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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Daily Activity Reports/Photos.
« Reply #120 on: January 30, 2011, 07:06:35 PM »
Nope, not yet. The Verizon signal here in QZ is terrible and I have a lot to upload so I am waiting till I get back to Vegas tomorrow to post them. I have a bunch of movies, panoramas and stills to post.
And, I am still in QZ and I am not done taking photos yet. We just had a sunset to die for. First one in 12 days that I have been here.
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« Reply #121 on: January 30, 2011, 07:22:14 PM »
Wendy,

Just wanted to let you know that some people with a GPS found your geocaching stash today.

Bobbie & Fred

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« Reply #122 on: January 30, 2011, 07:29:32 PM »
Don't think you're special because you have clouds and maybe rain....it was raining and slushing coming over the hump  to Pahrump and was spitting while I was in the hot tub this evening.
 
So far, I've done 2 loads of laundry, sat in the hot tub for 20 minutes then took a long, long, long hot shower before putting on nice clean clothes. Life is good.
 
BTW, the guy in line in front of us at Terrible's was paying $288 for a month and that included electric.
 
Thanks for letting us know someone visited the geocache. Mike checked it a little while ago and so far 3 people have "found" it at geocaching.com and that doesn't include Fred and Bobbie, Betty, and Lucy.
 
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« Reply #123 on: January 30, 2011, 08:24:04 PM »
Here's a few of our pictures from the QZ rally including a couple of the sunset tonight.
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« Reply #124 on: January 30, 2011, 08:28:39 PM »
GREAT pictures Rolf. I especially like the Saguaro Sunset and the one with my two Boys.
 
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« Reply #125 on: January 30, 2011, 08:38:56 PM »
Wendy,

It's kind of a ghost town around here without all you guys.  Pancake Bill and I were out taking pictures of the sunset tonight and it was windy and rather chilly.  Glad you liked the pics.  I'm sure Bill has some better ones coming.
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« Reply #126 on: January 30, 2011, 08:45:34 PM »
Thanks Rolf. I'll get them in the photo gallery shortly.
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« Reply #127 on: January 30, 2011, 10:23:41 PM »
Sunset tonight.  BTW, no fire tonight, windy, chilly, and Don didn't start the fire.  Plus, Tom parked so close to the ring we were afraid the wind would have caught it on fire!
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« Reply #128 on: January 31, 2011, 12:15:44 AM »
Nice sunset pictures, thanks.
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« Reply #129 on: January 31, 2011, 09:17:35 AM »
Monday AM.  Partly cloudy, nice sunrise, mostly deserted desert.  Countdown to our driving back to the Canyon.  Great time here, one heck of a way to take time off from the HellHole we are slaves at.  (G)..  2 months to go up there and time off then to Yellowstone! 

Enjoy Death Valley, see some of you in the Canyon and more of you at Yellowstone!

Safe travels all

Bill & Jolene............Koda
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« Reply #130 on: January 31, 2011, 11:24:45 AM »
Bill, are you serious about the Hell Hole thing?
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« Reply #131 on: January 31, 2011, 02:12:48 PM »
Bill, are you serious about the Hell Hole thing?
(G) = Grin

No he was not serious.

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« Reply #132 on: January 31, 2011, 03:47:27 PM »
Thanks Tom!

Hey, you could always Photoshop yourself into the picture.
OK, I think I will Photoshop myself in.

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« Reply #133 on: January 31, 2011, 04:49:37 PM »
Tom:

I give up. Is that you down on the right end?

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« Reply #134 on: January 31, 2011, 05:21:25 PM »
Back row, right hand end, black shirt, white cap.

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« Reply #135 on: January 31, 2011, 06:20:52 PM »
Gotcha!

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« Reply #136 on: January 31, 2011, 06:21:57 PM »
OK thanks.

Reminds me of a time when the exec staff of a corporation had a photo shoot for the obligatory annual report. One guy was overseas that day, and the photographer Photoshopped him into the final picture. However, the PS'd image made him look 7 feet tall, and he stood out like a sore thumb against the rest of us.

I don't know what the pro photographer charged, but I'd have expected him to keep a sense of perspective. But we did have fun teasing our "big brother" for some time after that.
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« Reply #137 on: January 31, 2011, 06:29:21 PM »
Tom,

Great job of including good ole you.

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« Reply #138 on: January 31, 2011, 08:10:13 PM »
While in Q I took a real close look at my front tires.  They have been approaching their 7th birthday and have been checked by tire prfessionalls about every 6 months.  This time I looked (it has been about 7 months), and saw cracking starting to show.  Including a cracking near the bead.  Didn't sleep well last night, well it wasn't bad, but decided to make a stop and replace them today.  One advantage of 16" tires, (yes, just 16's), the cost is less and Sam's Club can handle you.  So, Sam's in Avondale put 2 fresh tires on and I will sleep like a baby tonight.  Of course, now that all 6 tires have been replaced, I have to be careful about looking at newer coaches. 

Waved on the 101 near Surprise in case anyone was looking, and we are in Cordes Lake for the night.  Back to the Canyon tomorrow.  the 'Hell Hole' is a term of endearment!  Some folks asked where we could possibly go on vacation FROM Grand Canyon.  Flat spot of course!

Tom, did you leave real easrly or just go for breakfast?
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« Reply #139 on: January 31, 2011, 09:16:10 PM »
While in Q I took a real close look at my front tires.  They have been approaching their 7th birthday and have been checked by tire prfessionalls about every 6 months.  This time I looked (it has been about 7 months), and saw cracking starting to show.  Including a cracking near the bead.  Didn't sleep well last night, well it wasn't bad, but decided to make a stop and replace them today.  One advantage of 16" tires, (yes, just 16's), the cost is less and Sam's Club can handle you.  So, Sam's in Avondale put 2 fresh tires on and I will sleep like a baby tonight.  Of course, now that all 6 tires have been replaced, I have to be careful about looking at newer coaches. 

Waved on the 101 near Surprise in case anyone was looking, and we are in Cordes Lake for the night.  Back to the Canyon tomorrow.  the 'Hell Hole' is a term of endearment!  Some folks asked where we could possibly go on vacation FROM Grand Canyon.  Flat spot of course!

Tom, did you leave real easrly or just go for breakfast?
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I left early. I much prefer to travel at the crack of dawn. Much less traffic, few cops and no drunks.

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« Reply #140 on: February 01, 2011, 08:34:27 PM »
There was only four of us around the fire ring last night:  Paul and Ann and Shirley and I.  The wind blew hard all day but died down just after dark.  So we burned all the remaining wood and cardboard boxes and enjoyed a nice fire.  Paul and Ann have decided to stay at the RV Forum rally site for another 14 days.  We got going about 9:30 AM today and were 6th in line to dump across the street.  Smoky and Sharon were fixin' to leave shortly after us.
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« Reply #141 on: February 02, 2011, 06:52:15 PM »
Wendy, Gordon looks like he's telling Mike a secret!!!

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« Reply #142 on: February 02, 2011, 09:24:05 PM »
We can only guess at what Gordon is telling his daddy :)
 
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« Reply #143 on: February 02, 2011, 11:01:31 PM »
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Some folks asked where we could possibly go on vacation FROM Grand Canyon.  Flat spot of course!

Bill,

From some perspectives, Quartzsite doesn't look so flat.  ;D

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« Reply #144 on: February 03, 2011, 09:21:29 AM »
Rolf,  very true, and from most perspectives GC looks very flat.  At least till you get to an edge.
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« Reply #145 on: February 03, 2011, 10:02:22 PM »
Thought I'd update you Death Valley folks about going the other direction. We left Sunday, of course, and stopped in Benson, AZ, expecting to move on the next morning. Finally being able to check weather caused us to change our plans and to spend an additional night in Benson.  Butterfield RV Park is a nice park, with an observatory and a ham shack, and sits within walking distance of all kinds of shopping, so we naturally took advantage to stock up on supplies that were running low.

So we finally decided to depart Tuesday morning, since everything looked good on the weather channels and web data we found. 'Twas a tad misleading, however, as although it was gorgeous going across I-10 to Deming, we could see a bit of storminess ahead before we got to Hatch, and when we got just a bit north of T or C, ran into snow, and turned around going back to Elephant Butte, where we found the Cedar Cove RV Park, a very nice place to be stuck for a couple of days. They're actually a fine community, and invited us to their happy hour at 5:00, where we met a lot of nice folks to sit out the strong winds, snow and deep freeze with. We'd only been there a short time when the TV in the office said that I-25 was closed from Socorro to T or C. A short time later, it was closed from Belen to Las Cruces, so we spent two nights there, playing "Golf" with the crowd. The second nite management put on a chili feed. Low the second night (Wed nite) was -6, according to my thermometer.

All in all, we lucked out, given the storm, having a pretty good time and good company. We departed Cedar Cove this morning and now sit in a KOA at Colorado City, where it is snowing lightly. With luck (not much of that around), we may get going in the morning -- we've heard sunny tomorrow, but also heard something about snow.

Hope y'all are having a better go of it.
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« Reply #146 on: February 03, 2011, 10:08:49 PM »
The CG in Benson had a booth at Q.  We talked to them about workcamping.  Looked like a real nice park.
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« Reply #147 on: February 04, 2011, 07:39:43 AM »
Larry & Mary Ann,
You should have come home with me! Only lows of 25 or so here and not a trace of snow!
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« Reply #148 on: February 04, 2011, 07:47:27 AM »
Join us, we saw 81 yesterday.
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« Reply #149 on: February 04, 2011, 10:49:10 AM »
Wow ,
Larry and  Mary Ann thanks for the update.  We sure planned our Death Valley Rally at a peak of perfect weather.  A tad cold at night and if the wind blows, just plain cold.  But beautiful scenery .  Glad to meet you in Q and hope to see you back.

Betty
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