On Wednesday, Jan. 30th (wherever did January go?) I woke up at the same time as Clemson and Bill. It was 6:30. We all got up and yay, Clemson made it through the night again. 😊 He’s a little old man too and is dealing with little old man issues. We sat downstairs together while Bill had his coffee until it lightened up outside. It is going to be another cloudy day. The Polar Vortex that is bringing frigid weather to much of Canada is probably responsible for our overcast skies. How nice of the North Pole to share! We're not complaining though, it is still a very warm stretch of days.
|Even clouds make for a beauty of a morning|
|Still a pretty sunrise, isn't it?|
I turned towards the main entrance but only as far as a road through a wash and thenI cut through to the main road again.
|Black Beauty and Bill go to town early|
|Today's sightings of saguaros|
My favourite is the second from the left on the top
Looks like someone waving at me
Bill had passed me on my way out and on my way back, I cut through behind the dump station to the west and wound my way back towards camp. Sometimes you get disoriented out here (don’t even talk about after dark!) in the daylight if you take the wrong road. I’m pretty good at reading vantage points to search for Bill’s 2 flags so I wasn't worried.
|Sometimes, there is a fork in the road and you have to know which way to go|
I turned left - no blinker necessary
|I found the map easily|
|This picture was taken from the top west corner of the map|
Bill wasn’t back yet when I returned home so instead of having my tea, I drank some water and prepared to hop in the shower. George drove by, again in their coach, as I entered the Suite to go and get the propane they couldn’t get yesterday. Bill returned as I hopped in the shower, at least at the time I hoped it was him! The hot water felt good and yet I didn’t want to dawdle. Our gray tank must be getting close to full.
|It is very neat how they did our 5 Great Lakes|
|The most unusual Saguaro|
Wait a minute!!! We're in the desert, aren't we??
|Our first year here at Quartzsite, we camped here|
right back in front of that saguaro cactus
I made my tea, finally, and then started breakfast right away. Bill wanted to take his satellite cable into Satellite Advantage to get it cut down into a shorter length. He never uses the length that he carts around. I wanted to go along to the Kitchen Store (Rada Cutlery) so we headed into town. On the way, we stopped at the Quartzsite sign to get our Selfie. I’d been talking about this since we arrived and this was the perfect day for us to do it.
|This is quite the rig|
A FullHouse is the toy hauler for DRV
|Can you see Zoe in the back seat?|
While at S.A. I waited in the truck until I noticed a very large truck parked with a DoubleTree Full House. That is the same manufacturer that makes our Mobile Suite. Well, now it is owned by Thor. It will always be DoubleTree to us. I’d never seen one and was impressed with the size of the truck pulling it. Not always the timid gal I was for most of my years, I hopped out and walked over to talk to the lady in the passenger seat.
|Now you can|
She is a beautiful dog and so soft to touch
We had a great chat and when Zoe their Weimaraner in the back seat barked at me, I got permission to pet her. What a beautiful dog and so friendly. Linda, as we came to introduce ourselves, and I chatted and she even showed me into their rv. They have need for a toy hauler to haul their 2 Yamaha motorcycles. This is their 3rd winter to the southwest but 1st in the Quartzsite area. Texas is usually their destination.
It might show up on my header very soon
It was nice to meet her and I gave her a card in case she wanted to check us out on our blogs.
|Off in the distance, the Q mountain reigns|
It never changes from year to year
We drove back home just before noon and gathered with everyone else to say goodbye to Rose and George. They got their Allegro Red all fixed up and they were heading back home to Lake Havasu City as they were expecting friends on Saturday. It has been nice to see them so much this winter and may yet bump into them in February in the Yuma area.
|Tasty little sugar free delights|
Kim informed us that her Insta Pot demo will be at 2:30 in their Winnebago Journey. That will be fun! She says we’ll be finished on time for Happy Hour too! I moved inside to make a coffee and test out the Sugar Free chocolate chip cookies that I bought yesterday. Hmm, they were very nice! They aren’t keto as they do contain flour but the no sugar fact is a definite advantage for a snack.
|Drone lesson #1|
|Ken gives it a solo flight|
Bill had a coffee with a couple of cookies too and then got his drone out. He had a couple of interested guys who wanted to try flying it. Ken and Rob didn’t take long before they were over and taking it for a spin and then George got in on the action. Boys will be boys.
|Lesson #2 with Rob flying and the paparazzi taking photos|
I had to plan supper but since Kim was treating us to a taste of mac and cheese midafternoon, hmm, it wouldn’t need to be much. I think I’ll just warm up my 2 slices of pizza and Bill can have a grilled cheese.
|They must be doing okay, it is still in the air|
|Lesson #3 - George as pilot this time|
Shortly before 2, Bill and I went over to get a tour of Kim and Ken’s rv. It is a really nice unit and for a 2000 model, in very good condition. They have a nice little home away from home there with lots of space to relax. At 2:30 I went back with a glass of wine, heck, I took the whole bottle as Happy Hour was going to continue immediately following the tutorial. The guys sat outside and us ladies sat inside while Kim did her thing. Very interesting!
|Lesson #4 of the day|
"Instant Pot - 101"
Cooking with Kim
The mac and cheese dish was delicious and it was ready in less than 10 minutes. The only thing I have to wrap my head around is the pressure cooker part of it, releasing the steam, and that will just be a learning process.
|Yummy, it was delicious!|
Pat and I are going to keep it in our heads as we look around down here for the best price before we decide on a purchase. We all gathered outside their unit and enjoyed a couple of hours together before most of us were separating at 5 for supper.
|The boys enjoyed their treat too|
I sat for a bit inside with my book and Bill went out to burn some more cardboard and paper. At 5:30, he started the genny as our batteries were slowly dropping. No sun today to charge them so we expect no less. One more day here at La Posa South and we move on to full hookups. I’m looking forward to that although I will miss the peacefulness and the scenery on my walks here. Everything has advantages and disadvantages.
|Almost as good as the first night|
For my pizza slices, I heated them in my tortilla oven first to warm them throughout and then fried them up in a fry pan. For Bill’s sandwich, I grilled them in the fry pan, almost too much, and we were eating at the same time. Mine was delicious and I hope Bill enjoyed his too. I worked on my post to see if I could get it posted tonight.
|Through the window, the sun disappeared behind clouds and mountains|
We had the last serving of Jell-o for dessert a bit later and sat and enjoyed our books. I hate putting mine down so I wanted to read it before I got too tired. This has been a good day. I missed out on getting the few things I wanted in town but I know that if I don’t get back in tomorrow, I could probably find one of them at a .99¢store in Yuma.
|And then tonight's grand finale|
I hope that you have also enjoyed your day.
Thank you for stopping by!