Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, January 26, 2017

From cold to very warm then cold again, the weather in the desert.

Where are we today?
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      Heck it was cold last  night. Up as usual shortly after 4 ad was 45 f inside and 33 f out side losta frost on the car. But our Mr Heater got us toasty warm in no time, with the help of our furnace for about 10 minutes or so.
      Then a very nice morning walkabout by 7am as the sun rises in the east over the mountains.
love the early sunrises
        After a quick trip to town for RO (reverse osmosis) water for drinking I finished up our soup and headed down to the Ramada (pavilion) check out the BLM presentations. I did the first two on the list below. And really enjoyed both.The first was some great information about the wildlife here in the desert.  Wow I never knew about all these animals and what they did. Erica sure knew her stuff.
Erica was interesting
       Next on the agenda was Tom Jones, and he was an amazing story teller about the past in this area. Lots of great stories, funny and informative, sure glad that I was here. 3 more presentations but I wanted to get home to finish the soup and time for lunch anyway.
Tom Jones was excellent
presentations here at the ramada
horse shoe pits here if you wish to play
and free shoes available at the office.
      This is the soup mix we love so made a huge pot of it great for lunches. Nothing like a homemade soup.
can only buy this mix in the states
we stock up for the summer
this is so tasty
         This after noon we got some reading time in,   I cut my hair and beard,and as usual Suzie does the final touches for me.
        Then the usual "Happy hour" with our neighbours. Today at Bill and Patsy's. I felt guilty because I was in shorts and a t-shirt, everyone else bundled up like it was winter.Heck it was 55 f bright sunny skies and I was outta the wind, loved it. I was toasty warm until the sun begins to set about 4:30. time to head home any way.
Happy Hour at Bill and Patsy's
    Home to whip up supper.Tonight a couple Turkey Breast Tenderloins on the grill and of course our salad as the sun was setting.
quick and easy the turkey
 breast tenderloins
       Sure hit the spot and so tasty.
       Another great desert day enjoying the warm weather, sunny blue skies. Wide open spaces, amazing desert scenery, not humid and very little wind. Yup this is what we enjoy. Cold nights and warm days.
        Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
Where have we been this Winter


  1. Sounds like some informative seminars. I would imagine the animals of that area would be quite interesting to learn about. The sun sure makes a difference in how the temperature feels!!

    1. They were interesting and lots of information about the desert animals etc...
      The sunshine sure does make a huge difference,

  2. I just used those exact beans in my ham and bean soup. Delicious.
    We attended Cowboy church at that pavilion a few years back. I would have been interested in all four presentations.

    1. We do love these beans they make a very tasty soup. The presentations were excellent.

  3. George I think your body thermometer needs to be checked. Both you and Jim. It was not warm yesterday. Lol. We use those beans also.

    1. I was fine in the direct sun and out of the wind, I enjoy it while I can. Love the beans .

  4. Glad you enjoyed the BLM presentations. Definitely lots of life out there in the desert, you just need to keep your eyes open for it all, what with wildlife and plants. It sure helps when you know what to look for and what you are looking at.

    1. It was very informative and worthwhile, getting to know more about the desert.

  5. I've been wanting to try the 15 bean soup.

  6. Learning what to cook on your blog, George. I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to cooking. I think I'll try those beans. Look easy enough to cook.

  7. Did Tom Jones sing some songs after his talk? :cD

    1. He actually started with "Its unusual" not very good but set the pace for a great presentation.


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