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Monday, February 15, 2010

A View From My Window...My Friends and Neighbors

One of my favorite parts of full-time RV'g are the different animals we see and enjoy.

Here are photos I recently took...

Quartzsite, Arizona is home to this colorful bird who sings beautifully. He looks like a House Finch, except my books show them as red, where this little friend is orange.

Here is a little neighbor who comes to eat often. He is
a Broad-Tailed Hummingbird. We have seen
several different Hummingbirds, but this little guy
returns more often.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A View From My Window

This is what I saw when I looked out my back window in Quartzsite, Arizona. This is a morning shot taken just after the sun came up.

While in Quartzsite, we boondocked in Tyson Wash, which is a long term visitor's area on BLM land. It is a quiet area with not as many campers as in the other long term areas. We paid $40 for the privilege of camping on on BLM land. Across Highway 95, we had access to water and a dump station. We buy our drinking water.

We took the time to visit the many booths in Quartzsite. It's amazing how many RVs converge on this small town during the winter.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Senator's Wash

We arrived at Senator's Wash on Thursday, February 4. We found a parking spot in the same area we stayed two years ago. While I readied the inside of the RV, Dwain set up outside, including the solar panels and satellite dishes.

Senator's Wash is located at Imperial Dam, behind the Army's Proving Grounds, 20 miles north of Yuma. It is a Long Term Visitor's Area. There are more rigs here this year.

A lady we met two years ago came by to welcome us. It was wonderful to see Judy. We will visit on Saturday and I look forward to our time together.

Thursday was a relaxing day.

Friday morning we went to Walmart in Yuma. We picked up groceries and had the oil changed in the truck. We also dropped off two prescriptions for refill. There are so many retirees in the area that we were told it would take two days to fill the prescription.

We had a relaxful afternoon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Next Stop

Here's our set up in Quartzsite, Arizona. We've been here about eleven days and this has been a really good arrangement. I was expecting strong winds when we arrived so I set my satellite dishes and solar panels so the trailer would shelter them. We had a couple of strong gusts that would have caused minor problems had I not done this. The only problem with setting the dishes so close is that I could not open the awning if I wanted to. I didn't here because of the constant wind but it is a consideration to be made.

We chose to park in a Bureau of Land Management, LTVA. "LTVA" stands for "Long Term Visitor Area." There are four of these in this area and you must pay a minor fee to use them. We paid $40.00 for two weeks. The dump site and water fill is about two miles away.

Tomorrow we head South to another LTVA near Yuma, AZ. It's called Senator Wash and is actually in California on the other side of the the Colorado River. Near Imperial Dam.