A PARTING PHOTO OF DARBY WELL’S BLACK MOUNTAIN MONDAY NIGHT
Short heavy wind gusts in the night led to a cool clear windy morning. We were into our jackets for a short walk.
WE QUIETLY SLIPPED THROUGH SLEEPY DOWNTOWN AJO THIS MORNING
Travel days always start earlier for us. We just like to get on the road & get rolling. Figure once a decision is made to leave somewhere there is no point in hanging around. The sooner we’re mobile, the sooner we can get to where it is we are going to, set up, & relax.
KELLY GETS THE KIDS A SNACK FOR THE ROAD >>>
RV SUE must have been out walking Spike & Bridget so we didn’t get a chance to say good-bye. Had the big wheels rolling at 8 a.m. & jostled our way down the bumpy desert lane. I’m sure we’ll be running into Sue & the Crew again & we’ll likely be back to Darby Wells in a month or so.
WE ARE ON OUR WAY
There sits on I-8 between Casa Grande & Yuma the little desert oasis of Gila Bend. This is always an important stop for us because of the Shell station in the north end of town on highway 85. Free dump & water as well as gas & propane. A McDonald stop can be had in Gila Bend as well & we did all of the above. Of course my favorite part was McDonalds:)) What, you thought I would say my favorite part was dumping the black tank:((
Nice straight 4 lane highway from Gila Bend all the way up to I-10 on the west side of Buckeye. Swung the rig’s nose into the gusty west wind & plowed our way through to Quartzsite. 1:20 p.m. saw us in the Q hanging a right turn at the town’s main intersection & heading north back out into the desert . This was our 5th time in Quartzsite and it was nice motoring through remembering all our good times here years ago. Yes, I said good times. Despite all my blah blah blustering about the crowds & stuff, if anyone were to read my Quartzsite posts from years ago they would see we had a lot of good times in this town & this area. As long time readers know, I do have a habit of complaining about something until I actually do it & then I am just fine with it. Well, most of the time. Q ain’t so bad:))
QUARTZSITE’S MAIN INTERSECTION LOOKING WEST
We are once again boon docked in another beautiful area of the Arizona desert. It is an area we haven’t boon docked before but had driven through a couple years ago when we stopped to meet JANNA & MIKE along with JIM & ELLIE for the first time.
HEADING OUT INTO THE DESERT BOON DOCKING LANDS
We could see then that it was a great area so when Wandering Willy emailed us an invitation to come on over we decided to make it our next stop on the way west. ‘Chopper Blades’ Ivan is here as well so it was great to pull in & see those guys again. Last saw Ivan at the Lazy W Ranch near Elfrida last year & Wandering Willy 2 years ago in Borrego Springs.
JUST A COUPLE MILES TO GO
This is actually a very rare occurrence considering Ivan, Wandering Willy, & ourselves are very particular about our privacy. We are all loners but how nice it is for us getting together. We did all sign a pre-nup agreement promising not to bug each other though:))
YEP, THIS IS MY KINDA COUNTRY ALRIGHT:))
With directions from both WW & Ivan we had no problem finding our way through the desert to their location. Even brought the rig up a dry wash through some big old Mesquite trees. Unhooked the Jeep & wiggled the rig between some Creosote bushes, up a creek bank & into a nice level spot just a short distance from WW’s travel trailer & Ivan’s fifth wheel.
AND YET ANOTHER GREAT BOON DOCKING AREA…. WITH FRIENDS:))
Pheebs & the Motor met Ivan’s cat Hailey for the first time. Hailey was sitting on Ivan’s truck watching all the going’s on when Motor noticed the open door to Ivan’s fifth wheel. Seconds later Motor was up the steps & into his rig looking for snacks. In even less seconds that it took Motor to get into Ivan’s rig, Hailey was off that truck & right on Motor’s case bent on throwing Motor out of her house. We very nearly had a big dust up on our hands & by the time Ivan got to the rig, little Motor was at the door scrambling to get out with a very mad pussy cat right behind her. All happened too fast for me to get any pics. But, there is always tomorrow & we will be here for a few more days probably:))
LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPLORING THESE JEEP ROADS
Was able to use our hydraulic levelers on the driver’s side of the coach to square everything up. How nice to have at least 3 out of 4 levelers working. Set our satellite dish up & hit the bird within seconds. This new tripod is such a breeze to set up. Within half an hour Pheebs & I had clambered up the nearest hill for some pictures. Lots of great Jeep roads in the area so we may stay a little longer than planned. As long as we all don’t bug each other too much that is. In fact, Kelly just looked out the window to see if the guys were still here:))
WE HAVE SORTA…..CIRCLED THE WAGONS:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( And remember, when feeling sad & blue, don’t despair….You are not totally useless, you can always be used as a bad example:))
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
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