Friday, January 14, 2011

Moabi Regional Park

We're at the San Bernandino County Moabi Regional Park just south of Needles, CA. What a great find. The Peninsula sites are on a series of cul-de-sacs on the bank of the Colorado River. It's us and one other couple. Very private & quiet with a perfect view of the river. We have our own private piece of sandy beach. Gopher just loves it. She just runs free. Our neighbors live in northern California. They just finished a six year sail boat tour of North & South America and now travel in a 5th wheel. A very interesting couple.
When we arrived on Thursday, yesterday, I paid for two nights. This place is so nice, Gopher & I walked to the office and paid for two more. We'll continue our trek south on Monday. The weather has improved. Very windy, but blue skies and warm. Just perfect.
Mom called today. She wanted the phone number of the Realtor who is selling her condo. which, of course, sold about a year ago. This is not the first time we've had this conversation. The three recurring themes of these calls are the condo. or that she's not getting any mail or not getting a bank statement. I'm getting used to this type of call. She very agitated , carries on for perhaps a minute then hangs up. After talking to her doctor, these calls are a sign of dementia which will, with time, progress into Alzheimer's. The calls no longer upset me like they used to. Ginny was supposed to look after Mom when we were traveling this winter but, true to form, she's mostly consumed with her horses.
There is a very active train track about a mile to the west. Today I saw a train pulled by seven locomotives; the most I've ever seen. Used Carol's iPad Bird ID app. to identify an American Coot and a Gambrel's Quail. Do you know what a bunch of quail are called? A battery, drift, flush, rout or shake of quails. At home we have lots of Painted Buntings. A group of Painted Buntings is called a pallet of buntings.
There are some sparrow like birds around as well as hummingbirds. None would sit still long enough to be ID'ed.

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