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Saturday, January 15, 2022

We Have Moved to La Posa South

 Wednesday, January 12, 2022

We were up early today as we are moving but just a few miles down the road. First things first we our morning coffee was enjoyed. Not a lot to pack up as we had done most of it on Tuesday.  We are headed to La Posa South to join friends, Patsy, Bill, and Nancy, who are already parked out there. Tom did have to go in to Quartzsite to top off our diesel and propane in the Stinger "B" before heading to our new neighborhood. While he did that I made a quick stop at the Coyote Market for a few grocery items. We then met at the entrance of La Posa South to get registered before Tom got to spend time in two more lines to dump and fill our fresh water tank. While he had that fun I drove out to where the group was parked. When he was finished he drove the rest of the way out, he parked our home, and after getting a few things done inside we joined the others at Patsy and Bill's for Happy Hour.  

There are a lot of rigs out here and more coming in every day. I know if we were by ourselves we would not enjoy being here with this many rigs around us. Yet gathering with friends, and I believe this is the fourth time we have met out here during this time in January, it never feels as crowded as it actually is.  (Side note: when I mention rigs around us I am not talking about being parked by friends that is always enjoyable.) 


Happy Hour and everyone,
(left to right: Tom, Nancy, Bill, and Patsy)
including Gibbs was looking at the camera when I snapped it.


The sun going down on our first day parked at La Posa South.

Looking East as the sunsets.
We have a great view of the Sleeping Indian
and the horse galloping across the mountain.

The last of the sun light leaving our day.


Thursday, January 13, 2022

It was chilly this morning and I was not going outside so I slid open the bedroom window to capture the sun as it came up behind the mountains. Today really was just a day to relax. Tom finished putting  a few things outside and I crocheted. Later our neighbors, Nancy, Patsy, and Bill joined us on our patio for Happy Hour. With the wind coming out of the north and the cloud cover an hour is pretty much what it was before the chilled air chased us all in our homes. Still it was a nice time spent together. All and all a good day. 


Sunrise.

Lots of clouds filled the sky this evening.

Our neighborhood as the daylight ended.

Sunset.


Friday, January 14, 2022

Today after our morning coffee and a early lunch we headed into Quartzsite our first stop was a store on Main Street for a couple of items we wanted to buy.  The second stop was to take a quick walk around a couple of the vendors on Kuehn Street. Turning onto Kuehn at the Love's Station and heading east it looks like the Rock and Gem area is up and running. A little further down it looks like another vender area is being set up just before the Tyson Wash. We will be going back to check that out as I did spot a sign that said beads. Someone was leaving as we drove down Kuehn near the venders so the Jeep got a great parking space right near were we wanted to walk. Okay to be honest the word should be shop not walk...lol We checked out a few tents and left a few dollars behind. 


This area will only get busier the next couple of weeks.

We had dinner here this evening.

When we got back in the Jeep to head home I noticed a message from Patsy asking if we would like to go out to dinner at the above tent restaurant. We thought there would be music tonight but no luck. Music or no music it was a nice dinner out with friends. 

Pulling back into our neighborhood we said our good nights and then Tom and I decided a Hot Toddy sounded good. After they were made we took them outside and enjoyed them sitting out on our patio. Most places where we park out in the desert once the sun goes down there is an inky darkness as you look into the distance and a silence only occasionally broken by a distance generator or coyote. Here in La Posa South there is never that inky darkness or complete silence. Sitting out tonight we could hear a crowd having what sounded like a fun time in the distance nothing unpleasant and it is part of being parked here. What I do enjoy is seeing the lights of Quartzsite and especially the headlights of the traffic on I-10 in the distance that twinkle in the night. 

Another good day and evening in the desert.






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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Another Day Slips By

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Today we started the day like most with our morning coffee. A little later we had an early lunch then took a ride into Quartzsite to run a couple of errands. First stop the post office to mail out some cards, then a quick stop in Gem World for a couple of things; I cannot seem to get out of there without some beads...lol. We then made a stop at Discount Solar to talk about our batteries and ended up making an appointment to have them looked at. One more quick stop at Joyce's Craft shop and then we headed home. Decided to take a quick ride down Kuehn Street if there was a parking space we were going to get out and take a walk. Since, there were none we decided to take a short ride down Tyson Wash until we saw a way out then connect to Old Yuma Road and take the back way home. 

As we were riding I saw this Saguaro out of the corner of my eye. By the time it registered in my brain what I seen Tom had to back up a ways so I could get out and take a picture. 


It looks like there is a bird's nest between the uprights.

Two "just because"

pictures

Once home I put together George's Recipe for ribs on the grill while Tom preheated the grill. Once they were on the grill we sat outside and enjoyed the afternoon sun. 

The air started to cool as the sun 

started its path behind the mountains.

I was actually walking around picking up a few rocks

when I took these pictures.

I really liked how the branches framed the sun.

A couple of pictures of the views around us

as the sun light left our day.

If you check out Chillin' with Patsy you will see that I 
only caught the tail end of tonight's afterglow.


Another mostly quiet day in the desert near Quartzsite. Sitting out this afternoon we did see several more rigs coming in. Do not let my pictures fool you we have neighbors. I have found between cropping and spot fix many just disappear. Tomorrow we will be moving to La Posa South and the other rigs will not disappear but for these quiet days out here parked at Roadrunner I wanted pictures not filled with other rigs. Surprisingly, as I mentioned in the last blog it has been very quiet out here. We can hear a few generators in the distance but no complaints there are times they can hear ours. We have enjoyed this time out here and look forward to our next spot near friends.









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Monday, January 10, 2022

Three Days Went By

We are parked out at the Roadrunner BLM. It has been quiet out here and we have been enjoying the quiet. We have noticed a few more rigs coming in since we arrived last Thursday but it does not seem crowded as of yet. Plus, there has not been a lot of traffic and only a very few ATV's riding near by.  When we sit out on our patio we are enjoying wonderful views of the Dome Rock Mountains in the distance. 

For the most part we have been "home bodies". Saturday Tom took a quick ride into Quartzsite to the tool place looking for a specific hose he would like to have for draining grey water. Then Sunday we both took a ride to Parker to pick up a couple of groceries. On our way back instead of staying on AZ-95 at the light we continued on AZ-72 then turned at Bouse and took Plomosa Road across circling back to AZ-95. Always a nice ride through the Plomosa Mountains. Today, Monday, Tom took a ride into Quartzsite to pick up our mail at the Post Office and I did some crocheting. 

We have been enjoying ordinary days. Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed and that does not mean it needs to filled with busyness every minute of every day.  There are days, those do nothing days, that are just meant to be quietly enjoyed. Days were when they come to the end and you look back on them you realize you did nothing but it was a good day. Those are special days to be cherished in our memory books, also. For the most part these last three days have been those kind of good days. Below are the pictures I took as the three days went by.


Saturday, January 8, 2022


Caught a visitor at our Hummingbird Feeder


Enjoying our views.




Watching the sun slip behind the mountains.

Using the Photo Illustration Effect on the camera.

The sun is gone from sight leaving the last of its light behind.


Sunday, January 9, 2022


The sun coming up on our day.

The Tent is up!

Riding down Plomosa Road.

Sometimes I take pictures of trees, bushes, cacti
 and things on the ground "just because". 



Two more 

just because pictures.

These are two of my favorite views

going through the Plomosa Mountains.



Back home and sitting out before sunset.


Enjoying yet another sunset 

at the end of a day living our retirement dream.

Walking back to our patio after taking the last picture
I saw this and I took it "just because".

One last picture for Sunday of the soft rosy afterglow.


Monday, January 10, 2022


Today the sun came up

and went down

on a day we enjoyed.


Today like Saturday and Sunday was a good day.







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