It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Trying New Things and Catching Up.

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

I don’t know why but ever since I was a kid if I dreamed while I slept during the night I would wake as if I hadn’t even gone to bed. Using a form of Self-Hypnosis for decades I couldn’t remember dreaming and slept like a charm. Last night it was like I was a kid again being wakened by my dreams. Now that I’m retired I sleep in to catch up on my sleep and this morning was much later then I wanted.
Kathy and I worked together making a lite breakfast and limited our time at the Computers. We wanted to do some visiting today so we were out the door by 11:30 and half way to Quartzsite before realizing we needed to have lunch. Having seen something on the Menu that intrigued her last evening Kathy suggested going back to the Mountain Quail Café.
Unlike last night we didn’t beat the rush and since all the smaller tables were in use we were seated in a Corner Booth all to ourselves. Today we tried their Taco Salad where they bake a Corn Tortilla into the shape of a Bowl then put the rest of the ingredients in for you to eat. It tasted good, was filling and would hold us over for part of the afternoon.
When we left we were on our way to Dome Rock Road for a visit. Not knowing exactly where they were parked we drove nearly the length of the road before turning around and heading back. There was a section where there was at least a Hundred Casitas all parked fairly close together. Remembering the area that we had used last spring we turned up Cholla Road. After traveling the short distance around the bend, we pulled into the first BLM driveway that had a Camphost set up. We lucked out and there within a short distance we found who we were looking for.
There's a familiar looking RV.
There was George from Our Awesome Travels checking his Tire Pressures as he does every day before they hit the road and Suzie was busy doing her house cleaning. We planned to stay less then an Hour but since we hadn’t had a chance to visit with them earlier this winter, because Kathy didn’t want to share her bug, it was nearly Two Hours before we said our “See You Laters” and let them get back to packing.
George  and Suzie taking a break from packing to hit the road.
We were feeling the heat and with all this healthy eating we needed a snack so we stopped at Dorothy and Toto’s for an Ice Cream Cone. They only serve top grade Ice Cream and if you fill an entire card with visits you can get a Free Ice Cream Cone. Just a few more visits and we can celebrate with our special treat.
We've never seen this many RVs on Dome Rock Road.
As we were heading back Home we had just past Tyson Wells Road when the Truck went into its Regen Mode. On newer Diesel Engines they have Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) and when you do a lot of low speed or city driving they start to get plugged. When the Diesel Engine goes into Regen Mode it’s better to drive it down the Highway until it burns off the Particulates otherwise it will eventually cause the Filter to become plugged and then the Engine stops working. We drove about Ten Miles down Arizona 95 before the Regen was complete and we headed back to La Posa South.
Easily over a Hundred Casitas all close together.
I’d noted we were getting low in our Fresh Water Tank. I was getting ready to go to the Fresh Water Fill Area when Wayne came over. Having been a Former Trucker he keeps track of Fuel Prices all the time. He had recently noticed Diesel Prices had increased here in Quartzsite but the price for Diesel in Yuma was Twenty-One Cents a Gallon cheaper. If you combine that with even grocery shopping the cost difference would pay for the trip.
Back inn La Posa South.
I tried something different today when filling our Fresh Water Barrel. I propped the Barrel on an angle and managed to put about Forty-Seven Gallons of Water in. As I started transferring it to our Trailer I was also surprised to see our Fresh Water Tank in the Trailer was reading Empty. There was only a couple of Gallons of Water in the Barrel and our Tank was full.
Having Pizza while watching the 6 o'clock News
At that point I fired up our Weber-Q to cook a Store-Bought Pizza that Kathy doctored for our supper. Because it was hot inside the trailer we put our chairs in the shade of the trees by the wash which meant I could keep an eye on our Pizza and traffic going by. Seeing a Blue Truck that I recognized heading up the path that runs by our Trailer I waved so it pulled up. It was Dave and Cheryl from the Blog OurView From Here and even though they couldn’t stay long wanted to let us know they weren’t avoiding us. They had been to Blythe earlier and also stopped to visit with George and Suzie on their return. They only stayed for about ten minutes before heading home to Skype with their Grandchildren back in Alberta but with a promise for a good visit. It wasn’t until we were eating I realized we didn’t get a picture.
Not sure what we’ll be doing tomorrow but I’m certain 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.


Ask a silly question:

How do they get deer to cross at that yellow road sign?


  1. I told Ken I need a Mexican food fix after seeing that taco salad. yum.. Nice that you got spend a little time with George and Suzie, time sure flies when you're chatting doesn't it?! Pizza and that beautiful sky sure looks good!

  2. That sky image is beautiful. You just can't beat the sunsets around here.

  3. Just read your last couple of posts.
    Tom and I really enjoyed the campfire and meeting Sue and Wayne, thank you for inviting us.
    Glad to read Kathy is feeling better every day.
    We really like the Mountain Quail Cafe and have never had bad service or food there. We have sat in that large corner booth...:)
    Glad our paths passed this adventure and look forward to more "chats" down the road.