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Borrego Springs, CA

Thursday, December 4, 2014

No matter if it’s a short move or a long one

The amount of work to packing up and moving is the same no matter what the distance.  My move today clocked in at exactly .1 miles.  That’s about the shortest move I’ve ever made with the rig.  I had to back uphill into the site, so I asked Chef Jay to be my spotter, and help me maneuver into it.  It went easier than I thought.

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Jay reminded me that I couldn’t get lost, and I wouldn’t have to worry about stopping for gas.  Winking smile  He was so right you know.  By early afternoon I had my hummingbird feeder in place and most everything set up.  Ahhhh!  What a view!

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It wasn’t long before my avian friends welcomed me to the neighborhood.  This black-tailed gnatcatcher buzzed around catching gnats, of course.

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Then this young male vermillion flycatcher stopped by.  I think in a recent post by Bayfield Al, he mentioned how you could eliminate that little branch in front of the bird’s face on the left shot with Picasa.  Try as I might, I sure couldn’t figure out how to do that.

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As the sun began to set, I enjoyed the play on colors that was happening as I gazed out in front of me from my rocker.  I think I’m very happy that I chose to move.  Lots of ducks in the pond below us, the painted desert in the distance, and all surrounded by mountains.

Gypsy wondered in a previous comment why no one else chose to move to this site.  Well, two other rigs weren’t interested in only 30 amps, and in general it seems that once most folks settle in, they’re not interested in making the effort to pack up and move once again.  I know I had my moments when I wondered if I really wanted to do it.  After six weeks in the other site, I was pretty settled.  But, I’ve got four months left here, so I figured why not have a fantastic view out my door?  Time will tell how it goes with only 30 amps, but for my first night here, I’m happy as a clam.

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I got almost everything done as far as setting up is concerned, but I decided to wait until tomorrow to put up my truckers antenna and hook it to the Wilson amplifier.  My Jetpack said I had 4G without it.  Ha!  That turned out not to be true, so I grabbed my flashlight and struggled to get the ten foot pole with the antenna on top secured to my back ladder in the dark.  It appears that worked, as I can now access email and view other’s blogs.

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The end of the daylight came with both Emma and I enjoying our new location.  A very short move, but well worth the effort I’m thinking.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

34 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Emma thinks so too...

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  2. Beautiful view. I think it was worth the extra work!!

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  3. wait... if you backed uphill to the spot it was a -0.1 drive... a new record!!!

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  4. Did you make the move without the GPS?

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  5. Glad you had the gumption to get up and go. Awesome view. Good show!

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  6. nice view! enjoy it for four months!!

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  7. I hope it all work out! Your view is lovely! I like all the layers of color! :) 26 here today!!! Heatwave!

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  8. I'm glad for you that you made the switch. It makes sense that once you get your rig set up you don't want to move it to a different site. It sure is a beautiful site.

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  9. HeyDuke and John.....what characters you are..... you had me laughing out loud! I would have made the move for one week....let alone 4 months and I don't even use electric!

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  10. That's a beautiful view! Well worth the move. The shot with Emma in the foreground is so peaceful. This is my first time posting here. I'm learning to identify birds from you-thanks. I wish I could spend 4 months looking at that view. Simple tranquil! Enjoy your new location. -Monica (http://tootlingaroundamt.blogspot.com/)

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  11. Beautiful site and great photos. I believe a nice campsite makes a big difference with a volunteer or workkamping position. I actually quit my job in Cody because the RV sites were so bad, I was just not happy living there. So I hope that the 30 amp will be enough.

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  12. I'd definitely say it was worth it. That is a gorgeous view you will have for months. View is important to me too. Perhaps not so my h to others. I did nit realize all the NWR sites you have been in were 50amp.

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    1. ..not so much. and did not realize..SIGH

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  13. Ahh, what a lovely spot! I have been to Imperial NWR but never camped there. You have convinced me to put it on my list. Glorious views!

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  14. Beautiful view! Looks like you definitely made the right decision.

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  15. How sweet it is! A move well worth the effort. Emma sure looks like one happy, contented pup! The last picture is perfect...

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  16. What a beautiful view!....and I soooo love that last photo with Emma..relaxed in her new diggs!

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  17. I usually move my motorhome about every two weeks to go dump and refill my water tank, propane, etc! I have adapted to moving frequently and don't think much of the effort anymore. When I am working in a state park I might have full hookups and not move every two weeks but when I have full hookups I don't always have 50 amps. However, I am very glad that you got moved and got settled. The trucker's antenna sounds interesting. Would you look at the idea of telling us all about that sometime?

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  18. Congratulations on a successful move (even a short one)! That view is great, and Emma has a nice clean place to play. I think that the sites are one of the great things about volunteering. So often they have magnificent views and locations not available to non-volunteers.

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  19. Nice work! Great job on the move and you're right - 1 mile or a hundred, it's still a hassle.

    Just for fun, I removed the branch from the front of young male vermillion flycatcher and sent you a copy of it, o.k. It's pretty simple to do using the Picasa Retouch tool.

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  20. Really like the view from your new site. Apparently, Emma does to. I know you're happy that you made the move.

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  21. well that view is just glorious. . .it may be worth suffering through 30A for. . .:)

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  22. No matter how long or short your drive is, you can't get any PDD honors driving backwards. It's in the rules... :cD

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  23. Wow, that view is absolutely incredible. It's like a painting, but aways changing. I love having a water view, and you have such depth. Good move. ;)

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  24. I was just wondering what Rick uses to get rid of those pesky branches when his comment came up. Apparently it's the 'Retouch' tool! Will try! Like everybody else, I too love the last shot of Emma in front of your amazing view. Job well done!

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  25. I sure like this site much better than the other. What a view you have. Gorgeous. Glad your friends were there to welcome you.

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  26. Beautiful site worth that long trip!

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  27. I think it is a really good move myself. What views

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  28. I'd take the view and the birds too....:)

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  29. Nice view. You will probably make out fine with 30 Amp.

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  30. Nice Post.Thanks for Sharing this in your Blog

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