Saturday, December 30, 2006
Well we left the slabs about 9:30 went to the fairgrounds and dumped the tank and the filled water bottles.Got on the road by 10
We now went thru Imperial Sand Dunes between Brawley and Blythe, now talk about motor homes and 5th wheeles on the road and hitting the dunes this weekend. photos to follow. I think this is almost as bad as Quartzite. Looks like all are going to have a good time this weekend, and i am sure a lot of drinking as well
Oh dear this road we are on is going to give us some sick cats i think. its like a roller coaster.were on rd 78 E 49 more miles to Blythe.
So far so good no one got sick. stopped here and had to have lunch, its under a over pass, nice dirty little stream of water there, with some ducks but they all flew away when we approached. Nevada is taking a nap. it is 1:30 pm
Well we made it to Quartzite Nevada was tired so we decided to stay and look for a rv park, Hah price is ranging from $25 and pay for wifi,nope not doing it, we are parked in town at this big parking lot with Rv park next door which is $20 and the parking lot is $5 so we are here and once inawhile i can pick up someones wifi.
Boy the town has really changed since we were here last yr. lot of the buildings are gone and they have remodled many others. Plus there adding a rv resort buy into .. guess they decided to make this town more pleasant.
Will leave tomorrow and head over to Wickenburg and then maybe to Surprise.
Friday, December 29, 2006
Well we have been at the slabs now since sunday night, got here really late, found i had very little cell phone service, UGH so much for Sprint saying they have coverage all over.
This is Roger Woods and Mary.
We had x-mas dinner with Mary & Rich, Ray, Bob, Sue, & Vivian. Viv is 82 yrs young and is still wanting to drive a big rig, she has a little class B she has that little thing fixed up so cute inside.
Mary did a good job with the dinner as well, so if you read my blog Mary thanks so much for the dinner and all you did.
This is Vivian (standing) and Sue
This is Rayhound, and Bob, another traveler very nice man from Colorado who left just a few days before the big snow hit Colorado.
Our gracious Hosts Mary and Rich
We ended up driving into town the next morning as we needed to get water and gas and propane, So Ray went with us and showed us were to go and then showed us some of the town.Poverty here for sure, altho if it wasn't for the people at the slabs this town would be dried up. And probably look worse than it does.
This is the old Court house, it sure would be neat if it was all fixed up. This is in the town of Niland.
Yesterday we drove into town to do Laundry, TC the cat had accident on top bunk, took forever to get the down cover dried, all those feathers. Lady came in with a whole bunch of laundry and used almost all of the washers that was in the place accept the 2 we used and one was out of commission. Heard her say i am never going to wait this long again. LOL
Had our first experience with the winds here, yup its a mess, lots of dust.
We then went to x-mas dinner at the Oasis with Mary & Rich and Fred. Now i have to say they had a great dinner and the ladies did a good job putting it all together, The dinner was $7 per person, $6 if your a member of the club.All you can eat .They had turkey and ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, beans, and turkey stuffing. and lots of pie.
All in all the people were very nice.
Boy for the last two days the winds were awful, we didn't even leave the MH yesterday because the winds were so bad.
Today is our last day here, I had two roasts and asked Vern to cook them in his solar oven, which he did, turned out really good. we had dinner with Vern, Ray, Fred, Nevada &amp; I and Mary & Rich, Alice Vern's wife had other plans at the Oasis club. It was a very good dinner, Roger came later, sent food home with him. Mr Ray didn't tell him we were having dinner, shame on him.But Ray did go look for him.
Didn't get any pictures of the dinner but here is one of Ray and Vern.
Anyway it was a good stay, but now its time to move on and see other sites. Not sure what time we are leaving in the morning but it will be before noon. have to go dump and get water.
We are off to Surprise AZ heading to Blythe and then to Wickenburg .
Finally got the blog to work again, not sure what was wrong but havn't been able to get it to work
so here is photos of Beatty the place we parked
The candy place
The free parking is right across the post office
We left there and went to Death Valley Junction wow what a depressing little place that was, altho not much there
There is a old motel which must of been pretty at one time along with a opera house. we didn't get out as we wanted to get going. lot of the buildings that were there were old and abandoned. kind of sad to see stuff like that.
And then we went to Amboy Ca. Nevada wanted to be sure and see this town as he had read about it so click on
Lots of towns in between but won't bore you with all of them.
Monday, December 25, 2006
12/22/2006 (click on photos for larger size)
Well we finally got started at 11:30 this morning, took longer to get going than we thought it would, Had to load the rest of the stuff up, and then had to turn all the elec off in the rooms. Shut the water off, put pink stuff in all the traps and toilets. Nevada had to put the chains across the driveways, about the time he was doing that a guy came and took a brochure out of our For Sale , He took it and left and then pretty soon he came back and asked whether we were the owners and i said yes, he asked a few questions and then said he had called about the property next door meaning the restaurant wanting to know if we also owned it. I said no, he left again and then came back asked us about were we can be reached if he wanted to make an offer, so i told him were we would be in Jan. or there abouts.wanted to know if there was going to be a fax. Now that would be great to have him make an offer we can live with. Maybe the money guys are thinking of what to do with there money at the end of the yr....
Anyway we headed for Burns, the weather was perfect sunshine and clear skies. We decided to take 205 and head for the Steens Mt. glad we did, the roads were perfect, a little bit of snow on the side of the roads, a few up on the roads as we were going up, but they had sanded and it wasn't bad. Couldn't ask for a better trip so far. We are about 98 miles from Winnemucca, its dark and we decided to stop and eat, we saw a rest area and so pulled in. Not a sole here. So decided that we might as well stop here for the night. Not all that fond of driving in the dark. Roads seem too be pretty quiet. Hopefully it doesn't get too cold here, suppose to get down to 10 in Winnemucca tonight so who knows what its going to be here. Not putting the slides out either.
Princess is doing really well for her first long trip, first time she has been in the carrier for this many hours. we did stop at Riley in there big lot there and i let her out to get some excercise, and to potty, well guess what, we were there for 15 minutes and nope no potty, as i once said i was paper training her, the doggy pee pads. would she potty ourside? NO she came in, i took the pee pad out and away she went. So this will be interesting to see if she will go outside to do her business when i let her out.
Well will close for now, cold in the living room, as the heater is right next to the slide out. so no heat getting in here, guess i will go dig out the elec heater since we have the gen on.