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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

November 24, 2018

Looking around Blythe for highlights of the area this one caught my eye… Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. Again this meant we have to backtrack about half an hour. It is just south of Palo Verde but on the other side of the Columbia River in Arizona. You notice a lot more in daylight than travelling at […]


Banning to Blythe, California

November 23, 2018

Today we made it from Banning to Blythe, California but not by the way you would expect. Instead of going down highway 10 and instead of it taking two hours we took the long route. There were massive amounts of wind turbines along the way and I shot this picture out the car window. Doing a little backtracking […]


The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert, CA

November 23, 2018

Our next stop on the map was the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert, CA. The plan for the day was were going to do a walk around the zoo and then do a circular route through the San Bernadino National Forest to end up in Palm Springs for the night. But… plans changed as […]


San Jose del Cabo, Mexico to Indio, CA

November 21, 2018

How did we get from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico to Indio, CA you ask? Well, we left Buena Vista Beach Resort on Monday to go to the airport. Had a lovely breakfast overlooking the ocean on the outside deck before we left. Listening to the waves on the beach and drinking fresh squeezed orange juice. We […]


Buena Vista Beach Resort

November 20, 2018

Yesterday we ended up at Buena Vista Beach Resort and it was everything we hoped for in a hotel and more. When we headed up to the hot spring pool Rob was wearing his cowboy hat and a fellow that was already there said: “hey… are you from Texas”? Turns out they were and one of them […]


Cabo San Lucas to Los Barriles

November 18, 2018

After our harrowing first day, we finally left Cabo San Lucas to Los Barriles. We decided to give Cabo San Lucas one more try that morning to see what the people find so fascinating about it. After looking long and hard down back and front streets, we found the highway heading out of town and took […]


Heading to the Baja, Mexico

November 16, 2018

We left home only 2 days ago heading for the Baja but it feels like we’ve packed a week into those 2 days. It all started with getting up at 2:30 am and going to the airport. Going through the checkpoint was relatively easy as there were little or no people there but Rob ended […]


My Backyard Has Gone To The Birds

August 17, 2018

I have been wildlife gardening in my backyard without even know it. The definition of wildlife gardening according to Wikipedia – “A wildlife garden is an environment created by a gardener that serves as a sustainable haven for surrounding wildlife.” It goes on to say: Building a successful garden suitable for local wildlife is best accomplished […]


What Does One Do With 42 Pounds Of Zucchini?

August 15, 2018

Talk about an excess of zucchini! What does one do with 42 pounds of it? Short of trying to give it away to everyone I know and a stranger I met on the street, I was still left with 42 lbs. My zucchinis have been prolific this year and I had planted 3 plus a patty pan […]


Two Must Have Flowers To Attract Hummingbirds To Your Yard

August 8, 2018

This year I have found two must have flowers to attract hummingbirds to your yard. That’s not to say that other flowers won’t do the same thing, but from my past experiences, these 2 flowers top the list. The first one I found at a flower centre this year and thought it would be some nice […]

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