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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Quartzsite, south through Yuma to Winterhaven California, Pilot Knob Resort.

Where are we today ?
       Today we can head on down the road. Overcast and a bit windy but a good day for travelling. So about 9:30 we headed on out. Just 92.5 miles mostly desert. We knew we were close to Yuma, irrigation, orange groves and fields of cauliflower, broccoli and newly planted crops.
92.5 miles
        One  more wonderful sunrise here in Quartzsite at Dome Rock. Then a bit later hit the road.
past Tyson Wells still pretty quiet
Then head south on 95 towards Yuma
Past the Proving Grounds
orange groves
Cauliflower
workers in the fields
Now in California
     Here we are Pilot Knob Resort full hookups for us no overnight fees except $3.00 for electricity part of our Membership park system. Even though we are in California they use Arizona time, so we don't need to reset our clocks. Almost all the shopping we do is in Yuma so may as well stay in that time zone, as is the shops in Los Algodones Mexico on Arizona time.
      Checked in and parked on our site by 11:30. Stopped over to see our friends John and Barb a couple sites away. We had discussed earlier going to Lin's for the Chinese Buffet that we so love  in Yuma. With Christmas coming we wanted to avoid the crowds and we were all craving it right now, so let's go for lunch NOW! 
Doggie fix for Suzie. piper and Hank
      So we did a quick 10 minute setup the coach, it is so easy to set up. We were on our way and at Lin's for 12:30. Perfect timing, they were busy but no lineups perfect! $8.80 each for us seniors still a good price. More expensive for supper and on the weekends.
this the place
     It's a buffet so you grab a plate and choose, so many choices too,  really hard but we did our best to sample lots just cause we like it all.
wings salad egg roll to start
hot snd sour soup I love
a little fresh made sushi I really enjoy too
salt and pepper shrimp, butterfly shrimp, fried fish,
baked salmon
some had desert
      I am not a dessert eater, so rice, ribs, mushrooms and a crawfish finished me off.
my desert
          That was our social hour or 2 chatting at the Chinese Buffet. Nice to do this early in the day so we can wear some of it off before bedtime tonight. Also great  to get together with friends again.
          Back home about 3 pm set up our satellite dish and a walkabout the resort, signed up for the Christmas dinner at 1 pm Christmas day. Take a dish to share and they provide the turkey, dressing , gravy and mashed taters only a $5.00 donation is not bad.
another nice large corner site looking west right beside the desert
lotsa room
     Just a bit more puttering, walking and reading. Put together this posting and enjoy the sunset right outside our kitchen window.
       No supper tonight not even a snack we did our limit at noon. Dark now so read a bit and maybe even watch a movie ?
nice desert sunset towards Imperial sand dunes
          Another very nice relaxing day and about as far south as we will get this winter, The temp today about 72f but a bit overcast and windy. The next few days a bit cooler but not unlike years in the past. Gotta remember this is the first day of winter the days will be getting longer now! Sure beats that brutal cold winter that they will get eventually back home. They have it pretty warm there right now , not much different than here. 
       Thanks for stopping by and if you around Pilot knob in The next 2 weeks drop by and say HI !     
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Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Fall and Winter..

25 comments:

  1. We've stayed in that same park many of times. The location is great and it works just fine for us.

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    1. We always enjoy it here. Nice place to hang out.

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  2. All those choices! Every now and we get a hankering for Chinese too. And i'm learning a lot of geography reading blogs about the southwest!

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    1. There is a lot of great places to explore all over North America.

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  3. Crikey ..... they grow all that stuff in the desert!! How do they do that????? Where's the water come from??? All we grow in our deserts is saltbush.

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    1. The Colorado River runs through this are all the way from the mountain in the north and they do major irrigation.

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  4. Been in Yuma many times and have heard of Lin's but never been there. Something to look forward to next time.

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    1. We have always enjoyed going there, excellent food, good choices and friendly staff reasonable too. Its worth a visit.

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  5. Great price on your CG, you certainly made a wish choice buying that membership!

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    1. We have saved well over 6OG in camping fees since 2006 by using almost exclusively our close to 700 membership parks for really good discounted prices.

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  6. Looks like you've found another winner! Love those sunrise and sunsets!

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    1. We love it here too, some decent weather as well..

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  7. We like you blog. Nice job. We've been full timing since 2000 and it's a wonder we never ran into each other since we go to the same places. Maybe this year in Qsite. We've been going there for I think 15 years. Maybe we can meet up and solve the world problems. See ya?... Dennis & Carol Hill at www.rvdrivingschool.blogspot.com

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    1. It would be wonderful to meet you guys, will check out your blog too.
      After here we will be around Q for 3-4 weeks.
      Blogger Fest can also meet a bunch more.
      See ya there.

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  8. That's quite a buffet spread and it looks like you got your money's worth. I'm with you on the dessert and would rather have more savory stuff.

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    1. It was all good, so many things I did not try too.

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  9. well we are having near record highs here in southern florida but I won't mind a 87 degree xmas...

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    1. It is a tough life but somebody has to do it, anywhere with no snow is wonderful. Enjoy.

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  10. Forgot to mention in my last comment...I like your new header photo. Very nice.

    Glad someone is carrying on with the Blogger Fest. I know you and Jan will do an excellent job.

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    1. Thanks the header is the similar than before just up to date.
      We do our best here with Bloggest fest, just pick a place and time and hopefully people will come.

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  11. Hi George and Suzie, every once in a while we get the Chinese buffet craving too. I've learned not to take so much so I don't walk away with regret of eating too much! Their desserts never appeal to me anyway. We are certainly experiencing the warm temps here, 14C today and tomorrow. Unbelievable and we'll keep on taking it as long as we can!

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    1. For the biffet we like to go for lunch like I said, and can take a bit each time.
      Keep enjoying your wonderful weather.

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  12. YUMA at last! Enjoy the area and Merry Christmas Suzie and George!

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    1. Yes we are finally !
      Merry Christmas to you and Bea as well, all the best.

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