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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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tank Management, Chair Repair, Hiking The BLM, Visiting With Fellow Bloggers and Campfire At The Rally.

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

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After setting the alarm for 8:00 yesterday morning we were both feeling exhausted early into the evening so not wanting to feel that way again we didn’t set the alarm last night. Without the alarm we were both awake and up shortly after 7:30 MST this morning. That made sense that today we were awake and alert earlier then when we got up yesterday. 

Looking out the back window the only person we saw appear around 8:00 was Howard to cook his breakfast on his Flat Top Grill that had been used to help cook the Hamburgers and Hotdogs for last night’s welcoming dinner. By the time we sat down to quickly check our E-mails there were others slowly starting to appear from the comforts of their Homes on Wheels. It could have had something to do with the 45 F (7 C) temperature that was keeping most inside. 

We still had our morning chores to deal with as well as checking the Weather Forecast for the rest of the week. We slowly emerged around 9:30 and brought our chairs near the Firepits thinking that was where today’s seminar would be presented. That gave us the chance to visit with other participants that had gathered for the same reason, to learn. At precisely 10:00 Howard and Linda called for everyone to gather behind their Trailer. 
This our Classroom with about a quarter of the group showing.
Using their Portable Public-Address System, they started talking about managing your Tanks. They talked about Fresh Water, Grey Water and even the down and dirty Black Tank. They talked about maintaining them, what the Experts say and what they have done. They talked about Composting Toilets, the pros and the cons. There was plenty of input from others there being able to relate to what they were saying including ourselves. Class was done just before noon. 
Looking back towards the Rally Group.
Last Spring on our way Home to Canada we stopped at a Camping World where we bought two very comfortable Camp Chairs. Lately when closing them up I noticed they were starting to bind. This morning a closer inspection revealed that the front Cross Pin was bending. As we were closing our Chairs up after today’s seminar the Pin in my chair snapped in two. 
Many more RVs in the picture today.
Kathy kept lunch lite with toasted Raisin Bread and a couple of Mandarin Oranges. 
Cute but not Cuddly
Afterwards I went outside to search my Organizers that I have in the Truck certain that it would be a quick fix. Everything there was either Too Thick or Too Short.

Our Rig off in the distance.
With nothing else planned for the day we were soon on our way to Herb’s Hardware in Quartzsite. We managed to find some standard grade Bolts and Nuts that would fit but I didn’t think they would last too long. 
Beauty all around.
Since we had eaten a Lite Lunch we stopped in at Dorothy and Toto’s Ice Cream Shop for a treat. We have stopped in a number of times this season but kept our purchases reasonable. Using their rewards card the next time we return we’ll each get a Free Ice Cream Cone. That’s the type of rewards that not too many people would turn down. 
Kathy heading back towards our Rally
Back Home it didn’t take long to repair the Camp Chair but I don’t believe that grade of bolt will last very long.

Kathy wanted to go for a hike which I agreed would be a good idea. We had the chance to see how vibrant the colours were on some of the Cactus that were growing in the BLM. We were gone for an Hour and covered close to two miles. We passed by another Boondocker who had an interesting way of muffling the sounds of his Generator. (We should show that to our neighbour with the Contractor’s Generator.) 
Just a little bit further to walk home.
Around 3:00 Linda was showing anyone interested how to Braid a “T” Shirt so while Kathy went to check it out I walked over to visit with Steve and Diane from Living The Dream. We talked for a bit before they told me to bring our Chairs over. Kathy joined us and we all had the chance to get to know one another better. Steve and I had the chance to talk a little about the Solar Panels and Batteries. It was an enjoyable visit but before we knew it and time to go have supper. Hopefully we’ll got the chance to visit again before the end of the week. 

When supper was over we cleaned the dishes and had a chance to start reading on our Computers. It wasn’t until Kathy saw the Sun was starting to set that we realized the time. It was also the time that I realized even though I had the camera I’d forgotten to take a picture at Steve and Diane’s. 

Howard had started one of the Campfires and we were the first to arrive. As more people arrived he got the other Fires going so everyone could talk and keep warm. It was past 8:30 when we said our Good Nights so I could start writing the Blog.
Part of the group around one of the fires.
Hopefully we’ll sleep a little later in the morning. The next seminar is again at 10:00 in the morning and we are finally getting warmer temperatures. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined.

Alexander Pope, English Poet


  1. Sounds like you still have a lot of time for yourselves at the Rally. We've never done one, I guess I assumed they kept you pretty busy. Nice to visit and make new friends. Campfire is always nice. Enjoy!

  2. I also thought they would have at least two seminars a day. Its good to learn more about things pertaining to the rv life.

  3. I've been following Howard and Linda since around 2007. Never been to one of their seminars. They did visit us at our house and we went out for dinner last fall when they were in our area.

  4. Sounds like Howard and Linda have interesting lectures full of boondocking information. And they seem to be laid back and everyone has plenty of time to mingle and get to know each other. That's the kind of seminars I like.

  5. Sounds like you two are enjoying your time out on Plomosa and at the Rally. Keep enjoying.

  6. That looks nice and fun gathering. Never met Howard and Linda in person, just through blogs.