Sunday, November 06, 2011

In the "Boonies"

Nov. 4 Up early to a beautiful sunrise,  paid the bill, got fuel, hooked up the trailer and left Freightliner at 8:20 am. We stopped near Bouse, got propane, mail, dumped & got water. Checked out with the car where Bud & Nancy were parked and brought the motorhome out 1.6 miles off Plomosa Road into the desert. All settled in by 12:30. 
The winds came up in the afternoon. Bob had the wind gen up and we were getting lots of battery charging done. Happy Hour at Bud & Nancy's.

The next day Bob worked on the solar. He got an automatic lifter and is hard at work installing it. It even has a timer so it can go up at sunrise & down at sunset. Donna read on Facebook where a friend commented on the beautiful sunrise at Bouse. She called Dee Turner and told her where we were parked and shortly Dee came knocking on our door. In the evening we met Sherry Sheetz & Jerry Simpson at Silly Al's for pizza then off to the Yacht Club to test our dancing skills. Guess what? It all came back to us. Saw Millie, Margaret & Handlebar there in addtion to our favorite band "Hot Country".

We have had rain & winds off and on, so Bob hasn't been able to finish the solar. He & Bud work on projects for both rigs and we have happy hour everyday at 4. We have decided to stay here with them thru  Thanksgiving. We will leave for 3 days for an Escapee rally south of Quartzsite then come back out for another month.

We all went into Parker one day. Nancy had a Dr appointment so we went visiting and caching. Saw Chuck Bothwell. Met Bud & Nancy at Coffee Ern's for dinner than major grocery shopping at Walmart before heading home. When we got back Janet & Doug were here for a couple of days in their new truck camper. They are taking it to Mexico this winter & to Alaska next summer. One afternoon Chuck, Deenie & Dee all came out for happy hour. Quite a crowd. I think if Bud & Nancy knew we would attract such a crowd they wouldn't have invited us to camp with them.

We met the Win's at Silly Al's & went dancing again at the Yacht Club. Getting into our winter groove?

The weather cleared & Bob got the solar lifter done. Now they are going to start doing it for Bud's rig. We all went into Bouse for Founder's Day. Had breakfast then went to the Book Sale at the library. Just what we need more books.

One thing we really love about the desert, besides the the peace & quiet are the beautiful sunrises & sunsets. 

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