Sunday, January 25, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAST WEEK JANUARY 25, 2015

On our Tuesday ride, some of us went through a more exciting area while the others bypassed it 

Over the hill and into the valley on Tuesday

Our Tuesday group.  That's 85 year old Blue in the center with the white shirt.

New riders Gayle and Danette with Rocky on our Friday neighbour's ride.  

Mountain scenery on Friday

Saguaros above our Friday lunch spot

The Friday group in front of The Thumb

Looking east from The Thumb area

While driving up the upper Box Canyon Wash, Aileen spotted two Javelinas.  I was able to get one decent shot as they are masters at hiding.

Yesterday we took a quick visit to Quartzsite.  We stopped and saw Jacquie and Jim for a little while then I took a few minutes for a really quick look around the RV show.  Aileen stayed visiting.  One of the vendors does restoration work and this was their display model.  It is a 1974 Winnebago completely redone including two slide outs.  Simply amazing.  I couldn't get any interior photos as it was always full of people.


And why did we drive 652 kms (407 miles) round trip to Quartzsite?  There was a blogger get together in the desert targeted at those close by.  I thought it would be neat to meet up with some of the people whose blogs I read.  That was interesting.  Some of them were nothing like I had pictured in my mind but they were all very friendly and outgoing.

There were lots of animated conversations between new friends.  It was well past 4 pm when we departed the gathering and I had planned on taking Aileen for a nice supper but PF Chang's was lined up to the door so no luck there.  Since it was so late, we ended up going to In N Out Burger for our supper.  After our twelve hour drive day, bed was very welcoming.