Coach-Net Member, Sharon B., has a passion for landscape photography and loves to RV with her cat, Lily. Join us as she takes you through her recent adventures. You can also follow her on Instagram @sharon.burgess_. Enjoy!
This year’s milestones for me were becoming eligible for Social Security and traveling from home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida to the West Coast…twice, and the Canadian Rockies…with a few side trips along the way.
As a retiree and solo traveler (with my cat, Lily), I have had a great time sightseeing and taking photos of beautiful places. This Spring, with the early rains in California, I kept hearing whispers of an upcoming Superbloom in the Anzo-Borrego Desert. At my age, this stuff is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so in February, I packed up and headed west. On the way, I ventured a couple side trips. The first was to Big Bend National Park in Texas, one of the least visited parks in the US. I reserved a boondock site a short rough ride off the highway and started looking for scenery.
After a couple days exploring Big Bend, I continued West on I-10, detouring in Arizona to see the poppy bloom at Peridot Mesa on the San Carlos Apache Reservation and spring flowers at nearby Bartlett Lake.
Photographing flowers at their peak is a matter of timing, and the Anzo-Borrego Superbloom did not disappoint. Hordes of flower-lovers descended on Borrego Springs. I found a boondock site and headed out for photos before sunrise brought heat and traffic. Flowers were everywhere, sunflowers, sand verbena, poppies, brittlebush, cactus flowers…it was glorious! Lily and I took 4 days to travel every road that didn’t require 4-wheel drive, then headed back East.
On the way home, we swung by Texas Hill country, where Bluebonnets, prickly poppy, and Indian paintbrush decorated the roadsides.
Stay tuned as Sharon takes us on the next leg of her 2017 walkabout to the Canadian Rockies.
Adam H. ~“We had a tire blowout. I want to thank the staff at Coach-Net for their quick response in finding an excellent tire shop with the correct size and brand very quickly. Communication with Coach-Net, the tire shop and us was excellent. A bad day turned out pretty well as we were back on the road very quickly thanks to your help!”