Friends and more Friends
Last week I mentioned we had been joined in the desert by some friends we know from rendezvous. Craig and Rita went with us to Yuma, and we boondocked where we normally do off the Ogilby road in California. We were only there a few days, long enough to go to Mexico a few times and grab some almond tequila. We also went to Yuma and got some yummy empanadas at the Mexican bakery, stocked up on fresh from the field lettuce, and ate the best burrito in Arizona. We had pretty windy weather while there, so we didn’t get a ton of hiking in.
One evening we did go to Gold Rock ranch and I was able to get some photos of stuff I missed last year. Sadly, the antique store was closed this time. You might remember my post from last year and the photos of the old trucks they have there. I really wanted to get some close up shots of the rusty panels on the trucks, so I can make my own textures for photoshop. I’m really having fun creating photos with a different look and feel with the textures.
This old stove is there, and I used a texture I had created from a rusty truck door that is at Gold rock. I quite like it.
On our last day in Yuma we met up with another couple we know from rendezvous. They wanted to go to the Castle Dome mine museum on KOFA national wildlife refuge. We told them we had been there, and also knew the perfect place to boondock in the area. So we all caravaned to the KOFA together. On Thursday we went to Castle Dome. Al and I had planned on going there this year because we enjoyed it so much last year, and I wanted to get more photos.
Rita does weaving and knitting, I knew she would love the dress shop.
Bruce and Teri travel a ton in their RV, and are always fun to hang out with. This is Bruce’s personality perfectly.
I had fun looking for new things to shoot, and I found some stuff I had missed last time. People probably thought I was off my rails though, as I was shooting close ups of peeling paint.
I have never seen this brand of sewing machine before.
This was a different purple glass door knob. I love the greenish wood behind this one.
And of course the KOFA always is good for a nice sunrise. Complete with Venus and the moon. Mercury was barely visible to the bottom right of the moon.
And how about a saguaro with no pants?
It’s been fun hanging out with friends in the desert. Lots of exploring, laughing, and just a great time.