Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunny warm, Imperial sand Dunes, and fun with friends.

Where are we today ?
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     A great sleep and the usual up early on a warmer morning with next to no wind, and the sunrising warming the desert up very nicely. Got a few walkabouts around the campground. Then seeing as we have not plans today we can pack away our Christmas decorations for another year.
a cool morning cloud this morning
soon to be a nice sunrise
           Clear blue sunny skies and no wind!! Loving it, is gonna be an awesome day.
 After a light lunch I hopped in the car to check out the Imperial Sand Dunes about 10 miles down the road west of here. And being a nice week during Christmas busy as always. Amazing to see all these people camped here with their dune buggies, atv's, motorcycles and sand rails having fun in this desert playground.
this is an amazing place to see
we have camped here couple if times years ago
     I headed down the the Plank road and checked it out , nice to see it has been restored very nicely.
sample of this plank road
the original plank road  kinda cool
another se action that was used as well
         I drove around just because I could checking out all these rigs and families here, amazing family times and memories for the people.
a nice looking sandrail
very fast machine
I stopped to let this guy fly on by
all lined up to climb the sand dunes here
the rangers are here keeping an eye on things 
another nice sand rail
lots of these huge rigs here too
need flags etc , they have it here
         Back home to relax in the sun enjoying our e-readers. Bill has his drone out taking pictures of us from the air.
      Now 2 pm ice cream social at the clubhouse so 6 of us headed on down for our ice cream fix, Nice that they do it here every Sunday afternoon.
Rob, Suzie, Bill, Patsy, and Pat
Barb scooping the ice cream, and Gordon doing the toppings
a Nice sundae for a buck
     Back home to enjoy a wonderful very warm sunny afternoon with a more reading, Then at 3:30 over to Bill and Patsy's for Happy hour, a perfect warm day for it and next to no wind.
      8 of there plus Freddy and Clemson, flapping our gums and sharing stories solving all the world problems.
Here is Freddy an amazing friendly dog we
have come to love over the years

always glad to see you
Freddy got his Happy hour drink
and Clemson being Clemson
our fun happy hour group today
Suzie got her doggie fix with Freddy today as well
      About 5 pm we all headed home for supper. Tonight we are enjoying some catfish fillets and fries.
I cut these fillets in half so they cook nicer in our fry daddy
       Fresh cut fries done and a set them in a pan on our weber Q to keep warm while the frier came came back to temperature  and fried our catfish fillets,  just so they are perfect.
fries done
    Fries keeping warm and heat the lemon to make it juicy and in a few short minutes the fish was done. So moist tender and crispy just the way it should be. We do love our catfish.
        Now we both enjoyed a wonderful fish and chip supper, with a few mixed veggies on the side
oh yeah catfish and fries 
          Then we managed to catch another wonderful desert sunset, never tire of these.
a perfect sunset after a perfect day
       Now inside for the evening we can kick back, relax, finish this posting and watch a show/ movie on tv that Suzie has picked.
Info about The Arizona Market place
A local resident posted a information about why the Arizona Market Place
has fall out of favor here in Yuma
  The guy that runs Marketplace (tenant) had a disagreement with the property owners. The tenant put up billboards around Yuma dissing the owners. He specifically called out Dr. Awar. The billboard idea backfired because Dr. Awar is a very well liked and respected Yuma doctor. Local people got mad at the tenant and stopped going.
    That was our wonderful desert day enjoying more sunshine, warm weather and fun with our friends, Hope y'all had a great day too. Tank s for dropping in.
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  1. Thanks for visiting a few different sections of the Plank Road, it looks like there is a new display of a restored section. And a bit of why the AZ Marketplace is having an identity crises.

    1. Your welcome Jeff the Plank road is being displayed much better now with signs and explanations an interesting thing to see.
      I was wondering what happened so quickly, those issues will certainly do it.

  2. Loved the desert dunes pictures. Some great looking machines there. Always interesting to see them.
    Interesting about the AZ Marketplace. Too bad, it was an interesting place.
    Great sunset.

    1. Glad you enjoyed them Deb, it sure is a fun playground and some of these machines are really amazing thousands of them here. Hope the marketplace will come back again always a fun spot tp visit.

  3. I had never heard of the plank road, thanks for bringing that out and showing pictures.

    1. We first saw it 12 years ago. and was amazed but it then, Would have been the only way to get vehicles across the dunes back in the day.

  4. We have never visited the Plank Road, we will definitely have to get out there. Interesting information about the Arizona Marketplace.

    1. Just to see the plank road is worth the drive, and especially on a busy weekend to see all the sand toys too. Too bad about the marketplace I hope it gets revived.

  5. Wow .... there's some big bucks in those sand rails. I love the ingenuity of the plank road. Glad to see them keeping some of it intact. So sad to hear about the Marketplace, but I'll still keep going. It is one of my favorites!!

    1. That's for sure and lot of money tied up in all these toys to go play in the sand. Glad to see they have preserved some of the Plank road important history there. We still enjoy the marketplace just not as many vendors.

  6. Never seen the plank road, but had read about it. Will have to check it out now that I know where to look for it. Haven't been to the marketplace in years, so I gather haven't missed anything.

    1. A section of the plank road is nicely restored , nice to see a bit of history here. We still enjoy the market place worth a visit.

  7. The plank road is interesting, we'll have to stop some time since we are so close.
    Sad about the market but hopefully the ones hanging on still can attract customers.

    1. Yes you are so close, to the dunes and the road is an interesting pice of history right here. The marketplace is sad to see like thos hopefully it comes back again.

  8. The plank road is really cool..never heard of it. Love all the sand rails and toys out there! So fun! Beautiful sunset and great looking dinner!

    1. All the sand rails and ate's are fun to see and watch, The plank road I always enjoy checking it out. A tasty dinner and another great desert sunset.

  9. Dinner looks great. I had never heard of Plank Road before. Thanks for this post.

    1. Thanks dinner was wonderful , and the plank road is worth stopping to check it out when in the area.


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