Saturday was a pretty laid back kind of day. Steve wanted to go out on another quad ride but I had other things I wanted to do and he finally resigned himself to the idea that a relaxing day just might be okay.
Just after 12 noon, we received a text from Anne saying that they were taking a run out in their side-by-side to find "five-spot" flowers...we were welcome to join them. I told Steve he could go without me...I wanted to finish working on the blog, besides some alone time sounded like a good idea.
So about a half hour later, he headed out with Armand and Anne. They had previously GPS'ed the location so off they went up a large wash...
I had finished working on the blog and was outside crocheting when Steve arrived home, just over an hour later....and we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing in the shade outside. Today's high was 30C/87F. I know...pretty tough, eh?
We were still sitting outside...now with our favorite bevies,...later on when Charlene and Dennis walked over and joined us. We chatted as the sun went down, enjoying the early evening and after a couple of hours, we called it a night and they wandered back home. Dennis seems to be improving as each day goes by.
Sunday was a work day in preparation for leaving Monday. It didn't start off that great though...when I turned on the hot water tank, there was a click as it tried to light...but it wouldn't. Wonderful...another thing to get fixed. I guess we will be making a stop in Quartzsite when we leave tomorrow morning.
Shortly after 9:30, we were off into Blythe. Steve dropped me off at the laundromat while he went and filled our drinking water containers. A couple of hours later, I was finished and we were off to our next stop...Smart and Final for a few groceries. We met Armand and Anne in the parking lot and they invited us down to their place for happy hour and campfire late this afternoon. Nice...we'll see you later.
I just had a couple of things to pick up and then we drove the short distance across the border into Arizona to fill up with diesel at the Texaco station in Ehrenberg...still the cheapest diesel price at $2.62/gallon!
After that, we stopped at the Pilot station for propane...what a zoo that place was! Actually both the Texaco and Pilot stations in Ehrenberg were extremely busy. Sunday afternoon and everyone was stopping there for cheaper fuels prices, I guess.
Back home, we had a bite to eat for lunch and then Steve headed outside to load up the quads in the truck while I put all of the clean laundry away and made up the bed. When I was finished inside, I gave him a hand outside, putting the solar lights away, while he went up on the trailer roof to lower the solar panels. Finally, all of the work was done and we relaxed in the late afternoon sun for about a half hour before heading down to Armand and Anne's.
At 4:30, we gathered our drinks, some snacks and our chairs and walked down to join Anne, Armand, Jim and Gloria. It seemed awfully hot out to be sitting by a campfire (29C/84F), but it was really nice anyway...nothing like a real wood-burning campfire!
Steve, Jim, Gloria, Anne and Armand. Ours, Dennis/Charlene's rigs in the distance...
We had taken a bag full of papers (old receipts, etc) that needed to be burned...we thought we might be able to just put them on the campfire but Armand preferred that we use their burning barrel, from an old washing machine. There...job done...it's sure hot as I stir up the paper!
It was going on 7:30 when Steve and I decided we had better pack up our things and head back up the hill...we'd enjoyed a lovely evening around the campfire! Thanks for the campfire and the use of your burning barrel, Armand and Anne!