And not without incident! Tuesday morning I stayed behind to lead the yoga group while the cowboy led the ATV gang to our boondocking spot near the small community of Brenda, AZ. It took two Chevrolet pickups to get our motorhome to its parking spot—seems the cowboy hesitated when he should have given it the throttle! The gang was able to stop Barry and Donna before they made the same mistake leading them to more graveled, solid ground. Some of the ground here is fine, soft sand/dirt, not like over at Bouse and Quartzsite where everything is hard packed. At least this time we didn’t have to call the Good Sam Roadside crew!
I made it to Brenda just in time to join the ATV ride into the surrounding desert—warm day, partly sunny skies—perfect!
Mike and Cathy arrived while we were all out riding—can you guess where this is leading—yep, another case of stopping instead of giving it the gas! Their motorhome is much shorter and is a gas rig so they were able to use boards and a shovel then pull the coach out with their own pickup. Mike and Cathy were un-stuck and all set up when we came back from the ride.
Donna was kind enough to make taco soup for everyone to enjoy for supper—she still isn’t ATV riding, letting her ribs heal a little longer. The soup was delicious and we enjoyed sitting by the campfire for a while before the dropping night temps drove us in.
Wednesday was Quartzsite day—the RV show is going on this week and we all decided to head on over to see if we could find a bargain—the cowboy came home with a new hat and new sunglasses, I found some of those cool chip bag clip things—that’s all the bargains we found! While the big tent was crowded, it didn’t seem as crowded as when we first came to Quartzsite several years ago.
It’s kind of fun to be back in the desert boondocking—utilizing our solar and water conservation skills. More adventures to come!