Quartzsite Arizona 2005
Diary of Linda and my trip to Quartzsite, AZ January 2005
1/13/05 Left a day late for Quartzsite, because I couldnt get the trailer out
of the muddy storage yard. Got stuck trying to pull it out, but
Bill hooked up a strap to his little pickup which was on dry asphalt and
he successfully pulled me out.
1/14/05 Left at 9:30 a.m. for Quartzsite, AZ. Had a flat tire on the
trailer 30 miles before our destination. The tire got so hot that
it melted right off the rim. I am lucky I didnt have a fire, as
someone pointed to the smoke cloud behind me while I was traveling down
highway 10. I came out with fire extinguisher on my mine, but no
fire started. Took me ½ hour to change the tire, yuk what a nasty
job. We arrived in Quartzsite less one tire at about 4:00 p.m.
1/15/05 The following people plus others were camping in our desert group;
Fred Diana Rooney, Stan Joy Ray Gienger, Bruce
Beverly Roberts, Gretchen, Doug Lana Willingham, Joe Scarlet
Willingham. The major attraction of course is shopping which the
women did every day. Linda and I only spent about $100 shopping
this year. We had a $10 max gift exchange as usual on Saturday
night around a huge camp fire. The weather was great in the 60 to
low 70s during the day. I took Meggie for long 1 to 5 mile
hikes off leash in the desert washes near camp site at least twice a
day. When we went shopping Meggie usually walked with us, harnessed
in her Gentle Leader noose which helped keep her away from other dogs
whom she loves to charge and bark at!!!
1/17/05 Purchased a new trailer tire for $116. I really hated to spend the
money for it, but am not willing to do return trip home with no
spare. Had an uneventful trip home. Linda drove over
half the way, will I kicked back on the reclining seat. We stopped
in Indio and had a good Mexican Lunch. Arrived home around 4:30
||Linda and Stan in front of the Gienger's new 5th wheel a really nice
is most of our group with Joe Scarlet's impressive Monaco RV in
the back ground.
fireworks were short but impressive. Several campsite dogs ran
off as usual.
anticipation of the gift exchange.
was unhappy with her gift.
have that relaxed retirement status look.
liked her gift.