Thursday, February 6, 2014

Goodbye Quartzsite!

I need to be in San Diego for medical/dental/vision appointments in a week, so on Sunday, February 2, Katie and I said goodbye to Quartzsite.  We had a great time this year and I'm already looking forward to the next season, which means we'll be heading back that way in October.


Before we left we visited Denise and Bennie.  Denise had some solar panel riser knobs she wanted to give me and we changed out the nuts on mine for the knobs.  Thanks, Denise!


The dogs got a chance to wander around together a little before we reigned them in.  Bennie is such a quiet, non-aggressive little guy that Katie has no problems with him.  She's good with most dogs now, but is still not crazy about the dogs who are straining at their leashes to visit with her.  She's really not into that kind attention.



Bennie is very low key and doesn't scare her.


Then we went inside and visited while the dogs wandered around the motor home - and of course Katie found Bennie's chew toy.  Denise gave Katie one - and in minutes it was chewed up and gone.  Katie demolishes those things.   

Can I have this one??


Katie gets a chew toy of her own.  Look at those gorgeous floors.


Finally Katie and I said our goodbyes and went back to our site.  I was slowly getting ready to leave, I had already gotten water, dumped, and topped off the gas and propane tanks.  I had done laundry, too, and food shopped, so we were good to go. I called Brian and he came over and lowered my solar panels for me and showed me how he does it. 

The final thing was I wanted to have dinner with Hazel before we left so we went to the restaurant attached to the laundromat on Saturday evening and had prime rib.  It was pretty good, and I brought home enough meat to make a french dip sandwich the next day, and another dinner the following night.

Our last sunset photo from Quartzsite:

Super Bowl Sunday we got up early and headed out.  As we've done previous years, we're hanging out in the California Hot Springs LTVA.  It's an easy drive here from Quartzsite, and we stopped along the way to check out a couple of campgrounds at Imperial Dam LTVA to see if there were any good sites available, or if there were any burros wandering around where we could see them.  We would have stayed there for a week if either was found, but I didn't see a great campsite, and there were no burros around, so we kept going.

After being in the desert for four months, it was nice to see green fields along the way and especially the fields that were being watered.


We have a good, large site here that will be home for a week.  We're right off the road in a wide area that would be large enough for any size rig. It's way big enough for The Palms.  If we were going to be here for weeks, I'd probably be scoping out a new site, but I'll be back after my San Diego trip and hopefully get a more secluded site then.


And finally, another sunset.  This one was from our first night here at Hot Springs.  Beautiful!


Thank you for heading to Amazon.com through the links on Me and My Dog ...and My RV!  Katie and I sure appreciate it!

From me and Katie, have a great Thursday, everybody!  :)

15 comments:

  1. You always seem to come up with such nice parking places. Good luck with getting everything taken care of and get back to your travels.

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    1. Honestly, Dizzy-Dick, sometimes I think it's the camera angle. And sometimes they really are great campsites. :)

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  2. What a wonderful time you and Katie have had in Quartzite!!! Wishing you the best in all your appointments!!!

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  3. Sorry we missed you in Quartzsite Barbara, we will look you up next year if we come down.

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  4. Safe travels to you and Katie. Those sunset pictures are sure pretty.

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  5. The sunset photos are absolutely gorgeous! Safe travels.

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  6. I second the comment about the sunset pictures, especially the last one.

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  7. Love seeing 2 of my favorite blog dogs enjoying each others' company. Safe travels and hope to meet up with you all in the desert next year.

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    1. Yes, you've gotta come next year! You'll have a good time, you already know a lot of people here. It will be fun to meet up in person. :)

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  8. Good luck with all the appointments. We've started ours. Always so much fun. I miss the desert sunsets.

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  9. That last picture was one pretty sunset!
    Safe travels Barbara....hugs to Katie!

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  10. I love sunsets. These colours are so gorgeous! Especially the red glow on the clouds. You cannot believe it is true if you haven't seen it for yourself! Glad you made it to the Hot Springs. Even if some people say it is just "a gravel pit", for us it is our favourite spot in the desert!

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  11. Our little Motormouse who looked a lot like your Katie had a habit of ripping up toys as well. Our two bigger dogs never did. Cute pics of Katie & Bennie. We must have just missed each other at the Imperial Dam Sunday. All the best with your medical appointments in San Diego...

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