Our Location: near Tonopah, Arizona
An okay night’s sleep last night. Too much on my mind to sleep well I guess. Stress is one of those things that keeps me awake long after I don’t want to be awake. Hopefully it passes quickly and things will settle down again.
|We saw this colourful fella on our way out to Plomosa Road.
We were up looking at each other saying, “ Well do we just pack up or do we have a drink and catch up with our blogging friends?” Turns out we just packed up and decided we’d head out and find a spot before catching up with folks. The Dogsled followed by the Igloo was heading across the desert floor shortly after 9 AM and we were on Plomosa Road by 9:15 AM, not a long drive to the road and a much smoother one than I sent our friends on yesterday.
|The rest area on I-10 East about 30 miles from Quartzsite.
|Do you see the sleeping giant?
A quick stop along the way on I-10 EAST but nothing too exciting, just to dump some garbage and a quick leg stretch. It seemed as if we'd just gotten back on the road and before we knew it we’d arrived at our turn off. It wasn’t even 11 AM yet. We did well.
This area is busier now than it was the other times we were here and so it took a while to find a place we both liked but we managed. I think we’ll enjoy this spot a great deal. It’s close enough for me to hike in the hills without a long walk to get there and the road is straight enough for Riley to find her way around the area. The best of both worlds.
|We saw this cute little house on one of many roads we checked out.
After getting set up I called my dad to let him know w’e d arrived but only managed to get his machine. No worries, I just left a message. After that we had some lunch and enjoyed the warmth for a while. We both took a turn with the magnet to collect some tire punchers hopefully before any end up in the rubber of the Igloo or Dogsled.
|Love the view out the window.
|I've walked around that top in the past.
Two young fellas on a small quad were tearing past pretty close to the Igloo so when I went outside to ask them to stay on the road, I didn’t get a chance, they knew and headed off immediately. I was shocked to hear to older of the two, maybe 8 or 9 cussing up a storm and dropping the F bomb every other word while they were stuck a few yards from the Igloo. However they worked hard and quickly to get ‘unstuck’ before hurrying off and we didn’t see them any more.
|I think we can spend a few weeks in this setting. Tomorrow we'll set up the outside.
Another call to Dad just to say hi and I was glad I did because he inadvertently erased the other message. He was pretty sure that it was us and that we had arrived safely but he was going to call to confirm in a bit. I guess I just saved him a phone call. Very cold at his house, lots of snow, supposed to warm up to just below the freezing mark with rain or freezing rain and then plummet back down again next week. For our Ontario readers, I doubt that Wiarton Willie will be able to stick his head out tomorrow, I’ll bet the door is frozen shut. I’m guessing a couple more months of winter for Ontario.
|Some signs we noticed today. Can you see the pretty yellow along the roadside?
|We are parked near this Saguaro. Love the face!!
No sunset to speak of tonight, but we are enjoying our first evening here and are snuggled in snug like a bug in a rug. We plan on being here for a few weeks and are looking forward to getting some things accomplished while in this area. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
|I just love this view.
Until next time…. take care, be safe,
|Goodnight from the Igloo.