Our stay on Pomosa Road outside Quartzsite

12/29/12

Yep,,, still out here on Plomosa Road dry camping. It’s been very peaceful out here. And you can make of it what you will. You can sit and daze off while admiring the natural beauty of the desert and surrounding mountains or you can take hikes and take in the fresh air. It’s really the first time in my life that I have been so free to do what I want when I want for such a long stretch of time. I told Diane the other day,, it’s nice that nobody really knows or cares we are here,, nobody is relying on us for anything,,, it’s not costing us a penny really to be here,, we have to answer for absolutely nothing but to ourselves. Pretty damn nice for a change.

The weather has gotten a lot better but it still gets pretty darn cool at night and stays cool well into the morning. Take a look at Diane,, you would think she was in the mid west someplace from the looks of her LOL!!

Diane out for a walk in Quartzsite

Diane out for a walk in Quartzsite

In reality it wasn’t to bad but there was a breeze. I think I was in sweats and a tee shirt while she was all bundled up. Hey,,, the sun shines every day!!!

While out on one of our walks Diane spotted something under a tree stump and said HEY,,, do you think that could be one of those geo cache things?? I removed it from under the tree and sure enough it was!! Who needs a gps to find geo cache stuff anyway LOL!!. We took a look inside and put it back as it was.

Geo Cache Diane found

Geo Cache Diane found

I have a nice Gamin hand held GPS that has a geo cache feature on it but I’ve never taken the time to figure it out. I think it’s beyond me.

We took a drive into Quartzsite one day to see what had changed, And things continue to grow. I think it’s mainly a rock hound’s gig right now. Some pretty neat stuff but I’m not much into rocks and the things we do like are way to big to haul around in the RV. But the crowds are starting to gather. We had to wait at the restaurant to get a spot. And it’s really not even the busy time yet.

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A few Quarzsite vendors

A few Quarzsite vendors

Friday the 28th we took a ride into Bouse,,, the road there was scenic enough but the town itself,,, well,,, lets just say I don’t have any pictures to share.

Saturday the 29th we decided to drive back into Parker and find the Desert Bar. I have read about it and it sounded like something you just had to see if in the area. And I was right. It was a great place. It’s back off the highway about 5 miles on a dirt road. They have no electricity and everything is ran off solar. They are only open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6pm. They serve food and have 3 full serve bars. And they have a band playing about all the time.

The Desert Bar taken from the parking lot

The Desert Bar taken from the parking lot

We got there about 12:30 and the place was pretty full but people just kept coming!!! The band was playing,, drinks were flowing and the sun was bright!!! I could have stayed until closing but we had a 40 mile drive back to our camp spot and we had Jack to think about so we stayed responsible and left about 3. You should click this link and check them out. http://www.thedesertbar.com/

And if you are ever around Parker I would highly recommend it.

The Desert Bar outside Parker Az

The Desert Bar outside Parker Az

The Desert Bar

The Desert Bar

I sure am enjoying the new solar. We have been boon docking 4 days now on this stretch and have not had to turn on the generator one time. That is such a relief to me. And it shows that we decided on the right amount of solar for our needs.

The dry camping is peaceful and fun but I think we will be ready to head to Indio on the first and stay someplace with full hookups for a couple weeks,,, find a couple nice places to eat,,, play a little golf and spend some time ,,,, in the mix,,, again before heading back to Quartzsite Jan. 15th for some more dry camping.

A little something,,, and I think we are the third type of man..

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
Will Rogers

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3 Responses to Our stay on Pomosa Road outside Quartzsite

  1. Kyra says:

    Hi Dave and Diane, are you headed to Indio? I’m here, and debating whether to head to Quartzite or Yuma. BRRRRR It’s cold!

    • Dave & Diane says:

      Good morning and Happy New Years!! Yep,,, we are just about ready to pull out and head to Indio for 2 weeks and then return to Quartzsite on the 15th and stay for a week with the Tiffin group before heading to Yuma for a couple weeks. How long have you been in Indio and did you enjoy it??

  2. Kyra says:

    LOL I got in yesterday afternoon and I’m leaving today if I get motivated! I’m presently casino camping at Fantasy Springs.

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