The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous in Quartzsite, AZ was over and it was time to move on. Many people decided to follow Bob to Ehrenberg, AZ. I decided to check it out, and the people who ran the little Laundromat and store in front of Vista Del Rio RV Resort were some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, and they had pretty much anything a nomad would need in a cinch, but it was a very small town and I saw quickly that I would get bored just parked on the desert asphalt. The WiFi was a blessing though, and Ehrenberg is actually the birth place of this blog, it was created right in that Laundromat.
However, Ehrenberg is right on the border of California and the Colorado River, which marks the boundary lines of the two states. On the other side of the river were agricultural fields, all being fed by the water from the river. I also learned that Cibola National Wildlife Refuge wasn’t too far south. A river in the desert is a rare thing and I couldn’t ignore it. So a couple of my friends and I decided to camp down river a bit, but still north of the NWR, and we had a wonderful night camping on a beach along the river, and floating down it.
I’ll never forget the wild stallions that came onto the beach with hopes of reaching the water. It was fairly dark in the shadows and we couldn’t see them really well, but they startled us with their hooves, and then we saw their heads and their manes and their powerful muscles reflecting in the campfire light. When we moved from the fire to see them better, they were startled and ran away. It was still an amazing moment, the gift of water held promises that more wildlife would be viewed in the days to come.
I’m letting the pictures speak for themselves here.
In the next post I’ll share some images from The Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.
Until then, remember to savor the journey.
Roxy ~ A Nomad for Nature
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