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Heli_av8tor

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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #90 on: January 22, 2019, 09:52:07 PM »
Looking forward to Happy Hour tomorrow with winds only 5 to 10 mph. One third of what they were today.

The clear skies had my batteries up to full charge by 2 this afternoon. So far so good with my new solar system. Haven’t needed the genny since arrival on Sunday.

Crowds were big at the Big Tent yesterday and today. Will have to get a water-cooled credit card if I spend much more time there.
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #91 on: January 22, 2019, 10:34:15 PM »
We will be in the Q tomorrow.  Staying at Park Place.

Any jam sessions happening?

Hey, Muddy, stop by site 33 and say "hi" if the Jeep's in front of the motor home.  You'll see the crows.
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #92 on: January 22, 2019, 10:38:10 PM »
Sure will.  We’ll be there for 9 days.  You?
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #93 on: January 22, 2019, 10:41:21 PM »
Offroad Tomorrow-Wednesday 1/23 to Dripping Springs 2.5+ Trail (out of 5.0) High Clearance required (most Jeep Wranglers). Leaving in front of our MoHo (Blue/Silver Tradewinds) at 9AM sharp (bring a lunch, chairs and full tank of gas).
CB required channel 20. Let's have some fun.
Frank & Barb

PS Terry and Betty I'm sure I can work "The Ridge" into the Offroad if you want.

Is this the trail that starts out at Gold Nugget Road?  If so, I'll meet you at the freeway on ramp at Riggles Ave.  I'm staying down the road at Park Place.
If not, I'll have to get an early start and meet you out there.
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #94 on: January 22, 2019, 10:41:53 PM »
Sure will.  We’ll be there for 9 days.  You?

Til the end of Feb.
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #95 on: January 22, 2019, 11:03:29 PM »
Is this the trail that starts out at Gold Nugget Road?  If so, I'll meet you at the freeway on ramp at Riggles Ave.  I'm staying down the road at Park Place.
If not, I'll have to get an early start and meet you out there.
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We'll be taking Kuehn Rd to the start of off road
You can meet us at the intersection of Kuehn Rd and Riggles
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #96 on: January 22, 2019, 11:15:17 PM »
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We'll be taking Kuehn Rd to the start of off road
You can meet us at the intersection of Kuehn Rd and Riggles
Frank

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« Reply #97 on: January 22, 2019, 11:33:18 PM »
So happy you are reporting from Quartzsite once again!  You know I love your reports.  The eye drops are the only really bad parts of cataract surgery.  They seem to go on forever but are so worth it.  Hang in there, Terry!  Have a great time in Quartzsite and say hello to anyone who might still remember us. 

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« Reply #98 on: January 23, 2019, 08:38:56 AM »
I just stopped using the eye drops from my cataract surgery a few days ago.  I wish they would do my other eye soon.  What a difference.
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« Reply #99 on: January 23, 2019, 09:26:17 AM »
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We will be in the Q tomorrow.  Staying at Park Place.

Any jam sessions happening?

I know for a fact that we have one guitar player and one awesome singer in this group. Im sure if you bring your toys...errr instruments,,, something will happen. I dont sing nor play, but I sure enjoy listening. Im sure there are others who feel the same.
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« Reply #100 on: January 23, 2019, 01:17:51 PM »
Mike and Wendy picked up mail, long line, 20 minutes. Also went to the tent and saw nothing exciting except some interesting heating pad things. The guy lost me when he said $200.


I’ve walked by myself the last 2 mornings. Me and my stick. I’ll be leaving the campfire ring tomorrow at 10 am. Won’t someone join me? 😢


Happy Hour tonight at 4 pm. NO WIND ! Wear your damn name badge. No pets. Be there or be square.


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« Reply #101 on: January 23, 2019, 04:36:23 PM »
I'll join you.  See you at Happy hour with  my name badge!

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« Reply #102 on: January 23, 2019, 05:31:49 PM »
Arrived about 2:30. All set up but need to relax.  Site 44.
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #103 on: January 23, 2019, 06:58:20 PM »
Made it home a few hours ago and it is good to be out of the cold and to have a fast Internet 5G connection.
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« Reply #104 on: January 23, 2019, 07:31:02 PM »
Made it home a few hours ago and it is good to be out of the cold and to have a fast Internet 5G connection.
Sorry you missed a warm, calm day today, Bill. Good to have met you, though.
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #105 on: January 23, 2019, 07:49:47 PM »
Great Happy Hour. Lasted until after 6 pm.


Walk tomorrow, 10 am, 2 miles with a mid-walk shortcut if you want a shorter walk. And there are vault toilets in case you need a stop or your tanks are getting full.


Happy Hour again at 4 pm.
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« Reply #106 on: January 23, 2019, 08:14:30 PM »
Love seeing all the old members, and the new ones too.  Always a great group. 
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« Reply #107 on: January 23, 2019, 09:55:41 PM »
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Made it home a few hours ago and it is good to be out of the cold and to have a fast Internet 5G connection.

Since I did not go to happy hour yesterday due to the cold, I discovered that happy hour is the best time for faster internet speed. Probably because all the groups have happy hour at 4.  ;D
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« Reply #108 on: January 24, 2019, 03:27:52 PM »
Unusually, no one has posted anything about yesterdays 4WD trip, so I thought I'd make an entry here. There were 5 Wranglers, with Frank and Barb leading and Terry and Betty as tail. Pat and Alice, Wally and Lynn Crow and Larry and Mary Ann were the other three units. As usual we left camp at 9, heading east to the stone cabin, Jerry's hill and Dripping Springs, then along the ridge coming back. I don't have any pictures in the computer to share, at this time, but hopefully will get some available one of these days (they're still in cameras).

'Twas a good run.
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2019, 08:32:51 PM »
Larry I know Terry took some photos on the trail, so  watch for 4 wheel drive pics.He is dealing with a new chrome book format.

Margi, apologies to you.  Our  Quartzsite schedule is so rich and full that I have not been posting nightly. (Went out to dinner last night and crashed on couch afterward!) Being in 70's slows down evening events!

Today is Thursday January 24, 2019.  Terry went out to breakfast with "the boys."  I walked 2 miles with Wendy, Bill Dane, and Margaret.  Bill peeled off at mile 1 (due to knee issues ) and  the girls continued girl talk.  Aging sure alters the main idea of conversations.

During happy hour tonight,  a few said they would join us tomorrow as we can take our trash bags to the dumpster along our walk!

Terry and I visited ed the "big tent" at 2 pm and landed an  instant  parking space right outside tent door. Determined we would  meet up  30 minutes later at the ice cream place just outside tent.   Thrifty ice cream was yummy as expected. He chooses Rocky road and Black Cherry, both of which  I dislike  but I  got a spoon and shared with him! What a wife!

I surveyed  the vendors and determined there was nothing I needed or did not already purchase from past years.
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« Reply #110 on: January 24, 2019, 08:49:02 PM »
Yesterday at Happy hour, Pam announced her intention to  hold a "demonstration " on  how to do Dutch Outdoor cooking at 1 pm.

I attended. I learned a bunch! Wow who knew making peach cobbler was so easy. My part was opening a can of canned peach pie filling.  Pam has perfected the art of  using this Dutch oven technique  using Kingsford Charcoals pellets. Pam knew the math for determining the number of coals for the prescribed temperature to get a 350 temp. 

Best results were sampled at Happy Hour tonight as  Pam shared the  entire pot with the group.   I saw the  portions of cobbler going like hot cakes!   

Yum.
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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #111 on: January 24, 2019, 08:51:20 PM »
Jolene and I arrived halfway thru Happy Hour today, we will be here till Sunday.  YeeHaaa, been 9 years since our last Q rally.
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« Reply #112 on: January 24, 2019, 09:21:11 PM »
Margi, apologies to you.  Our  Quartzsite schedule is so rich and full that I have not been posting nightly. (Went out to dinner last night and crashed on couch afterward!) Being in 70's slows down evening events!
No problem, I enjoy your posts whenever you have time to keep us up to date on the festivities.  Since you and Terry were always the "youngsters" when we began getting together, I can't help but feel a little "payback?" happening as you begin to attain the age many of us were back then.  ;D ;D

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« Reply #113 on: January 25, 2019, 08:09:06 AM »
No problem, I enjoy your posts whenever you have time to keep us up to date on the festivities.  Since you and Terry were always the "youngsters" when we began getting together, I can't help but feel a little "payback?" happening as you begin to attain the age many of us were back then.  ;D ;D


Margi, please, it's not necessary to remind us of the fact that we're getting older! VBG


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« Reply #114 on: January 25, 2019, 08:13:00 AM »

Margi, please, it's not necessary to remind us of the fact that we're getting older! VBG


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You youngsters have no idea what's ahead of you.   ;D ;D ;D   Hugs to you and SJ.

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« Reply #115 on: January 25, 2019, 08:43:06 AM »
Thanks to Ken for a brief correction on our arrival, we pulled into the FIRST turnoff, looked the same for a little, then thought there might be a second turnoff and Ken confirmed.  So other than a brief wrong turn, then a search for a turn around, no problems.

Now to find the treasures we are searching for.  Apparently, first will be new house batteries!  We have been on shore power and no boon docking for so long, that we didn't realize the house batteries aren't holding a charge.  They lasted about 2 hours last night and it was lights out. 

Now to look at the 6 vs. 12v options.  Currently (see what I did there?), we have 2 12v in parallel.  I am thinking of switching to the 2 6v in series.  Jolene was looking down camp at the Pace Arrow (not sure who that is yet) with 4 solar panels up, can't we just do that?  she asks...




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« Reply #116 on: January 25, 2019, 10:39:58 AM »
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Now to look at the 6 vs. 12v options.  Currently (see what I did there?), we have 2 12v in parallel.  I am thinking of switching to the 2 6v in series.  Jolene was looking down camp at the Pace Arrow (not sure who that is yet) with 4 solar panels up, can't we just do that?  she asks...


Come on down and check out our system. Q has been our first real test of the new installation. So far a great success. We’ve been here since Sunday and haven’t run the genny yet. And we are heavy consumers running a full Dish Hopper 3 system with 2 wireless Joeys, irons, sewing machine, convection oven, blow dryer, etc. Batteries have not been below 70%.

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Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #117 on: January 25, 2019, 08:56:01 PM »
üst spotted this, will stop by in the morning.
Thanks!
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« Reply #118 on: January 25, 2019, 09:24:11 PM »
ok ok
 We are all  getting older and that is a gift no matter your age!  Potluck tomorrow at 2 pm. Bring tables as early as you can.  Since  I poo pooed Jeff's suggestion of a group photo because the food gets cold as we pose, let me shared the collages I  developed from  2018 Quartzsite Rally.

This is last year not this  year.  If you can't find your photo I missed you or else  you  were not here ! It is a memory test to see if you can recall names.  This  may come  in form of a few posts to allow the attachments....we shall see......
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« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2019, 09:27:12 PM »
Well that seemed to work ok so  here is second  and third of  4 collages again from last year.  We really did have a good laughing time!
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