Friday, January 18, 2019

Volunteers Clean Up, Wonderful Additions to Happy Hour

January 17, 2019

Walking down the road I could see the sun hitting  what I
believe are the Dome Rock Mountains in the distance.

Decided to take a short walk today after breakfast. Saw Patsy and Bill coming towards me in their "Black Beauty" and they stopped for a short chat.  A little further along George was driving by and also stopped to chat for a minute. He mentioned, he had talked to a woman over by the garbage dumpsters and 300 volunteers had come out this morning, some with their pick up trucks, picked up the garbage that was on the ground surrounding the dumpsters and hauled it off to the transfer station. We had heard there was a possibility the garbage issue could close down the area and we would be asked to leave so this truly was a wonderful thing these people did for all of us.

The top picture I stole from Patsy's blog, Chillin' with Patsy, that she took
yesterday. I wanted to show what the volunteers picked up this morning.
I kept walking up to the area because I wanted to see if any of the volunteers
were still there and if so say thank you. They really did all of us parked out
here a wonderful favor. I chatted very briefly with one volunteer. They
were now busy trying to keep people from dropping their garbage off on the
ground after all their hard work earlier.

The sign they put up asking people to not drop off any more garbage on the
ground around the dumpsters. The times for the Transfer Station and
Landfill were on the sign.

When I was talking with George, Our Awesome Travels, we noticed a front
loader and dump truck  had come in. After I had walked up to the dumpsters
and was headed back down the road I turned and noticed that it looked
like the front loader was going to empty the large dumpster.

We did have a very nice Happy Hour this afternoon. Nancy Kissack, Kissack Adventures, stopped by for a visit. Always nice to see a fellow blogger and RV'er. We met her last year when we were parked in this area and it was nice to catch up in person. Another couple joined us from Indiana, Ken and Nancy. They are actually friends of Patsy and Bill's and surprised them with a visit. So glad they did, what a nice couple it was fun meeting them.
I did not take a picture, I have to get better at this. I do know there is one on three other blogs, Patsy's, Nancy's, and George's and there are links to there blogs in this post, if you want to see one. I had already "stolen" a picture from Patsy earlier in the blog and one a day is my

The sun had just slipped behind the mountains when I took this picture.

Then turning around I captured the sun on the mountains to the north
and east of us.

More of the sun on the mountains to the east of us.

Another shot of the sun lighting up the tips of the mountains off
in the distance.

Last one for today. I just love how the sun lights up the mountains to the east
 as it slips away from our view for the day. The light and shadows
seem to dance as the day light slowly leaves us.

Honestly, I just liked this cloud.

The sun is gone from our view but the light is still with us.

Then some lovely pink afterglow. 

It was a good day even though the clouds and the wind did make an appearance. Any day spent doing what you want, getting to meet new people, and spending time with friends cannot be described any other way.

I started this post last night then could not keep my eyes open so shut it down to finish this morning. As I type this I am looking forward to today. We have friends coming down from Kingman not sure if they will have the time to stop our here but we will meet them for lunch in town. Plus, I have coffee and conversation scheduled with my sister. Then I am pretty sure there will be a gathering in the center of the rigs parked here as all our days begin to wind down.  It should be a good day.

Hope you enjoy your day!
We are glad you stopped by for a visit.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A Day of Rain and A Day of Sun

(Clicking on the pictures will open them larger.)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Today it rained and rained. The desert was filled with puddles and the small washes in our area had water running through them. For the most part we spent the day inside. During one slow down I took a quick ride into Quartzsite to visit Hardies Beads to pick up some supplies. I have to admit I have now replaced buying material with beads. One good thing they take up less space.

When the rain finally stopped for the day I put on my shoes and went for a walk around the area we are parked at. Right now we are a group of  5 rigs parked together and though we have just met 2 of the couples we can already tell the days ahead are going to filled with lots of fun moments.

The rigs left to right: Rose & George, Patsy & Bill, Suzie & George,
The Stinger "B", and Pat & Rob.

There is one Ocotillo by us.
Hoping for tiny green leaves soon.

Walking around there were still some signs of the rain that had
descended on us from the evening before.

The blue sky was making every effort to show up.

Some people think there is no green in the desert.

As the sun was setting everyone came out to take a picture so we did enjoy a brief chat before everyone headed back in for the evening.

The sun making an appearance just before it dropped behind the mountains.

The sun light touching the mountains to the east.

The sun is gone but the light is still with us.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Today the sun was shining as we opened the shades and we could see blue sky. We enjoyed our coffee and then Tom took a ride into Quartzsite to take care of some banking business and pick up a couple of groceries. I made almond cream cheese pancakes and fried up some bacon while he was gone. (I am not sure whose recipe it is. When I wrote it down I failed to write whose it was but thank you. Low carb and good.)  He arrived back just as I finished so we enjoyed brunch before going out to have "fun" organizing the other half of the basement. It is now done. After we finished Tom set up our outside patio.

Then it was time to join the people below in the middle of our "circle" at Happy Hour.  A very nice way to bring our day to a conclusion sitting and chatting with friends.

Hopefully at the next Happy Hour I will be able to get everyone in one clear picture.

Left to right: Patsy, Bill, Rob, Pat

to continue: George, Suzie, Tom, and my chair.

The sun setting on our day.

The mountains to the east  as the sun sets on our day.

Two days spent very differently one inside and one outside, both special.
We are glad you stopped by for a visit. 
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Parked at La Posa South (Catch Up Post)

Monday, January 14, 2019

We were up and moving before 7 this morning but no rush we are moving just a few short miles south to LaPosa South. The main reason we are here is to be able to spend time with friends and meet and get to know new friends. We are looking forward to the days ahead. Plus, we will spend some time at the Vacation & RV Show, "The Big Tent", and checking out various vendors in the area.

Leaving around noon.

Following Tom through the Plomosa Mountains.

Catching Up (We were without a signal for while parked out on Plomosa Road near Bouse, AZ)

Saturday, January 5, 2019

The last time we posted we had arrived at Roadrunner BLM for an appointment Saturday morning with RV Lifestyles in Quartzsite to have a new fridge installed. I am happy to say we have a new fridge in the Stinger "B". A last minute addition to our appointment was a Blue Flame Heater which as I write this is throwing some lovely heat my way.

Bottom picture the sun coming up as we pulled out of Roadrunner BLM.
Heading towards RV Lifestyles on AZ-95 looking to the left the sun is just
touching the top of the hills.

Breakfast with Kathy and Rick, Rick writes the blog It's About Time, at
the Mountain Quail  Cafe.
We enjoyed a wonderful visit with these two and the food was pretty good, also. Several cups of coffee later and then a chat in the parking lot we said our "see you later's" and with hugs all around parted ways.

We then visited a couple of the Vendors on Kuehn Street; always fun to browse and see what is for sale. I am sure we will be spending more time walking around this area before we leave.

The New Fridge!

After picking up the Stinger "B", putting some diesel in the tank, and
stopping for propane we were on our way to Plomosa Road.
Driving through the Plomosa Mountains towards Bouse, AZ

Then off to the right just after the mile marker they told us to watch for
we could see a Jeep that looked very familiar and as we turned  onto
the road they started walking towards us.
(I know it is blurry and it is through the window but it is a memory
I wanted to have a picture of.)
 Side note: Lyly mentioned later on he had asked Melissa if she was sure she would recognize our motorhome and she said oh yes and once he saw he would know why...LOL

Yes, another blurry photo through a raindrop filled windshield as we
follow them to where we will be parking for the next several days.

Sunday, January 6, 7, 8, & 9, 2019

I was going to try and write this day by day but soon realized my memory is not that good. (FYI to self in the future make daily notes.)  The thing is these four days were all memorable and fun. We got to know Melissa and Lyle, we told stories, we shared life experiences, we laughed, we shared food, wine, drinks, beers, and one lovely campfire. I am not sure how to exactly put it all in words. Melissa and I started corresponding almost 2 years ago after she asked a question on our blog and it just slowly developed into a friendship. Then this year we finally got to meet in person along with our husbands and everything just "clicked". The friendship that started online is one, I believe, will only grow as the years go by. I do want to mentions one thing I was very disappointed to find out, and I am sure all our Canadian friends already know this, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police do not ride horses and they do not wear the red uniform all the time. Lyle is a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer and he broke the news to us. Fellow US Citizens he also mentioned there is no singing or dog sleds. All those movies we have seen were not entirely true. They are truly a lovely couple and have been full-timing since 2012. We are looking forward to meeting up with them many more times in the future.

Heading towards Parker, AZ Sunday morning.

The sun is coming up behind us and tinting the clouds a beautiful pink.

We attended Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parker and
they were still decorated for Christmas.

We have turned off of Plomosa Road and are making our way
back to the Stinger "B" and our friends.
While in  Parker we were able to pick up groceries to fill that new fridge we acquired the day before. It felt good to be able to put groceries in a fridge instead of coolers. 

I took the four pictures below on Tuesday, January 8th, walking around our back and front yard. 


Thursday, January 10, 2019

All to soon it was time for them to head out and we were all up early. Sitting, drinking coffee and waiting for the sun to make its appearance.

 I even remembered to take pictures.
Melissa and I.

Finally we got the guys to stop talking and join us for a picture.
Melissa and Lyle on the right.

One last picture next to their home.

Then they were off.

A tiny speck in the distance.
Till next time.

We decided to take a little ride after they left and check out the area.
Two of the washes we encountered.
The bottom one is where we turned around. A little narrow ahead and
we did not want to "desert pinstripe" both sides of the Jeep.

Heading back we can just barely see our home in the distance.

Friday, January 11, 2019

We had been trying to find the right sign for our home on wheels for awhile
and then taking our idea for the design and consulting with Yooper Designz
our daughter gifted us with this when we got home last year.
The little red heart is Escanaba. This is where we both grew up, married,
raised our children. No matter where our home on wheels take us this
will always be "home".

Just before the sun went down on Friday Tom got a fire started in
Lyle's fire pit.

He spent most of Friday washing and waxing the Stinger "B". 

It looked so nice in the light from the setting sun.
I am sure it is embarrassed to have the Jeep any where near it.

The sky to the east and south as the sun was setting.

The Sunset.

The afterglow.

We had a campfire and dinner with Melissa and Lyle on Wednesday.
Someone had to finish the wine and I made the sacrifice on Friday
as we enjoyed the fire pictured below.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday after a leisurely couple of hours enjoying our coffee and chatting Tom decide to finish waxing the Stinger "B" and I worked on an afghan for one of our granddaughters that had separated. I will be finishing that repair once I get the needed yarn. Since, I could not go any farther with that one I started the new one I am making for our youngest granddaughter. I love to crochet so it was a pleasant afternoon. That was pretty much our day special in its own way.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

We were up and moving around 5:30AM. Mass in English is at 8 o'clock in Parker and it is about a 40 minute drive. So we had our coffee and were ready and out the door by 7:15.

This cross belongs on the roof of the church. It was recently
refurbished and they will be putting it back up there, according
to the priest, soon.

We decided to have one last campfire.

We bought these cups back in 1996 when we took our kids on a vacation to
Florida. We have been using them ever since. Tom's actually has a chip on it
but I hated to just throw them away. (Yes, I admit it I do have a problem when
it comes to throwing certain things away. Giving them away no problem but
some things I just cannot put in the garbage.) So we drank our coffee in
them Sunday morning then put them in the fire Sunday night. The handle
came off of mine and Tom's now has a crack in his. The paint did not even
blister. There in a bag under the motorhome. These things are well made.

When I started this post last night it was raining. It rained throughout the night and I as I finish this post this morning it is still raining. Looking out there are puddles everywhere and the small washes have water in them. I do think with all the rain the ocotillos should be turning green at least.

We have had our share of Happy Moments these last couple of weeks and 
we are looking forward to more of the same.
Our wish is that you can say the same.
So glad you stopped by to visit if you have time to leave a comment 
we would enjoy hearing from you.