Monday, January 14, 2019
We were up and moving before 7 this morning but no rush we are moving just a few short miles south to LaPosa South. The main reason we are here is to be able to spend time with friends and meet and get to know new friends. We are looking forward to the days ahead. Plus, we will spend some time at the Vacation & RV Show, "The Big Tent", and checking out various vendors in the area.
|Leaving around noon.
|Following Tom through the Plomosa Mountains.
Catching Up (We were without a signal for while parked out on Plomosa Road near Bouse, AZ)
Saturday, January 5, 2019
The last time we posted we had arrived at Roadrunner BLM for an appointment Saturday morning with RV Lifestyles in Quartzsite to have a new fridge installed. I am happy to say we have a new fridge in the Stinger "B". A last minute addition to our appointment was a Blue Flame Heater which as I write this is throwing some lovely heat my way.
|Bottom picture the sun coming up as we pulled out of Roadrunner BLM.
Heading towards RV Lifestyles on AZ-95 looking to the left the sun is just
touching the top of the hills.
|Breakfast with Kathy and Rick, Rick writes the blog It's About Time, at
the Mountain Quail Cafe.
We then visited a couple of the Vendors on Kuehn Street; always fun to browse and see what is for sale. I am sure we will be spending more time walking around this area before we leave.
|The New Fridge!
|After picking up the Stinger "B", putting some diesel in the tank, and
stopping for propane we were on our way to Plomosa Road.
Driving through the Plomosa Mountains towards Bouse, AZ
|Yes, another blurry photo through a raindrop filled windshield as we
follow them to where we will be parking for the next several days.
Sunday, January 6, 7, 8, & 9, 2019
I was going to try and write this day by day but soon realized my memory is not that good. (FYI to self in the future make daily notes.) The thing is these four days were all memorable and fun. We got to know Melissa and Lyle, we told stories, we shared life experiences, we laughed, we shared food, wine, drinks, beers, and one lovely campfire. I am not sure how to exactly put it all in words. Melissa and I started corresponding almost 2 years ago after she asked a question on our blog and it just slowly developed into a friendship. Then this year we finally got to meet in person along with our husbands and everything just "clicked". The friendship that started online is one, I believe, will only grow as the years go by. I do want to mentions one thing I was very disappointed to find out, and I am sure all our Canadian friends already know this, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police do not ride horses and they do not wear the red uniform all the time. Lyle is a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer and he broke the news to us. Fellow US Citizens he also mentioned there is no singing or dog sleds. All those movies we have seen were not entirely true. They are truly a lovely couple and have been full-timing since 2012. We are looking forward to meeting up with them many more times in the future.
|Heading towards Parker, AZ Sunday morning.
|The sun is coming up behind us and tinting the clouds a beautiful pink.
|We attended Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parker and
they were still decorated for Christmas.
|We have turned off of Plomosa Road and are making our way
back to the Stinger "B" and our friends.
While in Parker we were able to pick up groceries to fill that new fridge we acquired the day before. It felt good to be able to put groceries in a fridge instead of coolers.
I took the four pictures below on Tuesday, January 8th, walking around our back and front yard.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
All to soon it was time for them to head out and we were all up early. Sitting, drinking coffee and waiting for the sun to make its appearance.
| I even remembered to take pictures.
Melissa and I.
|Finally we got the guys to stop talking and join us for a picture.
Melissa and Lyle on the right.
|One last picture next to their home.
|Then they were off.
|A tiny speck in the distance.
Till next time.
|We decided to take a little ride after they left and check out the area.
Two of the washes we encountered.
The bottom one is where we turned around. A little narrow ahead and
we did not want to "desert pinstripe" both sides of the Jeep.
|Heading back we can just barely see our home in the distance.
Friday, January 11, 2019
|Just before the sun went down on Friday Tom got a fire started in
Lyle's fire pit.
|He spent most of Friday washing and waxing the Stinger "B".
|It looked so nice in the light from the setting sun.
I am sure it is embarrassed to have the Jeep any where near it.
|The sky to the east and south as the sun was setting.
|We had a campfire and dinner with Melissa and Lyle on Wednesday.
Someone had to finish the wine and I made the sacrifice on Friday
as we enjoyed the fire pictured below.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Saturday after a leisurely couple of hours enjoying our coffee and chatting Tom decide to finish waxing the Stinger "B" and I worked on an afghan for one of our granddaughters that had separated. I will be finishing that repair once I get the needed yarn. Since, I could not go any farther with that one I started the new one I am making for our youngest granddaughter. I love to crochet so it was a pleasant afternoon. That was pretty much our day special in its own way.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
We were up and moving around 5:30AM. Mass in English is at 8 o'clock in Parker and it is about a 40 minute drive. So we had our coffee and were ready and out the door by 7:15.
|This cross belongs on the roof of the church. It was recently
refurbished and they will be putting it back up there, according
to the priest, soon.
|We decided to have one last campfire.
When I started this post last night it was raining. It rained throughout the night and I as I finish this post this morning it is still raining. Looking out there are puddles everywhere and the small washes have water in them. I do think with all the rain the ocotillos should be turning green at least.
We have had our share of Happy Moments these last couple of weeks and
we are looking forward to more of the same.
Our wish is that you can say the same.
So glad you stopped by to visit if you have time to leave a comment
we would enjoy hearing from you.