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Old 11-13-2009, 11:30 AM   #183
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Q shrubs

Living things in the desert.
Photo 1 3 Saguaro Cactus
Photo 2 A young Saguaro cactus.Many times they are protected by a Mesquite tree.
Photo 3 A Creosote bush.DO NOT cook your stake over there wood.
Photo 4 The Ironwood tree.
The weather today Sunny.The high today 75,low of 48.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:37 PM   #184
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Saguaro we doin' here?

Photo 1...Is that your new rig, Jim...???
Photo 3...don't even stand downwind if yer burning this stuff...the smoke smell, not pleasant, will stay with you for a L O N G time...better to burn garden hose stuffed in copper tubing...the colors are prettier, and the toxic effects are...uhm..shorter...I think...not...uhm...sure...what was I talking about...???
Thanks for the continuing pics...can't wait to see them in person...mike
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:17 PM   #185
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Life in the desert

Life
Photo 1 The Octillo Cactus (On left) looks dead untill it rains then it gets all greened up with orange/red flowers.Needs water.
Photo 2 The Coyote.Needs water.
Photo 3 Poor sole before he went to the grave.Needed water. Photo 4 The windmill with its water tank and rain give that water to make life in the desert.
Weather today 70,the low tonight 42.
ScrapIrony-2 Mike made it in last night so we will hold the Q-3,T-2 rally site after the Escapees leave on Fri.the 20th.
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Old 11-16-2009, 02:56 PM   #186
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There is something wrong with your camera. It gives everything this bright yellow'ish glow as if there were some orb in the sky providing light. How would it do that through the clouds and rain? And where the heck is the mud? I was even more surprised by the lack of leaves on your trees that look like really old gas pumps.

Oh man, now I know why my feet are becoming webbed.

Thanks for the pictures Jim.

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Old 11-19-2009, 11:58 AM   #187
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Another greate day in the BIG Q.The weather is still in the mid 70s in the day and upper 40s at night.
We are at the Q3,T2 rally site waiting for folks to arrive amd make a ring around the fire pit.
Photo 1 My rig waiting for the Q3,T2 party to start.
Photo 2 A rig that looks like a controle tower at a airport.
Photo 3 3 Q water tanks made to look like 3 Elephants.Dad,Mom and Baby.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:06 PM   #188
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Q3,T2 Rally

At last after some computer issues we are back.
We have been at the 4CU Q3,T2 Thanksgiving rally here in the BIG Q.We had 27 trailers this year and it was a grate rally.
Photo 1. 37 of our closes friends in the front yard of our Squarstream for Thanksgiving dinner.
Photo 2. 3 turkeys watching another turkey fry and it only took 1 in the chair to over look the other 3.
Photo 3. The chow line.
Photo 4.Some of the trailers.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:52 AM   #189
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Well I am off to see the doc for 3 day's.
Sure will miss the BIG Q.
The weather here sure has been nice the last few day's in the 70's and no wind.
Here are 2 photos of a nice RV for out here.
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Kinda quiet here...Jim took off around ten...have been trying to absorb enough sun for both of us...feels good...holdin' down the fort...
Michael, hope the tooth fairy treads lightly...
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:55 PM   #192
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Airstream Park

Let the party go on.Well now that I am back from the Doc and all is well with that and Q3,T2 is over, ScrapIrony-2 and I have opened The ALL NEW Airstream Park for all you Airstreamer that would like to come for a visit in the BIG Q.It is in the BLM La Posa Tyson Wash LTVA.The BLM charges $40.00 for 14 day stay or $180 to stay till 15 April 2010.
To stay with 4CU Airstreamers priceless.
So any of you Airstreamers that would like to come join us we would be glad to have you.
The weather today is not the best.It was down to 34 last night, only about 62 today and mostly cloudy.The wind has been out of the SE at about 10 MPH this afternoon.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:49 PM   #193
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Short history of Q

For some of you that do not know the BIG Q here is the first of a few posts about Quartzsite AZ.
Quartzsite is on I-10 where US 95 crosses.Quartzsite has been serving travelers since about 1856.It was one of the watering holes for travelers going between the Colorado River port towns of La Paz and Ehrenberg to Prescott. (The Arizona Territory Capital off and on in that time)It was called Tyson's Well Stage Station back then.It serviced travelers on this Desert route till about the 1880's.It was called Fort Tyson by most even thou it was not a fort.By 1916 it was rebuilt and became the Oasis Hotel.It now has been rebuilt into a museum,like the original Tyson's Well Stage Station.
The first Post Office was established in 1893 it was called "Tyson's".The second Post Office was established in 1896.The name Quartzite had been suggested because of the amout of that rock in the area.BUT the Post Office Department made a mistake by adding "S" making the offical name Quartzsite.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:09 PM   #194
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Q today

Q last night and today.
Photo 1 Sun set last night.
Photo 2 Flamingos out in force today.
Photo 3 View from my easy chair.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:01 AM   #195
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Rainy Q

It looks like we are in for a day of rain showers today. The high is only going to be 54.
The good part is the desert can always use the rain.Q averages only 4" of rain a year.
Guess I can work on a posting about Quartzsite to post later.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:37 PM   #196
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Short history of Q part 2

In the 1880's till the late 1940's Quartzsite had it's boom's and bust's with the mining of Gold,Silver,Copper and other ores in the hills around here.
The Cinnabar,Copper Bottom, Mariquita,Moon Mountain and Gold Nugget mines where the only ones that ever amounted to anything.
The population of Q went from being nearly a ghost town well under 100 after the 1900 boom.By 1910 the population was up to 339.In 1930 it was back down to 112 people.The estimated population now is around 4100 folks.
From the late 1940's till the mid 1960's Quartzsite just hibernated.In 1965 the Quartzsite Impovement Association was started.(QIA).In Feb. of 1967 they held the first official Rock and Gem Show.They had 8 exhibitors in the building and 20 tailgate vendors in the parking lot.An estimated 1000 people came to the 3 day Pow Wow.The 2009 Pow Wow had more than 500 booths filling the 9 acres of the QIA showgrounds during the 5 day show.
It is estimated by some that 4 Million Rockhounds and Snow Birds flock through Quartzsite in January.
So 1967 was the start of the latest boom for the big Q,now with it's many shows,flee markets and Snow Birds boondocking on BLM land.

(Photo 1.) The remains of the Halsey Williams Mill.The mill operated between 1940 and 1950.
( Photo 2.) The remains of the Stetler Stamping Mill at the foot of Q Mountain.
(Photo 3.) Boondocking on BLM LTVA.(Long term visitor area)
(Photo 4.) The BIG tent.This is where the RV show and Car Show are held in Jan and Feb.
(Photo 5.) A modern day mining claim sign.
(Photo 6.) Some of the many flee market vendors.
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