Saturday, January 25, 2020

Day 97, Saturday, January 25, 2020 - La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 48

 More thinning of the herd - Paul & Linda left this morning, and Ted is planning to leave tomorrow.

Another day in the 70's. I decided to use up some of the bacon & made pancakes for breakfast & a BLT for lunch. Just before lunch I drove to Parker to get water, bread, and a few other essentials. The plan was to also get a haircut, but evidently Parker barbers don't work on Saturdays. One of the shops had a sign that said they would be open until 1:30, but they were closed at 11:00. So, no haircut.

Back at the trailer I finished Brian Freeman's Thief River Falls. I started John Straley's Cold Storage, Alaska.

Dinner was an Eating Well Chicken & Wild Rice Stroganoff.

Until Next Time -

Friday, January 24, 2020

Day 96, Friday, January 24, 2020 - La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 47

A little cloudy this morning, but a warm overnight in the 40's and it cleared up during the day, hitting 72°F during the afternoon.

After the 76 station coffee walk & breakfast, I sat out in the sun until it got too hot, then made a last round of the Big Tent. I didn't see anything I really needed, although I picked up a new oven thermometer. The one I have is difficult to read.

Back at the trailer it was more reading - current book is After The Flood, by Kassandra Montag, a depressing tale of life after all of the world but the mountains is flooded. While I have read a number of books based on this theme, this is one of the better ones.

There are still people moving into the campground. One very large class A decided to set up 10' in front of Ted's front door. Linda & Ted wandered over to suggest that it wasn't a good idea, and he moved. While the place is a bit crowded, there is still enough space that you don't need to encroach on your neighbor.

We sat around talking the rest of the afternoon, and I fired up the grill around 4:30.

Dinner was a Halibut fillet & a couple of spinach cakes.

Until Next Time -

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Day 95, Thursday, January 23, 2020 - La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 46

Me at the Campfire
Another nice day. A little cooler overnight at 40°F than last night, but it hit 72°F during the afternoon. I hung around the trailer all day, doing some reading & talking with a diminishing crowd. Mel left yesterday and Joyce left this morning. We are down to 4. We did have a campfire last night & Joyce took a photo of me sitting at the fire.

I decided the best way to move it from my phone (she sent it as a message) was to use Air Drop for the first time. It worked, but it took me forever to find out where it landed on the Mac.

I tried to defrost a Halibut steak for dinner, but it was still frozen at 5:00. Instead, I had the left over pork chop & applesauce.

Until Next Time -

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Day 94, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 45

Vixen 21's
Lots of sun today - the batteries gained 56 amp hours by noon. I did laundry. I was a bit worried that it would be crowded, and while there were more there than usual, I didn't have a problem getting two washers & dryers. The hardest part was getting out of the campground. AZ 95 was backed up for a mile or so, and you had to wait until some kind soul stopped & waved you into line.

A pair of Vixen 21's arrived this morning, and another pair this afternoon. A neat 21' RV that is based on an automobile frame. Lots of variation in the construction & layout, as well as the power train. All are pushers.

On the way back to the campground I stopped at the Coyote Grocery store (also called the Quartzsite General Store) for a couple of pork chops. I grilled them for dinner, along with some mixed vegetables & mashed potatoes. I probably should have only picked up one pork chop - that was all I ate. I'll save the other for lunch tomorrow.

I made a quick trip to the big tent to pick up a light for some friends, and a hat from Progressive. During the afternoon the ultra light made another fly by.

We didn't have a campfire last night - it was pretty cold & windy so everyone headed back to their trailers. Maybe tonight?

Until Next Time -

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Day 93, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 44

A cloudy, dreary day. There was a little light rain around 6:00AM, but the rest of the day (at least until around 4:00) was covered with heavy clouds. There was mixed sun & clouds for the rest of the day. I'm back to around 88% on the batteries, so I didn't run the generator.

I spent the day inside & outside reading - current book is Naked Came The Florida Man by Tim Dorsey. He does a strange (well, maybe not for Florida writers) series about Serge & Coleman, two interesting characters roaming the state. The scary part is most of the really strange things they run into actually happened.

I think we are going to do a campfire after dinner.

Dinner was a couple of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches & chips. I know, pretty plain fare, but I haven had one in ages, and for some reason they sounded good tonight.

Until Next Time -