Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hump Day is What We Called This Back Home and Cloudy, Rainy Day, Trip to Blythe and Comfy, Cozy Inside with our Books

Wednesday, Jan. 18th brought us another sunny day, full blue sky. Are you getting tired of this yet? I know I’m not!! I can’t believe we are over half way through January already! I used to dislike these first two months of the year in Ontario, they seemed to drag. Now they are rushing on by, good thing we are getting the most out of every day. Today would be Hump Day if we were still working.

 I got up at 6:45 am but must have jumped up too quickly as I had a wee bit of a nose bleed. It doesn’t happen often but once in a while and it isn’t anything of concern.

I opted not to walk first thing instead had a tea while Bill and I topped up our Verizon account and read blog posts. Then around 9:30 we cleaned up and headed into town to do a bit of walking around. There is my morning walk taken care of!

Today was just for fun with the exception of visiting the place where we bought our led lights for outside the Suite. For some reason or other they would turn on but not do the blinking and colour changing or turn off. Bill tried everything he could think of and finally we wondered if the remote was working properly.
there are some pretty neat things to see in Quartzsite
It was fairly busy already, no parking spots on Keuhn St. but that was fine as we were able to find a spot in behind the vendors with close access.

We poked around a bit first, those Gadget vendors sure catch your interest. Anything you would ever need in the kitchen, garden or tool shed. A lot of duplications but that makes it easy to skip through. The prices are really hard to resist for that one thing you need.
You want Gadgets? They got Gadgets!
Want rocks? Oh my goodness, every type of rock you can imagine but I’m not interested in stones, gems or jewelry, thank you. Nothing caught my eye but Bill found a few things for under $8 that he can use for his hobby or around the rv.

This little guy was hard at it modelling Dog Hats
And his staff were just as busy...yes, they are real
Before we left town, we visited the led tent and the owner tested our remote. Hmm, no problem there. He gave us a few suggestions to try and we left feeling very positive that something would work rather than having to remove them from the Suite.

One more stop please. Beside the Bakery on Main St. is a Thrift Shop and I wanted to see what it was like.  I thought I would come back in by myself or with Pat one day but since we were there Bill said I should check it out now.
Across from the thrift shop was this display
I’m glad I did and so is he as he visited the Bakery next door for a donut. It has been a long time since he has indulged. I don’t ask for much in a Thrift Store but it does have to appear clean, nice staff and fairly organized. This one fit the bill and was staffed by a pleasant lady so I poked around. Her prices were good and I managed to find a cute little skort (skirt with shorts attached) for the right price.
this was the $500,000 unit we toured
Home again home again, Bill managed to get the light problem figured out without too much brain-naggling so that makes us quite happy. They are finicky to put up to say the least.

And this is the beautiful unit we'll keep, thank you
With a little more relaxing catching the rays with my book Rob suggested we ride with them into town for the group dinner at Silly Als’. At 2:40 we were dressed and driving to Quartzsite for PIZZA!
Let's go for Pizza!
Ours is on top with the leftover pcs.
We had a great time, all 10 of us. I enjoyed the meat lovers and Bill enjoyed his Hawaiian portion of our large pizza with leftovers to spare.

Gerry and Melinda

Rob and Pat

Mike and Dee

Suzie and George

Patsy and Bill
We were home by 4:30 which was really good considering how busy they were. It is a hot spot and I don’t mean jalapeno hot (although that was an option)!

The Suite was quite warm inside even with a couple of windows open, a toasty 79F so we settled outside for a bit to digest the food and to continue to enjoy the sun. Before we went inside Bill and I took Clemson for a walk to stretch his legs. He has a tough job looking after things when we’re gone.

My book is so good that I almost finished it but with still a few chapters to go, I called it a night at 10:15 and dropped off pretty quick, as usual. Tomorrow they are calling for a bit of a cool down and possible rain showers so it is a good day to head out to Blythe for a few groceries.

Thursday, Jan. 19th isn’t the kind of day we look forward to in the desert but we all know it could be plenty worse and understand that ‘the rain must fall’.

We lazed in bed until Bill heard the patter of rain on the roof around 6:30 so he got up and put the outside chairs away and let Clemson out. With a day like that, he decided to crawl back in for another half hour. No sunrise photos this morning.

Crossing the Colorado River means entering California

We knew Rob and Pat had to take their truck into Blythe for 8 am this morning so we decided that we would head that way and pick up a few needed groceries.

The sky was encouraging the further west we went
We mostly needed dairy products and we choose Albertson’s over the food stores in Quartzsite, plus there are no crowds. Bonus!

Forgetting about the time zone change in California, we were ready and on the road at 8:15 A.T. (7:15 P.T.) No problem, we’d meet them at the Ford dealership and wait with them to see if they needed a ride anywhere.

 It didn’t take long to get the results from their appointment and we headed to Denny’s in our own vehicles for breakfast.
Love having breakfast cooked for me and no dishes!
So much food but we enjoy their meal choices. I had my 2 eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns with butter. Yummy. With full tummies we went to one of Pat’s favourite stores, K-Mart, and I found a pair of lightweight but good soled runners and my Calcium at a great Buy 1 Get 1 Free price. Love those deals!

Albertson’s was next on the list where we parted and Bill stopped to top up the truck at the Chevron on the way home. Diesel was a much better price there than in Quartzsite and certainly better than California. 

Once we arrived back at the turn-off into the Q we realized just how busy it is starting to get.

On Keuhn St., we veered off at the first sign to the RV Show. This helped us to avoid the jumble between there and the lights at I-95 and got us home quicker. The rain was dampening our windshield on the drive home, so it was nice to unload and get inside our home. Probably where we’ll stay for the remainder of this dull day. Good! I can finish my book!

The rain didn't last too long and the blue skies broke through to the north. We were invited next door to meet Rob and Pat's good friends, Rose and George, and came back around 5:30 to bbq our very meager supper of hot dogs. After that breakfast we weren't overly hungry.

I’ll end this here and hope you are all enjoying the day as well, one way or another. 

Thanks for following along. I am happy to have your comments anytime.


  1. Always enjoy the desert days, so a bit of rain , maybe we soon see some spring flowers in the desert an beautiful rare sight. The crowds are beginning, by the end of the months will be going away again.

    1. And the rain didn't seem to rain long enough to dampen spirits anyway!