From Desert Rats To Beach Bums

Two desert rats view their domain

We left the desert behind with fond memories of distant hills, beautiful moments of solitude in the wild, fabulous sunsets and dark, starry nights. Our time in Borrego Springs seemed almost too short and I’m sure it’s like that for almost anyone that goes there. I think Bayfield Bunch put it perfectly in this post “If you’re an outdoorsy type of person & you have a desire to learn new things then I would suggest Borrego Springs is the place to keep you busy for the winter”. Al and Kelly would know too -> they’ve been many years in a row and always find new and interesting spots to visit (just search their blog on Borrego for a taste). For a desert-nature-lover like me, it’s a winter wonderland and there’s no doubt we’ll want to go back.

Our new backyard -> yeah, it’s pretty nice too!

But we love the water too, and with beach a mere 90 miles away it’s an easy drive back to San Diego and into surf city. We’ve got ourselves a new spot by the bay, with a brand new backyard and plenty of time to hang ten by the ocean. We’re going to be relaxing with friends, meeting new folks and exploring the area for at least another month. From desert rats to beach bums, it’s quite the change, but I love it doing it all.

Desert sunsets are something else
Rand is quite the desert explorer
A whole lotta nothin’
More desert fabulousness
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  1. jil mohr says

    love the beach…but i think it will be a while before we get to one….we are off to Utah for a month….hmmmm maybe a beach in our future but where..oh where will it be…

    • libertatemamo says

      Utah is probably pretty darn lovely this time of year, so I don’t think you can go wrong. Enjoy your stay!!

  2. says

    I envy all you full timers,the freedom and the complete flexibility.
    unfortunately we the non residents have a staying permit for only 6 months
    Our winter is mild and we do take the advantage and travel in our small beautiful country.
    See you on the road in the summer.

    • libertatemamo says

      I have to admit I feel very fortunate to be able to travel like this. It’s a gift indeed. Looking forward to sharing your up-coming travels when you come back for your next trip.

  3. says

    I want to be there and out of this RAIN! We love SD. It is such a beautiful, clean place to be. It always seems so fresh. Does that make sense? Enjoy!

    • libertatemamo says

      Totally makes sense! There’s something about the beach, the weather and the atmosphere here that’s just sooooo relaxing.

  4. says

    You are still finding, visiting and loving all the beautiful places. We love hopping in with you every once in a while, but time pushes us away to duties all too often. Two more years, and we’ll be free of these duties!

    • libertatemamo says

      Thanks for dropping in! We’re thinking about you and have got all our paws and fingers crossed for your continued, fabulous recovery.

  5. Lauren Brown says

    If you’re back to the beach, maybe it’s time to take up SCUBA! I’m almost finished with my certification in preparation for some diving off the coast of Oman in the Persian Gulf next month.!


    • libertatemamo says

      WOW!! You’re getting certified! How exciting!
      We got certified a few years back (actually did both Level I and Level II) so I LOVE Scuba. Your trip to the Gulf should be spectacular!

  6. says

    Is that a kitty locator on Rand’s neck? How are the pets doing with living in the motorhome? We are in the process of doing what you are doing and are thinking that we might have to give up our two cats. I am a quadriplegic and am concerned that they might get out. I am following your posts, looks like you’re having a ball!

    • libertatemamo says

      No, what you’re seeing is her harness. We walk the kitties daily in their harness (we use the HDW Walking Jacket and have for years). They’re a great way to bring kitty along, but still give them outdoor time. They’ll often hang out with us outdoors this way too.

      Both cats have adapted GREAT to travel. It took them a while to get used to the Motorhome (we introduced them to it very slowly, initially only taking short trips in it), but now they love it. They sleep under the bed when we’re moving and come out ready to be walked when we’re set-up in camp. They’re part of our home and we love travelling with them.


      • says

        Thank you for replying, this sheds a new light on what to do with Buffy and Bailey (our kitties). Neither Ruthann nor I have ever heard of the walking jacket. Thanks for the link and I will let you know what we decide. We are both excited about knowing that we have another option, thanks again.
        Looking forward to following your travels, best of luck to you both!

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