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!