It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Shopping in Parker, Windy Afternoon, Coyote Nearby And Fun Visit By the Campfire.

Our Location today is Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A. 

Last night Kathy had some difficulty falling to sleep but once she finally stopped thinking it was lights out until this morning. I managed to fall asleep almost instantly but less than two hours later I woke up and started tossing and turning for two hours before finally getting out of bed. I went Online and started doing some research that Kathy and I had discussed earlier. Still not tired I played a few games until I could see the glow of the morning twilight starting to peak around the window shades. Lying back in bed I tossed and turned for another hour. Just as I was about to get up I finally fell asleep for a couple more hours. 
It was 9:00 MST when we both got up for breakfast. The sun was shining brightly through the windows and actually helped to warm us up. We decided we needed to run some errands so changed our plans around and by 10:45 we were heading up Highway 95 towards Parker. It may be a forty-mile run up the road but we just don’t get tired of the scenery. The Mountains in the distance, the Cactus and shrub growing sporadically on the uneven desert floor around us are just beautiful! 
On the road to Parker.
Our plan was to do some grocery shopping but when we arrived close to our destination we decided to have a quick bite for lunch first at Taco Bell. We managed to place our order and find a seat just in time as the place suddenly filled with travelers and workers also answering the call of their stomachs. 
Across the street at Walmart we picked up groceries that will hold us through the weekend. At this point we did this backwards where we walked around the store looking for non-perishable items last. Everything we now picked up will make our being “Off the Grid” so much easier. 
Driving back through Parker we noted that there are plenty of Vendors setting up tents along the Highway in an effort to get some of the Tourist Dollars that will be spent by the Wintering Snowbirds that will travel through the area. Again the rest of the trip back Home was just as Awe-Inspiring. 

We were a little concerned when we arrive back at the trailer because we were expecting guests later and the wind was blowing close to Twenty MPH. With all our purchases brought inside it was time too take out the trash but to where. I cheated and climbed on the roof so I could scout out where the waste bins were parked. That was when Jim and Barb stopped by to verify our get together time and they were able to verify the direction for me to bring the trash. 
Chicken and Salad for supper.

For supper Kathy served up a nice Salad and some Roasted Chicken that she had just picked up earlier at Walmart. 
The wind really fanned the fire.
The wind seemed to be subsiding so I went outside to start getting our first Campfire going since we headed south back at the beginning of November. Kathy joined me outside and was talking to me when she asked what kind of dog was it that was running off leash not too far from us. It wasn’t a dog, but a Coyote. 
Jim and Barb sharing our Campfire.
The Firewood we purchased from D.J. the other day was well seasoned but since I don’t use Fire Starter I still had to dig out some of the small woodworking scraps I use to get the fires going. The fire was just nicely started when Jim and Barb from Jim and Barb’s RV Adventures arrived having driven over in their ATV. I had invited them to come over to share our fire with us. We got a chance to learn of one another’s travels, families and future plans. We were also able to get as well as share some useful tips when Boondocking and traveling in different areas of the country. Before we knew it two hours had passed and they had to go Home to take their dogs out for their last walk of the night. 
As the fire dies down.
We are planning on getting together again before we leave to go to Lake Havasu next week. Not sure what we are doing tomorrow. The wind is really picking up right now. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration 

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence. 

Vincent Van Gogh


  1. Enjoy the desert and Coyotes they are all over the place down there. love hearing them at night.

  2. We were there for two weeks and maybe saw one coyote off in the distance in daylight once. They have been heard also in the evening. Bill is careful when he takes Clemson out at night on his leash checking the area first.

  3. So glad you are enjoying your travels! There's a way to make fire starters with candles and dryer lint, I think. I'll have to look it up. Pictures are great. Tell Kathy she makes me hungry every time I see her meals--always so colorful! I'll try to catch up reading, soon. Expecting snow and ice tonight--thought I'd make your day.😬

  4. Oh, that's me above (Nancy)
    To make a wax and lint fire starter, save up the ends of a few candles and a bunch of lint from the dryer. Take a paper egg carton and put a big wad of dryer lint into each cup of the carton. Melt the candle wax in a double boiler.Jul 15, 2011

  5. A campfire and spending time with friends what a great way to end the day. Sounds like you are enjoying your time in the desert.

  6. Hey.. I lost your blog for a while off my side list on my blog page.. not sure why? Found you again!