Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mon. Jan. 16th We in Quartzsite yeah!

Thanks for joining us in our journey of North America in our Holiday Rambler, 
 since August 2006

Where are we Today ?

        Monday morning and getting ready to hit the road. Coffees, showers walkabout, jacks up, slide in sewage dumped and fresh water filled, hook up the car, say our goodbyes to Rick and Suzie and on the road at 8:45 am. Down the road to fill with propane, hmm no luck 15- 20 minute wait, so we carry on across the state line to a gas station in Arizona to fuel up our coach $3:37 a gallon ($3:79 in California). 

did you know you can click on the pictures to enlarge them ?
92 miles today
        Now make our way along hwy 95 north past the Yuma proving Grounds with their huge guns marking the entrance, a border patrol check point, a roller coaster ride thru the dips in the road. Its a lot cheaper to put a dip in the road, than a bridge for when the occasional flash flood happens.
Yuma Proving Grounds
Border Patrol, notice the dog sniffing vehicles
Dips in the road
        Shortly after 10 am we arrived in Quartzsite and our first stop is Discount Solar where we purchased our system in 2007,  to have our system checked out. A very busy place at this time of year, but we got lucky, one on the installers was waiting for his next installation so he came out and checked us right away. Checked everything over and tightened a few connections, a new ground wire and looks like it will work properly once again. No charge, excellent customer service. From here down the street to the Jerky Store for propane an easy drive thru that takes credit cards.
        Back over I-10 south for a 1/2 mile to La Posa west Long term visitor area. We searched and found the same piece of home dirt we had last year occupied so setup here with lotsa space.
La Posa West
looking for our spot
The big tent from our roof
home dirt
        Then a quick trip to the store for fresh milk, rollout our patio mat chat with a couple neighbors and found Al and Cathy here again this year is the same spot as well. Also right behind us a neighbor came by to chat and it was Jay from Missouri who we met here our first year in Quartzite 2007 and have not seen since, such a small world. Now to relax in the sun with a nice breeze and our books for a while was nice with the clear blue skies. Until time to fire up our Weber and cook a whole chicken to perfection with baked potatoes, and cauliflower for a yummy supper.
yummy chicken
        Now supper done we can read and watch a bit of tv before calling it a night. 
Thanks for stopping by.
You can Use the Controls on the left side of this map to navigate
View Winter 2011,12 in a larger map


  1. Looks like you should have a fun week in Q. Always nice meeting up with friends you have not seen in a while. Sure nice to receive good customer service after the purchase of an item. We are trying to make a run out to Q this weekend also. See you had your Chalet dipping sauce to go along with that delicious chicken. Enjoy those nice sunny days out there.

  2. Awww, dang ... We wanted to be in Quartzite this year, but I guess we will miss the Big Show !!
    Have fun and post photos for the rest of us who want to be there with you ...LOL

  3. Allen and Lolita:

    For sure fun two weeks here the show starts sat for a week. And of course the Swiss Chalet sauce!!!


    Lots to see here for the next two weeks even longer, we browse a bit everyday.

  4. George, did they put the tiling mechanism on your solar as well? That chicken looks wonderful!

    Mike and Dee

  5. Michael and Dee:

    To tilt just climb on the roof and add the bars.


We love it when you take the time to drop us a line.