We live on the road and are each other’s companions. The norm for us is to just have that one other person to talk with and share adventures. It’s not the ideal, but that’s just how traveling and living on the road is.
Every once in awhile, we cross paths with people we really connect with. Our circle widens for a short time. As we prepare to leave for our next destination, we sadly say our goodbyes but know we’ll still be friends even after we part ways.
We made so many new friends in our month in Palm Springs. When we left, we reconciled ourselves to shifting back into being each other’s only companion. But then, a chance meeting at the swimming pool of our inn at Borrego Springs led to meeting new friends, Liz and Steve, from Sandpoint, Idaho. We had so much in common that we continued our conversation over a lunch that included their friends, Marty and Bob.
We steadily climbed up the riverbed path, over and around boulders. As we gained elevation, the landscape changed. We entered a more open area with large rocks scattered through the grasses. Bob announced we had arrived.
When we arrived back to our vehicles at the end of the hike, Liz dashed into their RV and served all of us bowls of ice cream to celebrate the lovely day.
What a remarkable opportunity to make new friends in Borrego Springs. And it only got better when we hiked together at Anza-Borrego.