|Riding south from I-10 through Box Canyon - a few days back|
|L-R Hector, Diane and Jeanette|
|Jeanette and Hector examine this large Ocotillo tree|
We have had several opportunities to ride with our friends:
|Hector & Diane dropped by our RV site before we headed north from here to Pioneer Town and points further east in the high desert.|
|Taking a break on the downhill ride south through Joshua Tree National Park|
We rode the shoulder for well over 15 miles till we reached the head of the traffic line....and by that time, the back up must have increased to well over 60 miles.
|The scene for the better than four hour delay????|
Well, one never knows what waiting on a highway can do but, as it turns out, two riders had a connection to my hometown (where I was born and grew up in St. Paul, Alberta). One rider's father worked for my father for well over 25 years. He was one of our company's prized employees. The young fella riding along side was the nephew. And his dad is someone I knew well too. So....although an all too brief meeting, it was fun to meet someone from my past.
Due to our lateness arriving on the accident scene, our delay was only about one hour but others suffered the long, long wait.
|We managed to ride to Pioneer twice, so far this season. The area boasts a very nice, rustic lunch spot we quite like.|
|Another view in Box Canyon|
|Readying to layer up with warmer clothing.|
|Nature never disappoints and it's so interesting to see how the ice age moved these huge boulders.|
|Golfing the Tri-Palms Course with Hector, Roz and Stan|
|At times, it is necessary to re-provision our food stuff so shopping is in order.|
|Golfing at the Palm Desert Course with Hector and Fred|
|Stunning view on the Palm Desert golf course.|
|The three amigos (L-R Hector, me and Fred) Fred and I go back well over 20 years, playing with the same golf group from back at home in the Pacific Northwest.|
|Only minutes from the Palm Desert Golf Course, Fred and wife Pat invited Hector and I to enjoy a well earned 19th hole libation at their resort home. Nice treat.|