Boca ~ The Mouth
Lizards aside, the Miata climbed I-80 up to the exit for the Boca Reservoir. We took a spin around it and the Stampede Reservoir ... because it was there and it also had a road full of twists and turns. Both bodies of water had cool breezes and lots of shade. It was so deliciously cool and just plain old pretty that a stroll on a few paths seemed like a good idea ... the Miata took a break the shade for a while. But did I have my fishing gear with me....NO! ~ a symptom of a life out of control! :) Note to self: clean the damn tackle box and put fly rod and spin rod in the trunk of the Miata...keep it there forever! Oh and get a fishing license!
Then, alas, it was time to head back to the desert. At least I know that RELIEF is just 45 minutes away. Tonight I jump in the car again and head to Washington State. The Tall Texan is house and dog sitting for me....God Bless Him! A dear friend is graduating from college with a degree in Nursing. She is beginning a second career in her early 50s. Well done! This lovely lady also rides a Harley. Another nurse on a bike...could this be a wave of the future?
I look forward to driving to NorthWest tonight. I love the desert but I've had it with constant heat (I'm mourning the loss of air conditioning!). The weather there is in the 70s. I momentarily wondered if I should take a jacket. Humidity and cool air ... what a novel idea!