Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Day 158, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 51

Sunset With iPhone 10
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 51, 0 Miles, 3,740.2 Towing Miles For the Trip

The day started warm at 60°F, but with heavy clouds. On the way back to the trailer after getting coffee, the sun came out. Very windy - it blew over the hummingbird feeder. I sat outside using the trailer to block as much wind as possible, but eventually headed inside. I wrote a couple of postcards for my granddaughters, and a couple of birthday cards for my brother & sister in law. Since both birthday cards stated extra postage would be required, I made a dreaded stop at the post office. Actually, the wait wasn't all that bad. I took my Kindle, and read while in line for about 15 minutes.

Back at the trailer, it started to rain, the first since early November. Lots of heavy rain & wind, although not enough (so far) to have water running in the small or large washes around the campground. There are wet areas that you have to be careful of. What looked like solid sand when it was dry ends up a 6" sink hole when wet, and it is difficult to identify the bad spots, including one that I discovered under my ground mat when I went out to take the sunset photo. Depending on how much rain we get overnight, I may either make coffee here in the trailer, or tread carefully! The radio says that the rain will continue overnight in Phoenix, but since it is coming from the west & Phoenix is 150 miles east of Quartzsite, maybe we have already had the worst of it.

I decided that it was warm enough that I'd hold off on the pot pie, and instead cooked up a frozen orange chicken dinner. Somehow, my plain rice disappeared, so I had it with Spanish Rice. A bit different, but OK. Lots left over, so it will probably be dinner at least for tomorrow as well.

While there is little red in the sunset, it does have a great golden color. I ducked the raindrops to take a photo with the iPhone 10 since the Nikon was in the truck. The rain let up about 20 minutes later, so I did another image with the D850. For images for web pages, the phone does a pretty good job, although the results from the Nikon are more realistic and a much wider dynamic range.

Until Tomorrow -

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