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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Sunshine , hot springs and Santa Claus, Ho Ho Ho !!!

Where are we today ?
          Just another sunny day here in the desert. Walkabouts here and there and a quick trip to town (Holtville) for a few groceries and home for lunch. Putter around with a few cleaning things and enjoy our books for a while in the shade.
while reading our daily visitor, Nina stops by
for a visit and a treat, doggie fix!
            Then mid afternoon I ventured over to the Hot Springs for a shower and dip in the hot tub. No soap allowed.
wow is the water hot today!
Tub about 105f
         The shower is very hot and tub as well only about three minutes for me and my skin is beet red. It is nice and deep, over 5 feet, but a shallow soaking tub next to it for those that wish.
no the water is not green, actually very clean,
constantly flowing in and out 24/7
        A few more chores, reading our books then time for the daily social hour, more updates and stories. A few nibblies for the dozen or so people there, veggies included. Gotta have a balanced diet ya know.
         Then for supper tonight a couple boneless chicken breasts, with lotsa garlic, onions and green peppers, topped with a nice creamy Alfredo sauce over fetuccini noodles and we split a fresh bun from the bakery.
Satisfied Suzie's craving tonight
       I was asked a few days ago about Santa Claus that is camping here at the Hot Springs. We met him in the spring of 2009 in Quartzite. He has a custom built RV all done in the Santa Clause theme, Is like a toy hauler that he can load up his small red car (of course). Chatted with him a few times in various locations over the last few years. He is from British Columbia Canada. 
nice custom rig
         He plays the part pretty well too. Grows a very long beard and hair and just before Christmas goes to a hairdresser gets everything all bleached white (just like Santa). And does a circuit as Santa Claus at various malls etc.. right up until Christmas. Actually makes big money too! It's enough  to pay for his winters in the southwestern USA where the weather is much warmer than the North Pole.
the back of his rig
       I talked with him a while and he was willing to set me up to do the same, (Santa is in demand) All I had to do was grow my hair and beard, have it bleached and commit 6 weeks of my (our) time to being a jolly old fellow. Thought about it but not really something we would like to commit to, and Suzie would not like the long hair and beard either.  Could be fun though...
Santa behind us in Quartzsite 2009
        So now you know about Santa and another relaxing day here in southern California.
        Thanks for stopping in for a visit and hope you had an awesome day too!
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 is quite the custom RV Santa has built for himself. Nice to see the good weather is holding where you are.

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    1. It is an interesting rig thats for sure, still lovin this weather here.

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  2. We have talked about spending time at Holtville but have only visited a couple times. I can't think of a better place to boondock than at a place that offers free showers and a hot tub.

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    1. We enjoy it here and endless hot water for doing the dishes too.

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  3. I guess Santa does well in the toy business to afford a nice rig like that! So glad that he has fun being Santa in the Christmas season.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  4. I think that cute little dog Nina is actually getting her Suzie fix as much as Suzie is getting her doggy fix!
    --Jool in N. Texas

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    1. Yeah I think you are right, it works both ways.

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  5. Santa has quite a sleigh for himself!

    Thanks for the explanation that water isn't really green - I was wondering about that.

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    1. The water is very hot with iron and a slight sulfar smell and move constantly, from the shower to the deep tub, shallow tub then the pond

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  6. The hot springs look inviting. Interesting "Santa" fellow.

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    1. Sure do love the HOT Springs, so wonderful and free, we like free.

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  7. You are right George, 105F is mighty hot! Am I right in thinking that the Hot Springs pools do not have any filtration or chemicals and that the constant flow of fresh water into and through keeps the pools clean? If so... nice!

    http://hotspringsguide.net

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    1. Stacey thats right. They are drained and sterilized every Tuesday, but the water flow keeps things pretty clean.

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  8. How cool is that ... a traveling Santa... hah!

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    1. Hey why not, he is having fun and making huge money too.

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  9. I've read about Santa on another blog today. What a kick. WE need more Santas in the world! My water heater is becoming very temperamental so enjoy those hot springs for me!

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    1. Love the hot springs so nice to relax and enjoy.

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  10. Thanks for all the updates to my questions.

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    1. No problem, get a little sidetracked sometimes.

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