Friday, February 2, 2018

Yuma to Q to Yuma - January, 2018

The weather is incredible this winter .... in Arizona. This is the warmest winter season we have ever been in.

After tinkering around the house, organizing, painting, and just enjoying the 'roomyness', we started packing up the motorhome for a trip to Quartzsite. We wanted to do a little boondocking and were looking forward to meeting up with our 'RV Dreamer' friends. There was also the annual Christian Fellowship rally, and the 'big tent' event happening in January also.

It was kinda strange packing stuff back into the RV. We don't have to carry everything we own anymore. We had lots of room in the storage compartments, and the Jeep wasn't totally packed for once.

Off we went to La Posa South, a BLM area just a few miles south of Q. We were going to stop here for just one night and then fill our fresh water tank in preparation for our Christian Fellowship rally.
Our spot in the desert.

After filling our fresh water tank, we headed out to the rally on Plomosa Road. We were going to be there 6 days.

After getting set up, 14 more group members started showing up in their RVs.

We had a great time at the rally. Lots of fellowship, worship, and food!

While there, we went into Q and checked out the vendor area. The big tent wasn't open yet, but there were lots of people about.

We looked at what's new in the RV world.

And found friends Steve & Dianne at Beer Belly's Adult Daycare.

We also went up Plomosa Road a little ways to the annual Escapees Happy Hour.

More rally pics.

It cooled off pretty good at night in the desert, and our Big Buddy propane heater stopped working. After reading on Google, I believe it was clogged because I never installed the inline filter that they suggest when you use an external propane tank. The You Tube videos showed how to disassemble and possibly repair it, so I gave it a try. Man, will I ever get it back together again?

After figuring out the 'puzzle' ..... it worked!

After a succsesful rally, we moved back to La Posa South.

Where we met up with friends Bev & Tim.

Together, we explored the vendors and the opening day in the big tent. Man, was it crowded!

Brock & Nathalie (fellow RV Dreamers) stopped at our spot in the desert and visited us for awhile. It was great, as always, to catch up.

We just did 3 more days in La Posa South, then headed back to our place in Yuma.

Then on Wednesday, the 24th, we drove back to Q just for the day, and a RV Dreamers get together. It sure is good to see everyone again.

Fun, fun, fun!

Back in Yuma, I went down to the AZ DMV and registered the motorhome in Arizona. It was actually pretty easy. The cost in Texas was $229.00, in Arizona, it is $353.00. Oh well...

One day, there was a huge yard sale on our block. There had to be 30 houses participate. It was crazy.

Our house.

Up and down the block. Lots of traffic that day.

This was across the street from us.

Yes, that is a submarine.

It was on display by the Veterans of some submarine unit. No it wasn't for sale.

And finally, I noticed that our poor little Jeep was starting to feel it's age. It is a 2003, has 2 'idiot' lights that just don't want to be fixed. I noticed after returning from Q that both front tires were wearing pretty bad on the insides. Alignment?? The tires were getting down there anyhow. But the biggest issue was it just turned over 191 thousand miles. It was time to go shopping.

And we did. We found a good deal and started talking. I was floored when they offered only $417.00 trade-in value! It was a high mileage issue. Who would dump lots of repair $$$ into a $417.00 car? 

Not us!

So ... we are happy owners of a Nissan Sentra.

Now to get it setup for towing.

Fergs .... out!