After googling "A Catholic Church Near Me" we decided to drive up towards Bouse, cut across to 95 on Plomosa Road, then take 95 into Quartzsite for 5:00PM Mass at Queen of Peace Mission. When we got to the church at about 4:55 the first thing we saw was a sign that said, Sunday Mass 4:00PM. (I know it is hard to believe the internet was wrong.) After stopping to get something to eat we headed back to the Stinger B taking I-10 to 60 and back home.
It was a nice Sunday ride with two purposes: one, to attend Mass which did not work out to well and two, to check out the east end of Plomosa Road which we did manage to do. We have boon-docked on the west end several times over the last couple of years but had never driven across over to Bouse. We found out there are more mountain views on the east end and a couple of spots we would like to spend some time in down the road. We also checked out the Bouse Community Park and talked with the Camp Host. They no longer let none park campers use their dump station but if we spend a couple of nights we will have water and electricity for $14 a night and the use of the dump station.
We had read on his blog, Miss Adventure Travels, that Doug and Yuma were parked off of Plomosa Road so as we road along we watched hoping to spot his rig. As luck would have it we did and they were home. So we stopped and chatted for a few minutes. This is the second time we have crossed paths and we are hoping the third time is the one where we get to sit down and have a little more time to talk.
Taking a quick ride into the area where we had parked last year we could see a couple of possible places to park. Now the dilemma for us was, do we park with the better mountain views or closer to Quartzsite.
|The sun setting behind us as we headed home.|
Monday, February 27, 2017
Salome: The town was established in late 1904, by Dick Wick Hall and Charles W. Pratt. They were speculating on where the railroad would lay its tracks and missed by a mile so the community had to be moved to its present location. Dick Wick Hall , a widely known wit became famous for his one page mimeographed newspaper, the "Salome Sun", which he published to promote his "Laughing Gas Station". Through his newspaper, Hall brought fame to the town's fictitious residents and the infamous "Salome Frog", who is "seven years old and can't swim"! He capitalized on the heat of the desert to create the story of how Salome was named. According to Hall, Mrs. Grace Salome Pratt took off her shoes and danced when the hot sand burned her feet. Thus, the town became "Salome-Where-She-Danced". In the 1920's Hall's tales were featured in the Saturday Evening Post. Dick Wick Hall was buried beside his little office in Salome, where so much of his humor originated.
(Interesting tidbit of information about Salome found on a handout they gave us at the KOA.)
Today was a moving day for us and a short one. Only about 46 miles to our spot off of Plomosa Road. We decided to stay in the same area we did last year. We want to get together with some friends who are parked in Quartzsite. Plus, I am thinking I may go in and take some beading classes. So closer to Quartzsite won out besides the desert with the mountains in the distance makes for a pretty fantastic view out our window.
Today's pictures are all out the front windshield as we made out way to our next spot.
|Leaving the Salome KOA.|
|Turning onto 72 and heading north towards Bouse.|
|We are on Plomosa Road and the white rectangle in the center is Doug's rig.|
He has a perfect spot with great views.
|We can see the Plomosa Mountains|
|The Plomosa Mountains are behind us and our new home is just|
a few more miles ahead.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Even though I didn't get up this morning to watch the sunrise, I did open my shade in time to see the colors touching the clouds toward the west. I decided to stay under the blankets, were it was warm, for awhile longer. When I did get up the reward was twofold, Tom had hot coffee just about ready and the sky was a beautiful blue with white fluffy clouds floating by.
|When I clicked on Facebook this morning this picture popped up as a memory|
from two years ago. It was our first time boon-docking and we were
parked off of Plomosa Road in the Crusader..
|Two years later and we are again parked off of Plomosa Road this time in|
the Stinger B. We do love this area and have parked here several times
since that first time. Our hope is to be able to continue enjoying time out
in this area for many years.
These are the good old days
you're going to miss in the years ahead."