I don’t think I’ve ever gone a week without blogging, but sometimes life gets in the way. I had some serious thinking to do about where I’ll go next winter. That, along with some rather boring days, resulted in no posts.
Haven’t even taken any photos since last Sunday, so tonight’s selection is some of my favorite pics from my time here at Imperial NWR. The above view from my RV site presently has about three more feet of water in the pond, and there is no muddy shoreline right now.
So I’m still sitting here at my site at Imperial even though I finished work last Tuesday. I decided to wait until after Easter (and spring breaks) before I hit the road for Oregon. Lots of little chores to take care of to get ready to leave after being here five months. That’s been the boring part, but since I’m on five weeks ‘vacation’ until my next assignment I figured why rush?
Another reason I’m not leaving until Monday is that we’ve been having quite a heat wave around Yuma that is supposed to break soon. My dash AC isn’t working at the present time, so I figured I’d wait for cooler traveling weather. I know I can run the generator when I’m driving, but I’ll be driving almost the whole length of California and their gas prices are much higher.
I finally made the decision to return to Imperial next winter. After being invited back, I gave it a lot of thought. I had another meeting with the manager to cover my questions. The result is that I will probably only work the VC on Sundays after my bird tour. Yes, the bird tours will continue. Most of my other duties will be outdoors. Just the way I like it! Best of all is the agreement that I will return to my present beautiful site. When it seemed I would not return, two other couples were interested in having the pond site next year. Once they heard I was returning, they both generously agreed that I should use it. I was more than pleased, as that was pretty much a deal breaker for me.
All the other volunteers here remarked that the five months sure had gone by quickly. I couldn’t quite agree as there were two months that were not the most pleasant for me. However, the friends that I got to visit with, family, and co-workers made a very positive impact on my stay here. They were the real highlights of my winter. I hope some of you readers recognize yourselves, and know that I appreciated your visits.
Goodnight, and Happy Easter to all!
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy