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Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Frost this morning, but the sunshine warmed the day and all was wonderful here.

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        A real great sleep last night windows open  with the cool fresh air was wonderful. Got up and was 28F (-2C) outside frost on the car. 47F inside at 5 am. But just fired up our Blue Flame heater and in no time a comfortable 72f inside. I began boiling the chicken bones from last night to make a nice broth for a pot of soup today.
        After a nice sunrise I headed out for a refreshing walkabout enjoying the cool morning air and warming sunshine. Gonna be a pretty nice day from the looks of it. And catch a few nice morning views.
love the cactus garden they have here
enjoying the quiet roads around the campground 
            About 9 am I drained the chicken broth, cleaned the bones and added stuff to the soup. It is never the same twice. Soup is so easy, add what you like, clean out the fridge spices and ingredients that you like and you can can have some very tasty meals. Today I added all the stuff, onions, celery, carrots, broccoli, asparagus, fresh garlic, mushrooms some dried veggies we like and the egg noodles we enjoy.
       Then of course we enjoyed a bowl of soup for lunch and enough for a few more lunches as well. Then I whipped around the corner to fill our 5 gallon jug with RO water only $1.00 for 5 gallons , always a good deal here in the southwest.
tasty homemade chicken noodle soup
            We were running low on cash and no bank machine around, but the Why Not store will give us $40.00 cash back with a small purchase. So a loaf of bread that was needed we have some cash. Back to the campground bought a roll of quarters for laundry we plan to do tomorrow,
around the corner to the Community Building,
for 5 gallons of RO water
only $1:00 for 5 gallons nice and handy
          Now to enjoy our e-readers outside on this sunny warm day. Even though only 65F we found a spot in front of our rig out of the SW breeze (only 8mph) it was quite comfortable to spend an afternoon outside with my honey, in the fresh air. even chat with a few people that walked on by.
think a plane was doing donuts in the sky?

nice and quiet here now
lots of space 
      A bit later a couple from British Columbia Canada pull in looking for the prefect campsite. Get last time they were here it is where we are . Sorry guys you left, all spots first come first served.
this couple from BC have a nice Winnebago  tribute
doggie fix for Suzie today as well
      Soon time to fire up our Weber Q . Tonight a couple of burgers. Turkey Burger for Suzie and a Chirozo burger for me. I picked up a few pounds of Chirozo at Olsons in Ajo the other day and made up a bunch of burgers just for me. Love the spicy taste of these and if I am careful will have enough burgers until next winter
the sunset is beginning so time to get supper going
English Muffins heating in the foil, my burger top right,
turkey burger bottom right
this was all we needed tonight and oh so tasty
sunset beginning looks very nice
after math of the sunset is stunning as well
         Really a very nice day here , only 65 F but with a lot of sunshine was wonderful from our spot out of the cool breeze.
       Want to thank y'all for stopping in and hope your day was a great one as well.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Clear blue sunny skies, cooler but amazing in the sun, and a fix for Suzie's Computer. Really love small towns!

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      Was a bit cooler last night but no wind. And a bit later sunrise this morning but it did arrive and blessed us with clear blue sunny skies all day long! And next to no wind this is perfect ! Did get a nice early walkabout for a couple of miles enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
sun trying to get through the clouds 
here is a nice peak coming our way
            About 9 am we headed into Ajo with Suzie's sick laptop. First looking for the computer repair guys. No luck, then the Radio shack talked to the nice young lady there. They don't do repairs but gave us the Kyle's name that works at the coffee shop in the square.. She sent him a message, next stop was the chamber of commerce and he recommended the guy in the Thrift shop, so we checked him out. Yes he could look at it but not for a couple of weeks, hmm no good. Suzie checked out the coffee shop and Kyle starts work at noon. We headed back home and at 11:30 she got a text from Kyle and said he was there until 4 pm drop off the computer and he should be able to get it going by the morning.
       In the meantime the lady on the Radio Shack suggested taking the battery out and trying it again! Well heck if this did not work Suzie got her computer working again, the white screen was gone !. But still wanted Kyle to check it out.
heading into Ajo a few times today
Visitor Centre
love the town square here
          After a light lunch we were  back at the coffee shop at 1 pm Kyle was not busy so did some checking. Ok fine, video card is good, monitor is is good and is working just fine right now, Its like a car he can't fix what is not broken, so he gave us a few tips and simple fixes, Told us to call him again if it happens, and the charge for his time? 5 Bucks, Well heck we have peace of mind and Suzie's computer working again. Really love small towns, talk to a few people and somebody knows somebody who knows somebody that can help us out.
       Did see couple of more murals  that I don't think I took a picture of before.
           Finally we are done our running around, back to home dirt by 1:45 and can  enjoy this wonderful spring time desert weather outside. It was only 55 f (12C) but with the cloudless blue sunny skies it sure feels a lot warmer. I almost put my shorts on but then realized it was 3 o'clock and will be cooling down a bit by 4 so I suffered with the heat for a while (it's a tough life ya know)  Prepped a chicken for the Weber Q tonight and set it on low and slow about 3:45 while we enjoyed more quality reading time outside. Enjoying the smell of this chicken cooking! making us hungry...
a wonderful view with the clear blue skies
Chicken and fresh asparagus done,
I posted the wrong price the other day. not 77 cents a lb
it is 99 cents a lb still a good deal
perfect with our salad
 of course left overs and
chicken soup very soon
      As supper was done did manage to get a couple of nice desert sunsets to finish up another great day here in the desert.
sunsetting on the hills behind us
that was it for today
        A nice productive day, getting Suzie's computer working again, enjoyed a perfect sunny warm day and a tasty chicken dinner with my honey. Does not get much better.
        Thanks for taking the time to stop on by and hope you had a great spring day as well.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

A bit cooler, a lot more windy but still a decent desert day.

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Coyote Howls  Why Arizona
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           Was windy overnight and looks like it will be like this all day. But the sun is shining and is quite warm despite the wind. Did get a decent sunrise this morning then headed out for a nice long walkabout different areas of this park
there it is warming up now
          Headed out along the north end road of Coyote howls East by the mountains, there is lots of Saguaro  Cactus on the hillside. Interesting looking. Landscapes and a lots of the various different sites people have set up here. So many have a set them up and for the price at $550.00 for 12 months I can see why. Most of these have a water tap near by and with the free wifi this a real bargain.
hammock in the trees
down through a wash

love seeing these Saguaro 
how about a big hug?
Snow man? Sand man?  better than the snow me thinks
     Walking and enjoying the warm weather past these tennis/ shuffle board courts , pavilions next to them.
nice pavilion here for get togethers
           Puttered around bit and then after  light tasty lunch another walkabout over to the Why Not travel store just because,  and wanted to get a few more pics of the beautiful murals that they have there. Suzie is having an issue with her computer that needs to be looked at, maybe tomorrow at the computer guy in Ajo. The diagnoses  may not be good. When it boots up nothing but a white screen. We have tried a few fixes but so far to no avail.
the Why Not Travel Store
      Over here they a few wonderful murals around the washroom building, really gotta love these. Makes the desert come alive. I do have to share them with you just because I can.
amazing murals
           Back to home dirt decided we need to add more fresh water to our tank. My fix for the leak the other day seems to be working. So we have a choice move the coach 200 feet to the water tap or use my jugs and pump to add water.  Well it is only 1 pm a cloudy windy day and we do have the time so. Filled our water jugs 2 times and added 30 gallons of fresh water. Hey still no leaks! Ya hoo !!!
      Now with a bit of sunshine for a while and temps to 70f we moved the car to block the wind and did enjoyed a couple of hours with our readers outside out of the wind.
we enjoyed reading outside for a while, out of the wind
the car blocked the wind was actually very nice
           Then about 4:30 we came inside to begin prepping supper, Tonight Pork Schnitzel I  will make, Suzie's craving tonight.  So a couple of boneless chops thawed out. Too cool and windy to do it outside and works better inside anyway, we planned this around the weather. For the recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog top right sidebar. To this I added some sauteed mushrooms and onions, topped with a mild salsa and grated cheddar cheese. To go with our salad and fresh steamed asparagus.
pounding the chops
in seasoned flour dip in egg and seasoned bread crumbs
      Let it rest in the fridge for a while,
      Noticed the dusty? cloudy skies, does not seem dusty but  probably is.
it was clear earlier
        Now to pan fry the schnitzel only a couple of minutes a side tip with the mushrooms, monism salsa and cheese.
does not take long at all
tasty, yep, filling yep
sure hit the spot tonight
       As supper was done we did manage to get a bit of a sunset,  Considering next to no sunshine at all was surprised we even got that.
     There ya go another desert day here in Why Arizona making the best of the weather that has been given us. No complaints at all.
      Thanks for dropping by and hope y'all had a great day as well.

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