I was awake a few times through the night but still managed to have a good sleep. Our guests were still sleeping behind their divider so I crept out with Clemson and then settled at my laptop to post my blog. As you’ve noticed, it was a morning posting. We had fun catching up last night and now a new day, Wednesday, Jan. 17th is upon us.
Once everyone was up around 8:30 and we took ourselves off for a nice walk around the desert. It was fun showing them the places and things we love. When we returned, we all had our morning drinks before I made us all bacon and eggs. With our tummies full, all cleaned up, we headed into Quartzsite to fight the crowds. Ha ha. Actually, we were indeed prepared to walk and join the fray of people.
|Brenda and Randy with the huge saguaros|
First stop, Reader’s Oasis Books. While boondocking in Quartzsite, we’d heard so much about the naked book store owner. Paul Winer is well known in the area for walking around amongst his customers in merely a crocheted sock/thong, a hat and running shoes. We didn’t get the opportunity, or didn’t take the opportunity last winter to make the trip in to see the store. This year we knew was the time. Brenda and Randy would get a kick out of this as much as we would.
|The Four Amigos|
|this is quite the set up|
|This mesquite tree grows out of the wash|
Paul was outside when we arrived in his hat, shoes, thong and a sweatshirt. Mind you, it was only 13C so we understood the cover up. So, we wandered through his shop, listening to his old-style jazz/country and were blown away by his huge collection of books. What a fun journey this was. Brenda and Randy engaged him in conversation about his choice of music and whether they could purchase a cd.
|We all adored these beautiful Burmese dogs on our walk this morning|
We left there and found a spot to park in the west corner of Kuehn and Hwy 95. We walked the strip, in and out of gem tents, grocery tents, clothing, kitchen and jewellery tents. Our friends had a lot of fun and about 2 ½ or 3 hours later, we loaded into the truck with our purchases. What a good time it was. Back at the Suite we invited The Yates and The Duchaines to break tradition and join us again for a short Happy Hour.
|Beads on strings in one tent|
|Rock wine racks|
|Clemson needs boots like these|
|She has a portable barber shop|
|I've lost our friends!!|
|Brenda and Randy chat with the owner|
while the fellow on the right waits for his attention
The other two poured a glass of wine and went outside to enjoy the beautiful evening. What feels cool to me, feels wonderful to them. Remember, they just left -7C/19F yesterday! I gave them a few minutes, downloaded my pictures and then grabbed a warm hoody to join them for a bit. They leave tomorrow and my head could use some clearing! LOL
|Relaxing after Quartzsite|
|Waiting in line|
We watched the stars for about half hour and my oh my, are there stars!! The sky is black speckled with all these thousands of little lights. I left the two lovebirds and came in to finish this before I got too tired to do it and couldn’t believe it was only 7:30. This has been a wonderful day with Brenda and Randy. I hope you have enjoyed yours as well.
|Randy and I get silly|
|We all dig in! Yum!|
|Brenda, George and Suzie|
|No guys, I said 'smile'! :)|
|Brenda and goofy Len|
|Paul and Ann|
|And then I'm in a picture too!|
|Good night from all 4 of us at Quartzsite, Az|
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