It started raining last night and is still raining hard this morning. We expect the rain to continue for the next couple of days. We had planned to go to Bouse to check out a black powder shoot at the range there but the rain changed that plan.
Today is Patti and my 5th wedding anniversary.
Patti woke up with a scratchy throat. I hope it is just because of the dust from yesterday but that may be just wishful thinking.
Yesterday we took a ride out to the “Deer Run Resort.
In the party was: Joanne, Dave, Suzanne, Roy, Patti and I.
Now you may be wondering, “why are they going to a Resort”? “I thought they were more interested in wandering around in the desert checking out mines and such”.
Well, the “Deer Run Resort” is a Slab of concrete in a canyon west of town that people have decorated like the gang from Holiday Palms decorated the “French Quarter”.
We hung out there for a little while. Reading the signs
and checking out the flags.
Joanne took a turn on the miniature golf course.
We observed a moment of silence at the grave of “Smoking Joe”
Eventually we continued west on a rough track over the mountains
and through some steep, challenging gullies.
We stopped for lunch at the end of a short steep trail with a view of the Quartzsite valley.
While we were there Roy started digging in an old prospect cut on the side of the hill. He and Joanne came up with several small quartz crystals from the cut.
Around 4:00 we headed back to town. The trip was kind of short but as always we had a lot of fun.