Today was a slow day. After coffee and breakfast Tom went in to the laundry mat in Quartzsite to do jeans. I spent part of the morning cooking up vegetables and bacon to freeze so when we want a quick breakfast all we have to do is add eggs and cheese. The only thing we had planned for today was 4 o'clock Mass at Queen of Peace Catholic Church here in Quartzsite. This is a small simple mission church and the priest comes from Sacred Heart in Parker to say Mass. The pictures below I actually took today, February 20th.
|This is Queen of Peace Catholic Church.|
The gazebo is out front to the left when you are walking in.
The statue on the bottom left is against the church out front.
|They also have a "Prayer Garden" next to the church.|
A quiet place to sit, relax ,and reflect.
There are some Bible quotes around the area.
|Yes , this picture was taken through a very dirty windshield.|
I just wanted to capture the dust against the mountains in the sunlight.
|After Mass we went to Carl's Jr. for dinner.|
Looking out the window we saw the sun setting and lighting up the sky.
|As we left this was our view in the parking lot.|
|Crossing over I-10 we see the last of the suns light.|
Monday, February 18, 2019
Today I kept my feet up. I worked on a catch up post for our blog. I drank tea and watched the sun play hide and seek with the clouds through the windows of the Stinger "B". The desert floor would light up then be in shade and then the light would creep toward us as the sun found blue sky again. At the start of the day I could only see a few fluffy white clouds and as the day progressed more and more fluffy clouds joined in the game. Creating beautiful shadows in the crevices of the mountains around us and as the clouds moved in the wind the shadows danced across to a new destination. A couple of times I found myself thinking I should get my jacket and shoes on to go outside and take pictures. Then I would put my feet back up, sip my tea, do a little more typing in between watching the beautiful show nature was putting on outside our window. It was a day to make some cheesy broccoli soup, well mine also includes cauliflower, a little bit of carrots and onions. The vegetables Tom roasted out on the grill making them even more delicious, At one point the clouds in the distance reminded me of how the clouds look when they come across Little Bay de Noc at home bringing rain with them.
It was a day to sit back and just enjoy the show it was not a day to take pictures. I know in the future I will remember this day just by reading the words I have written here and I will be glad to have kept my feet up, sipped my tea and just watched. (I wrote this throughout the day as I watched the clouds outside the window by our table.)
Then the sun started to set and I could not help myself I had to go out and take some pictures.
|Now that I am outside taking pictures...|
The mountains and the clouds towards the east were beautiful
in the setting sun.
|The clouds towards the north were beautiful, also.|
|The views towards the south were beautiful, too.|
|Another words no matter|
|which way I turned the sky was beautiful to look at.|
|One last picture of the sunset and I went back in the Stinger "B" put|
my feet back up and finished my cup a tea.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Today was a day we had looked forward to since we set the date to drive up to have lunch with friends up in Kingman. They got snow yesterday and it looks like they may get more on Thursday but today it was just cold. Getting to spend time with Jill and Rick along with Trish and Pat plus a nice surprise addition Jill's sister, Juhl (I am not sure I am spelling that correct and if not I apologize.) made braving the cold worth it. We had lunch together at a restaurant called Calico's the food was good and the company better. It was a nice visit, though short, and the time flew as it always does when you are enjoying the company you are with. The one thing none of us thought to do was take a picture. When I did remember we were on our way home.
|Leaving Roadrunner this morning there is very little traffic on AZ-95.|
Just us and the shadow stretching across the highway.
|Not the best picture of these pretty purple wildflowers|
we saw along the way this morning.
|We have passed through Parker|
|and then we got our first glimpse of the Colorado River.|
|We have driven this route several times over the years.|
We never get tired of the wonderful views along here.
|Coming into Lake Havasu City|
|The hand was waving as we went by, Patsy.|
|Merging onto I-40 heading east.|
|We can see snow on the Mountains in the distance.|
|A Winter Storm Warning just before we reached Kingman.|
|I think I take this same picture every time we head up this hill.|
|I took this on the road to Jill and Ricks.|
Just liked the look of the rocks.
|They have some spectacular views where they live.|
|Looking out their gate, again the views are wonderful.|
|Following them back into Kingman to the restaurant where we would|
join Trish and Pat we get to see more fantastic views.
|We are back out on I-40 heading west after a wonderful visit with friends.|
|We could really see the snow on this one.|
|The hand is still waving.|
|It is hard to tell in this picture but this trailer is wedged into the side|
of this hill with barely any space around it.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Today we left Roadrunner BLM and checked into the Shady Lane RV Park in Quartzsite. Tomorrow we will be picking up my sister who is flying into Phoenix. She is coming for a short visit to see where we have been spending our winters. I am so excited she is coming, plus, it will be fun to show her around.
|Our spot in Roadrunner|
|Tom heading in to fill up our propane tank and then get us settled in the park.|
While Tom did that I stopped and took some pictures of the church we sometime attend when we are here. Then I had a couple of errands to run. The rest of the day I did wash and cleaned. Always nice to have full hookups and get rid of some of the accumulated dust.
With this last sentence I am caught up, for now. My sister will be here until the 26th and I have a feeling I will again be catching up after she leaves. In the meantime we will be having fun and hopefully remembering to take pictures.
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