Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HOLING UP IN QUARTZSITE FOR A BIT


We were on the road a little past 9 am heading south on #95.  After a while, we pulled over to make our decision on which direction to go.  In the end, I decided to take the bull by the horns and just head right through Las Vegas.  It wasn’t too bad but it still took about 40 minutes driving at 55-60 mph.  There was one short 45 mph zone but no stops and no slowdowns even.   We continued on #95 all the rest of the day.  Tonight we are at the BLM free camping on Plomosa Rd just north of Quartzsite, AZ.  It is so quiet here.  There is just an occasional car that goes by and that is it.
The temperature got up into the mid 20’sC (low 80’sF) but it sure didn’t feel too warm.  There was a bit of a breeze which helped.  We were talking to our campground neighbour this morning and he took the route we were planning to take and he really confirmed we made the right decision to change to the route we took.  Klamath Falls was down in the low 20’sF the days we would have been there and then it snowed all the way to Reno where he woke up to two inches on the ground.  It didn’t stick on the road much when it was snowing otherwise, he said.
We will stay over here for a day or two to rest up before arriving in Caliente.  We do have Verizon wireless here which is a bonus.

A couple of views of our new home.  Can't see any neighbours unless you walk out a bit.  Closest must be a quarter of a mile away.