It's about time.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cold Winds, Making A Luncheon Date and Government Shut Down Causing Changes To Plans.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

Last night was our coldest night since we arrived in the southwest. With not too much planned for today we felt comfortable to stay under our warm winter bedding for a while longer this morning. It was past 7:30 MST when I stumbled downstairs to start opening the Window Shades. Looking outside the Flags and Windsocks were all flying straight with barely any flutter. 

I’d barely gotten things ready for breakfast when Kathy came down stairs. Even though I offered to cycle the Furnace she didn’t want to waste the Propane. (If you are freezing, you’re not wasting Propane to keep warm.) Our hot Coffee/Tea helped keep us warm up while reading at the Computers. 

Since it was a slow day we kept lunch lite by having a bowl of Split Pea Soup, a Cheese Stick and a Yogurt for dessert.

Since mentioning in the Blog the other day that we had gone out to visit with Gordon and Sheryl Six but hadn’t found them due to the fact there were so many Escapees Groups that we didn’t know where to start. A longtime friend of theirs had found our Blog on the sidebar of Travelwith the Bayfield Bunch and has been following us for some time. Doug kindly contacted Gordon and verified we had met them at the New Christy Minstrels Show and got information we needed. For that we Thank You Doug.

Lots of people attend Church Services on Sundays then like to go out for a Brunch so we waited to call well after lunch. Gordon was happy to hear from us but passed the phone to Sheryl so she could schedule us in on their Calendar. Since the Wind was still quite cool and the Outside Temperature was only 55 F (13 C) with cold Winds we set up a luncheon date for this coming Thursday when it will be warmer. As soon as I was off the phone Kathy wrote it on our Calendar to make certain we wouldn’t forget. 

For supper Kathy wanted something a little more filling so she made the Chicken Croquettes along with Sautéed Asparagus and a Salad. It was again a lite meal but since we weren’t very active today it worked perfectly. 

With this Government Shut Down we might have to modify our plans until it’s resolved. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

The World's Great Proverbs

The eyes are the window of the soul.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Checking The Big Tent, Boxed In and Roller Coaster Weather.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

We had the alarm set for 7:30 MST this morning so we could have breakfast and be out the door for shortly after 8:00. Even though Kathy is not keen on being caught up among large crowds our intention was to join those gathered here in Quartzsite to visit the Big Tent. 
Heading out of La Posa South.
Wishing we had gotten up just a little earlier after following other vehicles into the entrance marked RV Show we slowly wound our way past the already filled parking lot back into the Wash area where almost everyone was being parked. Even though this area hasn’t seen the rainfall they had last winter as soon as we made the turn into the loose gravel that is laid to absorb water the front of the Truck just sank right in. Knowing what to do I went out and locked the Front Hubs switched the Transmission to 4X4 Low and just drove to where I was first in the middle line. 
Pulling in to the RV Show.
We stood outside the gate to the main event in comfortable 59 F (15 C) temperatures until the attendants allowed everyone in. There is not too much we really need so we basically were there looking. Some of the Vendors were selling things unrelated to RVing but they paid their fees so we wish them the best.
Everyone waiting for the tent to open.
We saw a few of our Friends at a distance but they didn’t see our waves. After making our way around the Tent for the second time we ran into Bill Richards from the blog On Our Way. We compared Symptoms of the illnesses we each had and he suggested the problem I was having with running the Propane Line was probably a Cross Member. Since we’ve been sick we didn’t want to give it to anyone else but now we’ll be able to visit. 
Inside the Big Tent, Elbow to Elbow people.

There were a few things that gave us ideas for changes to our traveling in the future. By 10:30 with all the walking we had done we were getting hungry and tired so we stopped at one of the Food Vendors and each got a sandwich. That would tide us over until it was time for supper this evening. 
Other Vendors surrounding the Big Tent.
Even though we plan on revisiting one of the Vendors on the north side of Tyson Wells Road we figured we’d just get out of the elbow to elbow crowds for today. As we were walking back to the Wash where we were parked we had to watch for drivers that didn’t seem to care if they ran into you. When we finally made it back to our Truck we had another problem. Last year they had Volunteers directing you where to park but not this year. After having started the line in the middle of the Wash we later got Boxed-In. 
Boxed in from the rear.
There were at least a dozen vehicles that others parked Behind and in Front of. The “B” class RV parked next to us was furious. Guess you can’t change Stupid. She took the License Number of the vehicle behind her and us and headed back to the Big Tent. Minutes passed and we watched other stupid acts of driving in the Wash before the people behind us showed up. As they pulled out Kathy had to stand in the empty spot so we could back out because others wanted to pull in. 
Boxed in from the front.
With vehicles still coming in to the area there was only one way out and that was to drive through the Wash until we came out on Tyson Wells Road. We left the Truck in All Wheel Drive until we had to stop before exiting the Wash otherwise we would never have gotten out of the deep gravel. It took another Ten Minutes to drive up to Arizona 95 before heading for La Posa South. 
Even with large gatherings there is still lots of space.
It was nearly noon by the time we got Home and the wind was gusting up to 25 MPH. Checking the Weather Forecast they showed the temperature was cooling down. We had a few Windows and the Door open for a short while but eventually had to close them. 
One of many Motor-Home gatherings.
With our getting up early and all the walking Kathy needed a long nap. I busied myself getting caught upon the reading I didn’t do this morning. Around 2:00 the sky was filled with Black Clouds and the Wind had increased. By 3:15 we were getting Rain for the second time since we have been here. Unlike the last time, this rain did not make puddles but mainly stirred the dust.
 
Clouds filling the sky.
We were starting to feel hungry around 4:00 but didn’t know what we wanted to eat. We couldn’t use the Weber because of the high wind and rain so we took a gamble and headed back to Quartzsite. The Outside Temperature showing on the Truck Dash was 11 C (52 F) which was cooler then when we left the Tent. There was very lite traffic and we arrived at Taco Mia by 4:30. 
Raining over the Mountain.
We had no trouble finding a seat but there were no Waitresses to take our orders. Instead I stood in line for nearly twenty minutes until I reached the Take-Out Counter where I ordered and paid for our Meals, got our Drinks and went back to the table. While I had been in line Kathy had spoken to a Waitress who explained that for the next week they will be so busy that this will be the only way they can keep up. I had noticed Six People working in the Kitchen compared to Two on our previous visits. When our Meals were ready they were delivered to our table. 
The white speck in the upper center is the Moon as the Sun sets.
After eating we drove over to Family Dollar to walk off some of our meal. Kathy wasn’t able to find a replacement Hairbrush she needed so we drove over to Dollar General. This was the first time there since last spring and this store is always in a mess with Stock piled on the floor and most of their shelves empty. Kathy didn’t find her Hairbrush there either. 
You can see it better in this cropped photo.

By the time we got back Home the sky seemed to be clearing, the wind had calmed down and the Temp was back to 59 F (15 C). It’s not often I get a picture of the Sunset and Moon in the same picture. Around 9:00 it was down to 50 F (10 C) and is supposed to get colder. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

Laundry day is an annual event.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Early Water Run, Missed Visit, The Quartzsite Madness Begins and Supper In Blythe.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

We both managed to sleep quite comfortably with the moderate temperatures outside last night. That surprised me because I had plans to get up early as soon as I saw the Sun starting to appear. Lately when I even consider doing that my sleep will be broken to the point that I should have just stayed up the entire night. 
The morning Hues lighting the sky before the Sun appears.
This morning I was out of bed before 7:00 MST and changed my clothes in the living room where I had put them last night before going to bed. Minutes later I was slowly driving back to the Fresh Water Faucets here at
La Posa South LTVA. Since the number of RVs that converge at Quartzsite for the Big Tent was up by 30% from last year the Bureau of Land Management has started rationing the Fresh Water. I managed to pull up to a Hose Bib as another RV was pulling away. The couple next to me informed me that the Notice that was posted at the Office said that each day after 14,000 Gallons of Water would be dispensed the Pumps would be shut down. They didn’t do that last year and ran the Reservoir nearly dry.
 

After filling our Barrel as soon as I moved away from the Bib someone from the line that had formed behind me took my spot. With over Four Hundred Pounds of Water on the rear of the Truck it rode very smoothly back to our Trailer. I managed to hook up the pump and start filling our Fresh Water Tank before the Sun even crested the Mountains in the east. When I went inside to check the Tank Level Kathy was sitting at the table with breakfast already served. 
Filling our Fresh Water Tank before 8:00 this morning.
Kathy felt like she was relapsing with “The Crud” so she didn’t waste any time taking a Generic Mucinex to help clear her up. We did our usual Computer reading and inside chores all before noon. I also took the time to close up the Pump, Water Filters and Fresh Water Barrel before we had lunch. By the time we had lunch Kathy was feeling much better. 

As soon as we had eaten lunch we got in the Truck and headed off in the direction of Plomosa Road. We had planned a couple of short visits for today but we were looking for the “Needle in the Haystack” for both. We had been invited to visit with Rolland and Sheryl Six who we met at the New Christy Minstrel’s show last Saturday. They were with the Escapees group but we came across Six different groups and since we weren’t sure what their RV looked like we struck out.
We finally saw the sign to the Montana Owners Association and after finding our way around the washes finally found the group. We spotted what we thought was the proper Truck and Trailer but weren’t sure. We asked a group of Montana Owners that were having an early afternoon social and they confirmed we had been at the right unit. After knocking on their door and getting no answer, we figured they were out checking the local Vendors in Quartzsite. We told the Social Group who we were and headed back towards town. Bill and Jan Mains returned home just minutes after we left according to their Blog. 

In town Kathy went inside Family Dollar while I tried to fill our Drinking Water Jugs. The machine gave the guy ahead of me change back and showed the message that it was Empty. I went next door to the General Store where I managed to fill One Jug before that machine gave me change back and showed it was Empty. These machines process the water fed to them on the spot and can only do so many Gallons Per Hour. I walked back to Family Dollar just as Kathy was coming out. She said it was jammed full of people inside. 
Leaving the Montana Owners area on Plomosa Road.
We planned to go back Home since it was too early to go for supper. When we arrived back at La Posa South LTVA there were RVs parked on both sides of the road after the Office as people were lined up to go inside to register and there were morRVs coming in directly behind us.
RVs waiting to register at La Posa South LTVA today.
We got some late afternoon reading done before heading back to Quartzsite for supper. It didn’t matter where we went, Grubstake, Taco Mio, The Yacht Club, Family Times Three Restaurant along with all the fast food places, people were lined up out the doors. This mayhem will continue until after the Big Tent is gone. It helps the local economy but is pure madness. 
More RVs trying to register as we are leaving Two Hours later.
We headed down I-10 and went to Denny’s in Blythe. It felt good to sit in a restaurant that wasn’t jammed full of people. Kathy enjoyed the Salmon Sizzler while I had the Gouda Chicken Sizzler. Both were excellent choices. Before leaving Blythe, we stopped at Albertson’s and picked up added supplies for our Freezer so we can avoid the Traffic Congestion and Crowds in Quartzsite. 
Taken through our windshield as we drive to Blythe.
It was past 7:30 by the time we did get back to Quartzsite and thinking further to avoid the upcoming crowds we stopped at the Chevron to top off our Diesel. Being tired it finally dawned on me to go back to the Reverse Osmosis Machines. Sure enough the machines had plenty of Water to fill our Containers. I also went inside to buy one more case of Bottled Water for Kathy. The same case of Bottled Water that was selling for Two Dollars last week was now marked at Five Dollars. (It stayed on the shelf.) 
Salmon Sizzler.
Back at La Posa South LTVA since there was a cloud covering it was pitch dark. Driving the safe way Home after dark we noticed a lot of RVs filling spots that had been empty earlier today. A van that had just pulled in before us moved to let us pass by then followed us until they got to their RV. Must be new to the neighbourhood. We were lucky to be able to see our Trailer off in the distance with all the lights wrapped around our Antenna Mast. 
Chicken Gouda Sizzler

Tomorrow we’ll get up early to make our only trip to the Big Tent for this year. We’ll let you know how that turns out. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Words of Inspiration

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust, French Novelist

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Backseat Driver, Great Lunch Out, Checking More Vendors and No Water.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

Even though we went to bed tired last night at 3:00 MST I woke up and spent the rest of the early morning Tossing and Turning. Since crawling around under equipment is no longer part of my near daily routine since my Retirement my body kept me awake reminding me of yesterday’s activities. I was probably dozing on and off but nothing solid. If I could have gotten to the medicine cabinet and taken a Tylenol I would have probably slept like a rock just like Kathy. 

My back finally told me it was time to get up at 7:30 so I had everything ready to greet the day before turning on my Computer. Kathy sensed my absence and she was downstairs minutes before 8:00. Even though we are expecting cooler mornings in the next few days it was quite comfortable and with the Sun blazing brightly we even opened the Window Shades upstairs to help warm the trailer.

We had planned a lazy day of checking out Vendors that we have never checked out before so we took our time reading everything we needed to on our Computers before finishing our morning chores. It was nearly 11:30 when we left to go to town. 
Sheepdog sitting quietly seconds before
being tossed from his seat.
As we approached the first traffic light at Tyson Wells Road and Arizona 95 we spotted the old Land Rover that we’ve seen many times and recognized it because of the large English Sheepdog that sits quietly in one of the rear Jump-Seats. Traffic was Bumper to Bumper today heading to the Vendors and Downtown area. As the Owner was approaching the intersection the Traffic Light suddenly changed and the poor Sheepdog got tossed to the floor. Instead of just getting back on the seat he stood there barking at his owner complaining about his improper driving skills. He finally sat back down when the Land Rover started back up the road but as soon as he slowed for the long line of traffic ahead the Sheepdog started barking at him again. For a Backseat Driver I think he got his point across. 
Cowboy Nachos with homemade chips.
Since this was Thursday we had planned on having lunch out at the Mainstreet Restaurant because they have a dish that is only served one day of the week. We ordered their Cowboy Nachos special. It has caught on so well that they have a helper for the Cook just making their Homemade Chips for him. It is unbelievably Tasty and within a few minutes of leaving the table you would hardly believe that you had eaten. As we were being served many new customers to the Restaurant were stretching their necks and asking the waitresses what that was and ordering it. 

We had a slight problem as we were leaving the restaurant and had to go back Home to La Posa South LTVA for a short while. Once everything was taken care of we headed back to town. 

We have explored many different vendors areas but there was a section on Main Street that we had never been to even last winter. Driving just past the Yacht Club we found a large parking lot to leave the Truck. We started walking through one store after another where we found plenty of interesting things to look at but only a couple actually followed us Home. Since we have not been getting out and doing much hiking this was the perfect way to get some Walking Exercise in. 

After getting back to the Truck Kathy wanted to stop at the Grocery Store just to see what they had in stock. She figures that once the Big Tent opens on Saturday the shelves might be very empty so better to stock up. Since we had never been to the General Store that’s where we went today. They didn’t have the variety that the Road Runner grocery store has but you could get by with what they had in a pinch. We found a few things to help tied us over as well. 
Lots of RVs checking in today
at La Posa South LTVA.
Back Home we scrambled to open Windows and Roof-Vents to let the heat out. While I changed to working clothes Kathy nuked some Corndogs in the Micro-Wave just by using the Inverter. It wasn’t much but it was enough for our supper. 

It seems that there are more and more RVs showing up everyday in anticipation of the Big Tent. This is now causing long lines at the Dump-out and Fresh Water Stations so I figured I would get one last Dump and Fill until the crowds thin out again after the Tent is gone. Our Tanks weren’t as full as the last time so I had all the Tanks emptied with less then a barrel full of Waste.

On the way to empty the Waste our neighbour Wayne waved me down and said there was a notice at the gate saying the Water Pumps would be shut every night at 5:00 until the crowds diminish. The reason for this is there are Thirty Percent more people then last year so they are trying to Conserve the water. He also told me that so many people had stopped at RV Pitstop for Water that their Wells ran dry. 
There were only Two RVs ahead of me when I reached the Dumping-Station. Since I saw them pull into position I used that time to walk the Trash across the road. All the Dumpsters were beyond Full but I managed to stick my bag under the lid. When I finally got to emptying our Waste Barrel I found even the Non-Potable Water had been turned off so the Barrel didn’t get flushed out today. 
Pulling up to the Fresh Water Faucets people were struggling to fill Gallon Containers so I didn’t waste my time and just headed back Home. Kathy couldn’t believe the Bureau of Land Management would do such a thing. I’ll just have to be an early riser tomorrow so I can fill our Fresh Water Tank

Got some beautiful Sunset pictures tonight. We’ll be going Visiting tomorrow so we’ll have something different to show in tomorrow’s blog. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Joke of the Day

Latest survey shows that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the world's population.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Getting Things Accomplished and A Relaxing Campfire.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

We both slept so soundly last night that we were awake before the Sun crested the mountain range this morning. It felt good to look outside and see nothing but the clear blue sky without a cloud anywhere in sight. 

We both managed to have all the News, E-Mails and morning Blogs read before 10:00 which gave us an earlier start to the rest of our chores. The one that I took note of in particular was The Weather Network’s forecast for this coming week. Not only are there cool days coming our way but cold nights as well. Since the underbelly of the Trailer had been opened in an attempt to install the Propane Line for our Blue Flame Heater that would have to be closed up.

After collecting all the Trash and Recycle I was outside working on a variety of minor chores before 10:30. I had to do a slight modification to the Skid that we use to stop the Waste and Fresh Water Barrels from rolling around at the rear of the Truck Bed.

Next it was checking the Propane Tanks on the Trailer making certain that they didn’t need to be filled. I then checked the oil and topped off our Honda Generator with fresh Gasoline. Better to be ready just in case.

Before heading inside I went through my Hardware Organizers that I carry in the Truck and found the different Fasteners that would help to seal up the underbelly of the Trailer. Using the Tailgate as a Workbench I was then able to cut the piece of Wood Strapping that would form a Frame under the Trailer. Before going in for lunch I spread my cold Coveralls over the Weber-Q to let the Sun warm them up. 

Inside Kathy was busy getting things ready for lunch. She was mixing finely chopped Onions and Celery with some canned Salmon to make Sandwiches. Yesterday while at Smart and Final she picked up an 8” Sampler Cake. We enjoy our desserts but this had Four Different Pieces Of Cake to try giving us variety. We know eating too much of that is not good but Kathy simply cut the piece in half for us to share. Lunch was delicious and just the right size.

After eating I went outside and made a few more attempts to run the Propane Line. Even using the Endoscope, it was impossible to locate the line above the Fresh Water Tank so I started putting the Wood Strapping inside the Belly and clamping them in place. By doing so prevented them from moving while I fastened them in place. Using a White China Marker on the Underbelly I marked where the Screws were located before applying the new Fiber Board over the opening. Adding Fender Washers made everything sealed nicely.

Back inside for a few minutes I replaced the Plastic Spigots on our Drinking Water Containers with Brass Valves and “O”-Rings. The Plastic Spigots were constantly snapping off but with the Brass Valves should last a lifetime.

Since we enjoy their company I walked over to Wayne and Sue’s Trailer to invite them over for a Campfire tonight being specific that it was only for a couple of hours.

When I got back Kathy had a store bought Greek Thin Crust Pizza for me to grill. This was the perfect size pizza so we satisfied but weren’t full. 

While Kathy washed the dishes, I set up the Firepit and closed up our Grill. After getting a few Sunset pictures when Kathy came outside the fire was lit. With the mixture of the first batch of wood and the second batch the fire was easy to light. burned warmer and lasted longer. 

Wayne showed up around 6:00 by himself. Even using Antibiotics Sue’s cold/flu has not been improving so she was home in bed. We still had lots to talk about and enjoyed the visit so much it was after 8:30 before we said Good Night

Now that we are ready for the colder temperatures we’ll spend a few days exploring before the Big Tent opens. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

Words of Inspiration

My creed is that: Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so.

Robert G. Ingersoll, American Orator

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More Construction, Trimmed, Tasty Ribs and Finding New A BLM Area

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

After putting fresh bedding on yesterday there was no attempts to hoard the covers made last night. I managed to be up before the Sun cleared the mountain range this morning and get most of the Window Shades raised and Breakfast ready to serve before going on the Computer. I only managed to check The Weather Network before Kathy started making her way downstairs. She was nearly in a panic because we had an 11:15 appointment this morning but there was a Saving Grace. The appointment was in Blythe so we had an extra hour on our side. 

I got caught up reading everyone that had posted on our sidebar, checked the News and even reviewed my E-mail. At that point we completed our morning chores and were just about to head out the door when my phone rang. 

It was the Amazon Representative that I had spoken to yesterday about changing our Shipping Address at Quiet Times Greeting Card Shop to include a Box ##, because our package was stuck at the Quartzsite Post Office. She had called the Post Office herself to try and have them add the Box ## but their reply was “If it wasn’t addressed that way when it got shipped it would be returned, No Ands, Ifs or Buts about it”. With attitudes like that I can understand why more and more people are sending things by Courier Services rather then by Mail
I-10 westbound from Quartzsite to Blythe, California.
The Right Lane has been recently repaved.
It was just after 10:30 MST when we headed out the door. Knowing we had plenty of time to get to our appointment I turned up Tyson Wells Road to drive by the Vendors Area. That was a mistake! I figured in Five Minutes we’d be on the highway. The road was packed and it took nearly Fifteen Minutes to travel the Thousand Feet and you don’t get points for hitting pedestrians. There were some people that waited for the stopped traffic to start moving again before dodging in front of you. I’m certain there’s a shiny spot on our bumper. 
Welcome to California.
After finally getting on I-10 heading west towards Blythe, California we were only up the road a couple of miles when we spotted the Construction Signs and traffic slowed to nearly 30 MPH. The state of Arizona has been repairing the bad sections of Washboard Road this winter and the last time we drove to Blythe it looked like they were nearly done. As we were driving along the Construction Cones seemed to be tossed all over into the right lane. As traffic started speeding up there was the Line Painting Crew taking the off ramp ahead of us. Now they just have to pick up their Cones and Signs and the project is completed. 

We arrived at Cutting Edge in Blythe with a Half Hour to spare and Gloria was still working on other customers. It seems the Younger Beauticians come and go as they please so within minutes she was the only one there. We had met her last winter and she does our hair the way that Jen at Fantastic Sam’s in Windsor does it. Within a Half Hour she had changed our appearances from the Shaggy Dog look to the way we prefer to appear. 

It was nearly noon PST when we left which meant we were late for our lunch. On one of our trips to Blythe this winter we didn’t want fast food and had found a place called Rebel Barbecue. Located next to McDonalds and across the street from Las Tacos we tried their ½ Rack of Ribs. They supply you with plastic cutlery. Now imagine using a plastic fork that completely peeled the meet from the Ribs with little effort. They tasted fantastic and lunch was the last meal we needed to eat for the day. 

We drove over to the Dollar Tree around the corner. Even though we had shopped at Three Other Dollar Tree stores in Yuma there was still a few things we forgot. Besides this allowed us to walk off some of our lunch. We were just about to leave the store when we spotted a man who had what we hadn’t found so we asked him where he found them so we didn’t leave empty handed after all. 

Our next stop was Smart and Final grocery store where we got more walking in. We had shopped here a number of times last winter and enjoyed it. Today it seemed that all the Fruit Kathy would check seemed to have been picked too early. She left it behind thinking it would probably rot before it would ripen. We did manage to find a number of other things that will help keep us supplied for some time. 

When we got back to Quartzsite we went down Main Street to avoid the crowds at the Vendors Area. After all that Highway Driving our Truck finally went into Regen Mode which is where it cleans out the Diesel Particulate Filter as you continue to drive. To allow this to happen we drove right past La Posa South LTVA down Arizona 95 until we came to La Paz Valley. We have seen this road many times on our way to Yuma we always wondered what was down there so this seemed to be the perfect time to find out. 
Heading back to Quartzsite.
After leaving the Highway we spotted lots of RVs spread all over the terrain. Then we saw the sign saying La Paz Valley 14 Day Dry Camping Area. In other words, this is another BLM area that you can stay at for Free for Fourteen Days before you have to leave. The Camphost was not far from the road and behind him there were other RVs and there also seemed to be a group of Motor Homes nosed in a large circle with chairs around a Firepit with tables set up for use with Pot Lucks

Further down the road we found what appears to be a couple of RV Parks where the RVs are nearly touching one another. There was a sign indicating something about Gem Hunters Camp. We drove until the Pavement came to an end and decided we didn’t want to do any Off-Roading today. As we turned around we also noticed a couple of people Desert Golfing. We could see about a half dozen Golf Hole Flags in not too large an area. 

So now if we didn’t want to stay too long in Quartzsite we have another option of where to stay just beyond the LTVAs

It was nearly 5:00 MST when we got Home in La Posa South LTVA. By the time we had everything put away the Sun was already setting. Not sure what we’ll be doing tomorrow but I’m sure we’ll be busy. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

You Might Be a Redneck If

The only fresh produce in your diet is the lime in your Corona.