Our Location today is Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.
We are finally starting to get more into a routine of what time we get to bed and approximately what time we wake up in the morning and it’s only taken two months to get here. With the cold nights that we’ve been having lately even Kathy has been keeping herself under the blankets at night which means it must be cold. When I got up this morning around 7:30 MST the inside of the trailer was already at 50 F (10 C) but I still turned the Electric Fireplace on to take the chill out of the air. Since Kathy has Diabetic Neuropathy when her shoulders are cold she is in pain. The main reason we came out to Arizona was the Warm Dry Air that seems to help everyone’s Arthritis. So where is that warmth when you need it?
|Looked like this guy was going to drop in for some Bacon.|
After finishing our morning reading and indoor chores I had another chore to do. Kathy likes to precook Bacon so that she can freeze it to use in Salads, Sandwiches and even for Breakfast. What she doesn’t like is the splatter it causes in the kitchen. After being introduced to the Grill Mat by George from the blog Our AwesomeTravels we now cook our bacon on our Weber Q. Today’s temperature was perfect for cooking two pounds of the delectable treat in less than thirty minutes. There was however one problem doing this outside, everyone that was walking by was asking when breakfast was being served. Once it is well cooked and the grease absorbed Kathy then lays it between sheets of foil and puts it in the freezer. When she needs some Bacon for whatever she is making she simply heats it up and is serving it in minutes.
After we ate lunch we headed off to Blythe, California to do some shopping. The first place we stopped at was the Ace Hardware Store where I looked for some brackets that weren’t available here in Quartzsite. If you can’t find exactly what you need the bigger store gives you more options to improvise what you need.
Our next stop was the Kmart store across the street where Kathy found a Sweater she needed and she found me some Cargo Shorts that were all reduced by fifty percent. It works for us because we couldn’t find these clothes back in Windsor when we were looking for them. We also got another Food Storage Container that we were in need of.
As we were leaving Kmart we noticed a Radio Shack across the parking lot. We both have found that when we are on the phone for long periods of time we lose circulation in our arms and that becomes painful. We both picked up a set of ear buds with a built-in microphone.
|This is supposed to be a dry climate.|
Kathy is working on a small project while we are away so we had also looked for some Bristol Board while in Kmart but they were limited to Black and White at nearly Four Dollars a sheet we passed. Instead we stopped at Dollar Tree where along with a few other purchases we got four assorted colors combined for only Two Dollars. That is a big savings.
|Kathy keeping dry, wearing her raincoat.|
Heading back towards Quartzsite we were getting a gentle rain all the way back. Once we got our purchases inside and started putting things away the rain intensified to the point that we needed to raise our voices to be heard. After listening to that for nearly an hour we decided to dawn our raincoats and go out for supper.
Since this is Friday we both had a taste for Fish and Chips even though we’d had it for lunch just this past Wednesday. That was also the best Fish and Chips we’ve had since coming to Quartzsite so we went back to the Quartzsite Yacht Club. As you can imagine the place was booming but we lucked out getting first a Parking Spot then a Table. In no time our orders were taken and we were being served in under five minutes.
|Someone with a beard didn't like his picture being taken.|
You can see my elbow.
Many Bloggers just take random pictures to set the mood we are trying to describe. In the few minutes after we ordered our food I snapped a picture, over my shoulder, across the room and as I did so someone walked into the picture. A minute later a woman is standing by our table telling me I’m not allowed to take a picture of her friend because his face is Copyrighted. First off, I wasn’t taking a picture of him but the room, he stepped into the picture and nobody’s face is Copyrighted. The picture is blurred but with the heavy beard growth the guy is probably on the run from the law and doesn’t want to be recognized. Sounds Suspicious to us!
|Check next Friday's forecast.|
Back Home the rain once again intensified so I checked The Weather Network to see what was heading our way. Tomorrow looks decent but we aren’t liking the later part of next week. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!
It’s about time.
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