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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cloudy, windy, but still pretty warm, almost nobody here now.

Where are we today ?
         We have been dry camping in the desert for 28 days so far and have had awesome sunny weather, no rain and very little wind. Today its still very warm but now pretty windy. 21 mph (33kph) from the south. Not cold at all but in the desert that brings dust, big dust. Glad we are not travelling in it today. So think we have done pretty well so far this winter (except for the bad ice storm back on Dec 4th in Midland Texas where we were stranded in a Walmart parking lot for three nights). 
         Just need to keep our windows closed on the south side of our coach, to help keep some of the dust out.
         A nice thing about waking up early is we get to enjoy some magnificent desert sunrises and most mornings it does not disappoint us. 
      After an early morning cruise came back to see that are almost all alone.Most every body has gone. No problem kinda nice and quiet here.
       Nothing on the agenda today, just hanging out, and decided a quick trip to the Oasis Book Store to see if Paul has any deals and a couple of books, Suzie is trying to locate for her father. We did find 4 books at a good price but not the ones needed for her dad. The search will continue at other places. Oh,of course Paul was there in all his naked glory, hat, sandals and a knitted sack covering his privates.
can't miss Paul when you arrive 
Suzie looks for deals
lots of books to choose from
         Left here and the dust storm down main street was blowing pretty good.
        Drove by the big tent and they are taking it down until next year.
vendors gone and tent coming down
afternoon clouds
          We sat outside reading for a while 80 f but the south west wind made made it feel pretty cool, guess we have gotten spoiled with the Arizona sunshine.
        So supper tonight was  some leftover turkey we had in our freezer, to make a hot turkey sandwich with gravy, whipped potatoes and cauliflower and corn. Sure hit the spot today. A bit windy to fire up our Weber Q tonight.
sure hit the spot for a change
           Then we got to enjoy a nice sunset that we thought was not going to happen tonight.
        Sure do love this dry camping here in the desert, great sunrises and sunsets. And with most everybody gone so quiet and peaceful here.
         Wanna thank ya'll for dropping on by for a peak again. Keep warm wherever you are!
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this Winter
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20 comments:

  1. That wind sure whipped up today. We can't complain though since it was just one day of wind. It's been one of the nicest Januarys we've seen here.

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    1. It has been an awesome January this year. Saw you guys heading out this morning.

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  2. Glad you are enjoying your quiet time. The weather has been so awesome this month...a little wind and dust sure beats the frigid cold and ice! Wow...28 days of boondocking! Is that some kind of a record? I am impressed....

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    1. Excellent weather, and what netter place to enjoy it but in the desert, we still have 6 more days of boondocking before we get to a camground with hookups. We have done more in the past and maybe a bit more agian this winter.

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  3. Quiet is good especially in Quartzsite..... windy here today also!

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    1. Yes the party is over now we can relax.

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  4. Your weather looks wonderful. It's interesting to see how much the temperature drops at night. Good for sleeping!

    Nekkid Paul may be burned into my mind forever, and the "knitted sock covering his privates" is something I can't imagine.

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    1. He is what he is and not a young man either.

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  5. Sure looks different that a week or so ago! That bookstore looks fantastic... I hope Suzie finds the books she's looking for.

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  6. We will keep browsing bookstores wherever we go.

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  7. Good thing you got your windows back in before the wind and dust hit.

    You might want to mention what books Suzie is looking for for her Dad as many of out here in Blogland might be of help.

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    1. They put plastic over the openings when the windows were out so no dust.
      Will have to check with Suzie's list for the books she is looking for.

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  8. Hmmm........I think I'll keep looking for books at Amazon and Kobo!

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    1. But we enjoy exploring books stores, and picked up three good books for $1.00.

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  9. Although windy in Yuma country too, the temperature stayed above the 80 degree mark till sunset. Once buried in the western horizon, the temperatures quickly dropped; requiring jackets for the evening.

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    1. It does really cool down after the sunsets, but still not too bad of a night.

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  10. First time I've seen Paul's backside.. wondered if it was all wrinkledly and such ... I love exploring bookstores ~ despise, loathe and hate dust storms...

    beautiful sunsets ~ desert rises and sets are awesome....

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    1. Yep thats Pauls backside.
      Well the desert is what it it is, and we love it.

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  11. Is that a real person walking around naked? OMG - I guess you meet all kinds there.

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    1. Yep thats Paul Winer a Quartzsite legend, you should have stopped in to visit him, very smart man and a tourist attraction too.

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