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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Bloggerfest and chores

January 27 & 28 (Saturday and Sunday)
Saturday was Bloggerfest at LaPosa South near Quartzite. It's a great chance to catch up with Bloggers we have met and of course meet new Bloggers. We left Yuma about 11M and drove north up Hwy 95. We must have met 50 or more rigs all heading south. The big RV show in Quartzite was ending and I suspect many of the folks we met were moving on to their next destination and I'm sure many were heading to Imperial Dam area and the BLM lands.

We arrived in LaPosa about noon. I checked in with the Visitor Center to see about camping here next week and ask a few questions about water and dump stations, etc. Then drove around a bit to scout out some possible sites. We came across this sign. They seem like nice friendly folk…..but I think we'll find a different location to park!

The sign says 'Clothing optional area'.


We headed over to the ramada where Bloggerfest was to be held. It was just 1PM and everyone showed up about the same time. Paula from In The Shadows was the hostess. Rick (Its About Time) booked the ramada and set up tables, George (Our AwesomeTravels) arranged the signage. Thanks all for setting up the meeting!

It was so nice to meet the folks and hear their stories. It's interesting that although we all come from different backgrounds we are all tied together with a common love of outdoors, adventure, and travel to new places…..and old favorites. You feel an instant connection with folks you just met. Instant friendship. I hope we get to cross paths with all these fine folks soon and often. Also, you don't have to be a blogger to enjoy the lifestyle we have chosen. One lovely couple from East Texas attended that don't write a blog but their story was interesting and they enjoy the lifestyle just as the other attendees. 

Even though I carried my camera most of the afternoon……you have to actually take the pictures to enable the camera to record it! Dummy! Anyway, others were much better at taking pictures and those in my sidebar blog list will have some great ones.

Mostly backs :-( but from left it's Doug, George, Red, Cheryl

From left Paula, Gaelyn, Rick, Kathy and the second group on the right is Tom, Shirley, Deb (her back) and Ken

Paula getting us going

Gaelyn, Doug, Rick and Kathy

George taking the group photo

Photo is courtesy of George (thanks!)
Front from left: Gaelyn, Paula, Pat, Bill, Yuma, Shirley, Suzie, George
Back from left: Rick, Kathy, Steve, Jane, Deb, Tom, Doug, Ken, Stacie, Bob, Cheryl, me, Kay, Red


Bill's drone taking our picture....

.......of us! (Photo courtesy of Bill)
For some great pictures and links, check out Tom and Deb's blog (Celebrating the Dance

Sunday was chore day. We re-arranged some furniture in preparation for our move on Thursday. Floors needed vacuuming, woodwork dusted, bathroom cleaned, deep cycle batteries needed a re-charge, and the fridge needed defrosting. It had been about four months since we defrosted the fridge. You should really never have to do this on an absorption type fridge but we sometimes but hot food in the fridge and that creates moisture that settles on the cooling fins, freezes and over time builds up and needs to be removed to re-establish proper cooling.

Lots of ice from the cooling fins and freezer.

Nice clean fins, ready to cool.

No frost in the freezer now.



and That was Our View From Here!

16 comments:

  1. It sounds like you have had a great few days.
    My fridge also needs to be attended to from time to time but it's a good chance to clean everything out and wipe it down.
    I spend more time taking the outdoors back outside than I do doing anything else. The floor is always in need of sweeping.
    Safe travels ahead.

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    1. Once we get to the desert we'll be doing our share of sweeping for sure!

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  2. It was fun to see your guys again and bloggerfest always a great time. Back in ontario in the summer when it is sp humid we need to defrost about once a month or sooner, in the southwest we can get by most of the winter with the low humidity.

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    1. We look forward to seeing you guys again soon.
      I think the key for us is to be sure food is cooled fully before we put it in the fridge.

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    1. You're not in that Magic Circle are you?! :-)

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  4. Nice seeing you two at Bloggerfest. Hope you enjoy your time in Quartzsite La Posa South. You'll find a great spot, lots will be empty!

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    1. Thanks Pat. We may move into the area you guys are vacating.

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  5. Loved meeting you two at Bloggerfest..you have a great blog and we'll enjoy following!

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    1. Thanks! So nice to meet you guys too. I added your blog to my sidebar. I like yours a lot.

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  6. Enjoyed meeting you two at the Bloggerfest. I'm located off hwy 95 on Palm Canyon Road and the parade of RVs is nonstop heading south.

    Have a great time here in Quartzsite. Lots to see.

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    1. Thanks Doug. It was a pleasure to meet you. We saw the road you are on. The scenery is incredible out that way.
      Hope we run into you at some point.

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  7. We sure enjoyed meeting you both at Bloggerfest and hope our paths cross in the future!

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    1. We loved meeting you guys as well. I'll be reviewing your blog about Florida. Still need some tips!

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  8. If you are headed to LaPosa South I am sure you will find a great place to park lots of space out here. People think it is all fun and games but there are still chores to do. We just have a lot better view and weather when we are doing them. I thought Cheryl mentioned she saw the Stinger "B" when you were riding around. If the Jeep is parked by it we are home, stop in.

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    1. The work never ends, but yes, the view sure beats the snow at home! We did see where you guys were parked. We're heading to LaPosa South on Thursday and may look at taking one of the spots you guys vacate.

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