Monday, January 13, 2014

Dolly is free from Football

Monday, January 13, 2014

After breakfast, Dolly, Fergie and I went to the Dollar General Store (Quartzsite’s version of Walmart) and bought detergent and other stuff, so we can do laundry for the first time before we head out of town to boondock.

Came back to the RV to drop off our purchases and then we headed to the flea market to buy great stuff.  Dolly bought a couple of old Mexican shadow boxes with small pictures in each.  Look nice in the MH after we clean the dust off them.  Dolly bought a very pretty bracelet made of amethyst and I bought a pretty silver ring with turquoise inlay.
Dolly and Fergie in a flea market Dolly and Fergie looking at rocks

After strolling around the many booths, we made our way back home and had some lunch.  After lunch, I checked the tires on the motorhome and one tire needed some air, so I did that.  I also took off the lock holding one of the outside compartment doors, so I could take it with me when I try to find one at the RV flea markets.

About 4 pm, I decided to take a jeep ride north of Quartzsite, to check for boondocking locations.  About five miles out, there was BLM land off to the right on Plomosa Road.  I stopped at the host station and talked to the gentleman standing there.  He said that there was a 14 day limit, and I was welcome to park anywhere  for free.

I drove down the asphalt road through the three miles that he said there was parking available.  It was already getting crowded, so I continued on over the mountains in front of me.  When I got on the other side, there was a vast valley before me.  As I drove along this remote area, I occasionally saw motorhomes and trailers off the road and then I saw signs saying 14 day limit. 

I stopped when I saw an old man sitting outside his truck with living quarters attached.  He had a 1963 VW that he pulled in the trailer behind his truck.  He said this was all BLM land and I could park anywhere.  This area is about 12 miles off Highway 95, and kind of remote, but I was still getting three bars on my phone, so it passed the internet and text test.  I think this might be the place; a little remote, but beautiful country.

Odd set-up

Following are pictures going up and into the valley.

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Mountain top view Boondocking spot Sagauro cactus

Rugged mountains Big country Rugged country

Beautiful valley Beautiful view

 Finally got back home just in time to see the sun setting over the RV park with an almost full moon rising. Sunset at the RV park

See you later.

1 comment:

  1. I'm guessing the area you were looking at may have been Bouse. This is a great area where we have boondocked several times just a couple years ago. It was from a spot near Bouse that we headed out one morning in February of 2012 for a place called Congress. The rest is history. There's a good water facility & dump station in Bouse & easy to find at the western end. Got some flea markets in Bouse too plus some old military equipment. Lots of great Jeeping roads & old mines too. Best place for groceries etc from Bouse is Parker. Walmart, McDonald's, Taco Bell, etc. etc. are all there. We liked Parker & it's an easy scenic drive to get there from Bouse. Have had several RV'ers ask for your Blogsite address but I haven't given it out. You write a great blog & I think you should go public with it. Good way to meet many other like minded people, make new contacts & more RV friends..............:))