Dog Days In The Desert

Our desert sojourn is unfortunately coming to an end and soon we must begin our northbound migration back to Alaska in time for summer.

It is hard to believe we have been on the road for almost 5 months now, it has gone by so fast.

Organ Pipe Cactus NP
Organ Pipe Cactus NP

We have just spent the last 2 months wandering the deserts of the west and the photos in this post are just a few of the highlights of our time spent in the sand.

Our travels in the desert have taken us to some beautifully lush, desolate and arid locations.

To say the least we have had a blast!

Balloon Festival at Buses At The Havasu Bridge
Balloon Festival at Buses At The Havasu Bridge

We have met some unusual, talented and unique people.

We have visited good friends living in small mining towns, we have hiked some fantastic trails and the pups have had the time of their lives running free across the open desert.

But maybe most importantly ….we now fully comprehend how good it is to be retired and free to go where we want, when we want.

Tuks Romps In The Desert
Tuks Romps In The Desert

Soon we will spend a couple of weeks in Thousand Oaks Calif hanging with family and prepping the rig for cooler weather before we start our three week trip home to Denali.

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During our drive north we plan on visiting more friends along our route. We may follow the coast, we may head inland or both!

The weather forecaster will guide our travels as usual.

Old California Zephyr Club Car in Glendale AZ
Old California Zephyr Club Car On Display Along the Mainline in Glendale AZ

Currently we are camped in a remote desert wash alongside an ancient lava flow in Mojave National Preserve.

The historic Mojave Road which bisects the park passes near our camp. During this mornings walk we discovered some great petroglyphs along this very old migration route.

Be sure to watch the new video below for more trip highlights  

Next we will move to one of our favorite hangouts at Tecopa Hot Springs for a good relaxing soak before the drive back into the hubbub of LA…..

Near Tecopa Hot Springs
Near Tecopa Hot Springs
Beautiful Downtown Ajo AZ
Beautiful Downtown Ajo AZ

If you click and enlarge the panorama photo below you might find our campsite along the old Mojave Road.

No cell service, no wifi, nobody around….perfect!

Mojave NP  See If You Can Find Our Zefyr in the Photo
Mojave NP
See If You Can Find Our Zefyr in the Photo
View From Palm Canyon in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
View From Palm Canyon in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
Imperial Sand Dunes Near Yuma
Imperial Sand Dunes Near Yuma
Old Mojave Road Camp
Old Mojave Road Camp
Organ Pipe Cactus NP
Organ Pipe Cactus NP

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We hope you are enjoying following this blog.

There are a lot more posts to come as the big dogs find new adventures and friends along the way. 

Keep you posted…. 

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13 thoughts on “Dog Days In The Desert

  1. I love following your blog and your explorations. Western U.S. is quite breathtaking. Thanks for sharing. I especially loved the video. Was that made with the help of a drone? Or do you have flying powers I’m unaware of? Tell your sweet mama, hello!

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    1. Hi Mary Ann,
      Glad your enjoying the blog, we are having fun developing it.
      Yes we know have a drone and you should see more overhead footage in the future. Its great fun!
      Thanks for the nice comments
      Tim and Denise

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  2. It’s great reading the adventures of the two nicest people we know! Your blog has me really looking forward to retirement. It would be sooner than later if I could just win that dang lottery. You both are living the life we hope to live someday. Alaska during the summer and travel all winter. Your blog is the best and we are always looking forward to your next post. Great video, too. Safe travels and hope to see ya’s.

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