Friday, February 2, 2007

Quartzsite - We've Moved

We made a trip to Tempe and Mesa on Tuesday and Wednesday to pick up the parts that we had shipped to Daryl's house. I had taken the rear wheel off the scooter to take with us and had the new tire installed and balanced. I also purchased all the plumbing parts at Camping World and Home Depot to equip the new tank for our use.

While I was out shopping, Dianna began embroidering a new top for Mom. Mom had wanted to see how the embroidery machine worked so she got to see the whole process. The pattern was an old mill house and it came out really nice.

We spent the night in the truck, parked in Daryl's cul-de-sac. Sleeping in the truck is actually quite comfortable and we did not even need the heater until morning when we warmed it up a little while we got dressed. We returned to Mom's so Dianna could finish the top and then we drove back to Quartzsite.

Yesterday I put the tank together and tested everything out. It worked great. We took the waste water down to the La Posa South LTVA (Long Term Visitor Area) south of Quartzsite to dump it and also decided to pay the camping fee of $30 so we could dump and get water for the next two weeks. We also decided to move to the area as well so that was done today. First I rode the scooter to Parker to pick up our mail and get a few groceries while Dianna stayed home and did our laundry. When I returned, we packed up and moved down to where we are now. We will probably stay here until the 15th and then move again, most likely to Imperial Dam near Yuma.

I know it's not exciting, but it's what we are doing. And, unlike some of our relatives, at least we post!


  1. I always enjoy your posts no matter what they are about. Is the bed in your truck full size? I wonder which relatives you're talking about? I'm guessing their last name starts with H. ;)

  2. Did you park in the same orientation so the solar panels work as well?

    Can we have some more details about the macerator and the macerated?

    Post some more pictures too. I know, I need to do the same...

  3. Don - The beds are twin size. Since they are bunks we each have one to ourselves. Of course, if we had not been married so long we might be willing to share one.
    Daryl - We are a pointed a little more toward the southwest in the afternoon. That means we do not get as much charging early in the morning, but it lasts later in the day. Still working well.

    Be careful what you ask for; you may get it. In fact, I think a full blown photo essay on the macerator is coming up.