La Posa South, Quartzsite, AZ
So, after both of us going to bed at 8:40 pm last night (seriously!), we managed to sleep in until 5:30/6:00 am on Friday, Jan. 17th. We must have been tired. I slept very well, although I know there were many dreams in there of Gayle and Bridgette. Lots of dreams, even some of our friends Kathy and Derrick back home on Wednesday night. Don’t ask because I have no idea what triggers them.
|From our walk this morning, I am reminded why we come here every winter|
We walked to the Magic Circle sign and made a right turn
|Every year, I need to take a picture of these two|
Bill finished his coffee and by 7:30 (ish) we went for our walk. It was another 2+ miles this morning and a very pleasant 47F/8C with almost no wind. When we returned, I made my tea and remained bundled in my layers and sat outside in the lovely warm sunshine. I could see my breath but it was wonderful all the same. That was basically where I remained for a lot of the morning and finally I came in around 10 to make breakfast.
|Bill took this picture from inside|
|And this one from outside|
Bill had been doing some caulking around the trailer seams and roof (for lack of a better word) and all I really did besides read my book, was fill the hummer feeder and make a batch of lime Jell-o.
|You can see that there was no wind at all|
Perfect time to do this job
Kim joined me at one point as the wind seemed to be blocked best right next to the Suite. It was nice to have the company. Bill drove up to the front entrance around 11:30 to meet Keith who was coming from Pilot Knob RV Resort. He calls himself the ‘redneck’ of the group. Kim, Ken and I watched many Entegra motor coaches drive in past us on their way to their rally.
|Ken was playing in the white stones - making a puzzle|
There had to be a total of 30 before the day was done and this is the only appropriate route to get to their location. Later, when Jo-Anne and Bob returned from town, she joined us and Bill too.
|Higgins cozies up to Papa Bill because he is the 'treat master'|
We watched the ‘parade of Entegras’ without even leaving our seats. The day sauntered by and before we knew it, it was 2:30. Bob and Ken played a game of Washoo before they both came over with their chairs and we all just got a drink and sat right where we were.
|The game of Washoo was impeded by the strong winds|
that picked up later in the day
|happy hour photos today were in groupings|
I was even too lazy to stand up
Top left to bottom right:
Higgins, Jo-Anne, Kim, Ken, Bob, Keith and Oreo
Ken, Deb (repeat, repeat)
It was too windy out in the middle so the special magical circle H.H. was right here on our patio today. You do what you have to do to be comfortable. We all love ‘comfortable’. It was around 5 when eventually everyone headed back to their own sites for supper preparation.
|Higgins was trying to get inside but Papa Bill wasn't even|
His treats came later at H.H.
Oreo sits by Keith watching Higgy
|Oreo FINALLY gets Daddy's chair|
Bill lit the Weber to grill our farmer sausages and offered the hot bbq to Keith as well. Inside, I put salad on our plates and as the sun dropped below the mountains, our supper cooked.
|Keith's set up behind us|
He's got everything he needs
|As I sat in my chair indoors, I was surprised that I could see the|
Interstate #10 traffic
The big white block in the middle is a transport
I offered that Keith join us to eat if he was so inclined since our meals were ready at the same time. He graciously declined with something about ‘when you’re single, you’ll eat *crap* on a shingle’. Now that was original and cute but I understood. He knows he is welcome to join us anytime. Supper was good and there is a certain peacefulness about being here with friends. We are all visible to each other, and it just feels nice to see friends making conversations all around you.
|Our second meal of the day and we were ready for it|
After dishes, I captured some sunset photos. Well, more like sky photos AFTER the sun has set. Beautiful! If you’re out here, you see what I see. If not, I hope you enjoy them from my camera’s eye. We decided not to turn the tv on tonight and see how the batteries do without the aid of the genny. We’ve been running it for an hour and a half during the evening and that seems to tide us over until morning, waking up to a 12.4 charge.
|With clouds like this, it would be another stellar Arizona sky|
|There it is but pictures just don't do it justice|