Plamosa Road BLM

February 6th 2020

Big day today, the Buchanan’s are headed north on AZ-95, all the way from LaPosa West all the way to Plamosa Road, this is a BLM area that is along the roadway, it runs a length of about 16 miles, we picked a spot about two miles down Plamosa Road away from Highway 95. This is an area that is very similar to the terrain that we experienced at Roadrunner BLM, it is referred to as desert pavement, basically just a surface covered with stones, so there should be less dust although we are only here for a few days. We are about five miles north of Quartzsite and this was the view out of our windshield tonight.

View from our windshields

This is one of the reasons that we trudge our way to Arizona, and of course there is the 70 or 20 degree thing, and the 17% humidity thing, and the no mosquito thing, and the no rain thing, and the lack of clouds, and of course there is the beautiful landscape…just saying.

Our home for the weekend at Plamosa Road BLM

The evenings are so amazing, no light pollution, more stars than you could even imagine, we are being blessed with a full moon this weekend. Today was a moving day, all of 14 miles including the trip to the dump station and fresh water fill. We had a couple of days left on the LTVA but we wanted to get out of the dust, and get to a little quieter area, away from the main highway. The problem with the highway was the rumble strips, it’s not a wide road and has rumble strips on both edges and down the center lane, which everyone seemed to able to hit as they travelled the highway.

Desert Pavement

Miss Laurie got another load of laundry done, today to top off our grey tank before I went to dump, which mean less laundry next week when we make it to full hookups in Nevada. We have a couple of events before we head up to Nevada on Monday, we are only a couple of hours away, but we need to get Thunder cleaned up from over two months in the desert dust before we head up to Vegas so that probably means heading through Kingman AZ for a Thunder spa at the Blue Beacon truck wash and a trip over the new bridge at Hoover Dam.

Congratulations Kansas

February 3rd 2020

8 o’clock Sunday evening and we made it all the way to the end of the Super Bowl, it was a real close game, until the Chiefs come to life in the fourth quarter. Yes they staged a pretty strong comeback, took advantage when any given the opportunity and forced some timely turnovers, and after a fifty year drought, were probably favourites for quite a few fans whose teams were long out for the season. So a heart felt congratulations to the Kansas Chiefs on a hard fought win!

Our last Monday in Quartzsite, as we start north on Friday, or we aren’t going too far, only north to Plamosa road BLM for the weekend, we are hoping to hook up with “Love your RV” a Canadian YouTuber, who has been traveling for a number of years, Ray is one of the people we followed as we prepared and planned to go full time. We reached full batteries again today, but I’m going to dig in today to see what I need to do to run new cable from the solar controllers to the batteries.

Well today’s weather is windy, which in Arizona means dusty, so today’s forecast is for a high of 55 or 13 a big change from the 80 or 24 of yesterday in fact the next three days will be cool with overnight temperatures near the freezing point, but as we look across the country weather map, I think were ok with our forecast. As I scan some of the over night news, it has been amazing how many people and Presidents, didn’t know the Kansas City is actually in Missouri. Those are probably the same tourist that used to come to Niagara in the summer with their skies looking for snow…aw I miss some of those days. It’s amazing in a world of information being at your fingertips on almost every electronic device that you don’t look up some information or data like where the Super Bowl champions are from…just saying

So we are on the last few days of President Trumps impeachable show, you can’t call it a trial, you can’t even call it a hearing…because everyone seems to agree with what happened, even the Republicans seem to understand that what was done is impeachable, they just don’t think it’s worth of removal from the office. Hell even the president says he did it as he gloats that he can do what ever he wants. As an outsider the whole thing is unbelievable, and more entertaining than most reality shows…like you can’t make this shyt up, and everyone is either in one camp or the other, but it is becoming very apparent that no one is getting voted off the island just yet…but I don’t think it’s over yet.

The crowd at Quartzsite is dwindling, well at least the short timers at the LTVA, there are still the ones that are here for the season, but the 14 and 28 day group is really thinning out, the reality is unless you are running the ATV trails, or running around with metal detectors, once the big tent collapses so does a lot of Quartzsite.