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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Winding Roads, Having Lupper and We’re Home.

Our Location today is at the La Posa South, LTVA, Quartzsite, Arizona.

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Luckily we had stayed up until nearly 11:00 PST last night so with the early Trip to the Dealership we were more then tired by the time we went to bed. Deep down inside our bodies knew that it was a Pretravel Night so we spent most of it tossing and turning. After lying awake in bed for nearly an Hour I was up before 7:00 this morning.
I was trying to get things organized as quietly as possible but Kathy seemed to sense my movements and was soon heading downstairs to have breakfast. After eating Kathy did up the dishes while I made up the bed and stowed our CPAP Machines for travel.
We were ready for travel and pulling into the Dump-Out Station by 9:00. It was close enough to the Fresh Water Spout that we were pulling out of the front gate before 9:30.
As mentioned in yesterday’s Blog we only had to travel Three Miles from the Park to Sage Road. I had researched the routes and had chosen this one over the shortest for lack of Mountain Switchbacks but it was far from perfect. It was a Narrow Road with a lot of Curves where a few times we had to cross the Center Line so the Trailer would not scrape the Outcrops of Rock on some tight corners. Kathy was starting to think we weren’t supposed to drive that route but when RVs and Semis passed us going in the opposite direction she relaxed.
Once Sage Road (R3) turned into Highway 78 the road straightened and we were brought right through Valle Vista. It seemed that if the Intersection did not have a Traffic Light there was a Four Way Stop Sign. Once we cleared the city there were beautiful vistas all along including Snow Covered Mountains in the distance.
It was nearly 11:30 when we stopped at a Rest Area on I-10. We needed the stretch and even grabbed a cookie for a snack before continuing on. We passed through areas that were covered with Wind Generators of many different sizes but were amazed to see only a few actually working.
There was plenty of traffic heading in both directions but no delays. We considered stopping in Blythe to have a late lunch but knowing there was no place to park we continued on. It was after 2:00 when we crossed the Colorado River and into the state of Arizona.
Our first stop we made was the Flying J at the Ehrenberg Exit. Everyone had to go inside to prepay for Gasoline and Fuel because the Computer would not read cards at the Pumps. With our Rewards Card we only paid $3.249 a Gallon far better then the higher priced California fuel. It was chaotic trying to maneuver through the parking lot as most of the cars there had California Plates taking advantage of the lower prices.
It was after 2:30 when we went inside Wendy’s to have Lupper (Lunch & Supper). Our lite snack was long gone. Figuring that we wouldn’t be eating again today we each had a Dave’s Single Combo. We hardly have Fries anymore but they helped to fill the void. After we ate we stretched our legs inside Flying J and picked up a Truckers Atlas like the one Merikayand Craig MacKenna had shown us so we won’t get stuck towing the Trailer on roads we shouldn’t.
With only 12 Miles before reaching Quartzsite it seemed like we were arriving Home. Everyone has their favourite spots in the area along with friends they’ve made. We weaved our way through La Posa South LTVA until we were arrived at our old spot. With someone else parked with their trailer near the Firepit we drove by. Instead we drove over to our good friends Wayne and Sue’s. I hadn’t Emailed them that we were arriving today so it was a happy surprise for them as well. We only spoke for a short while because we needed to set up before the Sun set.
We asked first if they minded because we didn’t want to intrude on their privacy but we are now only about a Hundred Feet from their Trailer. We really enjoy their company and Wayne and I have a few projects planned so being closer will be better.
It didn’t take long to have everything set up and we got to enjoy another Arizona Sunset. We did have a Hot Chocolate this Evening. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. You just can't beat Quartzite sunsets!

  2. Well, you are finally there. Hope you have a great time and everything goes well.

  3. You made it to Q and near friends already that's awesome! Beautiful sunset! Enjoy.

  4. Now to really relax and enjoy your stay here in the Southwest. Merry Christmas to you and Kathy

  5. That Sage road is pretty brutal, we only did it in the Jeep.... I cannot imagine doing it in anything bigger. No wonder Kathy was concerned.

  6. Glad to see you've arrived safely in Q and have found yourselves a spot to park. Enjoy the time with your friends.

  7. Have a wonderful Christmas in your beloved Quartzite boon docking spot. It will be great to connect with friends and spend nice evenings around the camp fire. All the best for the holidays and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  8. Glad you have arrived. Now you can set and relax for Christmas.