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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

More fun time in the desert sunshine

Where are we today ? 
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      Much cooler last night, was 37F at 4:30 this morning, but no wind. As the sun came up still too chilly for me to get excited about a walkabout. So at 7:30 I headed into town to pick up few things fill our water jug, then over to RV Lifestyles to set up an appointment for next week to have our slide out seals replaced.  
     On the way back at 9 am I counted 24 rigs in line for the dump station and also noticed that it was temporarily closed for repairs. Our friends Tom and Deb went with their coach at 7:30 and did not get back until 10, but they made it through.
     I drove by the Rose rv Park on Keuhn street and noticed no lineup at their dump stations I know they have and very reasonable to dump and fill
the sun reflecting to the mountains west of us
dump station line up at 9 am 24 rigs.  
not a bad price at all
to save a few hours in line
no body here at their dump station because then have to pay         
     Back home to relax for a while , puttered around a bit enjoying this wonderful sunny day and next to no wind. Was excellent.
    After noon  George and Rose pulled  in wite their new to them coach a nice looking Tiffin Alegro RED so nice and roomy, much more space than the other coach they had. Rose is one happy lady !
nice looking rig
just pulling in and setting up
        I course we all got a tour and is so very nice, so much space I am sure they will have many years enjoying this rig.ed
we all doing the tour
         Now because it was a sunny desert day and not too much wind we began Happy hour at 3 pm, shelter from most of the breeze, only 55f so we needed some more clothes but we all had fun. More stories and more tips shared then just before 5 pm all headed on home as the weather was cooling. To make our own suppers.
before we now it happy hour cam to an end
        Our super tonight was a large grilled boneless , skinless chicken breast using this very tasty BBQ sauce that we have come to enjoy. Thanks Deb for the tip.
love this sauce
done nicely on our grill mat
what a very tasty supper we enjoyed
         And about the time we were done cooking enjoyed another wonderful desert sunset.
       Just another excellent desert day, enjoying the sunshine and a happy hour with our friends, Really can't beat this lifestyle.
      Want to thank y'a for dropping in by for a peek.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A windy desert day, visit to Tyson Wells, the tent and good friends we have not seen for a couple of years.

Where are we today ?
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      A bit cooler last night about 44f at 4:30 this morning mainly because of the cloudless desert sky overnight. A fresh pot of coffee and my oatmeal , some computing then at 7 am was going to take a walkabout but was chillier than I like, did not want to put on my heavy coat.
     But did want to pick up a few things groceries in town, salad stuff, So headed on in to the Roadrunner market at 7 am. nice that they open early. No traffic just the way I enjoy Quartzsite.
another nice surise
         Back home puttered around for a while and thought we would get back to check out Tyson Wells again with a few more vendors there now and another quick walkthrough the tent. Left at 9 am and got a convenient parking spot. Walked the rows and across the road to the tent and back. It was bright and sunny but the cold north wind made it chilly. Bumped into our neighbours, Rob, Pat, Bill and Patsy as they were cruising the tent again.
lots more vendors now this week
not too busy yet early and the cold wind
lotsa hats here 
wonderful fresh baked bread we sampled but did not buy
       Then into the tent not too busy but busy enough, nothing new.
Quartzsite Museum info
        That was enough time here heading back to the car, too early for Beer Belly's.
adult Day care
food court quiet, not a nice day to eat outside 
           We saw all we wanted, did not buy anything and were back home by 11 am. We got some nice fresh air and exercise. 2.5 miles today. A nice morning outing. Passing the dump station this morning at at 11 am there was 30 rigs in line and with only 2 sewer dumps probably a 2 hour wait or longer in that line.
very long line for the dump station
neighbours behind us in tents that are trying to stop blow away
we could enjoy outside for a while our coach blocking
 most of the wind and we had warm sunshine
       We had a phone call from good friends Denis and Sandy that we met back n 2007 and connected many times over the years in various places. They were in the area and dropped on by to catch up with us again. So nice to see them. It has been 2 years since we last connected. And hope to do it again this winter at some point.
Sandy, Suzie and Denis
      Because  it was so windy outside when they arrived we sat inside and flapped our gums for a while to catch up for a while. But they had to get going for another function and soon headed out .
Suzie and Sandy
     They were full time for maybe a dozen or more years and had a HUGE 45 luxury coach they called the mothership and it was. This last fall they sold that bought a place in Yuma and bought the wonderful class B rv that they can get away with make shorter trips.
yes they downsized and it is wonderful ,
Sandy waving so long for now
thanks to dropping by guys!
         For supper tonight because it is so very windy out, gusts to 32 mph a good day to cook in side. And Suzie's choice was Garlic Shrimp Pasta a very easy and tasty meal we both love. For that recipe you can click HERE or my recipe blog top right sidebar.
oh my this is wonderful
and of course leftovers
      As  supper was about done the sun was setting and did not disappoint us tonight.
       For any Canadians here in Quartzsite there is a pot luck dinner this Saturday at the QIA its been a few years for us and is always fun to meet more Canadians here in the desert.
        Now even with the wind today we enjoyed the wonderful blue skies, sunshine and a visit with good friends we have not seen for a few years. Then a very tasty supper.
      Hope you had a great winter day as well. Thanks for dropping on by.
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Monday, January 21, 2019

Dump station, taken care of as well as our tow bar serviced early in the day, perfect !

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       It was mild again over night but did hear some wind blowing (even without my hearing aides). 55F at 4:30 this morning so got some computing and coffees take care of. Then we secured the coach to head to the dump station at 7:30am. Busier than other days at this time, there was 6 rigs ahead of us. We quickly dumped our sewage, topped up our fresh water tank then back home and setup by 8:30. We good for 10 days now.
a bright morning moon at 6 am
the sun is rising and we heading to the dump station
10 minutes then we are next in line
      I pulled ahead  to fill out water and there was 12 rigs behind us this is 7:45 am.
the lone behind us os growing 
Garbage dumpsters are full, a volunteer is stopping people
 from adding more and directing them to the large Blue rolloff
more sunrise as I am filling our fresh water
          Hey thats good so with our tow bar in the trunk of the car at 8:30 am I whipped into the RV show to the Roadmaster service truck. He took my tow back to the repair guys, and it was all checked out cleaned, new bushings and lubricated. (I clean and lube it every couple of weeks. He looks at it and said was getting old about 10 years (actually 13 years) and suggested we buy a new one. How much? $ 1.150.00 but can sell it to me for $800.00 (now that is a good deal ! The guy that serviced it said it was still in excellent shape though, lol...  Returned to the trunk for me and was back home by 9:15.  It was nice to get these chores done early in the day so the rest of it just puttering around.
the line up is getting longer
people dropping off their Roadmaster tow bars
       The technician had it apart , cleaned lubed, new bushings and back together. Nice that Road master does this service for FREE, Blue Ox charges for the same service. Sure glad we bought the Road master tow bar.
like new again
a bunch of jeeps ready for a desert drive
all installed and ready to tow again
         Though nice and sunny it was very windy from the west with gusts to 25 mph or so and tomorrow looks to be windy again. Heck at least it is sunny and much warmer than back home where they are having extremely cold weather.
         By 11 am the winds had died down a bit and  bright sunny skies temp at 60F this is wonderful. I reinstalled the tow bar and we enjoyed out light lunch (meat loaf sandwich for Suzie).
        I took a drive about out to the highway and noticed the traffic is stop and got heading into Quartzsite, about 3 miles or so into Quartzsite and as far south as I can see. Glad we got our stuff done in the early morning.
north into Q
south towards Yuma lotsa traffic
here is a nice rig with a double decker trailer
       Now set up in the sun our coach is blocking the wind just a breeze underneath so I just hang a tarp there and block the wind perfectly
our wind break with the tarp
       Now I can put my shorts on and cut my beard and hair with Suzie helping with the final trim.
63 F and much warmer in the sun
Bill is out flying his kyte 
      Then went inside to use up the rest of the cabbage we had in the fridge, to make some Red Cabbage and carrot cole slaw. Oh so tasty, for that recipe you can clic HERE I found it on the internet.
a very tasty coleslaw
the bluebirds here have very large group
like most years
      Not sure about Happy hour today but need up a at Bill and Patsy's for a while their tog blocking some of the cool wind. No matter we added layers and had some fun interesting conversations , sharing tips with each other.
we had  fun in the sun even with to cool breeze 
      Shortly after 4;30 we all made our way home to make our own suppers. Soon the sun was setting.
sunset is on its way
      For our supper tonight we have some fish fillets in the freezer and some frozen french fries. So the fish in the oven and fries dine in our Fry daddy. We can do the fires in the oven buy like them much better when deep fried.
Fry daddy doing the fires, quick and easy
the sunset getting ready to to leave us as
supper about done
       Supper was wonderful, fish and chips cooked at home and the very tasty red cabbage cole slaw on the side, This coleslaw is a keeper for us.
wow we have a nice fish fix again
final sunset for the day
    That was our desert day. getting things taken care of early in the day, a fun happy hour and tasty supper. Gotta love this lifestyle !
    Thanks again for dropping on by.
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 Where have we been this Winter?