|Caliente Springs RV Resort - Desert Hot Springs, California|
To get here from the Phoenix, Arizona area presented us with a series of firsts:
1. First time driving west on I-10 (we have driven east before and we've taken other routes to the Phoenix area but we had never, ever driven east to west).
2. The first time we overnighted in the Hidden Beaches RV Park, situated approximately 3 miles north and 4 miles east from I-10 and the small town of Blythe, CA.
3. The first time we have driven through a near white out sand storm while fighting strong head winds.
|Readying to leave Canyon Vista RV Resort, Gold Canyon, Arizona|
|Leaving Gold Canyon|
|Heading west on I-10|
|Still heading west on I-10|
|One of the many interesting places in Blythe.|
|Northbound through the town of Blythe - Farming country|
|Arriving at Hidden Beaches RV park.|
|Nestled into a long pull-through site for one overnight.|
We only required water and power so a one night stay suited us.
|Level grass sites - No need to unhook|
|The Colorado River from the RV Park|
|Photo of the picture taker|
|The Colorado River looking northbound|
|Blowing winds....and blowing sand.|
|Increasing winds and blowing sand.|
|Near white out conditions.|
|Finally out of the sand storm|
|Approaching the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs country)|
|A snow view on top of Mount San Jacinto, CA|
The winds are gone, the sun is bright and the temperatures are rising. By late this week, temperatures will return to the most pleasant mid-70's.
More to come in the days and weeks ahead. thanks for dropping by.