It's about time.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Lots Of RVs Leaving, Accomplished Lots, Pleasant Surprise and Self-Lighting Fire.

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

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After sleeping with all the Windows and Roof Vents open again last night I was up by 7:30 this morning feeling totally refreshed. I managed to get all the Window Shades up and Breakfast ready before checking anything on the Computer. As soon as The Weather Network showed that it was 59 F (15 C) that was when I heard Kathy starting to move upstairs.

Along with breakfast we also planned our day. The first thing we needed to do was to call the Motor City Credit Union back in Windsor to figure out why Kathy couldn’t get into her account. With the Three-Hour difference from here to back in Windsor we only managed to get a Voice Mail that said they would call back but they didn’t so we’ll try again tomorrow.

RV after RV started pulling out shortly after 9:00 this morning heading to wherever but we made certain to say our “See You Later” to those that we had become acquainted with. The one we were surprised to see leaving early was Howard and Linda themselves. Putting together Rallies can be stressful but going from One to Another can be even worse so they were planning a couple of Down Days near the Mohave Desert for a couple of days. We didn’t wait around after loading the Truck and were on our way to Quartzite.

We needed some water for our Fresh Water Tank so we headed over to La Posa South LTVA. We swung by Wayne and Sue’s RV but they were out so we’ll stop by when we have the Trailer with us. At the Fresh Water Taps I used our Filters to fill our Drinking Water Jugs rather then bringing the Barrel which is secured to the Carrier Rack on the back of the Trailer. We only need a bit of water to see us through the next couple of days. 

By 11:30 we were at the Main Street Restaurant for lunch. We had today’s special which was a Cheese Melt Sandwich. We only had the chance to talk slightly to Michelle because the place was packed but she knows we will be leaving and won’t be back until the fall.

Our next stop was the Main Street Laundromat because it is easier traveling with clean clothes rather then trying to find someplace to do washing along the way. It didn’t take long to get started but when it came to drying the clothes there were a lot of Dryers that were “Out Of Order” but once the clothes had been dried by working together to fold the Clothes we were finished by 1:30. 

Needing some Drinking Water, we stopped at Family Dollar to purchase water at the Reverse Osmosis Machine.

Heading up Arizona 95 our last stop was at RV Pitstop to top off our Twenty Pound Barbecue Tank and the spare Thirty Pound Propane Tank. It cost far less to fill them here then in Ontario where if you want to top off a Forty Pound Tank and you only need Five Pounds you will still pay for Forty Pounds of Propane. Here in the US you only pay for what you get. Before we get back to Canada we’ll top off the Propane Tank we are using for the Fridge.

Driving up Plomosa Road we could see that Lorne and Sue from the blog A Place Called Away were still settled in with their friends. Pulling in to the BLM land where the Rally had just taken place there were only Five Fifth Wheels left including ours from the original Forty RVs. 

Once we had unloaded the Truck my next chore was to put away my Clean Clothes. Because Kathy has Arthritis in her hands and she wanted to use up some Peppers that we had so she had me chopping them and a couple of Steaks up so she could cook them.

I planned to do some Dirty Work outside so I wore my old work clothes. When I went outside I decided to transfer the Fresh Water to the Trailer and since those Jugs have a Threaded Connection I could use our Pump. I had just finished transferring the one Jug over when looking on the other side of the Truck there’s a Jeep pulling up.

It was Tom and Deb from Celebratingthe Dance that were coming to visit. It was a pleasant surprise. I invited them in and we had the chance to get caught up because they’ve been traveling since they left La Posa South. It’s a tradition that they stay on Plomosa Road at least one a year and they hadn’t done it yet this year. Now they are parked within sight of where we are parked. 
Pepper Steak on Rice with Cheese
and Raspberries on Yogurt for Dessert.
They couldn’t stay for dinner so after they left I finished transferring the Water while Kathy finished cooking the Pepper Steak she was making. It was delicious as ever and there is still plenty left for another meal. It was while we were eating I realized we forgot to take pictures. What kind of Bloggers are we? 

We had some Firewood to use up before we head for Home so I hauled it over to the Main Firepit that had been used for the Rally. My idea of Firestarters are pieces of Newspaper or Cardboard so I brought some over along with our Chairs. I swept some charred pieces of wood that had been burnt last night and noticed one to still be smoldering. Not Good to do safety wise but I took advantage of it. I pushed it onto a piece of Cardboard the put some paper and piled wood around in a Teepee fashion. Kathy joined me but had forgot her Jacket so I went back to get it. By the time I returned the pile of wood was smoldering and a minute later it was burning without my having lit it. 
Other then my empty chair, the Gang's all here.
When the rest of the gang joined us they couldn’t believe that we hadn’t lit the fire but they had been smelling something burning at Happy Hour when they were at Steve and Diane’s Trailer. We burned a lot of Firewood this evening and there’s still more. 

Tomorrow we’ll get a few more things ready for pulling out on Wednesday. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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Truth is stranger than fiction.

Lord Byron, English Poet


  1. Keeping up with everyday chores take a lot more time when RVing than people in bricks and sticks houses realize. Even the availability for potable water is not always a given.

  2. Seems there is always chores to do. GREAT fire!!

  3. Nice that Tom and Deb stopped by for a visit.
    Good to spend time and catch up together.
    Good luck with the packing up for your journey home.

  4. Both Costco and our local Co-op in Alberta sell propane by the litre just like south of the Medicine Line.

  5. Glad we had a chance to sit and visit. By the way I thought of the picture thing when we got back to the Stinger "B". Evidently to busy enjoying the conversation to think about it when we were there...:)
    Safe travels.