Lakes is a really nice park with water canals between the rows of
RV sites, and mallards, big white ducks, honkers, egrets,
herons and some other bird I haven't identified yet hanging around
here ... to spend the winter I guess. I feed them right behind our
Minifree, the closest town to the park, we found a Wi-Fi hot spot
to stop by every once in a while to surf a little. Otherwise we
had excellent cell phone service in the park and could get email
with the cell phone!!! Pretty cool. The 'nature center' had a program
man brought two of his big wolves and apologized that he didn't
bring the rest of them but they wouldn't get in his car and they
are too big to man handle!!! Was interesting though. Wolves are
very shy, contrary to popular belief.
January 23. We departed Wilderness Lakes and headed up the 215 to
60, and across through an area called 'the Badlands' on my map,
but it was beautiful hilly mountains. I never pictured so much open
space in southern California because all you ever hear is how crowded
it is down here.
60 flowed onto the 10 and we got off at Dillon Road to go into Indio
to visit Gene Moskow, a most interesting person. He manufactures
the stainless steel water regulators we sell on our website. He
gave us a tour of his shop and we got to see the machines in operation.
will be 88 in May and he is almost totally deaf but the stories
of his experiences are captivating. One story is how he became the
designer of the WWII P-51 Mustang’s wing. He’s also
invented several interesting devices and manufacturing processes.
we would have liked to stay all day and listen to him.
on the 10 to head east. Up over the Chiriaco Pass and the long straight
road down into Blythe. Before long we were in Arizona... the land
of cheaper gas, warmer air and incredible sunsets... at least the
one that evening was. Getting through the Q wasn't as bad as I thought
it would be.
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