Yep, we’re sitting out here in the desert with no plans to leave anytime soon. I’m still not liking the “Navy showers” but it’s a small price to pay for all this solitude.
We don’t do a whole lot here but it seems like we’re in the car going somewhere every single day.
We had to make a trip to Quartszite to have a new inverter installed since ours wasn’t charging our batteries anymore. Thank goodness for the extended warranty. A bill that would have been over $1,000 ended up costing us only $150.
We’ve been to Parker several times for our grocery shopping and we’ve been to Lake Havasu City a few times for Rod’s dental appointments and bigger shopping. The other day we went for Rod’s dental appointment and Jim & Ellie decided they didn’t want to go. I drove around looking for someplace that had free wifi while I was waiting for Rod but nobody did. The McDonald’s and the Starbucks neither one had wifi. Weird. Guess it’s not that big of a city after all. I drove back to the dental office, parked the car and Rod came out. What great timing. We then went to Chili’s for lunch since we had a gift card (thanks again to John & Erica).
We even made a trip to Yuma one day and crossed the border into Mexico for a few needed “supplies”. No time to stop and visit anybody as it was a quick trip. Well, except that it took us over an hour in line to get back. By the time we got back to our place it was well after dark. Have you ever tried finding your home in the middle of a pitch-black desert??
One of our sunsets
And one of our campfires
We’ve had a few visitors to our “Compound” since we’ve been here but nobody stays for more than a few days. Rollie & Gina were here for a few weeks but left to visit their son in California before he deploys to Afghanistan. They’ll be back shortly.
Rollie cooking up some pork loins
Gina coming for the potluck
Jim, Jo and Fred
We did get to finally meet Angela & Don from Vancouver Island in Canada. I’ve “known” Angela online for several years now and we just missed each other last winter so it was good to meet this time. We had lunch with them and Jim & Ellie in the “big” restaurant here in Bouse and then they came out to see where we were all set up.
Angela and Don
Mike & Janna’s cute little dog named Emmie
I took this pic the other night of the moon rising
So, we don’t know how long we’ll be here…