Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sunrises and Sunsets

It has been so quiet and restful in this place out in the desert and we have tried not to leave it. We have been into Quartzsite for Sunday Mass and dinner at Silly Al’s a couple of times.  We also have been to town for a few groceries. I found Hardies Beads and Jewelry, thanks to Molly and Joyce, and have taken  a couple of beading classes. (I really have enjoyed learning how to bead and can see how it can become and addiction. I see lots of beads in my future.)  Tom has been collecting rocks for a project we are putting together, some reading, and working on his tan. Other then that we are parked in a place we are in love with and enjoying our days here. Days filled with quiet and peace.

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Our home and yard at La Posa South.

February 19, 2016

It was 80 degrees
and "5 o'clock somewhere".
Happy Friday!
Another wonderful sunset.

February 20, 2016

Watching the sun quietly rise.
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We had a little visitor this morning and surprisingly
it sat still long enough for pictures.
The sun setting in our corner of the world.
Enjoying a campfire in the desert.
We could still see a soft glow from the sun
behind the mountains.

February 23, 2016

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Another beautiful sunset.
They never get boring.

February 24, 2016

A beautiful golden glow
as the sun fell behind the mountains.

February 26, 2016

Another beautiful end to the light of the day.

February 27, 2016

There is such a quiet in the morning as the sun rises.
At this moment the desert is filled with softness.
Once the sun comes over the mountain
all the colors become so vivid.

A beautiful golden sunset to end today.
With some pink over the mountains in the east.
Then a pink tinge to the clouds in the west.
A beautiful way to end another wonderful day in the desert.

“It is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our heart with gladness.”                        ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

New Home at La Posa South

February 18, 2016 (Plomosa Road)
Today was a moving day. Though not very far only about 11 miles. We awoke to rain on the roof of the Crusader but by the time we stepped outside to watch the sunrise it was done.

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The light from the sun coming up behind the mountains
added beautiful colors to the clouds.
A sliver of sun over the mountains and
below the clouds.
The sun lighting up the mountains in the west...
...and adding brightness to the desert floor.
Long shadows across the desert floor.
This is my favorite time of the day.
The sun is slipping behind the clouds.
The sun has slipped behind the clouds and the
grays of dessert seem to bring an unexpected softness.
Getting ready to leave this lovely place...
...and our green bush.

La Posa South

Our first sunset in our new home.
As always the colors are beautiful.

“Happiness…is not a destination:  it is a manner of traveling. Happiness is not an end in itself. It is a by-product of working, playing, loving, and living.”                                  ~Haim Ginott

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


February 15 & 16, 2016

When I think of our last few days parked out in the desert the one word that comes to mind is quiet, complete and wonderful quiet. No city noise, no highway noise, only one helicopter this morning to break the silence, and a van checking out the area past us for about 15 minutes and then the quiet was back. Sometimes the wind carries voices towards us but even those are muted.
We did take a ride into Quartzsite yesterday so I could take a jewelry beading class. While I did that Tom checked out a few of the vendors still here and filled up our water jugs. Then we came back out here to the wonderful quiet.

When I went to get in the truck
Sunday evening this was outside
my door. Such a romantic even
after all these years.
The sunrise Monday morning.
The mountains in the west look soft and muted as
the sun slowly rises over the mountains in the east.
I love sitting and watching the
shadows form on the desert floor.
The Crusader's shadow this morning.
Monday's sunset.
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The clouds turned a lovely golden yellow,
then pink and orange.
This morning's sunrise.

Tom and I with the sun coming up behind us. I love how the sunlight dances across the desert floor lighting the rocks and forming long shadows as it just peaks over the mountains. It is a moment when you feel a quiet softness just before the light brightens and brings everything into a bright contrast. (I posted this on facebook with the picture below.)

I love the mornings.
The view out our living room window.
It was a little chilly sitting out this morning
so when the coffee was ready we sat inside. 
Tonight's sunset.
No clouds, yet a beautiful yellow orb sank
behind the mountains.
After the sun was gone we could see a pink glow between
the peaks. Though you cannot see it in the picture
the tips of the mountains to the right are outlined in pink.

“Life is sometimes made of the small moments of contentment, you find in the quiet corners of your day.”

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Plomosa Road

We are presently parked out in a BLM 14 day camping area just off of Plomosa Road. This is our third time parking in this area and we really like it here. The plan is to move over to La Posa LTVA probably Tuesday then we will decide when and what next.

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February 13th's Sunset
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February 14th's Sunrise

“Grow old with me!
The best is yet to be.”
           ~Robert Browning

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hi Jolly

February 12, 2016
We stayed at the Split Rail RV Park on the 11th and 12th. It is a Passport America so the price was right plus we needed full hookups because the Crusader’s tanks needed work and it filled that requirement. The people were friendly and we filled our water tank before we left on the 13th. That is all I will say and there will be no pictures posted.

After we left Quartzsite last year we realized we had not visited the Hi Jolly Cemetery. So after we brought the Crusader over to the shop this morning and had breakfast at the Mountain Quail restaurant we took a ride over to it.

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The Crusader spent the day RV Lifestyles and we cannot say enough good things about this business. Certainly fair prices, from what we can tell excellent work, and after noticing the support for our spare tire needed help he fixed it at no cost. (We had bent it last year getting into our friends' driveway and Tom had bent it back in place but now it is a solid fix.) Definitely excellent service.
We also spent sometime during the day scouting out a couple of desert parking places. Always easier to do when not towing a 5th wheel.

Octillo are turning green.

We then ended the day with pizza at Silly Al’s. All and all not a bad day.

"It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about it."
                                                                      - Dale Carnegie