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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Exploring the area and Wellton a very nice small desert town.

Where are we today ? 
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        Just another very nice quiet desert night, cool enough for sleeping but not too cold yet. After the coffee and computing I got a nice walkabout done around the area. And across the canal I found a disposal site that is open Sunday and Monday only, where we can get rid of our garbage, for free.
       And they have a sign here telling you the fish you can catch in the canal carp (catfish), the White Amur you must release. Who would think of fishing in the desert?
aparantley good fishing here too
          Then a drive around town to check it out a bit more. Stopped at the Del Sol Market and picked up a nice small pack of pork ribs, perfect for supper tonight.
          Back by the small plaza to fill our water Jug, good price .50 cents for 5 gallons, best price we have seen anywhere in all our years of travel. And across the road checked out the Chevron gas station and found that they have an rv dump station (actually 3) $7.00 to dump our sewage again not a bad price, not free but at least there is a place right close by if we need it.
       After a light lunch outside to enjoy our e-readers for a while enjoying the scenery and quiet of the desert. Cloudy periods off and on and temperature 72 with a light wind. but mostly from behind our coach so was able to enjoy a couple of warm hours in shorts.
      We took a break from reading about 1:30 and went in to check out the small museum in town. It was free and quite interesting. Lots of information on the area and photographs from long ago. How the town was found and formed. When the railway made its way through the area. Back then they needed water for the steam engines. So wells were drilled they had water and the town grew up around it originally know as Well Town, shortened eventually to Wellton.
this the place only open Sat and Sun 1 till 3 pm
there was about 6 carloads of people here too
large mammoth bone
     Lots of nicely displayed from items that were used or found in the area.
corn sheller
nice old cook stove, could have been in a restaurant 
similar to a dresser we had in our house
    Then a few items outside to check out as well.
        Inside more interesting things on display.
         We could take a "skull" with us to show our friends with a fact sheet explaining all about them.
our dwarf cow skull
we had one of these in the kitchen if our cottage in the 1950's
including the hoppers
I remember the ice tongs when the ice man delivered the ice to our ice box
before we got an electric fridge
      About 45 minutes here and back home to enjoy our reading time again in the warm sun.
mountains to the east
mountains to the north
         For tonight's supper I am making pork Rolled Ribs with sage stuffing , for the recipe clic HERE or my recipe blog top right sidebar. Put them on our Weber Q about 2:30 wrapped in foil .
these are the ribs I used,
picked up this morning
          They were well done fall off the bone, on the grill for a couple of minutes just to brown them a bit . Mine kinda fell apart. The one on the left is Suzie's
this is what it is supposed to look like
Suzie gets the pretty one
mine not so pretty but still all there,
the cook gets the rejects with sauerkraut
but still tasty good fall apart as you can see
     Then as dinner was about to be served we were treated with another desert sunset.
          That was our fun day here enjoying this area as we do most places we explore.
          After dark was so nice to gaze at the star filled skies so bright and sparkling with no light polution.
          Glad that you stopped on by for a peek and hope y'all had a great day too.

 Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
click this link www.geosuzie.rockglen.com
Where have we been this winter ?

20 comments:

  1. I'll probably never travel to Wellton so thank you for showing us around town. Quite interesting. I especially liked the corn
    sheller. Thanks for sharing your travels.

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    1. Glad you could come along for the ride, it is a nice small desert town.

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  2. You had a great day at your new location. Always nice to explore museums in the area.
    Many things you saw that we used to have on the farm.
    Nice looking ribs and sunset.

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    1. It is a nice place to hang out for a bit n complaints here at all,
      Yes both the runs and sunset was excellent thanks.

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  3. The pictures of the mountains were beautiful and what a nice sunset. Sounds like they have a nice museum to explore. Another day to enjoy a great lifestyle.

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    1. Thanks it is a pretty nice area, the museum is small but interesting.

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  4. Nothing like exploring a new spot, is there? Always enjoyable. Loved the pics at the museum. Such interesting stuff there. I truly enjoy the mountain and sunset pics. I don't think I'll ever tire of them. Thanks for sharing George.

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    1. It is a interesting different spot not crowded and the mountains around us in the distance.
      Our 12th year hear enjoying this amazing scenery, really love it.Feels like home.

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  5. Dwarf cows??!! What a hoot! Love it. A very interesting museum.
    I like the way you did your ribs. I'm always learning something new. Thanks!

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    1. A very interesting museum and the dwarf cows are cool. The ribs are so tasty this way one of our favourites.

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  6. Love the museum and the extinct dwarf cows! Love looking at things from earlier times, great pictures! Love your desert pics too, Looks like a cute little town, makes you wonder how these little towns offer their adorable museums for free and big cities charge a fortune. Would much rather see the little ones anyway. Dinner looked totally awesome!

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    1. It is a very nice museum. It is run by local volunteers only open 3 hours of Sat. and Sun. in the winter, and take the time to chat they have stories to tell was well.
      We prefer the small town ones as well, the Quartzite Museum is another amazing one we saw last year!
      The ribs very tasty.

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  7. In the 10th shot from the bottom, we have a ricer (or whatever it's called) exactly like the one shown - we use it to make tomato juice. I got it from my dad who got it from someone in the previous generation.

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    1. That is a handy item for the kitchen , I used one once years ago, but do not own one.

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  8. Don't you just love going to museums and finding things you still use every day? I use my hoosier and kerosene lamps almost every day!! LOVE the dwarf cow skulls!!

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    1. Do love these kind of museums and finding these things.
      The Dwarf Cow skulls are kinda cool .

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  9. We made a point to see the Jackalops I think the dwarf cows would be right up there. Next time we may have to stop.

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    1. It was a fun small place to visit, love the dwarf cow skulls.

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  10. Your RV is gonna look good with that mini cow skull as a hood ornament! :cD

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    1. That would be cool, but they are very fragile .

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