Monday, March 27, 2017

Two Days in the Desert

Saturday, March 25, 2017

We decided to stay put today. Tom had a couple of things to run into town for plus, he needed to start getting things together so he can file our income taxes. (He will be having this fun again, let's just say not one of his better afternoons.) I on the other hand decided, after stepping outside and looking up at all the beautiful white, fluffy clouds, to sit in my lounger and enjoy the show. I took a few pictures while I enjoyed watching the clouds float by.

The view when I stepped outside that triggered
the decision to sit and enjoy the show.

I did get up and take a short walk around our area, cannot just sit there all day. (Actually, I am not good at sitting for very long at a time which is why I will never have that perfect tan.) Checking out the small "tough" little plants that make their way out through the desert floor.

Looking up over the Stinger B as clouds covered the sun.

Our daughter called, towards the end of the day, and while we were talking I stepped out to take the above picture. Then she put our granddaughter on the phone so we could say goodnight; while I was talking with her I sat down and looked out at the view below. After we hung up I couldn't help but think about how lucky I was in this moment to be in such a beautiful place talking to two people I love.

The last of the sun light as another day closes.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A very slow and easy day, well at least for me, Tom went into Quartzsite this morning with two loads of wash. I really dislike going to the laundromat, which is why we have a washer/dryer in the motor home and why there was one in the 5th wheel, but after a couple of weeks of dry camping it was inevitable. Tom said he would go and I was not about to argue.

I took a morning walk around the area where we are parked
and snapped a couple of pictures of the green growing around us.

Just before 4 o'clock we drove into Quartzsite to attend mass at Our Lady of Queen of Peace mission. After mass we stopped at the Mountain Quail Cafe for a quick dinner then headed back to Stinger B.
The sun had already disappeared behind the mountains by the time we got back but there was still some color and light left.

The last bit of light from the sun giving the tops of the
mountains and the few clouds a golden glow.

Some lovely pink over Quartzsite in the distance.

Soft pink sky towards the southwest.
So ends another special day parked here in the desert.

"Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you."
~Lao Tzu

Wishing you continued beautiful spring days.
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  1. Gotta love those relaxing days enjoying the local scenery. Like you I cannot sit for very long, read for a bit, putter around, go for a walkabout, read some more. We did not want a washer dryer. I don't mind going to the laundry mat , have been doing that for 11 years now.
    Love the Mountain Quail Cafe have been there a couple of times years ago.

    1. Relaxing days are the best. We have only been to the Mountain Quail Cafe a couple of times, we just do not eat our that much, but we have always had a good meal and service.
      I know I am in the minority about the washer/dryer but I do love having it.

  2. Always nice enjoying some down time just relaxing.
    We prefer going to the Laundromat rather then having our own machines.
    Not sure where that restaurant was located?
    Hope you are not getting the high winds we are presently getting.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. We did enjoy the two days of relaxing and now we are enjoying a third listening to the wind. The wind is making a statement here but I do not think as much as where you are at.
      The Mountain Quail is a couple of blocks off of Main Street on the west side.
      A lot of people would agree with you about going the laundromat...but I do love having one in the motor home.

  3. Relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the desert and fluffy clouds in the sky is a great way to spend some time. I hope that I never get tired of seeing desert.

  4. Not having a washer/dryer in our unit was an easy decision and after one year haven't changed our mind. The space for storage is more valuable to us and we only do laundry 1 time over 2 weeks and don't mind that laundromat experience. Doing it while boondocking would not be easy, for sure. Love your cloud/sky pictures and that almost looks like what I know as an African Violet but with white flowers! Beautiful!

    1. Thank you, OMG, you are right it does look like a miniature African Violet. I just love all the tiny flowers. I keep thinking they must be tough little guys to make there way out through the rocks.
      I know if we took a survey about the washer/dryer vs storage I would be in a very small minority...:) Continued safe travels.