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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, February 06, 2014

After 34 days boon docking we have full hookups! Almost a culture shock!!

Where are we today ?
          Another nice morning in the desert but only a bit of a sunrise I caught this morning. Can't be perfect everyday! But no problem we are hitting the road. Actually going to a "Campground with full hookups". Electricity, water and sewer, what a luxury after 34 days in the desert dry camping.
this morning's sunrise
not crowded here at all
set our solar panel flat on the roof,
so much space here we gonna miss it.
this is where we stayed for over three weeks,
behind the blue car, empty now
            After a stop at the Pilot in Quartzite to fuel up our coach, and Suzie stopped by the book exchange, picked up another 18 books to replenish our library, she followed me down I-10 for 20 miles to Ehrenberg Arizona to Colorado River Oasis resort for a week of full hookups, and no overnight fees for us. Love free camping!
I-10 to Ehrenberg
Only 24 miles down the road
         Now the downside here is its a bit cooler, and a lot more crowded, but we need to give and take a bit. And mostly all 55 plus people here so pretty quiet.
we have been here a few times over the years and a nice spot,
to stay for a while, right on the Colorado River
our nice sunny site and we all set up,
before noon
lotsa rigs here at this time of year
          When the sunshine was warm enough for us to read outside, we enjoyed our books for a while. One couple stopped by to chat that we met in Quartzsite last week. Then we read some more.
         A while longer this friendly dog stopped by to visit Suzie. It was Freddy! Belongs to a couple from Rock Glen resort our R.O.D. ( Resorts Of Distinction) home park in Ontario. Ron and Laurie. Such a small world it is out here.
Freddie likes Suzie
such a friendly dog
           Well it ended up they stopped on by for a happy hour with us and chatted for a while. We are sure we will see more of them on our stay here.
Freddy, Laurie and Ron
          As the day progressed temps cooled down and time for supper. So tonight I decided to cook an inside meal for a change. Baked some Pillsbury biscuits in the oven.
         And my version of a simple Chicken cacciatore. Heated up our left over 1/2 BBQ'd chicken in a pot of spaghetti sauce, small can of sliced mushrooms, a few spices, parmesan cheese, served over some fresh cooked spaghetti noodles. A nice leaf lettuce salad, hot buns and we had a very tasty feast.
          Oh did a mention, real plates and utensils, no paper plates for a while.
 a great meal with leftover chicken
         That was a nice travel day, few miles down the road AND full hookups for a change. Lotsa water, lotsa electricity but not so much space, barely enough, all is good. We were ready to move on down the road, even if not too far.
         Thanks for following along, hope you had a good day too. If you back home keep warm and get rid of that snow soon, you only have 67 days left for it all to go away!
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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25 comments:

  1. WOW....I don't think I could possibly go 34 days without electricity.
    Your temps are still better than ours in Houston. By Sunday, we get back into the 60's...finally!

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    1. We have solar, an inverter and a generator if need be, we are well equipped.

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  2. I don't think I could go 34 days without a long hot shower! Enjoy civilization!

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    1. We never take long showers anyway, and we have lotsa hot water.

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    2. It's all a compromise.....I would give up the long hot showers for a beautiful view too. Didn't mean to sound like I wouldn't enjoy it. Everything in moderation is what we say.....

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    3. There is always a way to make it work, with this lifestyle the possibilities are endless.

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  3. I am really enjoying the full hook ups but I do miss the desert. Gives me something to look forward to next January.

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    1. Some people just don't understand this boon docking in the desert, we love it too.

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  4. I don't know about the comments about without electricity. With a boondocking rig like mine I have electricity to run everything but the AC. My water heater gives me about 15 minutes of hot shower. I never get dirty enough to need more than that. Boondocking is not about depravation but great enjoyment..

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    1. That's exactly right, We don't have to forsake anything which a hook-up is offering.

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    2. You said it Barney, we have everything we need. We have never needed our A/C but could fire up our genny if need be.

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  5. Enjoy your spot on the river, and the hookups!

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    1. Thanks it is almost nice for a change.

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  6. Full hookups are certainly nice after that many days without them. I still catch myself looking at our usage and trying to spare the water. Parks are a little more crowded. However, it's nice to be able to use a little bit of both.

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    1. Like you we enjoy using both systems gives us good variety.

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  7. On the Colorado River... I was so surprised how blue it was. well, in contrast with the desert... very pretty!

    ... and always ... the foooooood ... dang! I like Freddie ... glad he's friendly because he's a biiiiiig doggie.

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    1. It is very nice by the river.
      Freddie is very well behaved for only 2 1/2 years old.

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  8. It is always nice to have a break once in a while. What a nice spot right on the river!
    When I see your dinner photo I get hungry again! I should have read your blog before dinner time! :))

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    1. We enjoy all types of rv parking spots, it is nice to be able to do it all.

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  9. so were you able to remember how to hook everything back up?

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    1. Oh yeah no problem, my memory is still pretty good, I think.

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  10. We can go as long as we want, same as you with no hookups other than the dumping. We need to dump about every 10 -12 days.

    I like that RV park you are in but prefer the sites that back onto the river.

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    1. We can do do 10-12 days as well.
      This is no longer a membership park, was just sold. The sites on the river are premium sites additional $15.00 a night.

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  11. After that long, you might forget what all those little holes in the wall were for:)

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