Saturday, January 16, 2010


Thursday, January 14 – Got up and turned on our new heater this morning. It is called a Blue Flame Heater. It is a ventless heater some there are precautions that must be taken. It uses no electricity and about a third of the propane as our furnace. I hope that helps Marsha keep a little warmer. Thank you, Paul! I love it!!!


I cooked breakfast of bacon & eggs on our new grill. Kelly and Carrie gave the grill to us for Christmas. It really worked well with the built in griddle! The food was soooo delicious! And Marsha was happy the bacon didn’t splash all over her counter tops.



We climbed Q Mountain this morning. COOL!  The view was so awesome. You can see for miles. It was really windy as you will see by the pictures below. We didn't know anything about this and ended-up taking the hardest route to the top...ha ha! Marsha couldn’t believe it when she looked down and saw the two easy paths to the top. Needless to say, she made me take one of the easy routes back down. It was still challenging but not like the one we took up.

The way we went up


On the top


Easy path down


Looking straight down


Below are different views of Quartzsite. All the white areas are RVs. They are coming in fast and furious.



More pictures from the mountain.

We shopped a little in Tyson Wells flea market. The seasonal swap meet is open from November through the end of February but the main show is January 10th - 25th. The "Main Event" is located close to Exit 17 on the North side of Interstate 10. The cross streets are Main Street and Quartzsite Blvd. Tyson Wells is like the downtown of Quartzsite, but it is not like any downtown you have ever seen. In 1856, settler Charles Tyson built a fort at the present site of Quartzsite to protect his water supply from attacks by Native Americans. Fort Tyson soon became a stopover on the Ehrenburg-to-Prescott stagecoach route. It had become known as Tyson's Wells by the time the stage stopped running and the town was abandoned. Our good friend, Red Burgess, back in Ohio sent us a link for an overview of Quartzsite. You may want to check it out here.
Another windy evening so no campfire social again tonight.

We are both going to take long hot showers because tomorrow I'll dump the holding tanks and fill up with fresh water.

Thanks for stopping by.