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lucyakers

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Re: 2013 RV Forum QZ Rally activities
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2013, 08:07:36 AM »
Yea Richard & Linda!!! Excitement! Don't get lost inside your new home!
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« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2013, 09:27:49 AM »
What good news, Richard and Linda. All of the frustrating time spent looking and negotiating has paid off! If you need any help in moving all your stuff or with anything else, just let me know and I'll get Frank, Terry, Jeff and a bunch of others down to your rig as quickly as possible.

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Re: 2013 RV Forum QZ Rally activities
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2013, 09:44:14 AM »
   With a diamond that big I would be anyone's partner. Lots of fun here. Dave & Marilyn kept us out
 almost to midnight. 
   Was glad to meet all the first timers, last year Margaret and I was a first timer and just loved the desert. We will be heading to Death Valley after we depart here and back to Texas around the middle of Feb. Might even stop in Big Bend for a few days.
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« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2013, 10:40:56 AM »
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Pat D.  came with her Florida rules! Since neither  Chris nor Mimi could recall  rules we last played, Pat 's rules prevailed!

Oh heaven forbid.....Florida Mexican rules!!   :o ....I'm coming....I'm coming.

Just talked to Betty this morning  to say we are in Palm Springs and are coming in this afternoon.  I'm all confused because I thought the Luau was today, Thursday.  What do I know?

It spit rain early this morning here; I'm hoping this passes through QZ quickly. 

Ok which end of the campground is the "sick bay"?  We need to stay way away from it.  Tim and I are just now good after a long bout with the flu and the nasty cough.

AZ Randy, I always knew you were an organizer!

See you all soon.

Linda and Richard, can't wait to see the new rig.  Wahoo!

Marsha~
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« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2013, 11:15:48 AM »
So do you recall all of the names during the introductions?  Do you wish you were here?

WE do!!  Lots of people we have never met along with some long time friends.  Notice I did not say "old".   :)
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Re: 2013 RV Forum QZ Rally activities
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2013, 11:23:49 AM »
What would I expect to find in Quartzite if  there on or  around the 29th of this month? Would the place be dead, or will there still be some stuff going on?

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Re: 2013 RV Forum QZ Rally activities
« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2013, 11:41:11 AM »
Marsha - The sick end of the rally is at the opposite end from where you usually park.

The Luau was scheduled for Thursday but was switched to Wednesday so the 4WD run could be on Thursday.

Friday Happy Hour is "bring a boondocking tip" day. You should be able to get more for your article!

Don't hold your breath on the rain passing thru. Looks like 2 or 3 days of rain, depending on which weather app you believe. Prayer to the rain gods - NO RAIN ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

See you later today. Don't forget that Arizona is on Mountain Standard Time so it's an hour later than California.

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Wendy

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Re: 2013 RV Forum QZ Rally activities
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2013, 11:49:41 AM »
What would I expect to find in Quartzite if  there on or  around the 29th of this month? Would the place be dead, or will there still be some stuff going on?

-Don-  SSF, CA

Quartzsite won't be dead at the end of January. It won't be as busy as it is this week but the regular vendors will still be there and there's another event in the big tent late January / early February.

Wendy
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Re: 2013 RV Forum QZ Rally activities
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2013, 06:32:54 PM »
Today was the 4X4 drive on The ridge. I wrote about this one back in 1997. It's still quite a ride! Chris talked me into driving his Jeep. I agreed since I have not been behind the wheel on an off road trip for 8 years! Now he wants me to fix the AZ pinstriping on the car.  ;D ;D

Attached are photos of the happy hour fire and the pinstriping.
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« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2013, 07:24:02 PM »
Now he wants me to fix the AZ pinstriping on the car.  ;D ;D
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AND you have to pay the 25-cent fine for him not wearing his name tag !
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« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2013, 07:41:27 PM »
     Donna and I wish we were there too, although neither of us miss the thought of chauffeuring Tim and Marsha on the 4 wheel trip.  That was the first time I heard the term Arizona Pinstripe, and who knew that tire had a different tread pattern in the west, to replace the new tire that I put a rock through the sidewall.  We do miss you all, and miss being at all the Rallies.
     But we do wish we were there to give Barb her birthday bumps tomorrow, so you all will have to do so for us.  OK all together: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB.

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« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2013, 08:20:45 PM »
Happy to report that the sick bay victims are up and out. Once again, they live!
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« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2013, 08:37:54 PM »
Enjoying watching the Brewers' new flagpole light out my window.
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« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2013, 09:06:05 PM »
Enjoying watching the Brewers' new flagpole light out my window.

It's kind of ironic isn't it that  I  can't see it at all unless I walk outside.  I  did  so enjoy watching the light when it was on Ray and Liza's  rig. I  hadn't considered that  I could not see it on my own rig.  Glad you are enjoying it Wendy.
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« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2013, 09:21:58 PM »
Driving in Friday morning from Phoenix- left from Indiana , had to spend some time with vet for one of the dogs-but all is good-anxious to me those who have been at this for a while- Ron +Kathy

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« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2013, 09:23:38 PM »
How about IMG_2261-001.JPG in reply 250?  Maybe the diamond clinches it!  ::)

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« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2013, 09:27:39 PM »
Ron and Kathy, Looking forward to meeting you. Happy Hour is at 4 pm with Boondocking Tips and Hints as the evening's subject (along with eating and drinking).

Wendy
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« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2013, 10:55:19 PM »
Wendy,

I gladly paid the fine as soon as I got back to the coach. :) It was a great day thanks to Chris!!
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« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2013, 06:32:03 AM »
In hindsight, I wish I had spent some more girl-time. Did really enjoy our trip to the Gem & Mineral Show. (If you haven't been, GO! That is the reason for Quartzsite.)
Next year, I plan to at least ask if anyone is interested in a chat, knitting circle, cards or whatever on some afternoons - in my trailer if the breeze is as it was this year. We used to sit out in the afternoon and visit and even learn something once in a while. Wendy taught us geocaching one time and I came home and made a cache that is still active.

Thanks Jim & Jerry for the help in packing me off. It rained all the way home. Glad to hear the 4-wheelers didn't flood away in a wash!
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« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2013, 08:57:50 AM »
Ed,
Thanks for the B'day wish. I treated myself to a slice of carrot cake last nite. My favorite. I was thinking of how much it would cost me to rent a hall, to put all these people in for a party.

How cool is this, a outdoor party with free food, and framily. Great Fun. Who could ask for anything better.

There was a pink sunrise this morning. It's gonna be a great day.
 
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« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2013, 10:26:39 AM »
Hi Barb,


Happy Birthday and may you have many more.  We miss you and look forward to seeing  both of you sometime this year.
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« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2013, 10:48:08 AM »
Lucy, you snuck out in the dead of night, which left me feeling betrayed when I went down to help you pack up and found that you were gone. You let someone else help you after promising me. I don't know that I'll be able to trust you again in the future if you say that you'll let me help and then just leave me without a word of farewell. I may not even let you dress me for future Forum events.

Happy birthday, Barb, and a wish for many many more.

And after trying in vain to have Chris and Mimi sit here while the bad weather passes before heading home, this morning has had a sad beginning in experiencing their departure and the, possible, end of an era. What a joy the two of them have been to me in my short time with the framly. You two will be greatly missed and I look forward to seeing you whenever I have the chance to visit the San Francisco area. Travel safely and know that you will always be thought of with great love and admiration.

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« Reply #82 on: January 25, 2013, 10:56:52 AM »
Here are a few shots of the 5 rigs that followed Terry out on his famous " Ridge Run."  All were experienced trail drivers on this run so we had no leaking tires, no flats, no tugs, no do overs, no whining, no tears.  Just plain fun despite pretty chilly temps in high 50's with an ever  pending chance of rain.

Jim and Terry had  pre run the  trail the day before so we did not even get lost and lose anyone this time!
« Last Edit: January 25, 2013, 11:51:04 AM by Betty Brewer »
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lucyakers

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« Reply #83 on: January 25, 2013, 11:47:59 AM »
Randy,
I waited for you but when those 2 came along, I grabbed them. I guess my idea of not too early and yours are different - I get up about 5 if I sleep in!
You are not off the hook, I will always remember your offer of help!!
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« Reply #84 on: January 25, 2013, 11:55:08 AM »
More 4 wheel photos.  Takes a while on this connection to post so bear with me.  Plus it was time for the  10 am walk and I had to  go!
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« Reply #85 on: January 25, 2013, 12:23:41 PM »
Looks like they filled in the area a bit where Sunshine almost went turtle last year. Doesn't it look as steep. Or is that just because I'm not there worrying ?
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« Reply #86 on: January 25, 2013, 04:01:43 PM »
The latter, of course Wendy.  :D
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« Reply #87 on: January 25, 2013, 06:35:22 PM »
I have pictures of the hardy group that gathered for happy hour this evening, if I can figure out how to get them off the camera. There were lots of good boondocking tips offered while standing around the fire in N Arizona 6" rain.

Wendy
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« Reply #88 on: January 25, 2013, 06:45:13 PM »
The desert smells delightful with the rain.
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« Reply #89 on: January 25, 2013, 07:00:06 PM »
Terry's rain gauge measures  .02 of an inch of rain. Got me  kinda wet and yucky and it did a number on the Ritz crackers for Happy Hour.  While the hardy souls were telling their boon docking tips, I failed to remember this one, so add it to Marsha's list.

The  "gadget of the show" was this whip like whisk thing that make frothy milk suitable for lattes.  I  planned one for this morning's breakfast treat. When I poured my 1/4 cup of milk into the cup to whip up into the whip cream, the milk smelled kinda sour, so I simply added sugar to it and topped it with  cinnamon. Poured the cup of hot black coffer over it.  The froth came to top and  Voila, no sour milk! Terry said this was a good boon docking tip.  We are very good at boon docking!

 But Helaine wins for best packing into a small space!  Hands down.
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