Thursday, January 13, 2022

2021 - 2022Trip To The Southwest, Day 85

 Thursday, January 13, 2022, La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 34

Anna's Hummingbird

The Ford van left this morning. I wonder how many folks stop in for a day or two without bothering to get permit. I've met many that are proud that they have managed to go more than 14 days at the 14 day BLM areas. So far this year I've only seen one ranger drive through the La Posa West LTV area checking stickers. 

After breakfast I headed to Quiet Times to pick up an Amazon package. A 12" X 6" X 6" box holding a 2" long keychain flashlight. 

I got the 2022 RMD amount the IRS demands from my retirement account whether I want to take it out or not - up 8% from last year. They want to make sure I don't leave anything for the kids, at least without paying income tax on it!

I ordered a Silly Al's Supreme Vegetarian pizza for lunch (and late enough that it will also be dinner). The only pizza I've ever had that includes cashews. Very good, as usual. The place is busy - there was a 10 minute wait at the check out counter to pick it up. No masks on patrons or most of the employees. As long as I was at Silly Al's, I also stopped across the road to buy a bag of Kettle Corn. While it still isn't as good as I remember it, it is better than any I've had anywhere else, with the exception of a batch I had at the La Paz County Park in Parker where they scooped it out of the kettle, bagged it and handed it to me. I don't know where they find pop corn that pops to 3/4" kernels.

After lunch I sat outside with the camera & a 70 - 200 zoom lens & took more hummingbird photos. All Anna's Hummingbirds. probably the same one - they look different with different angles. More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

I talked with Lou when he was walking the dogs this afternoon & he mentioned that a BLM ranger came by and chased the guy in the Ford van out at 8:00AM this morning. Evidently, he got a bunch of others that didn't have permits. 

Dinner was some cheese & crackers since I had the pizza for lunch.

Until Tomorrow - 

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