We did our shakedown cruise this weekend. First time out this year and checking out brake, exhaust and carb work. First time towing the bullfrog our samari. We took off Thursday after work and headed to Diamond lake. Got there a bit after dark but just a stop over for the night.
We woke up to this.
The snow didn't last long but was very pretty. The towing set up worked perfect. From here we headed to one of our favorite camp grounds Virgin Valley Camp in the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge. The camp ground is free and the valley is a rock hound mecca. Lots of opal in Virgin Valley. And lots of wildlife. Our goals for this trip were to find some wild burros and opal.
Some shots of our finds and camp and a new friend.
One of the places we went looking for pretty rocks.
The high desert was green with spring.
The camp ground overview.
So here are a few of our better finds.
So we did find some burros down towards the Royal Peacock Opal mine.
We debated staying one more day Sunday, and make the 11 hour drive back home on Monday or split it up. We opted to stay Sunday and found some of our best finds. Sunday night we had a visitor in camp and he/she stayed all night and was still hanging out Monday morning.
Our little baby visitor.
The little one followed Joy right into camp. No fear, not looking for treats. We think this may have been his first encounter with humans.
Luke was very curious as well.
And after introductions a little kiss hello.
And within a few minutes.
All in all a very wonderful shakedown!