Sunday, November 19, 2023
Leaving for Blythe this morning just after 8 o'clock there was a breeze but the air was still fairly clear and we could see the mountains in the distance. The sun was already up and shining as we made out way out of Roadrunner BLM then to AZ-95. In Quartzsite we merged onto I-10 and headed West. As we were riding along, maybe I should say bumping along it is a little rough, we realized it was our first time on I-10 this year. I always enjoy this ride driving through the Dome Rock Mountains then coming out the other side looking down at Blythe I just think it is a pretty ride. The ride back is just as pretty even when some of the mountains are lost in the dust like they were today.
|"Q" Mountain in the early morning light.|
|We are now on I-10|
|and I said to Tom is this new or did I just not see it last year...😎|
|Coming out on the West side we can see Blythe in the distance.|
|The same as last year on I-8 we are being waved through|
the "fruit and veggie" checkpoint.
|Mass was at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Blythe, CA|
Very pretty church, A sure sign we are in the Southwest is
when we start seeing pictures or statues of
Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Catholic Churches.
|Coming back into Quartzsite |
some of the mountains have disappeared
|and the dust is evident in the sky above the town.|
|The "Q" was visible.|
|Driving back into Roadrunner the mountains to the East |
are behind the dust.
|The ones ahead are just faint outlines in the distance.|
|Then coming up to our neighborhood it looks like it is in |
a dust free clearing with sun shining down.
Though the color of the sky above says differently.
|Archie stopped to visit during Happy Hour.|
|Happy Hour gang minus Sue who was out shopping.|
She did join us later.
|The sun going down on our day. On thing about the dust|
it did bring some beautiful color to the sunset.
Another good day parked out in the desert by good friends to be filed in our Memory Book
Saturday, November 18, 2023
My plan for Saturday was a "Do Nothing Go Nowhere Day" and I must admit I did very well and accomplishing my plan. The farthest I wandered was next door in front of Kim and Ken's home on wheels for Happy Hour. Tom on the other hand had a plan to fetch us some fresh water and he did accomplish his plan. Thanks to Lorne and Sue was able to head over to La Posa South to fill up our bladder. Isn't it wonderful when all your plans come together.
|Through our dirty front windshield. I did not want|
to disturb whatever world problems the three of
them, Ken, Lorne, and Tom, were solving by letting
them know I was taking their picture.
Kim, Ken, and Deb
|Lorne, Sue, Riley, and Tom|
Our Happy Hours have been filled with wonderful discussions and laughter and I seldom think about taking pictures. Personally I do like that I can make that statement. Tonight I remembered to take one of the group but missed the sunset.
|I did see and take a picture of this one lone pink cloud after|
the sun had set.
|Plus there was a lovely orange afterglow but the camera would|
not pick up the color and I tried several different things.
With some "enhancing" I was able to get a little orange but
not anywhere near what my eyes could see.
Tom and I are both enjoying our time parked out here in the Sonoran Desert. Life is good.
Side Note: As I finish writing this blog today, Monday morning, the wind is still howling around us though the air looks clear and we can see the mountains surrounding us.