Amputee Adventures

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After Font’s Point it was time to see more of Anza Borrego’s oddities, from lone palm trees and hidden groves to multi-hued bands of sandstone lining the dry washes we traveled on as we made our way to camp. The wind was an ever-present torment that made Jerry happy to have the soft-top on his X. By the time we reached the Arroyo Salado campground, the wind lessened to a breeze long enough for dinner. As the sun set, however, a ferocious gust made it a struggle to sit around the Fire Dancer propane fire pit we had surrounded. Luckily, I remembered my laptop held a DVD of four-wheel drive adventures in Australia so we hid in my rig, commenting on overlanding down under and laughing as the truck rocked in the wind.

The next morning was clear skied and calm, and we enjoyed our lazy breakfast and time around the fire. We then headed out for some late morning adventures that lead us back to asphalt with farewells until we would meet up on the dirt again.

In short, it was an enjoyable weekend for a couple of handicapped guys that use their 4wd vehicles to get out and see the sites that would otherwise be unattainable, and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors.

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