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Friday, March 9, 2018

Gold Eye Mine Tour, Lunch At Silly Al’s, Cooking On A Hot Day and Another Pot Luck Supper.


Our Location today is on Plomosa Road BLM Land, Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

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“It Wasn’t Me!” Believe it or not after getting to bed later than normal again last night when I woke up at 7:00 MST and just lay there trying to rest. As if there was a spring under the bed when the clock read 7:30 Kathy jumped out of bed saying “We’ve got to get ready or we’ll be late”. This morning it wasn’t me that rang the alert that we had to be on the move besides we still had another Three Hours. Looking out the Windows not a Person was stirring. By 10:00 it seemed half the Rally Attendees were dashing from one RV to another. 

As soon as we had scanned over the Blogs we read, (If you’re on our sidebar we read your Blog.) We started getting our inside chores completed. By 9:30 we were outside among the rest of the Attendees to verify our time of departure. More conversations were exchanged until finally at 10:15 vehicles started lining up. 

At precisely 10:30 the lead started to pull away with another Twenty Vehicles closely following. We had a few other vehicles that were traversing Plomosa Road join into our caravan. Turning south on Arizona 95 we gained a few others in our line until we took control of the Slow Lane by driving slightly below the posted Speed Limit inside the Quartzsite City Boundaries. That helped to weed out those that were not part of our group. Our leader chose to cross I-10 before turning west on Kuehn Street rather then going down Mainstreet. 
Portable Sluece.
Once we passed the Love’s Truck Stop we continued on to Dome Rock Road West. We again stopped briefly by the Super 8 Motel to let others catch up. Soon over half the group was gathered so he headed up to Cholla Road which ran south along the BLM Land we stayed last winter. Soon we were driving on the unpaved washboard known as Erdman Road heading towards Gold Eye Mine. If you were running a Jeep with low Tire Pressure you would laugh at this ride but if you were driving a Dually with hard tires you felt every ripple in the road. 

At Gold Eye Mine we met the owner Steve Hunt who after everyone had gathered gave us a very informative lesson in Gold Mining. He gave us a History lesson of the Mining Claims in the area and how they came to be, how they were developed and by whom. He also explained the Legalities that Prospectors face and who is behind them. He also explained how Gold is produced in the earth and the fact that Quartzsite is surrounded by an ancient Volcano which makes it a great place to find these minerals. At the final stop of his tour he allowed many to hold some of the Gold the way it is found in the Ground itself. 
Steve Hunt passing samples of his Gold.
Kathy holding a rock containing Gold pieces in it.
Another thing we realized is that it was such an interesting tour we were forgetting to drink Water and with the blazing hot Sun we felt like we were cooking. As we drove past Pipeline Road that leads to Rainbow Acres Subdivision that we toured last winter, we were finally back to Cholla Road and smooth Pavement. 
This Trike was outside Silly Al's was from Michigan.
Since it was nearly 1:00 and we were by ourselves we decided to stop at Silly Al’s to have lunch. Kathy had Unsweetened Iced Tea while I had Draft to quench our thirst. For lunch we each had a small Salad and we shared a Small Meat Lover’s Pizza. We also had leftovers to bring Home. 
From there we went to Family Dollar to use their Reverse Osmosis Water Dispenser to fill our 5 Gallon Drinking Water Jug for $1.25 before heading Home on Plomosa Road

After getting all the Windows open and Vents working the trailer was soon cool enough to cook our contribution to this evening’s Pot Luck. Kathy collected the Ingredients and while I chopped them up she cooked the Macaroni on the stove. Once everything was mixed it was put in the Fridge to cool off. 
Cloud covered Sky.
We barely had a chance to check our On-Line Messages before we were once again out the door. Setting up our chairs around the Campfire we got comfortable and had a chance to visit with others. I went to get our Tuna Macaroni Salad and placed it with the others when it was time. Kathy got selected to call Last Name Initials again for people to go to eat. There was even more food then on Wednesday so very few people had empty dishes this evening. With the warm temperature we had today we could sit at the Campfire without having our Jackets on but we were tired when the evening began so we headed Home by 8:00 just like a lot of others did. 

We have the tomorrow morning free to reorganize the Basement before we head out on another Adventure in the Afternoon. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Krackers

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5 comments:

  1. Sounds like you two are having a great time and enjoying some nice weather.

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  2. Had to smile at your comment about riding in a dually. Oh do we ever feel it.

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  3. So when we travel to Quartzsite do you think we should bring a shovel and pickaxe? :)) There might be some gold to be found right around the campsites. Nice that you got to participate in the tour. Must have been interesting for sure.

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  4. Never knew that mine was there. Bet it was an interesting tour.

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