Wander-less

A COVIDly Kept Year: Staying Put in the Desert

Luckily we visited John and Olivia in Austin by car in late January:


Across the pond my grandson, Reuben turned 6…

I sent him a video birthday greeting…


I met my cousin Jennifer on my Dad’s side in San Diego…

Unfortunately we met in the ICU before our Aunt Lynne passed. Jennifer and I share the same grandfather but different grandmothers.

We pulled mustard weed and bagged the flowers before they turned into seeds…


COVID-19 strikes…

And the Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve closes April 1st…


A special 5-way Mother’s Day phone call…

Texas, Ohio, California, and the UK (Cheshire and London)

Stomping palm fronds in the dumpster…

The wind blows the fronds down in huge piles. We pick up…
And halve them into dumpster-sized piles once a week…

Cleaning up and bagging cut piles of reeds at the pond…


“Streaming” for tamarisk…


Returning to the air-conditioned RV…

Sweat soaked clothes are dry in 15 minutes… 😳

We bought a new car…

Honda HRV…

A new sun hat from Yellow Mart…

The Stetson was the only one small enough to fit me!

We celebrated my 68th birthday…

Lunch at an outdoor venue…
And a cake!

A cloudy cloudy night…


Hikers find an abandoned kitten on the trail…

The hikers knocked on our door and we took her in…
And fed her 2 cans of tuna…
We named her Shadow and took her to the “no-kill” shelter for adoption…

Andy and Claire got married in France!

We watch the ceremony live at 6:00 AM California time…

A moon rise through the palms ushered in the last month of 2020…

And this is the last picture I took on December 31st…

Simone Pond

Of course we took day trips too…

Borrego Springs...

Green Valley Lake…

Geology Tour Road (Joshua Tree National Park)…

Oceanside, California…

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve…

Amboy Crater…


COVID COVID go away!

Let us see our kin today!

One thought on “Wander-less

  1. Wow, I loved all the pics! Andy’s wedding beautiful! Reuben is adorable! Andy looks so happy. John and Olivia look very happy, as well. Love your new car and that birthday celebration pasta looks great. Hopefully you had some good red wine with it! 🍷❤️

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