Thursday, February 15, 2018 – Location: Dome Rock near Quartzsite, Arizona
My sleepover in the Albertsons parking lot was peaceful. Got up this morning to take Yuma for his walk and as I walked behind the Jeep, what did I see? A sign staring right back at me!
That got my attention. Glad I didn’t get a knock on my door in the middle of the night. Actually, I wasn’t too worried. There is a rundown MH and a number of vans parked here all night and no one seemed to care.
Right next to the parking lot is the BlueLine Motel and is that place a dump. Surprised it is not condemned. Behind the motel is a trailer lot. I wouldn’t let Yuma go into that place. And there are people living in there.
There’s my neighbor. Don’t think anyone is staying there, I hope.
Last year when I stayed here, the place was invested with cats, but only saw a couple this year. Maybe the cats found a better place to live. I made a visit to the Albertsons Food Store and bought groceries, so I paid my dues.
I made a visit to the Albertsons Food Store and bought groceries, so I paid my dues.
We left around 8 o’clock to drive the 23 miles to Quartzsite. Had about an eighth of a tank of gas left in the MH. That was good. I made the trip and my first stop was the Love’s service station. Paid $2.36 a gallon instead of the higher $3.06 a gallon in California. Saved a ton!
Bunch of hippies were in this bus leaving the gas station.
Then I drove west up towards Dome Rock to the BLM area to stay for tonight. Felt tired from my long hike yesterday and the drive last evening, so Yuma and I stayed in most of the day. Made good use of the time by washing dishes, sweeping all the dust and dog hair out of the MH and then I damp washed the floors. Feels good to have everything clean again. For a short while at least.
There’s Dome Rock not far from where I’m staying.
Looking to the east.
Looking north across I-10.
Another reason I stopped in Quartzsite was to meet with Lorne and Sue. Last year I left my chair at the Bloggerfest and they were kind enough to store it for me for these past 13 months. They weren’t able to make this year’s Bloggerfest, but we just happened to be in Quartzsite today at the same time, so we made arrangements for me to stop by for a visit and leave with the chair this time. Stopped by shortly after 5 o’clock and met with Lorne and his wife, Sue along with three of their friends.
Around the circle are Ed, me, Yuma, Lessie, Lorne and Charlie their dog, Sue and Kyra. As you can see, I stayed till the sun set behind us. We talked about everything from cats to dogs to bats to birds. Had a great time and was happy to see friends from past Bloggerfests once again.
When I left to come back to the RV, I drove west on Koehn Street and just as it crossed a very large and sandy wash, I could see something blocking the entire road. Cars were turning around and those with four- wheel drive drove through the wash and went around it. It was fairly dark, so I drove around it and stopped to help. Actually, I stopped to take pictures.
It was the longest trailer I’ve ever seen and evidently, the driver tried to make a u-turn in the wash and got badly stuck. He was severely jack-knifed. I used my flash because it was so dark.
Enough for one day. Time for dinner and bed.
See you later.