Up before the sun, today is a day we have been looking forward to for a couple of months. But first we enjoyed our coffee and I was able to snap a couple of pictures of the sun making its way up in the sky.
|Still behind the mountains but making its presence known.|
|It looked like a layer of fog was settled in|
|at the base of the mountains|
|all around us this morning.|
|There comes the sun.|
|A favorite view, the sunlight on the mountains to the west.|
|One last picture of today's sunrise. It is time to|
get dressed and the Stinger "B" ready to move.
She has an appointment and needs to be dumped first.
|Driving into Quartzsite this morning the clouds are|
down on the mountains
|and though it looked like fog ahead it was just clouds|
hanging low in the sky.
|Today's appointment is to equip the Stinger "B" with solar |
power. This is something we have talked about doing for
awhile and one of the reasons we planned to be here in
Quartzsite before the end of the year.
After dropping the motorhome off we headed over to the Bad Boys Cafe for breakfast. One of the guys working on our solar mentioned it was the best place for breakfast so we thought why not. That was one excellent recommendation. The food was delicious. We both had omelets and they were so stuffed with deliciousness we could not finish them and they came with hash browns plus toast. We are coffee drinkers and I am not sure we have ever paid only 25 cents for a cup of coffee and it was decent coffee, plus, since we were having a meal, free refills. We will definitely be going back there again. They also serve lunch so maybe next time we will try that.
After breakfast we still had an afternoon to wait for the solar to be installed. So we decided to go and check out Celia's Rainbow Garden. We had seen pictures on other blogs but had never visited. So today was the day.
|There are hand prints all along the top inside of the wall.|
|A nice touch, several of the plants have a name placards|
by them. We had never seen a Totem-Pole Cactus before.
|This is larger then we expected with a quite a few|
|memorials spread out throughout the area.|
|These small replicas were lined up along each side|
of the area called Adamsville.
|Walking around Celia's Rainbow Garden one gets a sense |
of serenity. There are many benches available throughout
where you can sit and reflect.
As we left there was a feeling of sadness about the overall neglect of this place. Many of the memorial are missing the words off of the plaques and many of the statues are broken. We are not saying it is not still a special place just that it is sad to see it deteriorating. One thing it is, is a testimony to how many people loved this place and a caring little girl.
We then decided to take a ride into the long term areas. We started at LaPosa South and drove back where we had stayed when we had out 5th Wheel the Crusader. Coming back out we crossed US-95 and drove through Tyson Wash to a road that took us north into LaPosa West. Crossing US-95 again we drove into LaPosa North past the camping area and back towards the mountains. Our map was back in the motorhome but we kept hoping the road would turn towards the mountains and back into LaPosa South. The road was getting rougher and after talking with a couple in a Jeep coming from the direction we were headed about what the road was like ahead we decided to turn around. It was getting late and it sounded like it was going to get pretty slow going and possibly to narrow for our Trailhawk to make it through. The next six pictures I took while on the ride in LaPosa North.
|Yes, I am totally in love|
|with clouds. These just added|
|to the beauty of the mountains|
|as they just hung out skimming the tops of the peaks.|
|I just liked the look of these Saguaros|
|and then in the distance some Ocotillos. We have not seen|
any with tiny green leaves yet.
|Back at Discount Solar watching the sun go down as|
they finish the last of the installation.
We left a few dollars behind today but we feel it was money well spent. We, also, can not say enough about how good we feel about our decision to have our solar installed at Discount Solar. Even though it was past closing when they finished the gentleman who walked us through the components while explaining how everything worked never rushed and was extremely patient answering all our questions. Actually everyone we came in contact with today was very welcoming and helpful. After explaining and demonstrating for Tom, on their model, how to put the panels up and down the owner spoke briefly with both of us. Re-emphasizing what Tom said he had also told him earlier, if we have any issues we need to contact them and they will take care of it. One of the last things he said was if we have any questions do not hesitate to stop back with our list. There was a mention that on average customers come back three times with questions. Tom and I both agree this is a man who takes pride in the product he sells and cares about his customers. He wants you to walk out the door satisfied with the service you received and as a customer it is a good feeling to know this.