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Title: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
Post by: Jeff on October 24, 2018, 01:42:37 AM
This topic is provided to provide a chat area to make comments or ask questions if you are interested for the 2019 RV Forum Quartzsite Rally.

When you have finalized travel plans and decided you will be camping with us at the Forum location if you will provide your names, Forum name, Home State, and arr/dep dates we will add you to the attendee list.

Again here is a LINK (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,109240.0.html) to the 2019 RV Forum QZ Rally  (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,109240.msg983615.html#msg983615)information.
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Post by: Larry N. on October 24, 2018, 06:45:21 AM
We'll tentatively be there, dates TBD.
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Post by: UTTransplant on October 24, 2018, 07:30:29 AM
We will be there probably before the official start since we are attending a FMCA rally in Indio.

Kevin and Pam Stalnaker
Iowa
Arrive early, stay late
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Post by: Heli_av8tor on October 24, 2018, 07:31:27 AM
Looking forward to our 2nd year. Will be there the last two weeks of January.

From NW Illinois.
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Post by: Old_Crow on October 24, 2018, 09:41:40 AM
Won't be camping with you guys, because we wimped out and got a reservation at a full hookup park for our first time in Q.  We're scheduled to be there Dec 1st through Feb 28th.  I thought about just moving out to the desert during the rally, but have heard horror stories of no spot to go back to, even when paid for in advance.  We'll see what they say at the park when we get there.
Will be looking forward to hanging out and doing some Jeep trips, though. 
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on October 24, 2018, 10:55:13 AM
 Will be there for the 21st time on 11th January, see yuall there.>>>Dan
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Post by: shorts on October 24, 2018, 12:52:47 PM
We will be there but most likely arriving early and staying later. Don’t have exact dates yet. We are fulltime so don’t really have a State to put down. (Originally from Indiana) Looking forward to our first Quartzite experience!

Vicki and Mark Shorter
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Post by: cadee2c on October 24, 2018, 01:16:15 PM
I will be there, though not sure what date. So,

Caryl Pappas
Everystate
Arrival is unsure atm


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I thought about just moving out to the desert during the rally, but have heard horror stories of no spot to go back to, even when paid for in advance

That used to happen with the previous owners of the campground I stayed in this summer. What the seasonal people did when they left with their rvs was to park a car in their spots while they were gone. No one could get into their spots then.  Of course, if you only have one car, then you will be on foot during the rally.
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Post by: ferfer on October 24, 2018, 02:34:59 PM
Jennifer and Dan plan to arrive/depart Jan 17 through 28.
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Post by: RVMommaTo6 on October 24, 2018, 03:05:54 PM
Is this the kind of thing that people come and go or does it have set dates?
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Post by: Larry N. on October 24, 2018, 03:44:54 PM
Is this the kind of thing that people come and go or does it have set dates?
Come when you wish, leave when you wish. The dates that Jeff specified are the, er, "official" dates, but that just means that you'll likely find a few of us there on any of those dates. Some folks stay a week, some a couple of days, some the entire time, and there are even sometimes that a few folks will be there for some time before and/or after the "official" dates.

A 4 PM "happy hour" (bring your own drinks, often there'll be snacks there) and, for some, a 10 AM group walk for exercise are probably the only things normally scheduled every day. Usually there'll also be one or two 4WD excursions planned, often led by Terry/Betty Brewer and/or Frank/Barb Weimert.

Otherwise, it's the flea market, the "big tent," and whatever else you can find to do, including lots of visiting.
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Post by: Betty Brewer on October 24, 2018, 09:34:50 PM
Brewers plan to be there.  All of the dates.  We live in Yuma.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on October 24, 2018, 10:25:30 PM
I plan on coming down to Quartzsite from Lake Havasu for a week or so during the Forum Rally.

I won't be bringing the Stacker as I practically gave it away this summer to a young fellow from Parker.

There were two reasons for letting it go.  The first reason was because I almost got in a huge wreck when I could not stop at the stop light at the bottom of the hill on 95 going south into Parker.  I later discovered that it was because of a break in the brake wire on the Stacker.  With 25,000 pounds pushing me I went right through the intersection.  If anyone had been in front of me It would have been a real mess.

The second reason for letting the Stacker go was to free up the parking space next to the RV Garage for visitors.

See you in Q.
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Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2018, 12:25:59 AM
Bill are you parking with us?
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on October 25, 2018, 01:06:11 AM
Yes, I plan to park with the group and I will bring my Genturi.
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Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2018, 01:06:44 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Old_Crow on October 25, 2018, 09:09:05 AM
That used to happen with the previous owners of the campground I stayed in this summer. What the seasonal people did when they left with their rvs was to park a car in their spots while they were gone. No one could get into their spots then.  Of course, if you only have one car, then you will be on foot during the rally.

I get there early, so I'm hoping to get to know the owner and work something out. If not, it's not that far from downtown to the rally site.
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Post by: ArdraF on October 25, 2018, 03:28:49 PM
Jerry and Ardra from Nevada plan to be there too.  About Jan. 18-27th.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!!

ArdraF
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Post by: Alaskansnowbirds on October 25, 2018, 04:32:11 PM
Is this the kind of thing that people come and go or does it have set dates?

As others have said, come when you wish, leave when you wish. The only date cast in stone is the pot luck. That will be Sat Jan 26th.
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Post by: billandpam on October 25, 2018, 11:09:34 PM
Pam and I will be there Jan 18 to the 27th. Looking forward to it.

Bill

Billandpam
Ohio
(Winter in Yuma)
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Post by: More-Gas on October 27, 2018, 10:58:43 AM
Doreen and I will be there from Jan 17th to ???
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Post by: Wendy on October 27, 2018, 05:49:14 PM
Mike and Wendy are a definite maybe.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on October 28, 2018, 10:26:36 AM
  Wendy,, How is Gordo doing these days??>>>Dan
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Post by: U.B.A.RV on October 29, 2018, 02:35:37 PM
Bill and Ruth will show up to quartzsite jan 18 - 28

were from bc canada and looking forward to seeing framily and new friends

havent been to quartzsite for 6 years
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Post by: InVogue on November 11, 2018, 08:13:27 PM
We(Dwight and Burnetta) will be in the area during the Rally dates...we opted to stay at the RV Park in Salome, Yep, I know its a tad of a drive into town!  Until I get some Solar, traveling with our Residential Fridge males boondocking a little challenging plus the wifey loves the washer/dryer. We will plan on stopping by, with name tags, one or more days and see some of you at the Big Tent or Silly Al's.
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Post by: Journey on November 11, 2018, 11:27:35 PM
    Billie and Larry Tappan plan on joining the camp fires and 4 wheeling trips again!
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Post by: PancakeBill on November 12, 2018, 08:31:10 AM
Bill & Jolene plan on participating, might not be at the actual site though.  Will definitely try for the pot luck.
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Post by: rvwanderer1 on November 20, 2018, 07:06:40 PM
Trying to talk the wife into it.   we are 2400+ miles away, so we'll see if I go i'llpost here. wish me luck
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Post by: Lou Schneider on December 13, 2018, 12:45:05 PM
Add me to the list, Jeff.  I'll likely arrive on Monday after the Blythe Bluegrass Festival ends.
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Post by: bill dane on December 14, 2018, 07:08:00 AM
I plan to join the group at KOFA and then hang around 'Q' the rest of January.  See you there.

Bill Dane
99 Country Coach
Title: Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
Post by: Jeff on December 23, 2018, 04:33:42 PM
Lou and Bill I'll get you down.
Title: Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - I'll Be There
Post by: Dreamsend on December 26, 2018, 06:55:23 AM
Hi Jeff and All
Please add me to the attendee list.  I too plan on being at KOFA, then I have to go to Phoenix for repair business for a couple of days (truck and trailer) and then will head back to Quartzite where I planned to hang out in the environs for most of January and February 2019.  I've looked forward to meeting some forum folks in person for 2+ years now, so am excited about this opportunity.  Just have to know exactly where you'all will be, so I can coordinate with my timing and stay in LTVA.

Linda Ellis
officially-South Dakota
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Post by: Larry N. on December 26, 2018, 07:33:53 AM
Linda, in the other Quartzsite topic that is stickied at the top there are directions, even photographs of the path in. Basically, it's 2 miles south of Q (just past milepost 102) on Hwy 95, then turn west (right, if you're southbound) at Tyson Wash. There are some other helpful links, as well.
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Post by: mrschwarz on December 26, 2018, 08:26:43 AM
It looks like we'll be there this year, too.
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Post by: darsben on December 27, 2018, 04:54:49 PM
I will be in the Q one day for the show but will not be boondocking. My DW not up to it yet. We will drive our toad in from Casa Grande for a day trip.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on December 28, 2018, 10:47:58 AM
  Heavy snow today with temps down to 4 degrees,, may have to move the depart date up.>>>D
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Post by: Old_Crow on December 28, 2018, 12:14:09 PM
C'mon down!  Temps here in the 40's, and very breezy, but the sun is out and not a snow cloud in sight.
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Post by: Henry Wishard on January 02, 2019, 08:58:21 AM
Hello Jeff, you can add Margaret and I to the growing list. We should be there by the 17th. Looking forward to see everyone.
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Post by: sc4668 on January 02, 2019, 01:06:29 PM
Hi Jeff, you can add Terry and I to the list we will be there on the 20th coming up from Tuscon after a visit with friends.
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Post by: Jeff on January 05, 2019, 10:56:08 PM

Linda looking forward to meeting you.

Welcome back Schwarzs.


Henry it will be great to see you.


sc4668 if you don't mind adding your names and your domicile I will get you on the list.


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Post by: cadee2c on January 06, 2019, 04:21:24 PM
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I will be in the Q one day for the show but will not be boondocking. My DW not up to it yet. We will drive our toad in from Casa Grande for a day trip.

After the show, come out to the campsite for happy hour. And/or let us know what day youre gonna be a the show, maybe we can meet up.
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Post by: darsben on January 06, 2019, 08:03:37 PM
After the show, come out to the campsite for happy hour. And/or let us know what day youre gonna be a the show, maybe we can meet up.

I will.  So far it looks like Tuesday the 22nd
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Post by: Larry N. on January 07, 2019, 06:11:34 PM
We are, tentatively, planning to leave here for Q between the 16th and 18th (thus arriving 3-4 days later), depending on weather and some other factors. I'm looking forward to it.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 12, 2019, 08:36:10 AM
 Spent our first night here at 541 at the campsite in front of the old campfire ring,,,WASN'T PLEASENT!!  A California asshole and his "beerbelly" friends (as he calls them) were partying untill 1;30 with all the loud music complete with tribal drums and all.. Looks like a visit with a ballbat is in order.>>>Dan
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 12, 2019, 10:19:30 AM
 After a "discussion" with this Bozo, and after indicating that shortly,, we would be 25-30 RVs strong,, he decided to pack up his two RZRs, stacker trailer,,truck,, M/H,,and MOVE!!  whodathunk?? >>>Dan
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 12, 2019, 10:44:31 AM
Dan, our hero! Has anyone from the BLM stopped by? We will be in Sunday or Monday since we are still enjoying the desert 30 miles south of you.
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Post by: sc4668 on January 12, 2019, 11:18:23 AM
Dan, how is the area, trash being picked up ? Will be in next Sunday the 20th. Enjoy and continue to keep the rowdies out.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 12, 2019, 11:32:03 AM
 Everything is as good as you could expect it to be,, clean and functioning normally ,,,,EXCEPT,,,no one is here to collect money.>>>Dan
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Post by: cadee2c on January 12, 2019, 07:02:06 PM
I just read on an SKPs group that no one was there to take the money, but rangers were coming by to kick people out if they didnt have the stickers. Has anyone heard anything about this?
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Post by: Wendy on January 12, 2019, 09:51:02 PM
Dan, did you get there after the shutdown? Do you have a permit? Do you know firsthand of anyone being asked by rangers to leave the LTVA? This could be interesting.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 13, 2019, 07:53:59 AM
 Wendy,, have been here for three days,, plus in and out with the toad.. I also have friends across the wash who have been here since Christmas day and another for 5 days  no problems or visits.>>>Dan  ( The couple that man the entrance are here with there 5th wheel as usual,, but not working)
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Post by: cadee2c on January 13, 2019, 09:22:30 AM
Thats good to know. I should be there Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 13, 2019, 09:25:48 AM
Thanks for the first hand report Dan. There seems to be a guy who runs another forum that started spreading the rumor of people being kicked out, but no one seems to have had that experience. He is he guy who reports all the negative things about RVs, campgrounds, etc, but I can’t think of his name. The Quartzsite business groups have said they hadn’t heard of it happening, and there were many more people in the LTVAs yesterday than there were when we first looked in on Tuesday. We will be up there on Monday morning.
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Post by: cadee2c on January 13, 2019, 09:32:52 AM
Last year they didnt kick anyone out. They just came through after the government reopened and told everyone to get permits.
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Post by: Wendy on January 13, 2019, 11:18:28 AM
Thanks, Dan, for first-hand info. There’re a lot of rumors floating out there. I figured I’d get it “straight from the horse’s mouth.”  :)
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Post by: bruosb1105 on January 13, 2019, 01:22:10 PM
Hi All, It's been a while since I've join this group in Quartzsite, 2009, but planning to attend this year with my better half.  Put us down, Bruce and Suz.  We will be coming in Friday if all goes well and stay for a week. 

Look forward to seeing some old friends and making some new ones.  Later
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Post by: darsben on January 13, 2019, 06:21:14 PM
Damn facts get in the way
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 13, 2019, 06:21:55 PM
 I didn't think it was long enough to shut down the parks.>>>D
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Post by: currinh on January 14, 2019, 04:46:11 PM
We, Hugh & Denise, are in Brenda, AZ for the winter. We plan to pack up the trailer and come down to the Rally for a few days. Plan to arrive Jan 24 and stay through the weekend.

Will anyone there have blank name tags? I hear they are needed (and appreciated) but we currently have none.

Thanks.

P.S. We're domiciled in Box Elder, SD.
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Post by: Jeff on January 14, 2019, 06:23:23 PM
Just went through the list trying to make sure it was up to date.


Looks like we will have a good sized group.


Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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Post by: viceprice on January 15, 2019, 04:32:28 AM
My wife and I will be visiting our son, his wife and new granddaughter in Twentynine Palms for the extended weekend. My son and I are tentatively planning a day visit to Quartzite on Monday, Jan 20. I am hoping we can sort of blow in and out for a quick hello and meet some forum members. 

He is also looking for some tow bar parts for his recently purchased 2004 Subatu Outback toad - possibly at the RV Show/tent. It came with some parts but not all. We will be looking to understand how the lights and braking worked. All he has now is a cut off wire set behind the grill.

The real purpose is to meet some of the folks I see on this forum and get a taste of the Quartzite experience for future planning.
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Post by: Larry N. on January 15, 2019, 12:24:49 PM
Looks as if we'll be departing shortly, spending the night in Raton, so likely we'll arrive sometime on Friday, given that the weather dictates we take I-25 to I-10 then west, rather than going through Flagstaff.

See ya'll then.
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Post by: cadee2c on January 15, 2019, 12:58:54 PM
All you who are there in Quartzsite now, you wanna make it quit raining and get everything dried out?
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 15, 2019, 02:02:41 PM
It actually looks like it may have stopped raining. The sky is much lighter than it was before. I would guess a lovely desert bloom will begin in a few days. We probably had an inch or more of rain! Lots of washes were running, and some of the streets in town were flooded.
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 15, 2019, 02:33:04 PM
Spoke too soon! Still raining ...
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Post by: Jeannine on January 15, 2019, 09:09:46 PM
We plan to arrive on Wednesday and leave on the 23rd.

Dan & Jeannine Wainwright
Title: Re: 2019 Quartzsite Rally - Solar Installers
Post by: don66 on January 15, 2019, 09:42:18 PM
I'm not sure if I can do this, but I am trying to find a list of Solar installer in Quartzsite.
Thanks, Don in AZ
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on January 15, 2019, 09:48:18 PM
discount solar and Solar Bobs or solar something or we can just help you do it
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 15, 2019, 10:39:17 PM
I'm not sure if I can do this, but I am trying to find a list of Solar installer in Quartzsite.
Thanks, Don in AZ
I think most of the guys would be more than willing to help. Lots of us have solar set ups installed.
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Post by: shorts on January 16, 2019, 02:18:23 PM
We are staying in Mesa at an RV Park so won’t be camping with the group as we had planned. We do plan to drive out sometime during the week next week to visit the big “to-do” and will try to find you all around happy hour. We also plan to try to make the pot-luck dinner on the 26th. Look forward to meeting those of you we have not had a chance to yet.

Vicki and Mark
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Post by: Alaskansnowbirds on January 16, 2019, 02:54:00 PM
There are only 4 Forum flags left. They will be available at the pot luck on the 26th. $20 each.

If you won't be at Quartzsite and want a flag, you can order it here (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?action=Logowear). Scroll down to the bottom of the page of logo ware for the flags.

There are only 4 so whoever orders them first will get them.
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Post by: don66 on January 16, 2019, 08:17:31 PM
Thanks for the info and offers. I can do it myself too, but I have just bought a 2019 Roadtrek Simplicity SRT which did not have prewiring for Solar. I am having La Mesa prewire to roof and then doing my own Solar panel install. No warranty issues with that.

But I only have one (1) AGM battery and want to add another and desiring to find an installer who might be factory authorized, to avoid warranty issues. I need two batteries bad for boon docking. The battery system is very complex and mounted underneath.

I still have a 2012 Winnebago (Sprinter) View G Profile which I will sell in the next month or two. I did my own 150 watt Solar install on it with no problems.

I could only get down to Quartzsite if there was an installer who could do it. By the way we live in Mesa if anyone comes this way.

Best wishes to all.

Don in Mesa,AZ


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Post by: PancakeBill on January 16, 2019, 09:14:38 PM
Can't stay long put hoping for Fri 25th thru Sunday 27th.  Out and back from Tucson.

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Post by: Larry N. on January 17, 2019, 07:55:46 AM
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Post by: mrschwarz on January 17, 2019, 02:03:44 PM
Any Jeep runs planned, yet?
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Post by: Old_Crow on January 18, 2019, 06:51:13 AM
Any Jeep runs planned, yet?

Funny, that.  DW and I were out playing in Palm Canyon yesterday and stopped by the rally site on the way back into town to ask the same question.  Best answer I got was "later in the week".
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Post by: mrschwarz on January 18, 2019, 06:56:38 AM
Bad news for us. On our way back to our site in Mesa, the engine tripped the MIL and check engine light. It turns out that I won't be able to drive the motor home until it's repaired. The part won't be here until next week, so it looks like we're not going to be able to make it again this year.

See you next year, hopefully.
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Post by: Alaskansnowbirds on January 18, 2019, 08:17:22 AM
Bad news for us. On our way back to our site in Mesa, the engine tripped the MIL and check engine light. It turns out that I won't be able to drive the motor home until it's repaired. The part won't be here until next week, so it looks like we're not going to be able to make it again this year.

See you next year, hopefully.

Drive the toad out for the pot luck. That way you won't miss it entirely.
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 18, 2019, 08:57:59 AM
The first picture is from sunset last night, but taken a few seconds after the red sky faded. The second was this morning. There is a reason I like it here!
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Post by: Larry N. on January 18, 2019, 09:36:23 AM
Nice shots, Pam -- thanks.
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Post by: PJ Stough on January 18, 2019, 11:21:23 AM
We should be out at the RV Forum site within the hour.

Paul & Ann
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Post by: Wendy on January 18, 2019, 02:58:07 PM
We should be out at the RV Forum site within the hour.

Paul & Ann


If there’s anyone parked in my spot, chase them away 😊 we’ll be there in 2.
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Post by: Heli_av8tor on January 20, 2019, 12:08:16 PM
Arriving this afternoon. Hopefully in time for Happy Hour!
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Post by: SargeW on January 21, 2019, 07:44:58 PM
We will hopefully be out of Redlands by mid morning tomorrow and be there by mid afternoon. If our paint it dry enough by then.
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 22, 2019, 07:05:31 PM
Today was cold and windy. From our windows we saw a few hardy souls in the gathering place, but we stayed warm inside. We will wait until tomorrow to come out of hibernation.
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Post by: FrankW on January 22, 2019, 07:35:54 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.
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2019, 08:21:51 PM
Brewers will be joining the off road trip in morning!

PS With Terry's recent eye surgery (cataract and lens implant)  he will NOT be leading  the traditional Ridge Run trip.  Sorry to  disappoint anyone  but vision is  important. Hope weather  improves to allow  conversations over the  Happy hour time!
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Post by: 8Muddypaws on January 22, 2019, 08:57:49 PM
We will be in the Q tomorrow.  Staying at Park Place.

Any jam sessions happening?
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2019, 09:00:04 PM
Brewers arrived mid day.  Very windy day and  only 53 degrees. 

 This RVForum Rally  began for us in 1995 and we've only missed the two years when we traveled to  Mexico. So please do the math to see how many years we  have  been coming to QUARTZSITE!

Usually we arrive earlier in the week but Terry had cataract surgery last week  so let me share with  you the Q events ( so far ) from my perspective in the next post!
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 22, 2019, 09:50:06 PM
Brewers easily found  the RVForum site today even though our normal arrival was delayed by a couple of days due to Terry's recent cataract surgery.

It was WINDY and only 55  as a high!  Sorta cold  for  these old arthritic folks!  With  Government Shutdown in place, there were no volunteers at the Kiosk so we did not pay the  fee to enter  the BLM 2 week area.

I drove our Jeep   into  the RVforum  group area as Terry followed  in mh.  I drove  through the "camp"  and noted the many attendees who had arrived way before us! Most vehicles were with their rigs so I knew people were  home  but not out and about. Smart people avoid inclement weather!

We  got parked and  sat in our RV all day waiting for the wind to stop and for  it to warm up!  I did  see Bill and Pam Nash drive in with a report of crowds in big tent! Saw Mike and Wendy leave and come back. Don't know where they went.  Visited with Henry and Margaret  (our next door neighbors) They reported  BIG crowds at tent  and even came home for lunch.  Texted with Barb and Frank about off road trail tomorrow. Saw John drive in, saw Larry and Mary Ann  leave in Jeep. Saw Bill W come to visit Sarge in his rig. 

Answered a call from Marty and Diane for  directions to our site  but I could see them on the road and Diane  could see me waving my arms. So they  had it right! They parked  next to us.  When Marty and Diane arrived and were  settled ("Sarge" on RVForum) I begged for  a tour of their now 1.5 year old Allegro Bus.  Ahemmmmmm if you are gonna full time this is the way to go!  Diane graciously gave me tips on an induction cook top and on an Insta pot which I see in my future!

 Visited with Henry and Margaret on their life events of late!     Hopefully weather will allow us to  gather together tomorrow ( after the Jeep run) so we can catch up !  Jeff and Sue  ventured the " cold" to  give us a visit.  Happy to hear of the  successful/complicated  back surgery  Sue endured.Sue and I enjoyed a glass of wine!

Thank you if you have read this far.... I'm now off to put drops in Terry's eyes! 
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Post by: Heli_av8tor 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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Post by: Old_Crow 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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Post by: 8Muddypaws on January 22, 2019, 10:38:10 PM
Sure will.  We’ll be there for 9 days.  You?
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Post by: Old_Crow 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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Post by: Old_Crow 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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Post by: FrankW 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.
5

Wally
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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Post by: Old_Crow on January 22, 2019, 11:15:17 PM
5

Wally
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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Post by: Tom and Margi 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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Post by: 8Muddypaws 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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Post by: cadee2c 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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Post by: Wendy 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.


Wendy



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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 23, 2019, 04:36:23 PM
I'll join you.  See you at Happy hour with  my name badge!

Betty Brewer
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Post by: 8Muddypaws 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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Post by: HueyPilotVN 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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Post by: Larry N. 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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Post by: Wendy 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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Post by: SargeW 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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Post by: cadee2c 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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Post by: Larry N. 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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Post by: Betty Brewer 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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Post by: Betty Brewer 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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Post by: PancakeBill 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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Post by: Tom and Margi 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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Post by: Ken & Sheila 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


ken

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Post by: Tom and Margi 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


ken
You youngsters have no idea what's ahead of you.   ;D ;D ;D   Hugs to you and SJ.
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Post by: PancakeBill 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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Post by: Heli_av8tor 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%.

Edit: Fixed quote.
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Post by: PancakeBill on January 25, 2019, 08:56:01 PM
üst spotted this, will stop by in the morning.
Thanks!
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Post by: Betty Brewer 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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Post by: Betty Brewer 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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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 25, 2019, 09:31:05 PM
Still haven't found your photo?  well fire the photographer !  MaryAnn and Larry were  transporting back and forth to Phoenix airport for a funeral, Fitzgeralds were in Oceanside?  Lou I thought you were here. did you hide from camera?
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Post by: Jim Godward on January 26, 2019, 12:48:52 AM

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


ken

Sure it is, getting old is not for sissies!
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 26, 2019, 10:36:01 AM
Found a few more good pics this morning from last year.  This making a collage is fun.  Watch out for me and my camera today!
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 26, 2019, 08:31:25 PM
Some of us are heading to the Desert Bar tomorrow for lunch. If anyone wants to come with us, meet at our motorhome (red Tiffin with RV Forum flag) at 10:30 am on Sunday.
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 26, 2019, 09:21:22 PM
It was a fabulous potluck !  Kevin saved the day with his  easy up enclosed tent  to save our hot dishes from the cooling winds. 

It took a little longer to go through the food lines but hot food was safe  from wind and blowing dust.  Yum Yum Yum plates were piled high. Desserts were so plentiful we needed an additional table!

Many stayed all afternoon to visit and  by evening a campfire warmed our chilled bones.  It was  another beautiful Quartzsite RVForum rally. 
A few  photos....
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Post by: ArdraF on January 26, 2019, 11:16:41 PM
It was a good rally and another yummy potluck.  We loved seeing our old friends and making new ones!  Safe travels and see you next year or somewhere down the road.

ArdraF
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Post by: Old_Crow on January 27, 2019, 07:00:16 AM
Some of us are heading to the Desert Bar tomorrow for lunch. If anyone wants to come with us, meet at our motorhome (red Tiffin with RV Forum flag) at 10:30 am on Sunday.

Kevin, I pm'ed you, but then thought I'd post here so the other members camped at Park Place might join.  If I can talk the DW into it(still asleep, and I ain't waking her right now)we'll meet you guys at Tyson St and 95, near the fire house.  I'll be leaving Park Place at 10:30 and I'll have the CB on 20 if anyone else has one.
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Post by: PancakeBill on January 27, 2019, 09:27:56 AM
Good Morning Quartzsite!  It has been too long since our last time, but we got back and happy to be here, yet today the show ends and we need to head back.  Our bg shopping list was whittled down really well, found some matching cabinet doors and hinge and pulls to finish our oven to storage project, 2 6 volt batteries to replace our 12's.  (another story that is not over yet!), a new light for over dining area, day/night shades to replace mini-blinds.

Great seeing some of our old friends and meeting a bunch of new ones.  Fun driving around Q and seeing new places and old stand-by.  We spent an entire winter here back in 08/09 and got pretty familiar with the town. 

The big tent had the right amount of Brit accented hawkers of products.  Somehow vegetable peelers sound better with accents. 

Today we head back to Tucson area, but for the rest of the season we will be in Benson at the SKP park.  We are on the waitlist for a lease, but managed to get a shorter term to stay.  Looking forward to our time there with fellow forumites the Parks and the Wainwrights. 

Next year we will be among the missing, heading to Florida for the winter.


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Post by: Wendy on January 27, 2019, 11:26:20 AM
Great rally. Keep having fun and see you next year 😊
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Post by: Tom on January 27, 2019, 12:19:55 PM
Thanks for the photos Betty.
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Post by: Larry N. on January 27, 2019, 08:06:38 PM
'Twas a great rally. Good to see lots of folks again, and to meet some new ones. Thanks to all.
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Post by: cadee2c on January 27, 2019, 09:21:31 PM
It was kinda sad to see everyone pulling out this morning. It meant the week was over. It was very fun and went by very fast. There are still a handful of us hanging around and we are still doing happy hours at 4, so anyone in the area who wants to are welcome to stop by.
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 27, 2019, 09:52:57 PM
Some of us decided to go to the Desert Bar northeast of Parker along a rough rocky road. It is definitely an unexpectedly fun place, completely off grid, and only open during cooler weather on Saturdays and Sundays. The place is certainly rustic, but they operate a number of separate restaurants, a full bar, a small shop, and have live music. There are a few pictures I took along the way to show the desert is definitely greening up with all the rain this season. There is one I took of our group eating while enjoying the music, and then one of the site. It was awfully nice to be sitting outside in 70 degree weather, drinking beers, and listening to music with friends.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on January 29, 2019, 04:37:08 PM

 Two days ago was like pulling the plug on a bath tub, the place emptied the same way, with just the dregs remaining. Now I know who is responsible for all the traffic.>>>Dan
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Post by: Larry N. on January 29, 2019, 08:20:43 PM
Got home to snow today -- had to plow my driveway before I could park the rig. Looked like about 4 inches on the ground, but it was bright and sunny today -- precip must have been a day or two ago. BTW, my current temperature is 18º F.
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Post by: UTTransplant on January 29, 2019, 09:00:39 PM
I do want to ask some of the long term eras where the RV Forum stone for the fire pit needs to be put when we leave. Does it go in the wash? Under a tree or bush? Gotta make sure it can be found next year!
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Post by: Betty Brewer on January 29, 2019, 09:22:58 PM
I'm not a fire person  but if I recall " they" said they  just turned it  upside down around the fire ring and left it there.  From past experience things left in wash disappear. 
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Post by: cadee2c on January 30, 2019, 05:24:37 PM
Some pictures of last nights sunset. Though no camera can show the realy beauty.
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Post by: Larry N. on January 30, 2019, 06:28:07 PM
Nice. Thanks, Caryl.
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Post by: cadee2c on January 31, 2019, 04:41:05 PM
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Nice. Thanks, Caryl.

Awww shucks, it was nothin.  :)
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Post by: Dreamsend on February 03, 2019, 06:41:41 PM
Hi All

A few of us are still hanging around Quartzite and it's been quiet and enjoyable. I kinda like it here - without the hub-bub of the show although all the activity was interesting too.  I've sampled 4 of the town's restaurants and not been disappointed so far.  Even saw a chipmunk today so the place has wildlife other just the two-legged kind.  I'm here till Feb. 11, then heading to Joshua Tree NP for a week.  I learned the sneak route outta the forum's gathering spot to town via Kuehn Ave.  . . which also is the easy way to the dumpsters ;)  Hey newbies can get kicks outta the simplest of things.

Still having trouble re-sizing pics I wanted to post so I'll keep at it.   Okay I think I got it. 
Regards
Linda
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Post by: Larry N. on February 03, 2019, 08:19:11 PM
Nice shots Linda -- thanks.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 04, 2019, 02:51:09 PM
 There was two camp chairs left at the fire ring,, one a red one I think belongs to Linda. The other I have no clue, the name Kamp-Rite is on the back and its frame is steel and heavy.>>>Dan
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Post by: bill dane on February 04, 2019, 03:38:02 PM
I am allready looking forward to next year.  See all there.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on February 04, 2019, 03:40:59 PM
There was two camp chairs left at the fire ring,, one a red one I think belongs to Linda. The other I have no clue, the name Kamp-Rite is on the back and its frame is steel and heavy.>>>Dan

Does it have a bottle opener hanging on the front?

If it does than just throw it away or leave it for anyone that wants it.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 04, 2019, 06:28:36 PM

 BINGO!!>>>
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Post by: cadee2c on February 04, 2019, 06:41:12 PM
Shoot . I had a reply typed out but it disappeared when I tried to post it. Anyway, the chair is mine. I was hoping to have one oe campfire, but the weather doesnt seem to be coooperating. Its gonna get really cold in a couple of nights.
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Post by: cadee2c on February 04, 2019, 07:01:45 PM
I took a picture of this mornings sunrise. It was pretty dramatic.

Yesterday Hank and I went into Yuma to get his dog food. The desert was full of color, with all kinds of flowers and cactus blooming. Especially near the proving grounds.  I didnt get any pictures though. Maybe later in the week. 
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Post by: Roadhappy on February 05, 2019, 12:19:30 PM
Beautiful picture!!
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 05, 2019, 01:57:59 PM
COME ON DOWN!  We get one most every morning.>>>D
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Post by: CandyJade41 on February 18, 2019, 09:16:57 AM
Will the rallies and flea market still be going on the last week of February?
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Post by: Larry N. on February 18, 2019, 11:26:06 AM
Some rallies (not the forum one) might still be going, but not the big tent or flea market.
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Post by: PJ Stough on February 18, 2019, 04:44:27 PM
Here is a video shot on February 11 showing what was going on in Quartzsite about a week ago.  Should still be the same until the middle of March.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xG1e1oUvg4
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Post by: Larry N. on February 18, 2019, 06:27:06 PM
Nice video -- thanks for the link, Paul. I'm surprised there were any flea market folks remaining, and there's more going on than I'd expected. Love the change in traffic, though.
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Post by: PancakeBill on February 18, 2019, 10:59:37 PM
Jolene and I were in Quartzsite until the end of March one year, lots still going on, but it dwindles like it grows in December, a little at a time.

You don't have to wait for a table at Silly Als.
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Post by: CandyJade41 on February 19, 2019, 06:50:39 AM
Silly Als? Lol Is that the place to go?

Yeah looks like I’ll head that way and probably stay in Quartzsite for a little bit. 😎
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 19, 2019, 07:42:11 PM

 We will arrive back at the forum site on Friday the 22nd for two more weeks.>>>Dan
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Post by: PancakeBill on February 19, 2019, 10:02:14 PM
Pretty good pizza at Silly Als. 

Darlenes for breakfast, Oasis bookstore for books.
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on February 19, 2019, 10:11:46 PM
Maybe you should warn her about the bookstore....
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Post by: 8Muddypaws on February 19, 2019, 10:26:10 PM
Al makes the best pizza in Quartzite.  (As far as I know it’s the only pizza in Quartzite)
Actually it was pretty good pizza.  We bought a bunch of them to go. - no waiting for a table.

My new favorite in the Q is Taco Mio.  The food is good, but their taco sauce is so good I bought two bottles of it.  Not often that you get heat and flavor at the same time.  I’ve taken that sauce to every Mexican restaurant I’ve been to since.

No warnings regarding the bookstore are adequate. 
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Post by: HueyPilotVN on February 19, 2019, 10:35:05 PM
I like the Quail Run Restaurant when it is not so crowded in town.
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Post by: cadee2c on February 19, 2019, 11:00:38 PM
I may be back in a couple of weeks for a bit. My cousin and her BF are still traveling with me. We are in Rockport this week. Considering going to Brownsville before they head home. It started snowing and freezing in Spokane as soon as they got here, so they are in no hurry to head back. If they head back soon and we dont go to Brownsville, then I plan on heading to Quartzsite until the Escapade in Tucson. It sure is different travelling with people.
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Post by: Lou Schneider on February 20, 2019, 01:40:19 AM
Maybe you should warn her about the bookstore....

There's nothing to warn about.  Paul Winer (the nudist proprietor) has been seriously ill for the past 13 months, and the few times he has been at the bookstore this year he, like the rest of the staff, has been fully clothed.

There's nothing lewd about the store itself, they have a remarkable collection of books on all topics including some rare editions you wouldn't expect to find in the middle of the desert.
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Post by: Larry N. on February 20, 2019, 08:12:46 AM
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Not often that you get heat and flavor at the same time. 
That's what's so great about most New Mexican style food I've had. Since you bought that sauce, you might try 505 products*. We always have the 505 brand green chile sauce on hand for burritos, enchiladas, etc., and they have quite a range of products. And certainly that's a reason that Hatch (a town in southern NM) chiles are so well thought of.

* 505 is the New Mexico area code
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 20, 2019, 09:10:31 AM

 Bill,, The Desert Quail is the correct name,, and is usually good when they have a cook.>>>Dan
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Post by: PJ Stough on February 20, 2019, 09:28:48 AM
Bill,, The Desert Quail is the correct name,, and is usually good when they have a cook.>>>Dan

Is there a place called The Desert Quail, or are you thinking of The Mountain Quail on Moon Mountain Road?
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 20, 2019, 12:42:00 PM

 You are correct PJ,.  Last year  (one of many) we were there one early evening and  after being seated was told it would "be awhile"
 "awhile" was two and one half hours after taking the orders,,,,the cook had quit and they tried to cover it without much success.>>>D
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Post by: Old_Crow on February 21, 2019, 07:23:45 AM
We went to the Times 3 restaurant one night when they were having some Mexican dish as the special.  Tried it and it was really good.  When we commented to the waitress, she told us that their cook used to work at Taco Mio.  The Times 3 has a pretty good chicken fried steak, and the chocolate silk pie is awesome.

Best place we found in Quartzsite is Lin's Chinese Buffet...in Yuma. 
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Post by: UTTransplant on February 21, 2019, 07:54:31 AM
Best place we found in Quartzsite is Lin's Chinese Buffet...in Yuma.
We like Yuma Thai. Great green curry!
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Post by: Gizmo100 on February 21, 2019, 11:10:43 AM
I'm thinking of heading to Quartzsite just to check it out for a day or two before heading back to AL. We may have to look into some of these some of the food and the Bookstore suggestions.

Are there any preferred areas to look for?
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 21, 2019, 01:03:43 PM
 You GOTTA do biscuits and gravy at BAD BOYS,, :P :P
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Post by: Dreamsend on February 22, 2019, 06:20:02 AM
You GOTTA do biskets and gravy at BAD BOYS,, :P :P

X10 what Dan said.  The B&G are perfection.  Also the french toast and waffles!  Good coffee too and at 25 cents a cup, you can't go wrong.

I came back to Quartzite 3 days ago after a week at Joshua Tree and been at the Road Runner free 14-day area but I'm leaving today for Phoenix and a week of "life" chores that are seriously interfering with travels :(.  Still plenty of things going on at Q but I notice many of the parking lots formerly filled with RVs for sale are now empty.  The BLM areas appear cleared out and there are lots of nice places to set-up.  The Kuehn St. tent vendors are still set-up as well as many along Main St.  The traffic is great - which is to say there isn't any except at the gas stations, which always seem to be busy when I pull in.

If you're looking for something to do in Q besides eat, the Musuem (next to Silly Als) is said to be pretty good. Operated by local Hist. Society.  I still haven't found time to visit it, but will certainly do so next year. 

I hit the Coyote market again for fresh stuff and if you like Barbecue Ribs, you must try theirs from the "steam" table.  Really good, meaty, and falls off the bones of course.  At 6.99 per pound you can hardly buy them and cook them yourself for less.  Grab a bunch of their coleslaw to go with ribs - uhmmmmm! really tasty (and healthy veggie).  They have a small selection of other salads, barbecue chicken, etc. that is all prepared on-site (not bought in cans).

Sorry to miss you Dan and Cadee (and others maybe headed to Q).  Since I have no plans yet for where I'll be after March 1, I may be back to Q also after that.  Or, I may still be in Phoenix for trailer repairs, getting fan installed etc. -- that all depends on how quickly the dealer gets the work done.

Cheers to all
Linda
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Post by: Old_Crow on February 22, 2019, 09:14:33 AM
The DW and I are still at Park Place RV park and probably will be until the last week of March.
Hmmm, Bad Boys B&G...I might just get dressed and take the DW to breakfast, now that you've reminded me of that.
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Post by: cadee2c on February 22, 2019, 09:39:06 AM
Im heading to Brownsville next week, then going to Tucson to meet up with the solos for a pre rally before Escapade. After Escapade, I have no plans until May when I head over to Oklahoma then up to Minnesota. So basically, the month of April I will be wandering around somewhere.

Now Im hungry for biscuits and gravy. Thanks folks.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 22, 2019, 03:26:34 PM

 I am now in "Q" and the biscuits are CALLING me.>>>D
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Post by: cadee2c on February 22, 2019, 06:40:39 PM
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I am now in "Q" and the biscuits are CALLING me.>>>D

You cannot resist the power of the gravy
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Post by: Gizmo100 on February 22, 2019, 08:22:21 PM
Well Our address has changed...
We are just outside Quartzsite at the LTVA site.... 33°35'59.8"N 114°11'31.3"W

After a day of rain that turned into to snow we got the feeling that Mother nature wanted us to leave. Not to mention that the area was starting to fill up with water.

We got here about lunch time and have already check out the Book store. I have the B & G on my list along with the Pizza place. Of course My Wife intends to spend a lot of time looking at rocks.

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Post by: Old_Crow on February 23, 2019, 06:54:41 AM
Didn't make b&g yesterday, but we did finally hit the all you can eat fish fry at Sweet Darlene's.  Now I see why it's so darn crowded every Friday.

I see you're camped not too far from the Magic Circle.   8)
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Post by: PancakeBill on February 23, 2019, 07:38:05 AM
We would like to have hit the Escapade, but alas, no time.  While in Tucson, if heading east, stop in Benson for a mini rally.  We are at the SKP Saguaro park with Chet and Lori and Dan and Jeanine.  There are often sites to rent and there is also a boondocks lot.

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Post by: Gizmo100 on February 23, 2019, 08:53:40 AM
I see you're camped not too far from the Magic Circle.   8)

Yeah ...I didn't know what the Magic Circle was all about...The Lady that checked us in gave me a heads up....The Wife said keep driving, ;D ;D
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Post by: jackiemac on February 23, 2019, 01:16:15 PM
Yeah ...I didn't know what the Magic Circle was all about...The Lady that checked us in gave me a heads up....The Wife said keep driving, ;D ;D

They have Yoga on their calendar for Tuesday. That might be worth attending  :o ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Lou Schneider on February 23, 2019, 01:44:48 PM
Calesthentic exercises with jumping jacks might be just as interesting.  ;)
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Post by: jackiemac on February 23, 2019, 06:36:11 PM
Calesthentic exercises with jumping jacks might be just as interesting.  ;)
😁
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Post by: Gizmo100 on February 23, 2019, 08:09:04 PM

They have Yoga on their calendar for Tuesday. That might be worth attending  :o ;D ;D ;D

Calesthentic exercises with jumping jacks might be just as interesting.  ;)

I just don't think I'm going to talked the wife into going ;D ;D...But I did try ;D ;D

We hit town today after the wife spent the day looking for rocks. The flea market was shutting down for the day...But not all was lost....We did our best to put a hurting on a large pizza but alas we just can't eat as much as we use to...B & G is still on my list.
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Post by: jackiemac on February 24, 2019, 04:00:58 PM
Yum! What is B&G?
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Post by: Lou Schneider on February 24, 2019, 04:40:59 PM
Biscuits and Gravy.
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 24, 2019, 04:48:09 PM
 With plenty of included sausage and hot coffee.>>>D
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Post by: jackiemac on February 24, 2019, 04:54:52 PM
Biscuits and Gravy.
Ah! Scones
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Post by: jackiemac on February 24, 2019, 04:56:33 PM
With plenty of included sausage and hot coffee.>>>D
Cream and jam 🤪
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Post by: Old_Crow on February 25, 2019, 07:23:26 AM
No jam...white country gravy with sausage, and maybe an over medium egg on top.  Real stick-to-your-ribs kind of food.

Gizmo, we passed your campsite yesterday on the way out of the mountains back to civilization.  If it's the site I think it is, you were carrying a small folding table around the back of the trailer as we drove by in our black Wrangler. 
Wasn't totally sure, and besides, we were on our way to Red Lobster in Yuma, so didn't have time to stop.
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Post by: Gizmo100 on February 25, 2019, 07:42:30 AM
No jam...white country gravy with sausage, and maybe an over medium egg on top.  Real stick-to-your-ribs kind of food.

Gizmo, we passed your campsite yesterday on the way out of the mountains back to civilization.  If it's the site I think it is, you were carrying a small folding table around the back of the trailer as we drove by in our black Wrangler. 
Wasn't totally sure, and besides, we were on our way to Red Lobster in Yuma, so didn't have time to stop.

Depending on the time...I was either setting it up out of the wind to sit out in the sun and play a little guitar or getting packed up to put away.

I was informed yesterday that we needed to head home. I'm not sure what trigger the change with my wife. But I've started packing things. And we will be heading back to Alabama today. And go figure the weather is just started to get warmer.

Signed
One sad and confused
Gizmo
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Post by: Old_Crow on February 25, 2019, 07:46:59 AM
My wife informed me that whatever weather app she's using said it'll be in the 80's next week.  I told her that was fine with me, I just got a new pair of shorts last week and I'm ready to wear them.
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Post by: jackiemac on February 25, 2019, 02:44:24 PM
My wife informed me that whatever weather app she's using said it'll be in the 80's next week.  I told her that was fine with me, I just got a new pair of shorts last week and I'm ready to wear them.
Did you get those lovely yellow crocheted ones?
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Post by: Utclmjmpr on February 25, 2019, 04:52:23 PM
 Jackie,,In Utah, a scone is bread dough made with butter and honey,,lightly deep fried and about the size and shape of a closed fist.. Served with honey butter.>>>Dan
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Post by: jackiemac on February 26, 2019, 02:55:51 AM
Jackie,,In Utah, a scone is bread dough made with butter and honey,,lightly deep fried and about the size and shape of a closed fist.. Served with honey butter.>>>Dan
Mmm sounds delicious! 
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Post by: Old_Crow on February 26, 2019, 07:40:19 AM
Did you get those lovely yellow crocheted ones?

Not really.  Just denim carpenter shorts.
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Post by: jackiemac on February 26, 2019, 01:52:13 PM
Not really.  Just denim carpenter shorts.
I had to look those up! Look nice.