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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Plan A fell though so Plan B kicked in and we hit the road nice travel day with great weather. These rollercoaster roads are fun.

Where are we today ? 
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        Just another wonderful overnight and morning here at the Hot Springs n Holtville California. Our last morning here and  enjoyed some very night walkabouts tarring at 6:30 as the su  was beginning to rise. No rush today we heading out after 8:30 so we have lotsa time to putter around.
        All set to go with Bill and Patsy we pulled out about 8:40 am taking some back roads to Quartzite rather than the interstate.  Through Glamis and the northern part of the Imperial dunes and enjoying the roller coaster roads along the way. At least I did.
we had maybe 10 miles of these dips
not boring
our last sunrise here, not really awesome.
    West of here for a bit and S33 that Bill rated as a 3 , slow going bumpy for about 10 miles then on 78 the road smoothed out and all was good again.
passed all this farm land and bales of hay
everywhere
red leaf lettuce 
        The crops are being harvested every day, but not today, Sunday .
         A 2 lane road for most of the morning love the scenery here along 78.
a few cattle here in the desert 
then through the dunes again.
love these roads
and the scenery
     Stopped at Palo verde county park for a stretch, nature call and and water Clemson
we have camped here a few times right beside the Colorado river years ago
used to be free, but no more used to be free :<(
this was our view when we camped here
      Soon onto I-10 east to Quartzite and down Keuhn st past the vendors , not too busy yet then south to the LTVA area for a bit.
yep we in Quatszite
one of my favourite spots La Posa West, not too busy yet
      We found a nice spot then a  bite for lunch before getting all set up with the time change to Arizona it was about 1p,m local time so lunch was needed. Then I whipped into Q to 2 of my favourite grocery stores The General store for some smoked pork chops and a head of Lettuce, fresh mushrooms then the Roadrunner market for a chicken for supper and English cucumber.
Quartzite General store
Roadrunner Market
    Back to home dirt and set up our Satellite Dish, and Weber Q, prepped our Chicken and set in on the grill , low and slow does the trick.
Started a new book on my e-reader
then time for Happy hour with Bill and Patsy
while our chicken cooked
     We had a nice travel day only a couple of hours and settled into a nice spot for a bit. Our new "Home Dirt" in the desert.
Patsy, Clemson and Bill
we Happy
soon our chicken done to perfection
and I whipped up a salad 
chicken and a salad lots of leftovers, soup in the future
a quiet desert sunset but we will have many more
nice travel day 112 miles
     There ya go we are relocated again not our original plan but we do need something here in Quartzite , need to help out the local economy ya know.
     More great weather and a nice travel day, more hanging our in the desert here in the southwest that we love, , Warm , no rain, no snow, and usually full sun. What more can we ask for.
     Thanks for taking the time to stop on by.

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 click this link www.geosuzie.rockglen.com
Where have we been this winter ?

31 comments:

  1. Welcome to Quartzsite. Love those roads, but Miss Kitty doesn't. I really enjoyed the pics of the dunes. Going to head that way a bit later to say we've at least seen them. Chicken looks excellent.

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    1. Thanks Deb, we always enjoy it here the roads are fun travelling too bad Miss Kitty does not like them. The dunes are a wonderful sight to see even more fun to explore on an atv or such.
      Chicken yummy as always.

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  2. Always nice to have a plan B. The best part is it usually doesn't matter what the plan is as long as in the end you are parked in a spot where you can relax and just enjoy the wonderful desert.

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    1. That is so right guys, anywhere in the desert out here is home, lots more areas to explore whenever the mood strikes us.

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  3. Enjoy your time in Quartzsite. Don't know yet if we'll get there this year.

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    1. Thanks John we will enjoy it here as always, You guys are busy as always quartzite never changes much so not much is new.

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  4. Thanks for taking us on a new route, enjoyed it, Yes we are happy!

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    1. Your welcome Bill glad you enjoyed the drive.

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  5. Based on everyone's clothing, it must be plenty warm there - finally moved above freezing here yesterday.

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    1. Yes Larry it was very warm, even with some clouds in the sky.
      Sounds pretty cold there for you guys.

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  6. Hi George and Suzie
    I guess every time you get to Q, I'm gonna miss the open road and my fulltiming friends. Thanks for sharing the journey. I'll be at Happy hour in spirit! Clancy

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    1. Sure glad to have you along and we enjoyed some fun Happy hours here and our hike up Q mountain together. We do think of you often always nice to hear from you.

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  7. Q looks like it is starting to get fired up for the show.

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    1. Yep things are coming together, but there seems to be less people and less vendors every year,especially compared to 11 years ago, but still lots going on and things to see.

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  8. We love Reacher stories and use the audio versions when we are on the road. Suzie gets a lot of use out of that foot stool you made.

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    1. The Reacher stories are another one of my favourites as well. Suzie does use that foot stool everyday no problem and loves it.

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  9. What a gorgeous drive..I love the back roads and the dips..brings back good childhood memories! Oh my gosh your chicken dinner looks wonderful! Looks like a lovely site you've got there!

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    1. It was a wonderful drive, and the dips, love them.
      We do have a wonderful site here as well.

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  10. Have a great time enjoying the sun and warmth of the Q.

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  11. It was a good driving day yesterday and now a couple of cloudy days. No problem we have things to putter at and I have a fridge I want to clean out. I won't be tempted to be outside as easily!

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    1. We have things to keep us busy as well, but still will be outside.

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  12. Love those back roads, so much better than the freeway. The ups and downs are familiar from my childhood trips to the desert when I lived in Southern California. I loved them. Glad to see you all back in Quartzite, and the group is growing. Not sure we will make it, but if we do, we will look you up.

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    1. The back roads are much more fun for sure. Back in Q where we always enjoy the wide open spaces.
      Look us up for sure if you can make it.

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  13. I use plan B so much I should rename it plan A! ;c)

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    1. No matter to us we use what ever plan works for the day, the beauty of this lifestyle.

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    2. Our plans are always flexible, the beauty of this lifestyle.

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  14. Another perfect day ending with another perfect chicken dinner! Life is good!

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    1. Yes Peter another perfect day enjoying this amazing life we are blessed with.

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  15. Enjoy your time at Q. Will have to do without us this year!!

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    1. We sure will, hope you are enjoying Florida!

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