Our Location today is Dome Rock Road BLM, Quartzsite, U.S.A.
Kathy once again had no trouble sleeping last night while I kept mulling things over in my mind what needed to be done before we would hit the road this morning. The only way we’d have had less to do would have been if we had been Boondocking in a parking lot, yet I could not stop thinking. When the Sun peaked through the Window Shades I thought it was still early but when Kathy asked if I was getting up I knew that I’d slept in.
|Leaving Imperial Dam LTVA.|
It was after 8:00 MST when we were sitting down having Breakfast and we were discussing how little we had to do before leaving the sight when a BLM/LTVA Pickup swung into our site. He was probably checking the tags but when he spotted the truck already hitched he just continued going over towards our neighbours to check their tag.
|Honey, we're Home.|
With the trailer totally secured and the jacks all stored we were headed to the Fresh Water, Trash and Dump-Out Stations by 9:00. There are more stations here but they seem to be in a Reverse Order as to many of the other parks we’ve done this in. Taking care of all our Home’s Comforts took quite some time and it was past 10:30 by the time we were headed north on Highway 95.
Having traveled this route a few times we just presumed it would be clear sailing. Imagine our surprise when we were at a Stand-Still twice due to minor road work being done. We had thought that we would be set up before noon but when we only arrived in Quartzsite at 12:30 we decided to grab a quick lunch at Carl’s Jr.
|View to our East.|
It was shortly after 1:00 that we were crossing the Interstate and heading over towards Dome Rock Road. We’d traveled just over a mile when we came upon the Camp Host’s spot. By the time I walked over to his trailer I had just started filling in the information when a woman showed up to sign in for four people. She wasn’t happy when told she couldn’t sign for other people so she only got her own permit. Since this our first stay on BLM land when I asked Eric where he thought there would be a nice quiet area to stay he gave me directions.
|Our closest neighbours to the West.|
As we drove off the access road into the desert camping area the mountains surrounded us on three sides. When we got out of the truck to check a possible site we ended up walking further to find a better one. With our choice made I drew a line in the sand with my foot for Kathy to guide me in at the same angle. When we had set up at the Imperial Dam LTVA I had only Guessed at pointing the trailer east. I wasn’t accurate which meant we weren’t enough hours for the Sun to properly charge our Batteries using our Solar Panels. Today I didn’t take a chance, I used a Hand-Held Compass and drew an arrow pointing East in the sand.
|Dome Rock in the distance.|
As soon as the trailer was unhitched and I was leveling it Kathy was off taking pictures because she was so overwhelmed with our site. With the leveling complete she went inside to start setting up for our stay while I climbed to the roof to raise our Solar Panels and install our Windsock.
|Our site facing North|
I went inside to finish my inside setup before we both sat outside to cool down. On the South side of the trailer it felt much hotter then the 81 F (27 C) that it was. We sat in the shade on the North side of the trailer and it was perfect. Our closest neighbour is probably Five Hundred Feet away and there are only a few groups of RVs that are deliberately parked together.
|The view out our front door to the South.|
For tonight’s supper we Baked a Potato and Grilled some Meat Loaf on the Weber. For a first time it wasn’t perfect but close. The next time we should see a big improvement.
|Baked Potato and Meat Loaf grilled on the Weber|
with Corn and Cucumbers for sides.
We were amazed by the Beautiful Sunset. They are always different.
We only towed the trailer 78 Miles today but ended up with a site that is totally free for up to fourteen days. We need to accomplish things before we leave here next Wednesday and some Iffy Weather heading our way so we’ll just take it one day at a time. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!
It’s about time.
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