Monday, January 24, 2011


Okay, Its been a few days since I published the last blog and I know that some of you are having withdrawals so here it is.

Oh by the way, I have a request. I know that there are more than 6 people out there that regularly read this blog and I would like to know who my audience is so I would really appreciate it if you would sign up as a “follower”. I know that there are some people that don’t sign up for anything but this won’t cost you any thing and you don’t have to supply any personal information. It would be nice if you would include a picture. After all I am opening up our life to you so it would be nice to know who “You” are. 

We haven’t done a lot of desert driving since the pot luck at the “French Quarters”.

On Friday we went to Parker to the Colorado River Indian reservation fish and wildlife office to get a permit to drive on reservation land. We have to cross the “Res” when we go to the desert west of “Q”. They have put up some new signs stating that a permit is required to drive on Indian land. We also heard that the fine if you get caught on the res without a permit can be $500.00. The permit is $25.00 so since we cross the “Res” a lot we thought that it would be a good idea to get the permit.

Saturday Suzanne, Roy, Patti and I took a ride to the north end of the south Plomosa mountains. We drove through the rugged mountains



passing some cool rock formations



to a dry creek that we had been to last year. At the end of the trail the wash becomes steeper and there is a lot of bed rock exposed.


In the rock are many pockets and holes that fill with water and gravel when the creek is flowing, which isn’t often. Some of the holes still have water in them. We thought this would be a good place to look for Gold. Roy was supposed to bring his metal detector but forgot it so we just dug around in the holes.


Suzanne excavated one large pocket down to bedrock



but didn’t find any nuggets.

On the way home we noticed this cactus with a bird nest in it.


On Sunday we went back to parker to pick up our meds at Wall Mart. After we got back home we decided to go check out some RV’s at “La Mesa RV” here in “Q”. We saw ONE out of the hundreds of units that we liked and unfortunately we asked about the price. That started an ordeal that lasted until after dark, talking to salesmen and a finance manager. By the time we left there we were convinced that we would rather put some money into “Plan B” than go into debt for an other unit. Don’t get me wrong the unit we liked at was beautiful with 4 slides, one of which was what they call an “atrium”. It had five windows in the slide and five sky lights. 
Unfortunately after trading in “Plan B” and putting $40,000 down, we would still have to finance another $25,000. “I don’t think so”. We finally escaped the clutches of the salesmen and were happy to be back in our funky old no slide home. We may have to replace the roof but that’s peanut's compared to the cost of replacing the RV.

Later today we are going to the big RV trade show at the big tent. We will be looking for a few specific items and maybe some one to fix our roof. The show ends Sunday and I will be glad to see all the people leave. The town is over run with old people in huge rigs who have forgotten how to drive. It’s down right dangerous on the streets right now.

“Go the hell home and give us our town back”!!

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