Monthly Archives: January 2013

History in Granite

We awoke this morning to unusual sounds.  Looking out the window across the RV lot we saw this hot-air balloon being inflated in the casino parking lot.  That was a nice view to start the day. After breakfast we left … Continue reading

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Dates

In addition to all the lettuce and other vegetables growing around the Yuma countryside dates are another big crop.  The Imperial Date Gardens is one of the largest distributers of the Medjool date in this country.  They also ship internationally. … Continue reading

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A Little Move

We’re still in Yuma, but we’ve moved to a casino with an RV parking lot on the west side of town about 10 miles west of where we were. It’s a gravel lot, and there are still large puddles here … Continue reading

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The Sun!

Finally, the sunshine has returned!  Good!  Last night we had a real gully washer with thunder and lightning.  It didn’t last long, just a passing storm cell.  But it did make a mess of the desert sand we’re parked on. … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Park

Still cloudy.  Our adventure out today was to find some city parks to play in.  One of the first ones we stopped at was John F Kennedy Memorial Park.  While we were walking around the grounds we had to do … Continue reading

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Yuma Farmers Market

Another wet rainy morning.  We heard about a Farmer’s Market that sells only locally grown produce taking place this morning at the Yuma Indoor Marketplace so we went in search of it.  It was actually outside, not inside, as we … Continue reading

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Yuma Produce

Yuma is the winter vegetable capital of the world.  There are miles and miles of different varieties of lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, cabbage, and more.  There are also fields of wheat and cotton, and groves of oranges and grapefruit.  Oh … Continue reading

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Yuma

There are so many people in RVs at Quartzsite it makes me wonder who is left at home??  It was quite an experience, and we had a good time.  We boondocked for one week, but now our holding tanks are … Continue reading

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Quartzsite

We haven’t done much the last few days, just enjoying the nice weather and hanging out.  We’ve been exploring more of the flea market shows here.  It was a bit chilly this morning. Jacket and gloves were necessary. It gets … Continue reading

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Quartzsite and Solar

Boy, that sunshine here sure is intense.  The high was only something like 71 it felt warmer than that. Today was the first day of the 30th Annual Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show, “the largest gathering of RVs and … Continue reading

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Quartzsite Pictures

A few pics from our day: Expenses for today: NONE

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Quartzsite

There are some interesting sights here in Quartzsite. Our expenses for today:  NONE  

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Quartzsite

Quartzsite, Arizona, is like no other place on earth.  Every year, in January, thousands of RVers come here, some to spend three months, others just a few days.  This small town of about 3,000 people blossoms into big city population … Continue reading

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Tonopah, AZ

Here we are at Saddle Mountain RV Park in Tonopah, Arizona.  It’s only about an hour’s drive west from where we were, but with our Passport America discount it is half the price we were paying at Goodyear.  It’s still … Continue reading

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Daily Post

Arizona is in the midst of a cold spell.  It was 25 degrees here when we woke up this morning.  When it warmed up a bit we saw that a few spaces down in an unoccupied space the water spigot … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

There are hundreds of 55+ retirement communities around the Phoenix area, most of them in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.  We’ve spent the last three weeks in three different resorts here.  Very nice places for snowbirds to spend their winters. … Continue reading

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Resort Hopping

The “daily” post has been missing for the last week or so.  We are fine.  It’s just that since we arrived in Mesa we’ve been visiting with neighbors and friends and relatives, doing some shopping, and walking around the resort, … Continue reading

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