Quartzsite, AZ High 73 Low 42
We finally have our internet issues fixed. We are actually back in Yuma and our first stop was at the Verizon store. They took a look at our Jetpack which was showing 1X which is not a good thing. She reset the Jetpack and put in a new SIM card. We now have 4G service. Can’t believe we’ve been without internet for so long. I wrote this post many days ago and I need to catch up.
We are having a good time relaxing and not doing too much. Without the internet or TV, Jim and I are still playing a lot of cards at night and I’m reading a lot of books. We have a happy hour and campfires every night. Thursday night we had a potluck with so much food we could have fed another 60 people.
Friday we went into town with Jan and Bill but there was no place to park at any of the vendors. We gave up trying to buy anything and stopped at a BBQ stand for lunch. Saw this great looking camel in the parking lot and had to say hi. Jan said they must be Chevy wheels or Jim wouldn’t have gotten that close.
Saturday the Big Tent opened and we headed up there bright and early so we could make sure we got a parking spot. We were on a mission. We have been talking about buying a smaller, quieter generator for several months. Our neighbors, Dave and Susie, have been letting us use their Champion 2000 inverter and it is exactly what Jim has wanted. They were selling Champions last year outside the big tent and we were hoping they would be again.
We found them and made our purchase. We wanted to wander some more so they told us to just pull up to the fence and they would lift it over to us when we were ready to go. One small problem. They couldn’t hear Jim yelling at them so he had to climb over the fence to get their attention.
That meant he had to climb back over the fence. Thank goodness Bill was with us because Jim’s foot got caught and who knows how long he would have been stuck.
Sunday we drove over to Blythe, CA to have lunch with Ginny and Mickey (from our park in AJ). They were attending the Bluegrass Festival in Blythe and were having a great time.
Ginny and Mickey at the California coast.
We took off early so we could get some laundry done. Trying to do laundry in Quartzsite can be tough because there are so many folks. The Laundromat in Blythe was really nice and when we got there it was practically empty. Been a long time since we’ve seen a pay before you can use bathroom but that is what we found at the laundromat. A quarter that was well spent.
We met up with Ginny and Mickey at Steaks and Cakes. Pretty good – definitely better than anything we’ve had in Q.
Monday we took Dave and Susie to lunch in Parker to thank them for letting us use their generator. We were going to one place only to find out they were closed.
So down the road a little further was the Roadrunner. A restaurant on a floating dock on the Colorado River. Kind of a dive with beautiful views. The food was very good and we would definitely go back. We were glad our first choice was closed.
I failed to get a picture of Dave and Susie. But I got the dock.
This duck(?) was amazing to watch. He would dive all the way down to the bottom of the river and bring back up some food.