Christmas was quiet, but I made a nice breakfast for myself:
Man, was it good! Two large eggs scrambled with cheese on top, a whole avocado mashed with lemon and salt/pepper, sour cream and catsup. Ummmm! And a toasted Chibatta roll with lots of butter and apricot jam. I ate every single bit, too.
Then Katie and I went out for a walk. We walked down across the road to the water, then back to the road and down a ways to the canal. I don't know what part of "Imperial Dam" this is, but it looks like a dam. Pretty with the palm trees and mountains.
Here are some shots of the areas by us. These are across Senator Wash, the road in front of us. Here's the water:
And right to the left of it is this beautiful field.
That's the view out the dinette windows. Here's our site at the edge of the campground.
The edge is slowly falling down and right before I got here the Rangers (or someone working for the BLM) brought a bunch of rock and filled in some of the edges of the slides. That concrete pad is the largest one left from a small community that lived here when Imperial Diverson Dam was built between 1936 and 1938. Families lived on this land while employed to build the dam, and this one was apparently where the hospital was, and there were little houses all over this area up here. Every so often you can spot a water pipe right below the dirt. There must be a whole bunch of pipes and "whatever" under the ground here.
It seems like each year when I come there is a little less area to camp overlooking the road and water. This isn't the prettiest campsite I've had, but I sure do like my view.
Here are a couple of my neighbors:
See how his coloring blends into the rocks? (These are the rocks used to "fill" in the areas where the slides are taking place.)
Cute little critters!
We drove to Yuma to do some shopping yesterday and on our way back, past the military base, look what turned out of their driveway and came toward us, a big tank:
From me and Katie, have a great Tuesday, everyone! :)