WE HITCHED UP & SAID GOODBYE TO THE KOFA MOUNTAINS THIS MORNING
Fellow RV Blogger Sue from THE MOHO & OTHER TRAVELING TALES was recently asked the question, ‘do you ever get tired of being on the road’? I thought Sue answered that question very well in her latest post. As much as I look forward to getting on the road going somewhere I also look forward to getting home for awhile until it is time to go again. And with that thought in mind we decided Sunday night it was time to wind down our adventures in the Kofa Mountains. It was time to head on back to our winter digs for a rest. And besides, we want to leave lots of things for us to explore next time we return to the Kofas. And there will be a next time. We love that place:))
WEATHERED PIECES OF DESERT WOOD
Once we make a decision to head home or to another boondocking location things generally happen pretty fast & this morning was no exception. A short walk, said good-bye to the Kofas & we were on the road by 8:20. First stop Quartzsite. Seems we can never get through there without a coffee to go at McDonalds.
A few parting glances of the Kofa Mountains far distant on the southern horizon as we headed eastbound out of Q on I-10. Sad leaving a place that peaked our interest so much in such a short period of time. We packed a lot of new memories into just 6 days. Great memories that will last us a lifetime. My kind of RVing. Just get out there & create as many new adventures as you can…….while you can.
A totally relaxing hour & a half drive home across the desert floor through half a dozen small picturesque valleys. My favorite time of day to travel is always early to late morning. The rig ran like a charm.
Nice to drive through our gate & un-hitch the Jeep. Busied ourselves for about an hour emptying the rig & reorganizing ourselves by temporarily exchanging our travel hats for our house hats. Got a load of laundry in, watered all my plants, dumped our gray & black tanks, (we have a dump station here at the house) checked the engine & generator oil, filled up the birdfeeders, parked the rig in it’s spot, etc. etc. Nice to be back home at our Congress digs but you can bet I’ll be chomping at the bit to head out somewhere again shortly. Some of us are just born with a restless nature…………………
SURE IS NICE HAVING ONE’S OWN DUMP STATION
Really liked Chinle’s creatively thoughtful way in which she expresses her New Years wishes for everyone through some of her great & humorus photos in her latest post entitled MAY YOUR NEW YEAR HAVE………
A LARGE STONE KON-TIKI FACE ACROSS FROM SKULL ROCK >>>
In a comment question Flowergirl asks, ‘Does your cell phone work out there if you had a breakdown’? Cell phone coverage is getting better all the time but there are still dead zone areas & many of those dead zones are in mountainous areas where cell phone signals cannot reach. In the mountains such as Kofa Queen Canyon there is no cell coverage. If a breakdown can’t be solved one would have to walk back out of the canyon to make a call. Technology is fast advancing & I suspect it is only a matter of time until every square foot on the Planet will be cell phone accessible.
CAN YOU SEE THE PROFILE OF A GORILLA AT THE BEACH LEANING BACK ON HIS ELBOWS LOOKING TO THE RIGHT & A GHOST FROM THE MOVIE ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’
TURQUOISEMOON has joined the Bunch on their travels & times here in the great American South-West. Whether we are on the move or at home at our winter digs in Congress Arizona it’s always nice to know folks have an interest in what we are doing. Welcome aboard Turquoisemoon:)) And welcome aboard as well to Deb from BREEZIN' BYE. Thankyou for joining the gang on our ‘Friends’ list. I see you are an ‘Airstream’ traveler. Nice compact little rig for sure:))
GUESS ONE’S GOTTA GET THOSE SOLAR PANELS ON HOWEVER ONE CAN GET THEM ON
It was Bill & Ann, Kofa Refuge hosts who greatly added to our 6 days of enjoyably exploring the back roads & canyons of the mountains. They had info & ideas on places for us to go & things for us to see & do. It was such a coincidence that they were there & that coincidence goes hand in hand with unexpectedly meeting RV SUE minutes after we pulled over to the side of Palm Canyon road last Tuesday. Turns out we had already met Bill & Ann through RV Sue one morning over near Ajo on Darby Well road about 3 years ago. The ‘small world’ thing is so prevalent in RVing circles. If your in the Kofa’s over the next few months & are looking for things to see & do just drop by Bill & Ann’s & they will help you out. They are just those kind of fine & caring people:))
And how nice it was to once again cross paths & touch base with RV Sue, Spike & Bridget. No, we didn’t hang out & sit around campfires, visit back & forth for BBQ’s, tell tall tales, sing songs, or rush off to the nearest eatery to food ourselves. There are those of us out here who are not a part of the overall RV social scene & when we meet each other we understand the need & desire for each others privacy. After all that is why we enjoy the quiet boondocking lifestyle & are there in the first place. It is an unspoken bond between us. We don’t talk about it much but it’s there. Our paths may cross again somewhere or they may not but our past short & respectful encounters are what lasting friendships & memories are made of………with people like us:))
GROANER’S CORNER:)) A young man comes home and says "Dad, just got my driver's license and would like to use the family car."
Father replies, :"O.K., son. But, first, you have to get good grades in school, keep your room clean, make sure the yard is neat, and cut your hair. Come back in a few months and then we'll see."
Well, several months pass and the young man comes into the house with his report card in his hand. "Dad, I got great marks on my report card. I've been keeping my room as neat as a pin, and the yard is always ship-shape. How about letting me use the car?"
Father replies, "That's all true, but son you didn't cut your hair."
Son says, "But, dad, Jesus had long hair."
Father replies, "Yes, son, you're perfectly right. And he walked everywhere he went."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.