La Posa South, Quartzsite, AZ
On Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, I was awake at 3:15 am for some reason. The new time zone and yesterday’s long day had us a-kilter. 😊 I couldn’t seem to drop off for the longest time but when I heard Bill and Gibbs get up, I realized I had dropped off again. We all got up at 5:30 and Bill turned the genny on for a boost in power to make our drinks.
when Walmart opened, he popped back into Walmart for a carton of our Breakfast
Blend coffee. Our last visit to Costco left us disappointed when they didn’t
have any in stock. This brand will have to do. We aren’t into strong coffee,
both compatible in that regard. The Keurig pods make it easy though if we
preferred different strengths or flavours. With our drinks under our belt and a
thermos each to go, we were pulling out at 7.
It was easy to get back on our route, I-10W. Yesterday, we canceled our reservations at Quail Ridge RV Park in Huachuca City. The more we thought about that week, in a park that is only on our list because of its close proximity to Bisbee and Tombstone, the more we realized we just wanted to get to Quartzsite. 😊 It’s where we love. It’s where my sister and her husband are and it’s also where our Manitoba friends are camped right now.
|We saw fields of Cholla cacti but it was hard to get a
picture without the 'driving blur'
from Lorne’s blog is that they have met each other now, so I’m happy that
worked out. It will be a surprise to Gayle when we pull in and we’ll be able to
spend a week there before our next reservation. On the road, we made a Rest
Stop before Phoenix and carried on until we needed fuel again. We would make it
to the Q but Bill doesn’t like cutting it too close when it comes to how much
fuel is in the tank.
things are different in the southwest
People back home don't see the beauty we do
in the colours here
Colours are there if you look for them
(without the white of snow)
No overpasses in Ontario have colour
When we started seeing the Saguaro cactus
we knew made it to our southern 'home'
The rest area is another pretty one The Palo Verde trees are so pretty
arrived at the Q around 11:45 and fueled up right away at the Arco at Exit 19. By the time we arrived at La Posa South, it
was around 1 and by the time we got our $40 pass (across the road at Tyson
Wash), dumped and filled our 100 gallon tank with fresh water, it was 2. Our
first thought was to locate where Lorne and Sue were camped but the coordinates
didn’t work, so we looked up Gayle and John instead to get set up. This was a
surprise to them, but a good one, I think. 😊
Maybe my favourite picture today
See all the saguaro?
These beautiful red plants brightened up the roadways In the middle of Phoenix busy roads, a rocky mountain Our first time through this busy city We came out unscathed
Easy peasy following I-10W
Gibbs had to sit up when we went through the tunnel
Is it bedtime, Mom?
found L & S first, we were going to pull up with the Suite and park within
50’ of their unit. Reminiscent of our last meeting, which was our first and
only meeting in 2017. That private joke and story is one of my favourite rv
memories from our first year on the road. It didn’t work out but it would have
been hilarious! We set up behind G & J’s Montana and sat for a while to
visit before loading our chairs and drinks into their truck.
|We found Gayle and John's fiver
basically invited ourselves for Happy Hour at Lorne’s site at 3. Yes, I do
believe that was a good surprise there too. It was so great to see them both
again after 4 years. Gibbs was pretty good, a lot of thanks for that goes to
Sue who helped entertain him. Actually, most everybody had a hand in keeping him
in line. ♥ He can be a handful but he’ll learn
to love this experience, I think. We left before 5 with the promise to get
together again before we/they leave.
Gibbs soon learned who had the treats ♥ Happy Hour picture with Lorne, Sue and Gayle
John had stepped away
Sue being funny by turning away
I'm glad I took two pictures because this one
Gayle shut her eyes 😂
supper, I had meatballs out of the freezer with no real idea of what we’d have
with them. However, by 5:30, we decided on spaghetti and Caesar salad and that
was easy to prepare. Rosy cooked the meatballs and they were very tasty. They
were a first-time purchase for us and we’ll buy them again. After dishes, we
brought the awning in as the winds were picking up a bit. It was still 72F/23C
at 7 pm and only going down to 50F/10C. Nice night for sleeping.
a fun day; the excitement of ending up back here in Quartzsite, seeing family
and reuniting with friends and warm weather is like the icing on a cake.
for coming around to see us! 😊