Friday (Jan. 14) morning started with a beautiful sunrise...
Earl texted to see if we wanted to ride to the Black Rock Cafe in Brenda for lunch....sure, but first Allison and I wanted to get out for our planned walk. Long story short, by the time we got back, we had 20 minutes to get ready to leave...for me that meant no shower and no dishes...at least I didn't have to make a lunch for us! But at 10:30 the six of us, Earl/Allison, Jim/Cec and Steve and I headed off with Earl leading the way.
Here is the short Relive video....Ride to Black Rock RV Village Cafe.
Over to Steve...
Three hours later, we arrived in the small community of Brenda...and the Black Rock Cafe, which is connected to the Black Rock RV Village...
Saturday (Jan. 15) ended up being cooler with mostly clouds and wind but a nice sunrise.
I got some work done inside while Steve took my quad down to Jim and Cec's. Jim is going to change the worn out inner CV boot on my left rear axle. Jim's a retired mechanic with all the right tools and knowhow. Thanks Jim!
With it being cooler out for our happy hour this afternoon Steve brought out the Campfire-in-a-Can...Colan, Marilyn, Jim, Cec, and Earl joined us for our "social hour".
Sunday (Jan. 16) morning we were off at 8:30 with Earl and Allison to Yuma. We all have appointments with CMD Ultrasound, a mobile ultrasound company. For $70 they provide 12 screenings...Thyroid, Carotid Arteries, Heart, Pancreas, Aorta, Liver, Spleen, Gallbladder, Kidneys, Bladder, Leg Arteries, Pelvic (Ovaries for women/Prostate for men). This is our third time having it done...well worth the money in our opinion. And we're happy to say, we're all good!
After a shopping trip to Harbour Freight for the guys (Allison and I waited in the truck), we headed to Old Town Yuma and Da Boyz Italian Cuisine for lunch. It is right next door to Prison Hill Brewing Company, another spot where we have had lunch in the past.
We sat out on the patio and enjoyed a delicious lunch! It's a huge restaurant and was quite busy inside. We would definitely come back here!
We made a couple of stops for a little shopping before heading back to Quartzsite. Steve had to take a picture of this license plate from Alberta..."#1 Baba". With the last name Colibaba, Baba became his nickname 'back in the day'...it is also one of our sons (work) nickname. Steve was hoping to talk to them but we left before they returned.
Monday (Jan. 17) morning Steve and I headed into town to get drinking water, propane and gas. As we were turning back into La Posa South LTVA, a large group of motorcyclists road by...
Once home, Steve did his pumping. This time however, he filled the fresh water tank but left the dumping for early the next morning since the line up at the sani-dump was long...yup, it's getting busy around here as we near the big RV Show.
At 3:00, we had the "gang" over for another Core Crash challenge...Guy,/Sue, James,/Cindy, Jim,/Cec, Fred,/Terry, Bob/Sue, Colan/Marilyn...and more ATV friends from Vancouver Island who arrived yesterday, Bill and Janet.
Left to right...Terry, Fred, James, Cindy, Sue, Guy, Earl, me, Janet (taking her turn throwing), Cec, Jim, Bill and Sue S...
The sun and warmth were definitely back...a very warm day!
Tuesday (Jan. 18) was basically a chore day. Steve was out just after 7:00 taking the poop-mobile over to dump. He didn't have to wait, but by the time he was finished the line up had started.
We were at the laundromat by 8:00...clothes all washed and back home by 9:00! We had breakfast and then I hung the laundry. I was a little worried when we were about to head into town as it actually started raining! It didn't last though and by the time I had the laundry on the line, the sun was out and there was a brisk wind to dry things quickly.
The wind Wednesday (Jan. 19) morning was calm, so Steve headed out back in the desert to fly one of his RC planes. He had 3 successful flights.
Once back, we went into town to top up one of the propane tanks and pick up a couple of parcels at Quiet Times. Other than some chores around here...that was pretty much our day.
And there you have it! We're all caught up for now.