Saturday to Tuesday, January 5 to 8, 2019 (La Posa South LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ)

It was a tad bit warmer Saturday when we got up...37F/3C...and when we opened the blinds, we found that we had cloudy skies this morning. The forecast is for a little rain later on today.

I got out for a walk...2.85 miles/4.5 kms today...while Steve worked on picture editing.

The next few hours were filled with chores....Steve "pumped and dumped" the holding tanks and I made another attempt at deodorizing the right-hand freezer. I turned the fridge off and opened that one door, let it warm up and then sprayed Fabreze in it again to get rid of the lingering smell. After that, I cleaned out and wiped down the kitchen cupboards.

With those chores completed, Steve resumed his picture editing and I sat down and picked up my crocheting. Before long, we heard the pitter-patter of rain on the roof.

Late Sunday morning we headed out on the quads with Earl and Allison to do a little geocaching...
A shallow mine in the hillside as we near Tyson Wash...

Leaving Tyson Wash...

Together we found the first cache...
We then leap frog-ed each other to find the rest. I think I see it...
Found it...

A midden of cans from perhaps an old mining camp or when Patton trained in the area during WWII?

We were back home just after 4:00...having bagged 40 geocaches! A good day's "work"! LOL

Earl and Allison joined us for happy hour and we sat outside in the late afternoon sun, as it peeked through the clouds, until it got a little too cool and we called it an evening. Time for dinner anyway.

Monday we decided it was about time we got back into our resistance exercises...something that we haven't done routinely since we left Vancouver last May. After they were done, I headed out on my walk...3.31 miles/5.3 kms today...while Steve showered and had breakfast.

It was a calm morning so Steve went out to fly his glider...
We plan on spending this spring and summer on Vancouver Island...the first time taking our rig back since we left in 2010. It's a pretty busy, touristy place in the summer so booking RV parks well in advance is a must. So we researched possible options and we pretty well managed to get it nailed down.

After lunch we decided to ride our quads into town...of course, Beer Belly's Adult Daycare was our first stop...
The annual Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show... starts in a couple of weeks so dealers are bringing in RV's into the area daily...
Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in RV’s, converge on this sleepy little desert town, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the rock, gem and mineral shows, plus numerous flea markets and the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show. This phenomenon started over 40 years ago and is now billed as “The Largest Gathering Of RVers in the World”...
The big tent is up...
With most of the 5th wheels all set up and open for viewing, we thought we'd avoid the crowds and take a look now. We were surprised at some of the units open for viewing that had obvious repairs needed. The back-splash tiles in the galley of this Montana had fallen off...
And the door on this Grand Design was hanging by one roller...why would you open these rigs to the public this way!
We got home after 4:00 and with the wind still calm, Steve went out to fly his glider again...he's in his glory! It's been a long time since he's had a spot to fly!

We had a leisurely start to the day Tuesday. We finally got our summer reservations made, so I feel much better about that. The only outstanding one is Fort Camping in September...they don't open for reservations until January 21.

While I was on the phone, Steve was outside talking to Earl...and then I saw them walking across the road to where we had put our table to hold the spot for friends. Well...the table was gone! Someone had stolen our table...that's a first! Sheesh!

The rest of the day was basically spent working on a blog update...and getting it posted. 

After dinner, we went over to Earl and Allison's for an evening of Rummikub. Again, we all won various number of games except Steve!


  1. Wow someone must have needed that table more than you. Hopefully it was your white one that the legs fall off on and not your aluminum one for your barbecue!

    1. It was our 8' white table. We have since replaced it with the kind that folds in half for easier storage...something we wanted to do but were hoping to sell the old one, not have it stolen! BTW...we have replaced that little white table that the legs always fell out of with a new small folding one!

  2. Glad you are getting your summer reservations made.
    It used to be you could leave chairs out to mark your spot but not anymore.
    Steve just needs another Horseshoe in his pocket to play games.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Certainly wouldn't leave anything of value sitting out to mark a old rickety chair seems to work though!

  3. Good times on the 4 wheeler rides! Miss you guys!

    1. Your absence here this year has certainly not gone unnoticed! You have been spoken of often as we reminisce fondly about previous years. Hope to see you next year!