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Wendy

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Daily Activity Reports/Photos.
« Reply #150 on: February 04, 2011, 08:36:28 PM »
I promised the Death Valley Rally group perfect weather and it's been pretty darn close. Sorry that the rest of the country is getting dumped on by bad weather. Heard that back home in SW Colorado they were looking for a high of 8...brrrrr.
 
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« Reply #151 on: February 06, 2011, 11:25:13 AM »
I have split off the discussion about heating the bays into a new thread called:  "Heating the bays" .  You can find it here
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Daily Activity Reports/Photos.
« Reply #152 on: February 08, 2011, 08:32:40 PM »
Would a photo album of Q be complete without including the Q experience?  This was our first time in the 'line'.  One of the events we heard about the Q experience from Fred and daisy, all those years ago in Connecticut.  It all sounded so exotic.  We have now spent an entire winter in Q, (with full hookups), and a week boondocking with the framily.  Our experience has now been completed with our trip to dump.  Looking forward to adding more chapters.
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« Reply #153 on: February 08, 2011, 08:52:41 PM »
Ahh yes, the Q queue...
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Wendy

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« Reply #154 on: February 08, 2011, 09:29:05 PM »
Ahh yes, the Q queue...

It's a great place to shower and use up the last of the H2O in your tanks.
 
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« Reply #155 on: February 08, 2011, 09:35:00 PM »
Would a photo album of Q be complete without including the Q experience?  This was our first time in the 'line'. 

There's a certain acquired panache after having experienced (survived?) the lineup to the dump at Qz.  It's best done as the sun rises, it's best done with Pat and Jim Dick (or other forum kindred spirits of your choice and timing) chatting on the cell phone or walkie talkies "sharing the joy (?)", best done relaxing with a cup of coffee in hand, secure in your easy chair while lined up.  Lots of years later I realized that's what special memories are made of.   ;D   (OK, I realized it at the time, too!)
 
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Daily Activity Reports/Photos.
« Reply #156 on: February 08, 2011, 09:37:17 PM »
Enduring the dump line is good reason to get your spouse to use less water at QZ. ;D

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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Daily Activity Reports/Photos.
« Reply #157 on: February 08, 2011, 10:08:00 PM »
Wendy, great point!  Jeff, we were still OK, getting low, but getting ready for driving following day.  Margi, made the best of it, Jolene did the drive ahead, I walked around and took some photos, then had a sandwich. 

Maybe next year we will just retire on the desert for the winter.
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« Reply #158 on: February 08, 2011, 10:50:06 PM »
Margi, made the best of it, Jolene did the drive ahead, I walked around and took some photos, then had a sandwich.
 
Proud of you!  That's the spirit!  :)   

Maybe next year we will just retire on the desert for the winter.

Umm.... If boondocking, better check with Daisy for good advice on that plan. (Don't listen to Fred.)   ;D
 
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« Reply #159 on: February 09, 2011, 06:31:29 AM »
Jeff: My spouse uses more water than I do so better be careful there. We gals might get you next time!
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« Reply #160 on: February 09, 2011, 10:30:42 AM »
Lucy:

I said train your spouse so George needs training! ;D

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« Reply #161 on: February 09, 2011, 10:59:20 AM »
Sorry I musunderstood!! Why would I think you thought Sue used too much water???
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« Reply #162 on: February 09, 2011, 09:07:19 PM »
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« Reply #163 on: February 10, 2011, 12:50:15 PM »
Here  is a fun Verizon usage statistic.  At Quartzsite up to 5 PCs were using my high-speed EVDO Verizon USB data card continually to access the internet.  I left it on 24/7 so they could use it whenever they wanted to and it was busy lots of the time.  Also up to four folks used it at Death Valley but because the speed was only at 1X speeds it was very slow and was used seldom especially compared with Quartzsite.

The exact listed usage for February which includes most of the last week or so of January was only 1118.91 Mbytes or 1.1 Gbytes.  See photo.

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« Reply #164 on: February 10, 2011, 04:18:09 PM »
Hope my use didn't slow down yours. Thanks again!
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« Reply #165 on: February 10, 2011, 06:08:20 PM »
Lucy,

It did not slow any of us because at QZ we had fast EVDO speeds as opposed to the slow 1X speeds at Death Valley.  You're always welcome to use it fast or slow.

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« Reply #166 on: February 10, 2011, 09:00:27 PM »
We are in severe withdrawl ! Left Quartzsite almost two weeks ago. Opted out of the Death Valley/Pahrump thingy. I, (in hindsite) did not have any idea what that was all about. We had had so much fun in Quartzsite, that we thought that it was time to move on! Have followed every post on this thread and the Death Valley one too, and now realize that we may have erred. My 1st EVER. You guys are great. Even the teachers are HUMAN ! When is next years Quartzsite rally? Bob & Laura...... I honked my horn going thru Santa Paula on our way back from Redding.. Go to hell!     Paul and Ann, we tried to catch you two in the desert on Tuesday, but the wind was terrible so we just hunkered down in the freebie area and left for Heaven (Yuma) at dawn. .....Is it too early to start planning for next year's rally in the desert? I'm thinking something like Betty and Wendy singing an off-key rendition of `jose can you see?' and if they get a verse  wrong they can just blame the canajun !
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Daily Activity Reports/Photos.
« Reply #167 on: February 10, 2011, 09:14:33 PM »
We are the last of the RVForum members still here in Quartzsite.  Fred and Robbie left Monday, and John and Judy left yesterday.  We are planning on staying here till Sunday before moving closer to Phoenix for a couple of weeks.  Then who knows???

Our time here in the desert has been so much fun, not only do we enjoy the desert, but the Quartzsite Rally this year was awesome!

Hope to see some of you down the road somewhere, and hope we can get back here again next year.

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« Reply #168 on: February 11, 2011, 01:17:10 AM »
Quote
I'm thinking something like Betty and Wendy singing an off-key rendition of `jose can you see?'

You have heard the one and only Betty-Wendy duet with that one line of "We are Framily."  :o
 
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« Reply #169 on: February 11, 2011, 06:15:07 PM »
Here's the QZ group photo I took.
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« Reply #170 on: February 15, 2011, 08:49:15 AM »
As a result of Wendy showing us about geocaching, I planted a cache:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=f9b85c1c-9d12-4e14-9bda-1e30ca61d2c8
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« Reply #171 on: February 15, 2011, 12:32:30 PM »
Wow ! We may have to go home that way to "find" that one. Wish we were there now so we could be First To Find.
 
Have fun with your cache :)
 
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« Reply #172 on: February 16, 2011, 06:57:27 AM »
Somebody found it already!
Now I have to keep bidding on a Garmin on eBay. Been outbid 4 times so far --eTrex used-- and I'm high bidder on one now for $9.99 but that won't last.
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« Reply #173 on: February 16, 2011, 08:28:22 AM »
Lucy,  don't up the bid, just bid the max you would pay and let it go.  The auto bid will keep you ahead of others till they give up, or go beyond your max.  It will only stay a bid amount of others max.   Keeps it more sane.  Be careful on only bidding on one at a time, you don't want to win 3!  Look for newly listed Buy it Now items.  Sometimes somebody will post an otem with a very reasonable Buy it Now price, jump on it and be done.

Good luck!
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« Reply #174 on: February 16, 2011, 03:25:23 PM »
Thanks Bill. Good advice. I've bought and sold quite a few things on eBay and never disappointed or overbid.
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« Reply #175 on: February 21, 2011, 09:07:12 PM »
Hey guys, still rinsing some dust out, but wrote an article about getting away from a work camp gig to vacation.  Seems I was asked how we got time off.

Well read about it here.
http://www.betterrving.com/Article/RV_Living/How_To_Take_a_Vacation_from_the_Grand_Canyon 

Hope you like it. 
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Re: 2011 QUARTZSITE Rally - Daily Activity Reports/Photos.
« Reply #176 on: February 21, 2011, 09:42:50 PM »
Thanx Bill
 
Nice article. I too am still trying to get rid of some Quartzsite dust and sand, although we are not in any great rush. Seems to me someone on this site was asking how to get rid of the fire-smoke smell from inside their coach. I am more inclined to try and get that smell back. Oh well ! To each his own.
 
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« Reply #177 on: February 21, 2011, 09:45:56 PM »
I too am still trying to get rid of some Quartzsite dust and sand, although we are not in any great rush. Seems to me someone on this site was asking how to get rid of the fire-smoke smell from inside their coach. I am more inclined to try and get that smell back.

I'm still finding Qtz dirt as well as Death Valley dirt and even an occasional corner with Moab dirt. I cherish each and every speck of dirt/sand/dust that reminds me of the wonderful times we had in those places. Clean the dirt out of my coach at your own peril !
 
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« Reply #178 on: February 22, 2011, 07:04:45 AM »
A nice writeup, Bill.

Thanks.
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