Thursday, December 9, 2021

2021 - 2022 Trip To The Southwest, Day 50

 Thursday, December 9, 2021, La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ - 167 Miles, 3,758.5 Miles for the Trip

La Posa West

Not too bad driving through Phoenix on the 202 Bypass & I 10, although there was a slowdown at the junction between them. A bit of sun, but mostly cloudy, particularly after I got to Quartzsite. I purchased the 7 month pass even though I might have saved $20.00 if I purchased 4 14 day passes. The long term pass is easier to deal with rather than stopping in the office every 14 days for a new one.

There are definitely changes. One that I'll miss is Sweet Darlene's is gone. Someone at the Quartzsite Facebook site mentioned that it was gone, but I didn't realize that the entire building was gone. I sure am going to miss the Friday all you can eat fish dinners. Others in town have fish dinners, but Sweet Darlene's was the best. There is also a vault toilet here in La Posa West.  The last time I was here it was the only section that didn't have one.

I drove into La Posa West to the area I usually set up & there is a Class A in the spot I usually pick. There was only one other RV in the general area, so I had no problem finding a location. I spent some time orienting the trailer with the rear to the south so I could tilt the solar panels. An almost level site (off by 1" side to side and level front to back). After setting up, I got out the folding ladder & tilted the panels. I'm going to have to check out the vehicle charging circuit - I normally get 9 amps from the truck through the DC to DC converter, but I checked a couple of times on the drive & I was only getting amps from the solar panels (and not much since it was cloudy). I arrived at Quartzsite down to 71% with 93 amp hours consumed. Hope we have some sun tomorrow!

I put out the hummingbird hangers, but didn't attach the feeder, put out the plastic mat after 15 minutes of raking to remove the larger rocks, and set up the folding table. That was about it for the afternoon.

Dinner was a deep Indian Kitchen Butter Chicken microwaved meal.

Until Tomorrow -


  1. Hello John,
    We are behind you a ways we just came from Big Bend and we are in Van Horn but we have to make a side trip as our Navion refrigerator decided to die completely so we are headed up to Albuquerque to get it replaced then we will make our way to Phoenix for the holidays. We read your posts every day and enjoy all of the great information. Hope it warms up for you 32 here last night.


    1. Sorry to hear about the refrigerator - that can ruin a trip. It has been in the low 30's here in Quartzsite, but warms to the mid 60's during the day.

      Take care,