And right after I saw the Loggerhead Shrike, I saw this little guy right outside my door. I got the camera again and clicked these out the kitchen window. He's a Crissal Thresher.
This is our third year at Quartzsite, but I've never been here for the big tent event. I decided I want to see it this year. The first year, 2012, I had to drive to San Diego for emergency surgery the beginning of January, and January of 2013 I was visiting my kids in San Diego and Vacaville. This year - 2014's big tent - I'll be here. So I decided to move up to La Posa West so that I could walk to the shopping areas if I wanted to.
So, here's the campsite - does it look familiar? What??? You don't remember my campsite from two years ago? LOL - it even looks different to me and I had to check photos from 2012 to see what it looked like then. Someone took out the really nice fire pit that was on the side and put in another one that's right in the middle of the site, so I positioned The Palms differently this time, and I still like it a lot.
Remember when my grand daughter, Lauren, had her 5th birthday party - the cupcake/ gymnastics party? Well, one of the things they did at her party was make bracelets for themselves, and I asked Lauren if she would make me one. I couldn't believe she remembered - and it arrived in the mail this week along with pictures she made for me and two cards she folded and wrote on and decorated. Quite a nice surprise. My grand son, Drew, who is 8, also sent me a letter, very carefully written on paper that he drew lines across so his writing would be straight. The both did a wonderful job with their writing and I loved what they wrote.
Lots of colorful beads, some are hearts, some are stars, and the large pink one is a seal. Isn't it beautiful? And it's a perfect fit, too! :)
I want to thank all my readers who have used my link through to Amazon.com to wander around, see what's available, check prices, etc., then make your purchases. I finally figured out why I wasn't getting credit for my daughter's purchases. I asked her in an e-mail: "Did you find your item, then go back through my link to make your purchase?" The answer was yes, and that is why I wasn't getting the credit. We can't blame Amazon for not giving me or another blogger credit for a purchase that started out on Amazon's site. Bloggers get a small percentage of sales that start out with our site's links. I'm not suggesting or advising what you should do, but a little information is a good thing - especially if we are looking for something we saw or read about on a blogger's site. But now I know and I wanted you to know, too. :)
Finally, I wanted to show you a HUGE rig that came in the other day to La Posa South - I wonder how many feet total this one is:
We have some new followers to Welcome:
Laurie's blog is called I Love a Cloudy Day. Laurie lives on the shores of the Great Lakes, loves to create and work with her hands, and loves nature. Her painting is very important to her, and ever changing. Laurie's vision is failing and is greatly affected by the sunshine so she loves a cloudy day. Hence the name of her blog.
DearMissMermaid has been blogging since 1994. She is an author and was a correspondent in the Carribean, posting from sailboats and tiny islands for over 15 years. She is now traveling in her motor home with her darling little Yorkie, Harley Dog.
S.E.R.E Camper - Gary says in his About Me statement, "The S.E.R.E. Camper is designed for escaping the cities and surviving off the grid. It was not built for recreation or luxury camping. Essentially the S.E.R.E Camper is just a big bug out bag on steroids." His is a new blog named These Are The Days Before The Darkness Came.
Mary-Pat retired in August of 2011 and spent a year and a half in Guatemala, studying Spanish and doing volunteer work. Now she's adventuring throughout the North American Continent in a 2001 Fleetwood Flair and Smart car toad with her Standard Poodle, Lacy, and rescue kitty, Eleanor.
Thank you ALL for becoming Followers - Katie and I are happy to have you along on our adventures! :)
From me and Katie, have a great Thursday, everyone! :)