(Jan) Our time at the Steps was very pleasant; it’s a wonderful place to hike and explore as well as gather with a group. About 20 Boomers parked their Rigs at the Steps for the week of the Pyrotechnics Show in LHC. We came at the end of that week but fully enjoyed our 4 days there. The picture at the left is the top of our rig parked next to Briggs and Anderson/Peytons with another ten Boomer rigs on the next tier down in the background. We joined the Happy Hour on Sunday and were delighted to visit with many of the people we met at Boomerville but didn’t get to spend a lot of time with.
On Tuesday we headed down to Quartzsite to make a very neccesary trip to the Pit Stop to dump and take on water. Road Runner BLM was our home for two days with the Sheeleys and Websters. The guys did a little shopping in Quartzsite, although they were out of the Cozy World brick heaters! We loved the one in our 5th wheel and were hoping to replace it right away. Chuck did more work on the batteries, solar system and ‘phantom’ loads; each rig is different and we are ‘learning’ this one! Dean and Judy fixed margaritas for us on Tuesday and then we, they and Loren and Kathy headed into town for Mexican. Wednesday was a great day for a hike along with a Happy Hour with we three couples and Jim and Melody Briggs, who stopped by to visit. It’s been a fun stop.
On Thursday we and the Sheeleys headed west of Yuma and are now home on Ogilby Road with the ‘Boondockers’ group. Although we’ve been members for several years, this is our first gathering with them. We met up again with Ron and Bernita, whom we haven’t see since Quartzsite, and it was good to see them again. Judy and Dean had a special Happy Hour that day to celebrate our new rigs; they got theirs in December. We truly enjoyed the caviar and champagne, aged cheese, stone ground cracker, peppered salami and fresh strawberries!
We’ve been out hiking here and also enjoying the sunsets as well as watching the Winter Olympics from Vancouver. Sat. evening we grilled chicken and tuna together and then enjoyed a game of Mexican Train Dominos. On one of our walks we checked out the burned remains of an older 20+ foot Class A motorhome. Ron and Bernita and watched the fire start, called 9-1-1 and then witnessed it burn in a very short time. Apparently, a single gentleman was frying bacon and this is what remained of his home on wheels. He is safe but it’s a very chilling reminder to be safety conscious.
Today we headed over to the new Q Casino for their 2-1 Buffet. The food was absolutely varied and delicious, complete with 6-7 main entrees, many hot vegetable dishes and excellent salad and dessert selection as well as a chocolate fountain. Needless to say we skipped breakfast this morning and will not need an evening meal! When we got home we were in for a wonderful surprise….our friends, Bruce and Dee, were waiting for us and will spend a day or two with the group. Tonight we’ll head over to the Sheeleys to watch the Olympics together. Tomorrow we have a hike and geocache find on the agenda. Pictured at left are Dean and Judy with Chica, Bruce and Dee, Ron and Berrnita & Chuck and I.