We were both up around 6:00 this morning, Tom made the coffee, we were chatting and drinking our second cup when I realized the sun was shining through the front curtain. I grabbed my camera and went out the door; sure enough it was above the mountains. Turned around after taking the first picture and took a shadow selfie with the Stinger "B" and Jeep
On our way east on Plomosa Road driving through the Plomosa mountains.
|We drove up this road a couple years.|
It was a nice ride until we got to a wash that was to steep
and rocky for the Jeep to climb out of. So we turned and
came back out and down this same road.
|Always like the ride through here|
|and this view in the distance.|
|Just a saguaro I liked the look of.|
|I took one picture as we pulled into Melissa and Lyle's|
wonderful spot. I really have to get better at remembering
to take pictures.
We spent a lovely afternoon with these two and then had a delicious dinner. I did contribute a couple of dishes but it was mostly their treat and Tom and I enjoyed every bite. Before dinner we sat and chatted outside by the fire for a little while. Between the sun and the heat from the fire it was nice sitting outside, enjoying the company, and fresh air. Later on after dinner when I asked Tom what time it was we could not believe it was 10:30. After saying our good nights it was time for the challenge of finding Plomosa Road. Always fun in the inky black of the desert but as you can see from the next picture's caption we did. Thank you, again, Melissa and Lyle for having us we had a wonderful visit.
(Side note: Last year we had planned on spending Christmas together but the Jeep and the weather had a different plan. So we had a Christmas/New Years dinner celebration around the 8th of January, I do not remember the exact date.
This year we planned on celebrating Thanksgiving together but the weather had a different plan. So we celebrated on November 30th. The good news, we are getting closer to the holiday we are trying to celebrate together. Of course, a date is just a date on the calendar celebrating with friends or family is about the time together not a date.)
|We are back home I just love how the headlights |
light up the bushes with the dark blackness behind.
(If you have never been in the desert after dark, just so
you know this is how black it is.)
Sunday, December 1, 2019
I cannot believe I just wrote December up above! November certainly flew by. I love December it is a beautiful month filled with Christmas music, beautiful twinkling lights, and decorations. Plus, yes I am going to admit it, I loved watching the snow come down especially when it was those big fluffy flakes. Being out after dark, walking, hearing the snow crunching underfoot, and seeing the flakes twinkling in the street lights was beautiful. All nice memories which is where I like snow now in my memories. I am content with just remembering. I am one of those people, though, that savors the anticipation of things to come and Christmas time seems to come faster and faster each year leaving less time to enjoy the anticipation. I am aware that it is just my perception of time but I do find as we get older time seems to fly so quickly.
|Out our front window this morning.|
|Outside Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church|
in Quartzsite. What a lovely red flowering bush.
Have not idea what it is but it is full of red flowers.
|The sun had already slipped behind the mountains when I|
took this picture at the West end of Main Street.
Driving in the desert at night out on the BLM land is a challenge. Always glad to recognize the right saguaro then make the turn and see home.
|The Stinger "B" in our headlights.|
Good to be home.
We are so glad you stopped by!
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