Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-24-2009, 11:25 PM   #101
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
So, we climb a trail with similar warnings as the Picacho Peak trail, but no mention of cable handlines...Good,, or just uninformative(*as the wimp-out back trail at Picacho was...???)...It looked worse than it actually was, but I probably won't 'fess up to this statement in the morning...no cables needed...maybe a bit more sense, but ignorance CAN be blissfull at the time(ok so MY time is fairly consisitent)...BLISSFULL is a GOOD thind when yer not falling, bleeding, or otherwise headed for peril...you know, like older folk in the desert...? (tho' the spelling of blissfull don't look good...)( I do these side bars to piss off my HS English teacher, may she rest in Dunne peace...).
Well, now where was I...?oh, yeah, in the desert...!!!
__________________

__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 10:43 AM   #102
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,758
Images: 43
Way's

Way's to boondock in Quartzsite Arizona in the winter.
(1) In your Squairstream trailer
(2) In you classic Airstream motor home.
(3) In your classic Airstream trailer.
(4) In your BIG SOB motor home.
(5) In your retead motor home.
(6) In your pickup camper.
(7) In you van and tee pee.
(8) In your sail boat.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BDQ SQUARESTREAM.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	50.9 KB
ID:	74543   Click image for larger version

Name:	BDQ AS MOTOR HOME.jpg
Views:	3150
Size:	44.9 KB
ID:	74544  

Click image for larger version

Name:	BDQ CLASSIC AS.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	57.4 KB
ID:	74545   Click image for larger version

Name:	BDQ SOB MH.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	35.2 KB
ID:	74546  

Click image for larger version

Name:	BDQ renter.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	36.8 KB
ID:	74547   Click image for larger version

Name:	BDQ PU CAMPER.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	45.2 KB
ID:	74548  

Click image for larger version

Name:	BDQ VAN AND TEE PEE.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	41.3 KB
ID:	74549   Click image for larger version

Name:	BDQ SAIL BOAT.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	50.5 KB
ID:	74550  

__________________

jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 06:14 PM   #103
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,758
Images: 43
Quartzsite today trip.

Mike and my trip today at Quartzsite AZ
Many a miner died in his pursuit of precious metals.Graves can be found wherever mining took place.The names have long ago worn off from the wooden crosses that once where headstones.
The Indian lookout is another desert mystery.Who built it and why?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	q grave the real one.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	75.4 KB
ID:	74580   Click image for larger version

Name:	q grave.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	64.8 KB
ID:	74581  

jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 09:50 AM   #104
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,758
Images: 43
Start off the slow down.

Well the slow down in Q is started I think?
This next week end in the "BIG tent" on Jan.30 to Feb.8 is the Hobby,Craft and Gem show.Then on Jan.31 to Feb 1 there is the Classic Car show.
The weather here for Mon.& Tue. is not going to be Q's best.It is only going to be in the low 60's but sunny.
Still see some Airstreamers around the area after the El Camino Real rally.So note all the Airstreamers have gone yet.
Again photos of two Quartzsite area rock wall mystery's
(1) The so-called Spanish Wall
(2)Indian Lookout?
Who built them and why.What do you think there purpose was?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dm 1.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	57.3 KB
ID:	74601   Click image for larger version

Name:	DMI.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	60.0 KB
ID:	74603  

jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2009, 11:46 AM   #105
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
Wind is blowin', sun is intermittently hidin' behind the clouds, shorts are an iffy thing to be wearin', right now...but the herd is definitely thinning out. Still, the duimpsters are beginning to disappear behind the trash bags, so the generation of trash hasn't quite quit...we're off to visit with Anita, and deliver the Airstream Life issue with her glass garden featured...maybe she'll kick my butt in a game of horseshoes(she's a former league player).
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 09:51 AM   #106
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
Downright COLD this morning...my pushbutton thermometer said 32, which is 30, in reality...no frost, but just the same...glad we carry 4 season clothing...
Off to Parker for FOOD today...oh, joy...
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 12:15 PM   #107
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,758
Images: 43
Cotote day

Well my adventure today (Mike has gone shopping in Parker)was to go to the old remains of the stamp mills,on the way I found 2 coyote's watching me one on the ridge the other in the road with it head just looking over the ridge.( Photo1)Click photo to make larger.
Photo 2 is the Halsey Williams mill.The mill operated between 1940 and 1950.
Photo 3 is remains of the Stetler stamp mill at the foot of Q mountain overlooking Quartzsite.

The winter people come
and the winter people go.
They sit in the sunshine
and they talk about the snow.

Author unknown
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	COYOTES Q 1.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	42.6 KB
ID:	74697   Click image for larger version

Name:	HALSEY WILLIAMS MILLL BEST 1.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	52.5 KB
ID:	74698  

Click image for larger version

Name:	STETER STAMP MILL 1.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	41.6 KB
ID:	74699  
jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 06:55 PM   #108
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,758
Images: 43
Airstream life magazine

For more info and photo's about Quartzsite there was a good write up in the Winter Airstream Life Magazine.
jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2009, 10:20 PM   #109
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
Parker...close to Q, two grocery stores(Basha's and Safeway), but a mini-Walmart is going in across fro Safeway...hope the prices are lower...
First stop was Subway, to keep the munchie-dragon from the shopping cart, then the thrift store, then Safeway, then Basha's...then...get the heck out of Dodge...4 1/2 hours...Lordy but I hate shopping('cept thrift stores), and am glad that groceries are 30 min away...$150+, after groceries- home.
LATE happy hour, BUT,...happy hour. Clamato juice is refreshed, so am I...kinda cool out...50''s, with upper 30's for the early morning...then back up to the high 60's...may have to wear my sweats in the am...life is tough, but we'll make it...
Another wasted day, livin' in Q...will it ever end?
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 07:55 AM   #110
Moderator
 
eubank's Avatar

 
1967 30' Sovereign
1999 31' Land Yacht
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,730
Mike, just remember that if you get toooo bored down there, you can always come up here and shovel some snow. (We wouldn't presume to ask Tracy to do that kind of work, though.)

Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 10:22 AM   #111
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
Don't change that dial...

Quote:
Originally Posted by eubank View Post
Mike, just remember that if you get toooo bored down there, you can always come up here and shovel some snow. (We wouldn't presume to ask Tracy to do that kind of work, though.)

Lynn

Lynn,
I'm on my way...just have to shovel my way out of Q...oh, wait, that's right...no snow here...well, I'll wait for the first snow down here, THEN shovel my way out, then I'll come shovel your driveway
Found that the reliable gray water tank gauge was working last night...water was about a half inch from the top of the shower wall...coulda been ugly, but now it's nirvana for the plants along the wash...amazing how you can put 60 gallons in a 40 gallon tank!!!
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 10:24 AM   #112
Moderator
 
eubank's Avatar

 
1967 30' Sovereign
1999 31' Land Yacht
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,730
We've kind of been wondering how we'd handle gray water down there. Ours has no gray water tank, so it's gotta go someplace. We could bring along the portable blue tank and run it there (and then out).

Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 10:28 AM   #113
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
Ask Richard how it should be done...
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 11:07 AM   #114
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,758
Images: 43
High tech ?

I like all the high tech I see in the desert here.Sure hope it slows down the globle warming so you folks in the snow belts dont get snowed in .
Photo 1 Note the solar panels,the 2 wind generators and at the right side the NEW thing a solar clothes drier.That the thing that has rope running between the 2 posts.
Photo 2 has a lot of solar panels even used them as awnings over the windows.Note solar even on the PU truck what kind of milage do you get with that? Miles/amp,Miles /watt,or maybe miles/Volt.Also look at the fine rock work in the front yard.
Photo 3 has solar panels but look at the rock wall he has made around his place.
Photo 4 Again solar panels and wind generator and one tall antenna.
Click on photo to make them bigger.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	power 1.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	41.8 KB
ID:	74743   Click image for larger version

Name:	power 2.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	46.1 KB
ID:	74744  

Click image for larger version

Name:	power 4.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	41.1 KB
ID:	74745   Click image for larger version

Name:	power3.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	43.1 KB
ID:	74746  

jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 03:16 PM   #115
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,758
Images: 43
Qia

QIA (Quartzsite Improvement Association)is the back bone of the social life in Q.The QIA provides a community hall for various activities.QIA was incorporated in 1965.The first "Pow Wow"(Gem& Mineral show)was held in 1967 at the Quartzsite School.
The 43rd Annual QIA Pow Wow was held 21st Jan.through Sun 25th Jan.It is one of the largest Gem & Mineral show in the world.There are over 500 vendor spaces.Inside there are 50 display cases of beautiful gems,minerals and jewelry,plus a hobby and craft display.
The QIA has a large social event schedule from Nov thru March.They have something every day but Sunday like Exercise class,craft and open painting,line dance class,square dances,gem and mineral club meetings,pancake suppers,desert music,gospel music,potlucks, many special events and much more.
Their Schedules can be found in boxes like in the photo in the BLM LTVA.
So for you folks that are sociable this is a grate place to start when your in Quartzsite.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	QIA.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	58.6 KB
ID:	74758  
jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 03:41 PM   #116
Rivet Master
 
1989 34.5' Airstream 345
Silverton , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,101
BIG THANKS to Jimmini!!!
When we discovered(last night), that our shower stall(accurate gray water tank level indicator) was FULL, it didn't take long for one of my two brain cells to ask "Where did it come from?"...yep, down to less than 20 gallons in less than a week(we have an 80 gallon tank, maybe 100?)...Mr Jim came along with his big fresh water tank, pumped it full with a break to refill at the station, and we're good to go...literally...
HINT: DON"T be terse with momma when a fresh water excavation occurs...it's the fastest way to a dishwashing event afterwards, that I know of......
Sunny, windy with a bite to the wind cured by using the unit as a windbreaker...Jim MADE me drink a beer before noon, so my eyes feel swollen...I'll go over for happy hour to see if I can make the rest of my body catch up
Another day, another Quartzsite...
__________________
Michael & Tracy
1989 345 Motorhome
CHARTER MEMBERS: FOUR CORNERS UNIT, AND PROUD OF IT!!!
We live for the moment, 'cause when you get there, it's gone...
ScrapIrony-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2009, 08:51 PM   #117
Rivet Master
 
jordandvm's Avatar

 
2017 28' International
Western , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 802
Images: 58
Are you still there?

Hey Jimmini,

Are you still in Quartzite? We arrived today and are staying at "Roadrunner" section at Milepost 99. This is quite the place. Kind of like Burning Man for seniors! Don't think we'll stay long, but at least want to check out some of the activities in town before we head on down to Yuma, then to Tucson... and hopefully "the luau at DHSP". Can't beat the price in our section (free) and we see some of the humongous solar jobs near us that people flaunt on their rigs. Plenty of space between rigs, the closest to us must be a hundred yards. This place is truly incredible and we've only been here a couple of hours!

Jim
__________________
Jim & Cheryl

2017 28' Signature CCD

2017 GMC Denali HD Crew Cab 4x4
Blue Ox Sway Pro Hitch

WBCCI #3538
jordandvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 01:20 AM   #118
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Greenbrae , California
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 88
Hi Jimmini,
I have enjoyed the photos and history that you have shared. I will be coming to the car show with my family this week end. I know you are boon docking but do you have any suggestions for a good place with hook ups?

Julie
jaojamjab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 07:24 AM   #119
Rivet Master
 
NorCal Bambi's Avatar
 
1963 16' Bambi
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Yreka , California
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,313
Images: 21
Hi Jimmini, glad to see the trip is going well. Are you finding warmer weather? It's 20 here this a.m..
Don and Claudia
NorCal Bambi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 03:36 PM   #120
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,758
Images: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordandvm View Post
Hey Jimmini,

Are you still in Quartzite? We arrived today and are staying at "Roadrunner" section at Milepost 99. This is quite the place. Kind of like Burning Man for seniors! Don't think we'll stay long, but at least want to check out some of the activities in town before we head on down to Yuma, then to Tucson... and hopefully "the luau at DHSP". Can't beat the price in our section (free) and we see some of the humongous solar jobs near us that people flaunt on their rigs. Plenty of space between rigs, the closest to us must be a hundred yards. This place is truly incredible and we've only been here a couple of hours!

Jim
Mike and I will try and find you today or in the A.M.
We are just up the old Yuma rd about 3 miles on the west side 2 Classic MOHOMS and a Squaresteam
__________________

jimmini is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quartzsite in January? rogerdodger Off Topic Forum 19 10-19-2008 06:54 PM
Quartzsite boondocking talltales Our Community 5 08-12-2007 07:14 PM
It all started in Quartzsite Airstreamer2 Member Introductions 6 02-08-2007 09:03 AM
Road to Quartzsite, AZ in '06 Waynon On The Road... 18 12-05-2006 09:02 PM
Quartzsite RV Show joshua32064 Our Community 0 01-13-2004 10:49 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.