WE SURE HAVE A LOT OF SAGUAROS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
First order of business this morning was moving my stuff from house to rig. Shirts, socks, cereal, a case of peanut butter & a barrel of honey, milk, cranraspberry juice, Sirius satellite radio, Ipod, Bose boombox, etc. etc. Not a lot of stuff but just enough to keep me comfortable for 5 nights while our company is here. Did the same thing last couple years when Peter & Leslie came to visit as well as when Aunt Jean was here 2 winters ago. Works well & I actually like hanging out by myself with Pheebs in the rig. We’re like a coupla kids in a tree house Fort:))
PHEEBS LIKES TO LEAVE TOYS ON MY PILLOW SOME MORNINGS & I NEVER KNOW WHO I WILL FIND THERE…THIS MORNING IT WAS ‘SHUSTER THE ROOSTER’
A warm sunny relaxing low 70’s day when our company rolled in late this afternoon. After spending a couple days in Las Vegas & touring Valley Of Fire Saturday it was time for them to slow down their pace for some R & R right here in our own dusty little western whistle stop of a town, Congress Arizona. Where the desert breeze meets the mountain air.
JUST ROLLED IN AS KELLY HELPS BROTHER PETER WITH SOME LUGGAGE
HOW’S THIS FOR VALET SERVICE…OK, OK, I DID PUT MY CAMERA DOWN LONG ENOUGH TO CARRY IN A SUITCASE
KELLY, LESLIE, PETER, & THE FABULOUS PHEEBS WITH HER FRISBEE
GETTING CAUGHT UP ON ALL THE BACK HOME SPENCERPORT NEW YORK NEWS
Ever mindful of changing laws between our two countries our good friend & long time reader Don from Brandon Manitoba sent us this article which is of particular interest to Canadian Snowbirds. Canadians Going To U.S. Need To Be Mindful Of Changes. These seemingly changing chameleon like laws always seem to be an uncertain area of thinking for many RV folks.
I AM HAVING QUITE A TIME WITH ONE OF OUR FINE FEATHERED LOCALS…KEEPS TRYING TO BUILD A NEST ATOP OUR SLIDE UNDER THE SLIDE COVER & I HAVE TO KEEP CLIMBING UP & UNBUILDING IT
Our first trip to Quartzsite Arizona was back in January of 2007 & we have been to or been through that little place every year since & sometimes 2 or 3 times a season. We’ve done the big tent crowds, walked our legs off on seemingly endless miles of vendor’s stalls, probably dropped close to a thousand dollars there over the years, ate at most of the places including the 4 o’clock .25 cent hamburger joint. Wonder if they still do that. Been around to Quartzsite’s sightseeing places including the naked bookseller. While boondocked in the desert south of Quartzsite we had a new awning put on our Damon one time plus had our Legacy Blue Flame heater hooked up we bought at Grannys. Even had a honey wagon dump our gray & black tanks plus fill our fresh water tank out in the boonies one time as well. Took out our Damon’s dinette, tub chair, & couch selling all that stuff to ‘The Gambler’ in town. We’ve toughed out big winds & freezing cold nights. Been rained on & scorched on as well. One day we had to move 3 times because of other rigs parking too close to us. (if you appear as a speck in my binoculars you are too damn close) A couple years ago we bought an RV in the Q but let’s not go there. For us Quartzsite now is just a quiet little whistle stop on our way to Borrego Springs, Yuma, or Arizona’s Kofa mountains. And that’s just how we prefer the Q. A place to pick up some gas, a coffee & a bite to eat at McDonalds before shoving off down the road. No more mosh pit crowds for us, that novelty wore off a long time ago. I did get a kick out of Doug & Yuma's Post when they both ventured into the Q Saturday. His thoughts were mine exactly the first time Kelly & I went there. What a zoo!! But having said that I’m glad we did go all those times we did. Gave us something to do, provided some excitement & enabled us to get a few things done with our coach that needed doing. It was a good learning experience but neither one of us has a desire to go back & be a part of all those jostling crowds anymore. Thanks for the memories Quartzsite:))
ALWAYS A LOT OF OLD RELICS AROUND FORMER MINING TOWN SITES
And speaking of Quartzsite: ‘Attention All Bloggers’!!!! This coming Saturday will mark the first ever 2015 Blogger-Fest. The folks over at Just Wanderin in conjunction with a few other like minded RV Blogger’s will be hosting a get together Saturday January 24th from 1:30 to 3:30. The folks from Wanderin say GPS coordinates & directions will be posted January 20th. They went on to say, “This year we’ll be meeting at the end of Plomosa Road. Coordinates will soon follow as well as detailed directions but you’ll be able to tell you’re in the right place when you see all the yellow balloons”. Plomosa Road mile marker 2.8.
It is Sunday night & I just can’t tell you how nice it is sitting here cozily in our Motorhome at my keyboard. Favorite ambient tunes quietly wafting from my Ipod Bose beside me on a table. Pheebs asleep on the couch lost in a world of wistfully delightful doggy dreams. Soft lighting feathers down touching Toshiba’s keys lightly enough for me to see them. Two warming candles flicker in a distant darkened corner. It is one of those special moments where life’s memories come together just long enough to give me a fleeting moment of rare surreal calm & wellness with all. How fortunate I am tonight to be a part of who I am…….
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A friend of mine had resisted efforts to get him to run with our jogging group until his doctor told him he had to exercise. Shortly thereafter, he reluctantly joined us for our 5:30 AM jogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. After a month of running, we decided that my friend might be hooked, especially when he said, "I've discovered what 'runner's euphoria' is."
When we questioned this he explained, "Runner's euphoria is what I experience at 5:30 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays."