Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Parked on Plomosa Road

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March 12, 2018

Today we got up had our coffee, breakfast, packed up, hooked the Jeep to the Stinger "B" turned onto Airway Avenue, then Andy Devine Avenue (Historic Route 66) for a moment, and merged onto I-40 going West, and left Kingman in the rearview mirror. It was 9:45AM and by 12:45PM we were parking off of Plamosa Road near Quartzsite. (We also took the time, because we had full hookups, to take one last shower with unlimited water.)

The week we spent here was a good one. We got the desert dust and dirt cleaned out of and off of the Stinger "B" and the Jeep. There was the opportunity to restock the refrigerator and pantry, plus, we were able to relax. Almost forgot, we both had our hair taken care of; Tom's is now a reasonable length and my violet is back.

While there, we also drove back South as far as Lake Havasu City to spend an afternoon celebrating with our fellow Yoopers, who escape the cold of the Upper Peninsula, the fact that we are Yoopers. The best part of our time in Kingman was being able to get together with our friends, Jill and Rick and Trish and Pat. We had the time to enjoy good company and what I hope was good food, I made brunch. 

We are now parked, as I mentioned above, out on Plomosa Road until Friday morning. Tom has a follow up appointment in Phoenix with the Electrophysiologist he saw last year and I have an appointment with a dentist in Los Algodones. The first thought was to park out at Dome Rock, to be closer in town, but then we would have missed parking out here. Plomosa Road is were we spent our first time  boondocking in the desert with the Crusader and we have done so every year since. So not wanting to break tradition when we saw the sign for Plomosa Rd we turned left. Plus, it gave us the chance to get together with Kathy and Rick, It's about time, one last time. I think we interrupted their chores but Rick graciously invited us in and it was nice being able to sit and catch up. They will be starting there trek back to Canada in the next couple of days and we will be running to appointments so we said see you down the road and with hugs headed back to the Stinger "B". Safe travels Kathy and Rick. 

We are now following the paths of  several of our Canadian friends as they make there slow trek back to Ontario. We wish them all safe travels. 

On our way to Mass Saturday evening the storm clouds were beautiful
but, of course, I had left the camera back at the Stinger "B".

Sunday Brunch at the Stinger "B"
This crew is impossible to get to looking all the same way at the same time,
to busy talking, I took five pictures and this is the closest I got.
Left to right: Trish, Pat, Tom talking to Rick, and Jill.

Later that afternoon we thought it may be raining outside
but we can enjoy some sunshine inside.
Those may be Mimosa's.

The "X" marks the spot we had been parked in.

Tom finishing the hook-up.

They do have a cute sign.

Our views as we leave Kingman.

Holy Moses.... how can you not love the name of this wash?

We turned on to 95 and stopped for a minute.
I thought the clouds over the mountains looking back east were beautiful.

With one last wave we said, hi and goodbye to the hand for this year.
I always look forward to seeing it.
(Patsy and Shirley I think it said to say Hi!)

Driving through Lake Havasu City

and then one last traffic light

and we are looking at desert once again.

Though I took several pictures along this stretch, it is hard not to, I am only
sharing these two. The front windshield is badly streaked from the rain we
had while parked and Tom needs to re-clean...:)

One of our last looks at the Colorado River for this Adventure.

There was a lot of traffic on 95 heading north as we headed south.
There was probably just as much traffic heading south we just do not pass it.

We saw semis

and even quite a few of these little vehicles

in between the RV's.
We are a country of people on the move.

Then in the distance we can see the Plomosa Mountains

and when we saw this sign the decision was made.
Turn left we are parking out here.

Our patio view

and a wonderful cloud that rolled by as we just sat and enjoyed the moment.

The sun setting

on what 

turned out 

"Live itself is a privilege,
but to live life to the fullest - well,
that is a choice.
~Andy Andrews, American Author

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful day!
Thank you for stopping by, 
if you would like to leave a comment, we would enjoy hearing from you.


  1. Like us you are soon heading east, quite a ways behind us. Nice to get things wrapped up there and visit your old stomping grounds again.
    Wonderful sunset photos too.

    1. It is nice to have desert sunsets again. When we leave Quail Ridge RV Park on April 2nd we will consider ourselves on the slow trek home.

  2. Back in Q. You two are sure bouncing around. Glad you weren't heading home. Still too cold.

    Lots of pictures to share. Like the sunset the best.

    I guess you're winding down for this year and after a couple of doctor visits you'll be heading northeast once again. I'll be doing the same if I can ever pull myself from this beautiful place.

    1. We will not be turning Northeast until April 2nd then we will take a month to get back to the UP. Our last stop in Arizona will be Huachuca City. We are hoping to check out where you are now for future parking.

  3. You folks sure do make the rounds. Glad you're enjoying your boon docking spot, looks fantastic. Enjoy your time there.

    1. I know it seems like we keep landing back here...:) when we leave Friday we will not be back until Adventure 5. We always enjoy being parked out here.

  4. You just got the desert cleaned out and now you are back in it! It is hard to resist isn't it?
    Enjoy your time there.

    1. You are right. We cleaned knowing we would be back out in the desert just felt good to get rid of a layer of dust...:)

  5. When friends are visiting there are no interruptions, just wish you could have stayed for dinner. Glad we had the chance to catch up and looking forward to our paths crossing in the future.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. We are looking forward to crossing paths again in the future, also.
      Take care and travel safe.

  6. Hard not to want to stay in the desert, not only for the beauty but the quiet!!

  7. Great pics Deb! It is a beautiful place you are! Mimosas looked pretty darn good and what a nice group for brunch! The sunset is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, Shirley. Those Mimosas were pretty good and we enjoyed the visit with friends.