Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Too much to explore to stay in one place

Our curiosity got the better of us this morning, even though we had a pretty decent spot,we decided to drive up the road to see what else was available to us...might even get some TV reception! We drove up the road, mmm, about 5 miles or so and saw another turn off of 95 (there were RV's to the right, so we turned left). We drove up a couple of pretty big, rocky hills until we came to a dead end and had to turn around.

[caption id="attachment_2741" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Dead end[/caption]

When we turned Joon around to go down the hill we just came up, we had quite the view (of The Colorado River) and figured this place was just as good, if not better, than any other place so we moved around until we found a flat, level spot and stopped for the day.

[caption id="attachment_2742" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Flat & Level[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2743" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pretty good view[/caption]

I took Savannah on what seemed like a super long walk, but really it was because of the super huge rocks we were trudging through. I felt pretty brave because we were walking off the main road...I don't do that very often due to danger!

[caption id="attachment_2745" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bigguns[/caption]

Really, the only reason I went "off course" was because J' said he wanted to see what was over the edge of these big rocks (you can't drive over there, at least with Joon!) So I walked it with Savannah and this is what we saw...

[caption id="attachment_2744" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Just more mountain[/caption]

Another reason I usually never get off the main road is I am always looking at the ground and hardly look where I'm going, so if I stay on the main road it's an easy out and back. It was a good thing I kept the van within eyes distance this time, due to exactly this...I was too busy scoping out all the rocks on the ground! I had been told there was Quartz just laying all over the ground in the mountains and desert of Arizona but until you see it with your own eyes, you don't really believe it. Let's just say, I might need a bigger "Box o' Rocks" after this trip is all said and done!

[caption id="attachment_2746" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Just one beautiful piece![/caption]

 We sure do have a beautiful camp spot here. We get really great wifi signal with our new Millenicom device (still coming off of Verizon network). We are done with our Verizon hotpsot and phone. The only thing here once again, No TV reception...not even one single channel. I guess its another movie night. It's actually kind of fun doing something different, we watched Fargo last night and tonight is looking like The Running Man! We should have planned better in the movie department, since I brought only two DVD's, and otherwise have been getting movies off of other peoples' hard drives that we've met along the way. It definitely makes for some interesting movie nights, especially when you've never heard of half the movies! haha Just another part of the adventure!

Hope you have a great night!



  1. Hey you!! Those "rocks" are amazing!! <3 I don't think I would be able to look up after finding one of those beauties. :-) You guys are pretty brave just traveling like that into "untraveled" territory. Lol.

    Have you tried watching "Hulu" online? You can get some pretty good tv shows on there. Granted they are repeats but not if you have never seen them before. ;-)

    Well, have fun in your new spot. Enjoy, stay peaceful and may the universe rain lots and lots of love on you guys.

    Martha <3

  2. Hey mama! Yes, we used to do Hulu back in our cabin in GA, due to not being able to get cable, but it chews up entirely too much data out here on the road, so unless it's the end of the month and we have a ton to use it's a no go, but thanks for the idea! We may (or may not) be looking into satellite in Quartzsite, we'll see how things go. It's just nice to be able to veg out to it when you want, it's not a must but a like! The rocks are way too much fun, I have to stop myself when my pants start to fall down and they have been sagging without them in my pockets for a few months now, soooo...haha Being on the road makes you lose a few pounds!
    Love ya

  3. Gotcha on the "hulu". It is nice, but what you don't know about you can't really miss, so don't worry, there's nothing good on now anyhoo. ;-)

    Losing weight?!!! Even more motivation for me to get on the road. Lol. J/K. All I need is to choose not to open my mouth to so many "bad" goodies. Lol. It's really hard during the holiday season though. :/

    Well, talk to ju later. Have fun. Looking forward to the winter solstice. I'm going to celebrate it for the first time this year. Can't wait. You are in the perfect place(s) to welcome in the "NEW". Take some pics of that amazing sunrise if you can. :-)

    Mucho amor to you,
    Martha <3