Monday, January 16, 2012

Our first week in Quartzsite, AZ, Jan 9-15, 2012


Before loading up the coach for our journey to Quartzsite, I wanted to show you the amaryllis in full bloom! IMG_3458

Here it is tucked away in our shower for safe riding. This year when it has finished blooming, I am going to get rid of it. My luck of getting them to re-bloom is nil.

Soon we arrived in Q and found our parking spot for a few days.


On Tuesday morning, it was time for Bob to tilt some of our solar panels.


Each day we have been here we have done some shopping. Where we park the RV is within sight of the Big Tent that will open the 21st, but there are loads of other booths and areas to see.




Then there is someone else’s j-u-n-k!


Recognize Randy Sparks, the founder of the New Christy Minstrels? Last year was their 50th anniversary of being together, even though only three original members are still singing with them. Another great show!!



Our bird feeders have NOT been a mecca for our feathered friends. We see maybe two hummingbird visits per day, and an occasional house finch stopping by to rest and munch a little.IMG_3480

Late afternoon sun on the coach really lights it up well.


Sunday afternoon we looked up and visited some blog readers, Leonard and Val. What a great visit and I was able to get my pet fix as they had both a cat and a dog!

Another day is done in Q.


On a very sad note, we woke up Sunday morning to find our Betta, Red Rob, had passed on to the giant pond in the sky. With daytime temps in the 80's (being in the sun) and nighttime lows in the high 40's, we think the daily fluctuation was just too much for him to endure. He was a sweet fish with a giant personailty, well as much as a fish can have.

In this special moment in Life...slow down


Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I grew up in Arizona, so I can spot an AZ sunset when I see one!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Looks like there is lots to buy!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Sorry to hear of Red Rob's passing. Any chance of finding a new fish in Q? They say you can find anything there.

50 years as a singing group! My vocal chords hurt just thinking about that! ;c)

Elaine said...

so sorry to hear of Red Rob's what a lot of junk but I bet theres also some treasures to be found...have a super week

Travelwithwhippets said...

So sorry about Red Rob. That was the luckiest fish I ever knew about. You and Bob sure gave him a good life! Have fun at Q!

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