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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Busy Day In Paradise

Couldn’t sleep this morning so I was the one up early for a change.  But it still seemed as if we got a late start for our walk—all the photographs I took today had a washed out look—too much sun.

We took the Jeep up into the hills behind us then walked about 2 miles in a dry wash bed up into this canyon.  Which meant of course that we had to walk back down that wash to the Jeep—I was pooped when we got back to the Jeep!Bird We rarely see big birds around here but Michael spotted this one high in a tree on top of a steep cliff.  Judy can you help us out here—what is he?

The dry wash had some really steep walls at times and many of the walls and rocks had large veins of quartzQuartz

The phone was ringing when we walked in the door of the motorhome, Brian and Heidi were in Bouse.  We gave directions for finding our rig and soon we were chatting away even though we have never met, only read each other’s blogs.  Mike and I hadn’t eaten so I threw a few more sausages on the grill and added to the salad.  Heidi brought these awesome brownies, the chocolate had swirls of caramel—delicious! 

And tonight we had a special treat—Brenda made dinner and oh my, it was the best.  We had steaks, shrimp, corn on the cob, salad and pecan sticky buns for dessert.  Brenda can cook—she makes it all look so easy—thanks John and Brenda for another wonderful evening in the desert.

It really sounds like all we do is eat around here doesn’t it???  Sue and Doug asked in a comment this week if this was a secret place we were staying—yes, the Quartzsite area is a very busy boondocking spot, the Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce website states there is in excess of one and a half million visitors here per year—that translates into a whole lot of RV’s boondocking in the desert!!!!  Our spot’s location isn’t considered Quartzsite, just nearby--it is very private and we would like to keep it that way.

Wil asked this week if we could identify the white structure in the foreground of one of the photographs--View from on top hill3

The white structure is an old TV translator structure providing TV signal for Bouse before the days of satellite dishes.


  1. Glad you guys got to meet!! Wish we were there but we will be next year!!

  2. Thank you for satisfying my curiosity, folks. I suspected some kind of utility but hadn't thought of TV. Kewl.

  3. I think it might be a red-tailed hawk, but I can't tell for sure...too much shadow. :)

  4. Ohh in your first paragraph: "Too much sun" ????? how can you torment us this way?

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  5. It seems that we all want to protect the great spots we find. We had several like that where only a few rigs parked, most of them our friends. It was was good ☺

  6. so I guess that means it is none of our business!..well you all have fun out there!!..looks like a great spot...away from the maddening crowds of Quartzsite!!..lucky you!!!!
    we are enjoying tagging along even if we don't know where you are!!..loving all the pictures of the peace and tranquility!!!


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