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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Touring Quartzsite

We woke up to a nippy morning.  Turned on the generator and fired up the electric heater and the furnace to take the chill off.  Once we got warmed up we headed over to the 10 AM GTG with the RTR group. 


the desert has a beauty of it’s own .. we are falling in love with it!  We are enjoying our alone time.  We decided we go into town and check out a few things. 


We are parked on the 14 day limit BLM land, although we are told during the month of Jan it is not enforced as by next week there will almost a million rigs parked here. 


you find open land and pull and park where you want


some come with other groups and some come alone


We got home from the gathering and took the dogs on a walk and then loaded up to head to town to check out a few things


first on our list was to check out Discount Solar and Solar Bills for some research on batteries, cables and 300 Amp fuse.  We need to increase our battery bank and we purchased an inverter in La.  Since we put in an household refrigerator we have to install this setup for summer months for those hot temp days.


after discussing what we wanted with both places we decided to come home and do a bit more research online before we jump in.  We do know we will  not be going with solar at this time.  We will continue to use our generator to charge the batteries.


next on the tada list was to head to the most popular book store in Q


This is Paul .. he is the owner of the book store .. he was giving a concert when we arrived


WOW .. he can rock the piano and sings pretty good .. since it was a bit on the chilly side today he had on a coat .. your wondering what the big deal is about that?


Well you see Paul used to go completely naked and then the city of Q required that he must at least wear a jock strap.  So his wife crotched him one and that is all he normally wears.  Now you know why his book store is so popular.  I did find one of my favorite romance authors books that I have not read … I got them 3/$1.00.  We stopped by a couple of the grocery stores and checked out what they had and their prices .. wasn’t bad for a small town .. next was the Dollar General to get me some lip balm .. my lips are already dried out, cracked and sore from this dry air and sun.  We checked out the Family Dollar as well and got some paper plates.  We are limited on our water and electric supply so we are ruffing it .. Smile


We came back home and wow the wind has began to blow and is rocking us .. were gonna be rocked to sleep tonight.  Since it was so windy and too cold out to dinner on the bbq grill we cooked inside.  I threw some pork chops in the oven and that helped heat up our home nicely and some mac and cheese on the stove top and dinner was served.  After dinner we went back where the RTR group is and enjoyed some visiting  .. there was no fire tonight due to the strong winds .. we stayed until I got too cold and we headed home.  When we got home the wind had blown down our satellite dish.  Hubby went to pick it up and tried to set it back up but the wind had destroyed it, it was all bent up.  So I got on the phone and called dish and a new one will be arriving around 8 AM.  We fired up the generator, took the chill off and did a bit of internet and then it was off to bed.