Road Runner BLM, Quartzsite, Arizona
I lost my entire post, and have to start over, thank you Blogger! I see the font is changing sizes now too. Oh well read on if you are brave, or maybe just bored.
I have been lazy about posting and I apologize for that. My brain has been too busy to think about reading or writing posts. I promise to try to do better in the future.
|The moon is leaving.
|Sunrise is coming.
|The saguaro and sunrise.
|Some colourful flames at the campfire.
Tuesday, Nov 23, our good friends Lorne and Sue left in a cloud of dust as they head on down the road for their winter spot. It was wonderful meeting you folks finally. We had such a great time getting to know you in person, we look forward to more meetings in the future.
|Archie looks sad.
|One final coffee hour. Ken was missing but said goodbye earlier.
Sue, Tom, Deb D, Kim, Riley and Lorne.
|The last pic before they board.
|Safe travels, see you in down the road friends.
The past number of days and weeks have found us with cool weather here at Quartzsite. My morning walks have been chilly with very heavy sweaters, long pants and a hood. The daytime breeze is chilly as well but the sun does help. We will soon be moving to warmer temps and we are looking forward to it.
|Sunrise on a different day.
Our days have been filled with friends, laughter and good times. We are grateful for each and every one of them. Thank you folks.
|Seen on a morning walk.
|The pink is beautiful,
This paragraph is for me and my future reference, feel free to skip it. A month ago we traded in Igloo 1.0 for Igloo 2.0. It has been a very trying month. We have fixed the battery cable issues, the leak issue, the electrical issues but still have a slide issue to deal with. We have not yet tried the hot water heater or the awning. I don’t think I could take another issue at this point. The positive battery cable fell off our first day out, we had an intermittent tail light issue, we discovered 2 leaks in Texas when hooked up, a slide wouldn’t go out and upon arriving here at the BLM in Q we discovered a battery drain, which then lead to a non functioning on board generator, a non working fridge and a holiday weekend. RV Lifestyles repair shop was our fix it place for everything except the battery cable, the now miraculously consistent full functioning taillight and the slide repair. (They don’t work on this slide issue). The end result was a mouse nest in the on board generator which resulted in chewed wires, arcing in the generator and resulted in the converter needing replaced, a new breaker for the fridge in the fuse panel, a new motherboard for the fridge, and we need to have generator rewired. We have paid approximately $2500 CAD so far, we have not had an estimate yet for the slide, nor the generator. I have heard nothing from Outdoor Travel regarding our troubles. I contacted them before we left Wapakoneta, Ohio our first day out.
|On my morning walk I often cross this was.
To make life even more interesting we are having trouble finding an insurance company to cover FULL TIMERS IN ONTARIO. Wayfarers/Orbit our broker informed me the end insurer being Elite Aviva no longer offers this coverage. I have spent the last 30 days looking for another company. I can honestly say it is an extremely frustrating search and I am coming up empty. Any other ONTARIANS out there that FULL TIME?
|And this one too.
Our friends have rallied around us, doing everything they can to ease our worries. We appreciate you folks more than I can ever say. We are truly fortunate. We have spent happy hours, coffee time, meals, campfires and a trip to Mexico with various groups of them. You can find pics, details and confirmation at Deb and Tom’s (Celebrating the Dance) Ken and Kim’s (Journey with Ken and Kim), Lorne and Sue’s ( A place called away), Bill (On our way ) and Patsy’s ( Chillin’ with Patsy) blogs. Although only the 6 of us left here at our little desert patch went to Mexico, Deb and Tom, Ken and Kim and Riley and I.
|Los Algodones is a vibrant, loud, and bustling place. We love it.
Back on the Little Rock, the hunt was successful with brother Rick bagging the only deer. Congrats Rick. It did look a little small in the pics though. Hudson looked almost as big as the deer! A number of inches of snow have also fallen there requiring two visits from the snow plow in one day. It seems too early for snow. Other than that there has been no news from the place. Stay warm folks.
So you are now caught up with our happenings. Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time…..
Take care, stay safe,