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Dec 22, 2018 - No Bad Days

December 22, 2018 “No Bad Days” That is how my friend Dawn ends her emails. I love her attitude! I realize I have been lax about posting my whereabouts. It hasn't been super exciting but here goes anyway. I left Desert Hot Springs on November 28 and met up with Radar in Barstow, CA, specifically at the outlet mall. She showed me the wonderful new pants she found at the Van Heusen store. I walked out with three pairs of my own plus a new bra. (Is there anyone out there who enjoys trying on bras in hopes of finding a comfortable one that...

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Nov 28, 2018 - Quartzsite La Posa West part 2

We haven't moved from La Posa West LTVA just south of Quartzsite Arizona. However, we have had some interesting times that I would like to share. I must admit that I’ve been very lazy about keeping this journal. It’s been weeks since I last did one. This one has been in the works most of that time but I just never got around to embedding links and organizing the pictures. October 17th We’ve been here for 2 weeks as of yesterday and we have been loving it. Weather has been near perfect with highs now in the middle 70’s and lows in the...

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Nov 14, 2018 - On Our Way To Quartzsite, Arizona

A very interesting drive from Desert Hot Springs to Quartzsite, Arizona. We travelled thru the majority of time on Highway 78 thru to Salton Sea, CA where we found such a sad state of living. It was such a devasted area we actually felt guilty driving thru neighbourhoods, where we chose not to take photos other than the one above. The quality of life in the area is in such a disaster that it's unimaginable that things can turn around for the positive. We had reservations at a local RV Park but we chose (after viewing the area and the RV...

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Nov 1, 2018 - California Dreaming

Well, we didn’t win the Mega Millions or get lucky at the Laughlin casinos, so there goes our retirement plan! We moseyed further south from Bullhead City, through Lake Havasu City, and arrived in Earp, California in the early afternoon. No one has ever heard of Earp, but it's across the Colorado River from Parker, AZ. Earp does have a post office but that’s about it. No bars, no gas stations, no casinos, no churches, no other buildings. I know it was named after Wyatt Earp, who apparently roamed around that part of the state, but...

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Oct 11, 2018 - Quartzsite La Posa West

Before I get started, I’d like to take this time to tell you about a friend’s blog. The blog tells of the adventures of two of my friends, Jason whom I worked with at SEL and his wife Lusha. These two travel all over to do hikes into very remote places. They’ve seen more remote country than most of us can dream about seeing. Lusha does the blog. She happens to be an excellent photographer and writer. These two are living the life. I suggest you give their blog a look. Lusha does it like it should be done, not like I do it. I honestly don’t...

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May 15, 2018 - Day one on the Road to Alaska

Pete & I, Roger & ReeAnn hit the road early this morning, after solving a couple of minor issues. Traffic wasn't to bad, of course there was the usual (they're gonna run you over types blowing their way up the highway). We are in Quartzsite, Arizona for the night, instead of dry camping in the desert, we opted to stay in a RV Park. If it wasn't so hot we would have parked out in the boonies, but air conditioning is mighty attractive right now. Tomorrow we will point the rigs toward Nevada where we'll stay in Pahrump for 3 nights, there we...

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Apr 22, 2018 - Quartzsite AZ

Back in Quartzsite again. It looks like a ghost town now. Back in January there were thousands of RVs camping in the desert. Today there are maybe 40. Even Tyson Wells which is a huge flea market area with vendors and canopies as far as you can see was empty. Weird. But VERY quiet. We pulled up near a friendly cactus and had a nice quiet night.

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Apr 19, 2018 - Oh, What a Day...

To steal and paraphrase one our favorite songs, it has been "Oh What a Day". Up early to be ready for the OneBanc Stockholders Meeting as well as the Board Meeting. All that started at 8:00 a.m. (Quartzsite time) and the final gavel in the Board meeting sounded around 12:45 p.m. That is a lot of listening. More to come on this soon. I then got Sue to cut my hair. With all the obstacles of the last few weeks it been over a month since she cut it for me. With winds at 20 mph, we did not have to sweep up all the hair she cut...it miraculously...

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Apr 18, 2018 - Aahh, Quartzsite....huh???

After the wind (Mariah) blew out of the Vegas area, we were ready to go. We pumped tanks multiple times to make sure they are clean. We also placed a heavy-duty cleaner in both tanks to help clean those during the drive. As we had said in a previous post, we wanted to go I - 40 through Williams and/or Flagstaff. However, the weather that direction included chances of snow. Well, having grown accustomed to wearing shorts, we headed south. We decided to head for Quartzsite. We were familiar with the area and it should have great cell...

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Mar 11, 2018 - Days 6 & 7 in the desert

The last post ended with us getting ready to go to the Desert Bar. You might Google Nellie E Saloon-The Desert Bar. It will tell you more than I can in this post. But let me tell you our story. We left with Pat and Bridget in a heavy mist or maybe you could stretch it to a light rain for our trip. First to Parker and then out to the turn off. 100 feet of pavement and then a dirt road that started out rough. I do not think the picture I have of the road does it justice. To say it was rough would be an understatement. Now multiply that by the...

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Mar 10, 2018 - Days 4 & 5 in the desert

The last two days have gone by in a hurry. Posting has been complicated by the late Razorback basketball games. The games were over close to 10:00 p.m. here and we had to shut down the generator at 10:00. The time to walk Sadie and get ready for bed was a very compressed timeframe. In fact, both nights we finished getting ready for bed by using the battery run lights, iPhone light and flashlights. It is very close for us to run the refrigerator and the other items for 9 hours in the dark. The one solar panel is not any help at night so 9...

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Mar 7, 2018 - The Desert - Day #3

Day three in the desert. I was not sure if there would be a day three. We are not much on boondocking. For us, over night on a WalMart parking lot is probably our definition of boondocking. To think of spending 7, 8 or 10 days someplace without the hookups of electricity and water is not something I think we really want to do. I know we went out with pop up campers that had no hookups, but they did not have what we have in this motorhome. To my way of thinking, if I wanted to spend time out in the wild with no hookups then I should have a...

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