The wind in the desert is an amazing thing. We were told by an “old-timer” that the desert winds were known as Devil Winds. This morning started out sunny and still. Before lunch the wind arrived not as strong an it blew on Thursday but you definitely can hear it outside the windows. It’s not hurricane force winds but strong enough to gently rock the motor home from side to side. Finally the wind was down and happy hour could be enjoyed on a beautiful sunny afternoon in the desert.
This is a lazy Saturday for us. A fix your own breakfast and enjoy warm, roasted veggies just out of the oven for lunch kind of day. (Roasted veggies are so tasty I’m afraid I’ll soon be reading in the news that roasted veggies are bad for you.) Chicken quesadilas for happy hour and leftover minestrone soup with chicken for dinner. Ah, life is good for a fulltime rver, boondocking on BLM land.
Thursday was also quite windy in Quartzsite. We did go for a walk despite the winds but had to hold onto our hats. As a matter of fact, the wind was blowing so hard Thursday it became necessary to cancel our daily, outside happy hour. Oh, no!!! The desert floor here clearly has seen lots of wind as it is scoured fairly clean down to the hard-pan. When the strong winds kick up, little sand blows now. The winds of the past probably blew most of the sand and dust from here down to the Yuma area to the I 8 corridor where you can see large sand dunes along the Arizona/California border area. Got little exercise today…just a short walk to get the blood moving. We always invite our fellow boondockers to walk with us and Jim is usually up for it, but another nearby boondocker, not so much. He appears to be somewhat allergic to exercise.
Tomorrow is a travel day for us. The solar panels are down, things that could fly around in the motor home while we drive are put where they cannot cause damage and the outdoor furniture is stowed.
Yesterday, Friday, the weather was sunny and calm. With one of our fellow boondockers (Jim), Jerry and I walked to the local vegetable stand in town. On the way, we stopped at the Car Show. This was the first day of the show and though they had a lot of beautifully restored old cars, attendance was fairly light. Some of the cars were older than we are but viewing most of the cars was a walk down memory lane. The Chevy’s’ from the 1950′s were well represented. The car show goes on for more than a week, is rather interesting and attendance/parking is free. Later got the fresh vegetables and, of course, a delicious ice cream cone to eat on the walk back to our rv site. For happy hour, Jim served warm, baked Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with a cheese filling…yum!