Friday, January 19, 2018

Wonderful, Relaxing Days Parked at LaPosa South

(Clicking on the pictures will open them larger in a new window.)

We are spending some wonderful days parked out in the desert at LaPosa South LTVA. There are more and more rigs pulling in everyday but in our neighborhood there are open spaces and quiet, serene, living parked by friends. We are relaxing and enjoying the days slowly slip by. Life is good.

January 15, 2018

The sun setting at the end of the day.
I do not think we would ever get tired of this time of the day watching the
sun slip behind the mountains.

January 16, 2018

Stopped by on of my favorite Quartzsite Stores  and left with a few beads.

The wooden Eagle on the roof has some real bird friends
hanging out.

We took a ride over to Dome Rock BLM just to check out the area and see if there was any place we might enjoy hanging out sometime in the future.

A wiggle worm sign.

Saw this motorhome being moved. Hope this is never us.

Still learning to adjust the camera. The clouds over the mountains, I thought were beautiful, the clouds to the north were dark but the camera would not let me take a picture. Patsy mentioned, sometimes you need to refocus, so next time I will try that.

January 17, 2018

Caught this morning's sunrise.

Patsy and Bill's friends, Brenda and Randy, are on a whirlwind trip through a small portion of the southwest and stopped in to see them for a couple of nights. They generously shared some of their time with them with the rest of us. After Happy Hour at the Suite we all headed over to Silly Al's for dinner/pizza.

From the Left: Randy, Patsy, Bill, and Brenda.

George and Suzie

This group was, I think, posing for George when I snapped it.
Patsy and Bill in the front. Ann is behind.
Brenda on the left and Len in the background.

I missed getting a picture of Paul and Ann so I copied this off of Patsy's Blog.
Thanks Patsy.

The last little bit of today's light coming up behind the mountains.

January 18, 2018

We took a ride over by Scaddan Wash this evening.

Tonight's sunset.

Clouds to the south with just a touch of pink.

A Saguaro and the last of tonight's light.
Two sights we never get tired of seeing.

Some more beautifully colored pink clouds off to the Southeast.

The light color at the base of the mountains is the dust in the air
this evening as we head back into Quartzsite. Dust is part of being in
the desert but over by Scaddon Wash there is a lot of traffic on a sandy road
so the dust is pretty thick in the air.

January 19, 2018

Tonight's Happy Hour. Starting on the left: George, Tom's chair, Jim, Patsy, Bill,
Sharon, Suzie, and myself.
Jim and Sharon are longtime friends of Suzie and George's and stopped
in for a short visit.   

Tonight's sunset.

Our "neighborhood" in  tonight's afterglow.

Closing one of our shades I noticed the color had intensified and was
able to catch this picture from the doorway.

"Every Moment We Spend Worrying About
Is A Moment We Lose From Enjoying

We are enjoying our days and hope you can say the same.
If you would like to take the time to leave a comment, we will enjoy reading it.


  1. You guys look like you are having a great time. We are looking forward to getting to Q and putting our feet up for a couple weeks. Sunsets are never boring.

    1. We are having a great time. This is a great place to sit back and relax. We have to agree sunsets are never boring.

  2. You are getting pretty good with that camera loving your pictures, we do have a nice quiet corner of the desert here to enjoy.

    1. Thank you.
      Tom and I would agree this has been a great place to sit back and enjoy.

  3. Your camera cannot focus on areas with no definition, like clear blue skies or dark areas. Point it towards something with a definite line .... like a tree or the top of the mountain where it meets the sky or even the sharp edge of a cloud ... push the button halfway down to focus, then move it to frame your picture, pushing the button the rest of the way down to take the picture. You'll have much better luck that way. Your sunset is beautiful!!

    1. thanks Nancy for the added tip. Deb and I were discussing this issue.

    2. Thank you for this tip, Nancy. Like Patsy said, we were discussing and of course "the book" doesn't really have a lot to say that is helpful. Plus, that explains why when I pointed the camera at the clouds over the mountains I could take a picture.

  4. You are doing great with that camera. Loved the sunsets.

    Looks like a whole gang of you having fun. That's great! Relaxing and having fun is what it's all about.

    1. Thank you, Doug.
      We are enjoying our time parked with this gang.

  5. Great pictures. Looks like you're enjoying it!

    Looks like a great time is being had by all. Enjoy!!

    1. Thank you, Deb and yes, I am enjoying the camera.
      We are having a good time.

  6. That was a great catch up! I know I could never remember what we did unless I wrote it down and went back..but then I'd forget to write it down and really be messed up..haha..Wonderful pictures! Looks like everyone had a great time at Silly Al's.

    1. We did have a fun time at Silly Al's.
      The camera puts the pictures into Albums by date so that helps jog the memory...:)

  7. Thanks for the post, it caught us up nicely.
    Loved your pictures and thank you for the one of the 4 of us (Brenda, Randy, Bill and I) We only had one goofy one together. :)
    I think you are doing awesome with your new camera.

    1. You are welcome. I was hoping you would like the picture of the four of you.
      Thank you for the camera encouragement.

  8. Lots of areas to explore around Q. We are looking forward to getting up there Feb 1.
    Learning a new camera is fun and frustrating at the same time. Looks like you are getting better as you go. Nice job!

    1. We do enjoy this area. If we feel like getting out and exploring we have that option or we can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the quiet.
      You are right about the new camera being fun and frustrating at the same time. Thanks for the kind words.

  9. Great pictures. Looks like you're enjoying it!