Friday, April 08, 2011

International border

7AM - International Border!
In a little while MsTioga and The Team will head out from our Nite Camp in the City of Caborca.  About 92 miles north of here is the International Border!

I do not know exactly why, but crossing an International Border always fills me with excitement.  We have had some interesting times doing these crossings.  We never know what those border guards will do!  Do you remember the time when Canadian border guards inspected every single thing inside MsTioga?  It took about 2-1/2 hours to get thru that station and pass into Canada that time.

We do not worry about border guards taking our food.  Not a problem for us anymore.  We have a ton of foods inside Mr. Dometic, our noble and hard working refrigerator!  Fruits, eggs, chicken, meats, vegetables.  Also I lot of frozen fish.  It will be interesting to see how the guards treat us in this station.

The last time MsTioga went thru this Sonoita/Lukeville crossing was in late 2009.  We had no problems whatsoever doing that crossing.

11AM - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
We crossed from Mexico to the United States of America with no problems.  The border guards were very polite.  They took fresh eggs, roasted chicken, some fruits.  And then we drove into America!

MsTioga and The Team have made our Nite Camp in the campground inside the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.  This campground is only a short distance north of the International Border.  Why have we made our Camp here?

In searching for the reasons for my recent emotional problems, a question popped up.  Why was I able to live for many years being happy camping almost everywhere?  Only after David died, did unhappiness crop up in my life.  Perhaps I lost my inquisitive spirit?  Maybe I need to re-capture that spirit?

And so, here we are in "Organ Pipe Cactus" exploring the desert landscape.  This "re-capture" task that I have set for myself may not be an easy one to achieve.  There are real reasons for me being emotionally challenged at this time.

I am very anxious to learn if this will work for me!
I am wearing my coat because a cold wind is blowing!

4PM - Exceptional campground!
I was sitting at MsTioga's table eating 1/2 a peanut butter and jam sandwich.  That was when Little Mavicita said, "Wow!  Look at that view!"

Little Mavicita is right!  The view looking out from MsTioga's front window is spectacular.  Twin Peaks Campground is designed sort of like a huge theater.  Campers on the perimeter have an unobstructed view of the desert!  And with our Senior Pass, it costs only $6/nite!
View from MsTioga's window

Partly cloudy