Its been a fun and busy week. We have been enjoying increasingly warmer weather ...it was 80 degrees here today!! I think yesterday was just as warm but we spent the day four wheeling and were shaded by the roof of our razor all day. I can't sleep right now so I am up on my computer at 1:30 am listening to the coyotes howl!! Seriously!
Let's see - last Friday we drove to Blythe, California, with Ed and Jo who are from Longview, Washington. We found a fun produce stand and bought all sorts of fresh lemons and tangelos, lettuce and tomatoes, pistaschio's and dates! Then we went to KMart and to Albertsons....much better prices than here in Quartzsite. Blythe is just 28 miles from Quartzsite.
Sunday we drove to Dave and Rhea's winter home in Yuma to watch the Super Bowl. Betty and Don were there too and we had a fun time - Rhea had been cooking all day long I think and Betty brought some yummies and so did I. (I took a small basket of dates and cut them in half, removing the pit, and then spread cream cheese on them and topped them with a half of a walnut. Delish!! We got the idea from the samples at the produce stand in Blythe. I normally don't care for dates but combined with the cream cheese and nuts they were great. So we visited and ate and visited and ate...the guys watched the ball game while we visited some more. I was/am still gimping so they babied me along but I helped out where I could. Finally about 9:30 pm Ed and I left and drove over to the Homewood Suites where we had a room reserved....and wonderful, wonderful, they had a BATH TUB!!! After weeks of just showers I was able to soak to my hearts content and it sure felt good on my sore knee.
Monday morning we found a store about a mile away that rented wheelchairs and got one for $15 for the day and went to Mexico for the day. We met Rhea and Betty and Donnie for lunch and had a fun time looking at all the stuff for sale. Bought a few things, not too much. Most snowbirds go for the dentists or eyeglasses or prescriptions. It seems like they have the same merchandise for sale year after year and most of it comes from China...not Mexico!
Back to Quartzsite that evening and then we hopped up the next day and headed into town to do our laundry. Ed carried all the bags of dirty clothes in for me and then he went looking for stuff to build a wind break (for those days that are warm except for the cold north wind) and I crutched around filling the washers with clothes and soap and bleach...then on to the dryers....it seemed like it took all day but we finally got home with clean clothes, towels, sheets etc
Wednesday was crafts day for me and Ed kept busy with odd jobs all day long. Thursday we met our group of 4 wheelin friends at the guard station coming into LaPosa South campground where we stay with our rigs loaded onto trucks and trailers and headed East on Interstate 10 about 30 miles away. That was at 8:30 in the morning so we were all well bundled to keep warm because it was still in the 50's when we got the bikes unloaded and headed down the trails. I should say all of us were well bundled except for Edward who was in his short sleeved shirt and knee length jeans! I got cold just looking at him!
Looking down at a desert canyon as we drive along the route.
Just a beautiful mountain
or should I say cliffside
A view up the hill
Next time I will take pictures of our trailer and 'front porch' or rather big mat that we set out chairs and chaise lounges on.
Friday morning we got up, ate breakfast and headed in to town to the 'QIA for their local swap meet and Ed set up his two generators that he is trying to sell plus his motorbike he wants to sell. I added some necklaces and watches. There are so many people here making jewelry that it is really hard to sell any necklace sets but the watches were popular. I sold four of them. Ed didn't sell anything.
Ed went over to K&B tools to get what stuff he needed to build us a five foot tall windbreak to go in front of our trailer while I went after groceries and the mail. We met back up and headed back to the trailer about 2 pm - it was so warm in our trailer we immediately had to open all the windows and vents and the big back door to make it livable.
Today was a relaxing day - reading, making a new necklace, visiting with friends and then going over to the big tent tonight to see War Horse. Goooooood movie!! We thoroughly loved it both of us -- I cried the whole last 30 minutes of the movie.
Tomorrow is church and Monday I need to go find somewhere to get my nails done and then Tuesday is the poker run (ATV ride) over in Brenda. Should be fun.