Narrow enough that in places you have to squeeze through sideways.

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