Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ride to Bullhead City.

Quartzsite to Bullhead City.

The ride to Bullhead City was pretty easy it only took us about two and a half hours, with almost no traffic.

We noticed that there were a lot of Ocotillo's blooming in this part of the desert.

We are out of the Sonora Desert now and in the Mojave Desert. Notice, there are no Saguaro's.

There are still some Palo Verde trees around here so my allergies are still acting. Hopefully they will start easing up by the time we get to Bakersfield.

We are parked in the Riverside Casino water taxi parking lot on the Bullhead side of the Colorado River. We took the water taxi across the river to have dinner last evening at the Aquarius Casino. We went to the Buffett. It was okay. 

Today we will shoot for Bakersfield.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Last Days In Arizona.

Under the Weather.

The last couple of days I have been kind of under the weather.
My allergy to the Palo Verde Blossoms has kicked into high gear. As a result we are getting ready to head north tomorrow.

Looking Back.

This season has gone by so fast it is hard to realize that it is over all ready.
I was looking through the pictures we have taken during our stay here this season and here are a few examples.

New Jeep.

The first thing that happened this season was that we purchased a newer Jeep.

Meet Snoopy

We sold our old jeep.

Good by Clifford.


We have seen some spectacular views as we travel through the desert.


Clouds and Sunsets.

The weather has been interesting this season with lots of cloudy days and great sunsets.


We saw some great rocks.

We attempted to crawl over some of them.

We occasionally needed a little help.


We also saw some interesting wildlife as we wandered around.






Cactus and Flowers.

We also saw many interesting cactus and flowers.

Slot Canyons.

We drove through some beautiful slot canyons.


We passed several arches.

New People.

We also met some new people.

Diane and Johnie

Lise and Frank

On the Road Again.

It was a great season but now it is time to head north. We will be leaving Quartzsite tomorrow morning.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Short Ride in the Western Mountains.


A month or so ago we took a ride where Dick lead us on a fun trail along the base of the mountains to the west of Quartzsite. It was pretty interesting so we decided to do it again on Saturday only this time we would start at the end and run it in the opposite direction.

The Beginning.

We meant to meet at our place at around 9:30.  Dave and Jo Ann showed up around 9:15 so we sat around and visited until 9:30 when Cheryl and Dennis showed up.

The Ride.

We headed to Boyer Gap Road.

When we got to the Marble Quarry we turned left a little ways past the gate and followed a narrow trail to the south.

The trail took us along the side of the mountains.

Through some deep gullies.

Over some steep hills.

And over some rocky area's.

This spot was a drivers choice. There was a bypass but we decided to go the hard way over the rocks.

From here we continued driving south over hills and through gullies.

We cruised along enjoying the scenery.

While crossing a wide wash Cheryl radioed back saying that there was a Bighorn Sheep in the wash. We stopped to take a picture of the sheep. It looked like an old Ewe and was a little scruffy looking.

After taking a couple of pictures of the Ewe we continued along the trail.

We took a couple of side trails that went further into the mountains.

Some of the trails were a little bumpy.

All of the side trails ended in col-d-sac's.

One of the trails took us to an area with some interesting rocks.

From here we got back on the main trail and continued toward Quartzsite.

As we drove along we noticed these Hedgehog Cactus growing in an outcrop of quartz.

We eventually got back to the outskirt's of 'Q' where we split up; Jo Ann and Dave headed for their place. Cheryl and Dennis went to Carl's Jr for lunch and we went home. As we were turning onto our street Patti noticed these pink Prickly Pears blooming along side the road.

They have a delicate yellow flower. This flower has a fly or small bee pollinating it.

This will be our last chance to have the Prime Rib special at the Mountain Quail CafĂ© so we made arrangements to meet Jo Ann and Dave there for supper at 4:30. Cheryl and Dennis had other plans.

It was another fun ride and a good supper.