Friday, January 17, 2020
Happy 5th Birthday, Nathaniel!
|Papa and Nana love you to pieces|
forever and always!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
I published the pictures of the sunrise, in yesterday's blog, as we were getting ready to leave our spot out in the desert off of Ogilby Road. We are now ready to roll our wheels to Quartzsite.
|One last picture of the Stinger "B" as she pulls out of our site.|
|After taking care of my part of getting the Jeep ready|
to tow I took a walk to take one last picture of the
Ocotillos across the way.
|Tom is just finishing the hook up and it is time to check|
the lights and make sure the wheels are rolling.
|One last Ocotillo with the Imperial Sand Dunes in the distance.|
|I can see a train in the distance as we make our way|
to Ogilby Road.
|We have turned right and headed|
|on Ogilby Road.|
|I believe those are the Chocolate Mountains in the distance.|
We have followed this route a couple of times in the past but when we reached CA-78 we had turned west to make our way to Borrego Springs. Today we hare headed towards Blythe and then Quartzsite to the east.
|Turning East on CA-78|
|and in a few miles we are being waved through a|
Border Patrol Station.
|We now know that East or West this road has some|
"roller coaster" dips in it.
|Going past Palo Verde|
|and cotton fields.|
|Colorado River water supplied through Palo Verde|
Irrigation District Canals,
|is lifted onto the Mesa by private pumps to irrigate a portion|
|of the acreage in the District .|
|Passing through Ripley|
|this was the most unusual palm tree I have ever seen.|
|We have merged onto I-10 heading east and|
|we are about to cross into Arizona.|
|Once again we can see Saguaros on the hillside.|
|We are back in Quartzsite.|
Out first stop was at RV Lifestyles to get the door on our refrigerator adjusted so it would close better. Then Tom drove over to RV Pit Stop to fill up our propane tank. While he was doing that I took a ride out to LaPosa South to find where Kim and Ken were parked. They had found and managed to keep a nice spot for us all to park and enjoy our time the next couple of weeks, (Thank you!) We sat and caught up while I waited for Tom to call and let me know he had made it to LaPosa South. Then I went out to meet him so we could get registered for our two week stay. It was a busy place today but in no time that was taken care of and Tom headed towards the dump station to take care of that chore and then fill our fresh water tank. Meanwhile, I drove back to what will be our home neighborhood for the next two weeks. After a bit Ken took a ride to get rid of their garbage and to see where Tom was and say hi. After Tom arrived and got the Stinger "B" parked he brought our adult beverages and his chair over and we enjoyed a Happy Hour until the sun left behind the mountains and a chill definitely could be felt. Saying good night we all headed into the warmth of our homes. Dinner tonight was leftovers and we will finish setting up in the morning. A nice couple of hours to begin our time parked here at LaPosa South.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
We slept in this morning when I first opened my eyes the clock said 6:30 and I just closed them and fell back to sleep the next time I opened them it was 8 o'clock. It felt good not to rush to go anywhere today. Tom will be setting up our outside area and I will finish setting up inside as the day goes on but there is no rush and we will enjoy our coffee and let the day open slowly before us. Patsy and Bill along with JoAnne and Bob pulled in and we said our hello's and then left them to get set up. Around 3 o'clock we noticed they were setting their chairs in a circle and we walked over to join them. Bill started our Happy Hour with a toast to George and as Patsy said in her blog "we all joined in and smiled rather than cried at the irony of it all."
|Left to right: Kim, and Ken is next to her, Bob, Tom, JoAnne,|
Bill and Patsy.
|The sun going down on our day.|
|As the sun left our day|
|a beautiful pink|
As the sky around us turned pink we were video chatting with our daughter-in-law and grandchildren while watching our youngest grandson just about make his way up the step between there family room and kitchen.
|The last of the color as our day ended.|
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Today was a lovely do nothing type of day. Tom ran into town to pick up something he decided we needed. I did some crocheting and at 3 o'clock we joined the circle for Happy Hour. The wind decided to join in, also, making it a little chilly. But as Bob reminded us it is still warmer then back home. As always it was a time filled with chatting and laughter. As the sun made its way down in the sky we all made our way home. Tom and I sat out for a few more minutes and I took the pictures below of the sun starting to drop behind the mountain. Then it was time to go inside to enjoy the rest of our evening.
The time we spend here parked out in the desert is very different from the peace and quiet we find other places. There are rigs parked all around our group and with that brings the noise of everyday life. These are sounds we do not hear when there is a wider separation between us and others parked out in the desert. Yet we choose to come here in January during the busy time of the season because we will enjoy this time spent with friends. Amazingly, even though we are parked in our group among a lot of other rigs out here it will still be a relaxing time. There is something about this place with all the hustle and bustle that draws us in each year and says to us for these weeks we are home. There is a special feeling of contentment here that cannot be explained it can only be experienced.
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