It's about time.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Saying So Long To Our Neighbours, Packing Up, Dining Out and Last Campfire.

Our Location today is La Posa South LTVA, Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A. 

Last night I don’t even remember my head hitting the pillow and I was asleep nor do I remember even turning over through the night. That’s probably why I was up by 7:30 Arizona Time getting things ready for breakfast. It was only minutes later that Kathy was getting up saying that she’d slept like a rock. We may be inside the trailer but the only thing not open on it at night is our door. With all the Coyotes prowling around the area we don’t need to find one inside raiding our refrigerator or worse chewing on our toes. 
While we sat having breakfast our neighbours Wayne and Sue left with another truck load of things they are storing in a trailer here in Quartzsite for the summer. Seeing that told us the next time they came back it wouldn’t take too long for them to finish packing and be on their way. As soon as we finished eating it was a dash at getting dressed and our inside chores finished. 
The Cloudy Sky didn’t look too promising in fact Kathy thought that it was about to Rain any minute. Using a few minutes before going outside I called Discount Solar so they would hold the two LED Waffle boards that I want to add to our outside Security Lights. They said they had plenty but I insisted they put them aside with my name on them. 
As soon as Wayne and Sue were back we went and bade them Safe Travels and that we’d be seeing them in the fall. We had a chance for a quick talk about a few other things including giving them our Contact Information but Wayne was so exhausted from the heat he forgot to give me his. I’m sure that when he reads this he’ll E-mail the information to me. We left so they could finish closing up and get underway without further disturbance.
The desert is really starting to Bloom so we had a chance to get a few pictures on our way back to our trailer. Kathy went back to making her notes of the places we’ll be stopping inside while I returned to emptying the basement again. The last few days we’ve been hearing our Water Pump cycling periodically when we are not using the Faucets. Yesterday I just happen to notice a drop of water dripping from a Low Point Drain. Thinking that I might have accidentally touched a valve while working on the wiring I would have to correct it. 
Minimizing what I took out of the basement and only opening the access door to the valves was a waste of time because whatever I touched only increased the dripping. I ended up removing the entire rear wall again to get to the valves. I’ve mentioned in the past how RV Manufactures use the cheapest materials to cut cost. When I looked at the valves I could see the “O” Ring starting to appear at the upper edge of the valve. By simply pushing down on the top the Stem it reseated itself in the Valve Body and the drip stopped. If we hadn’t had that drip the valve could have popped apart and caused water damage to the basement and sprayed the Electrical System. Those valves will be replaced when we get back to McGregor. Even though it was extra work by moving things around that also gave me the chance to clean and reorganize the basement. 
Just as Kathy was calling me in for lunch Wayne and Sue pulled out of their site for the last time this season but we’ll be seeing them in the fall. 
Since we had plans to have supper out Kathy kept lunch light by making Pancakes and Bacon. It tasted great as usual and wasn’t over filling but gave us enough energy to see us through the afternoon. 
Back outside we walked across the wash to the Stone Map that is quite impressive. Our past pictures didn’t do it justice so this time we brought along our Step-Ladder. Kathy stabilized the ladder while I took multiple pictures from different locations but it seemed the point and shoot camera had a mind of its own either that or we’ll have to get a taller ladder. 
I finished getting the Fresh Water Barrel, the Blue-Boy and the Tandem Bike tarped over on the back of the trailer as well as finishing getting my tools put away where they should be. 

Shortly after 2:00 we drove into Quartzsite with a list of things that I had to pick up. The first stop was the same Seasonal Vendor I went to the other day to pick up a piece of Red Heat Shrink. Kathy even looked around but with the hot air inside the tent she didn’t stay long. 
Kathy stayed in the truck with all the windows down while I went into Discount Solar where they had put my LEDs aside for me. Someone had come in just after lunch and had purchased twenty of them but they said those two were reserved. I’m glad that I insisted! 
Since we’ll be pulling out in the morning we stopped at the Chevron Gas Station and topped up on Diesel. It is a pain since we can’t use our Auxiliary Fuel Tank. Can’t wait to get it repaired. 
It was only 3:30 when we arrived at the Main Street Diner to have supper. We enjoy the Atmosphere, the Food, the Service and it’s Reasonably Priced. We were a little early for the Dinner Menu but Michelle said we were right on time. Of all the Restaurants that we’ve eaten in Quartzsite this is our favourite. Talking with Michelle we learned that their last date of business is April 15th when they shut everything down for the summer and don’t come back until September 15th and there are a lot of the other businesses that do the same. She wished us Safe Travels and we said we’d see her in the fall. 
We got Home around 4:30 and the inside of the trailer was 95 F (35 C) so it was a no-brainer that we sat outside where there was a cool breeze. While Kathy was reading her book, I prepped the back of the truck for towing the trailer in the morning and gathered our Firewood over at our Firepit. 
It was at this point that the clouds really started clearing out and we started seeing the Sun. We enjoyed our books but as the Sun neared the Horizon before it set I secured the Solar Panels on the roof for traveling. 
Kathy had moved our chairs near the Firepit and as soon as I was back on the ground we started our Campfire. We both are Campers at heart and find this so relaxing. It helps us figure things out and helps us to relax. It is also the time when you can look directly overhead and see a sky filled with thousands of stars however there was no Moon. We stayed out until 8:30 when our fire was dying and the Coyotes were howling but not a sign of the Moon. 
Tomorrow we’ll be stopping in Yuma before continuing towards Tucson but we’ll be taking our time. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Ask a silly question: 

If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, 

why do some people get married more than once?


  1. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting around a campfire ๐Ÿ˜Š Safe travels to Tucson.

  2. Sounds like you had a busy couple of days. Tom and I were glad we got back this way and were able to stop by and talk one last time before you and Kathy had left. Enjoy your time in Tucson. Safe Travels.