Sunday, January 10, 2010

Out in the desert at Quartzsite Arizona...

Just so you don't think we forgot about you all (still have some of the Texas speak) out there, we arrived at Quartzsite Arizona with the start of a Montana owners (5th wheel) rally out on BLM land 8 miles out in the desert from town on Friday. We set up our home with full water tanks and empty drain tanks for a 2 or 3 week stay. No power, water or septic out here.

Our arrival marked the 5th rig out of a planned attendance of 55, but that count varies day to day so not sure what we will end up with. We set up facing east/west so as to have the sun shining into our windows all day long and our refrigerator on the shady side as it's running on propane and battery. We have a generator so we can have whatever we want running.

Today, Sunday, another 8 or 9 rigs showed up so we had some special times getting to meet new people and sitting around relaxing with old friends. We had a pot-luck dinner so all the people arriving late did not have to fix dinner. Two turkeys got cooked, thanks Ray and Butch and there was more food than we could eat.

Because of the number of rigs this year it will be kind of tightly spaced trying to get all the rigs set in a 600' perfect circle and all radiating from a center point with the rear facing the center where the fire pit is located. Sure hope we can get an aerial photo when the circle gets full.

We went into town on Saturday to check out a rock tumbler but the one for sale was the same as we have now. We did purchase a 22' pole that attaches to our ladder so we can fly the two large kite type birds that Dick's sister gave us last summer. And as promised her we will get some pictures showing them flying. We did get one today of the "Goose" and have a picture of that below. They are both very interesting as when they are flying at the end of the line their wings flap just like the real thing. Hey Doll, do you also want a video of them flying?

If the wind is blowing at night it does get a little noisy. Our neighbors may want to do some bird hunting before sunset if it gets too bad.

This is the back of our rig.

This is a little closer as it sails over the top of our home.

Our first night was another spectacular desert sunset. This is looking to the northeast just as the sun was sharing it's last rays with the distant mountains.

Just turn around to the east and you can see the brilliance of another God created work of art.

Saturday, was another nice sunset, not as good as Fridays but still what a pleasure to sit and view the waining sun.

We will try and keep you updated on the happenings abound camp. It's hard to take the time out of doing nothing all day to have to sit and do a Blog but we think we can find the time.
To be continued...


Jen said...

I'm jealous of that warm weather!

Anonymous said...

No pains, no gains..........................