(Jan) After Boomerville, Chuck & I and Pat & Linda moved south of Quartzsite. Chuck and I both love the desert and the wide open spaces at MM99, otherwise known a Roadrunner. The following day Dean & Judy and Bobby & Jim joined the fun along with Ed & Jan in the afternoon. Coffee together in the mornings, Walks, Crafting sessions, fix-it projects, Happy Hours and trips to Q occupied our days. Ed, Chuck & Jan, Bobbie & Jim, Dean & Judy, Linda, Jan and Pat at right.
On Day 3 Mark & Patsi, Betty & Duane, Bill & Gisela and Mark & Judie rolled in. More friends and more fun. We girls made several trips to Gem World and the guys continued their projects on the motor homes. We now have 2 Judys, 2 Jans and 2 Marks; unusual.
Here’s some of the girls off for a walk; Patsi, Judy, Jan, Jan, Linda, Bobbie & Gisela. We had a grand party for Super Bowl Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Mark & Patsi once again offered their outside TV for our party and we all brought snacks for the first half and brought out the soups and breads at half time followed by cake, cookies and a less than desired ending to the football game. But the weather stayed nice and we all had a great time watching and cheering together.
On Monday the Chapman’s & Billers headed out. On Tuesday Pat & Linda and Chuck & I drove into town by way of the Old Yuma Road to see a very tall Saguaro cactus that must be about 35 feet tall. We then made a stop at the Q Bakery for their famous Apple Fritters. Here’s the group for Tuesday’s Happy Hour; Chuck, Pat, Mark, Linda, Judie, Patsi, Bill Mark, Gisela, Betty and Duane before most left and before Dean & Judy arrived back on Thursday.
Friday was Dean’s Birthday! We celebrated with them & Mark & Patsi with a dinner around the fire followed by cake and ice cream. And then on Sunday it was Loren’s Birthday! He had parked his rig with us while he made a trip into California and had returned for it. The six of us helped him celebrate with Pizza at Silly Al’s in Quartzsite. The wait was pretty long but the pizza was delicious as always!
On Monday Chuck & I drove up to Parker to the Blue Water Casino. They are hosting a Tutankhamen exhibition. The problem was that we visited on a Monday and the exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday! We did have a delightful lunch at the Casino and will try to see the exhibit before it ends in March. Thanks for the Christmas gift Josh & Sarah. The next evening we were down to 2 rigs. We and Patsi & Mark enjoyed Happy Hour, grillling and dinner outside followed by their first games of Pegs & Jokers!. We had a fun time. They are quick learners!
After 14 days of peaceful, beautiful boondocking we and Patsi & Mark are headed to Wickenburg. We will enjoy the Gold Rush Days Celebration & Parade along with several of the friends listed above. Life is good!