Thursday, December 19, 2013

Taking a break in Quartzsite

IMG_20131212_135259_012(Jan) My brother Ron and sister-in-law Scarlet were coming through Quartzsite last week so we headed up to our favorite spot at MM99 to meet them.  We had an awesome time having pizza at Silly Al’s on Wednesday night and then spent the day Thursday seeing the sights in Quartzsite. We wandered through some of the tent stores and rock shops at Rice Ranch, through Gem World, saw the Hi Jolly monument and Q’s 1050 year old Iron Wood tree. That evening Chuck grilled dinner for us and our Boomer friend, Loren, who was parked near us. We loved having this time together.PC140016

 
Loren and Chuck & I enjoyed several more days together. We did some walking, some eating and played some fun hands of three handed Pegs & Jokers Express using the 2’s as a Wild Card. Really Fun!

On Sunday Loren went to visit friends so Chuck & I decided to hike the Q Hill after church services. This seemingly small climb has a nasty upgrade at the top and sure had us puffing. We found the geocache at the top and there’s a lovely view of Quartzsite IMG_20131215_111823_634and the surrounding mountains.

We enjoyed the peace and solitude of our desert home. We took lots of long walks among the beauty of the desert landscape.The rising of the nearly-full moon and the sunsets silhouetting the mountains, saguaro cactus and ironwood trees were awesome! I am often reminded of the words to the hymn “How Great Thou Art”

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed;

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,
and hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

 

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Our Mail was delivered ‘General Delivery’ to the Quartzsite Post Office on Monday. After picking it up, we were on our way towards Blythe and then south in California to another of our favorite Desert boondocking spots; Sidewinder.

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