Saturday, January 24, 2015

Odds and Ends from Quartzsite

 

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Been staying busy in Quartzsite but not doing much of anything noteworthy. We’ve been to the Big Tent and Tyson Wells flea markets several times looking around and buying just a few inexpensive items. It’s nice that we’re parked less than a mile away so it’s an easy walk. Jim couldn’t believe that Kim, Debbie and I spent four hours over there one day.

We thought this was a great sign.

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I had my 60th birthday last week, just another day in the life but hard for me to believe. After happy hour Jim picked up a couple pizzas at Silly Al’s and Laurelee and Debbie joined us for dinner. Pretty exciting celebration!

Jim and I took a day trip to Algodones, Mexico on Thursday. 89 miles from Q but we knew we would probably have to go back so we wanted to get the process in motion. I am going to have the root canal redone that I had done last year. After carefully studying the 3D scan of the tooth, Dr. Hernandez really didn’t see anything obvious but he suspects maybe a microscopic canal didn’t get treated, which could be causing my discomfort. He is a very nice guy, told me there would be no charge for the redo. Jim and I have both had to have root canals redone in the US and not only did we have to pay again, there was not even a discount. Another reason to go to Mexico for dental work. Jim had a cleaning and exam by Dr. Urena, who’s office is next door to Dr. Hernandez. He had a pocket of infection in the gum of a crowned tooth which she deep cleaned and gave him an antibacterial rinse. He has another appointment with her next month to see if it’s cleared up, but she said he may need a root canal. Since he had one done on that tooth 30 years ago he is hesitant to have another and then lose that tooth as has happened in the past. It’s always something. So we’ll be spending some time in Yuma in February to get all that taken care of.

We hiked around the hills behind our site and found this old stone house. It was in a nice spot with great views.

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A stark landscape but we find it appealing. It’s an acquired taste, kind of like red wine.

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Jim thought this would be a great vehicle to tow behind the Lazy Daze.

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We had a couple of really windy days so didn’t get around to working on the other step yet, but the first one turned out well after I finally got the adhesive off. I forgot to take a picture of the finished product and now it’s dirty so I will do it after we get the next one done.

We found the secret to short lines at the dump and water fill stations in La Posa. Yesterday we went at 4:30, happy hour time for many people, and there was only one RV waiting to dump. Last year we went earlier in the day and waited over an hour in line.

This afternoon a bunch of us are going to the Blogger Fest. Just in our group alone, besides us, we have The Travels of Kimbopolo, Me and My Dog, Plein Air Journey, J &B and Lady Blue, On The Road With Riley, and Wish You Were Here!. 

Hope to see some of you there!

23 comments:

  1. I can't believe we were there for 4 hours either but .... FUN! Thanks for the dump tip.

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  2. Glad to see y'all. Should be a huge group.

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  3. I was at Dr Hernandez's office at 2:30 on Thursday. Had follow up of root canal from the day before. First dental visit to Mexico. Hope it lasts.

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    1. Hope yours does better than mine! Dr H certainly seems like he's competent and I know two other people who had root canals by him with no problems. I am dreading the redo.

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  4. Sorry I'm missing the Blogger Fest. Seems it could be fun! We'll be back a week from Monday.

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    1. It was very fun! Sorry you couldn't stay.

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  5. Hope to see you at the Blogger Fest.

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  6. Well I definitely wish I was there for the Bloggerfest. That's a cute little bug. Surprised it's abandoned. Really sorry to hear about all the dental work. I've never had a root canal but it sounds terrible. Love both those signs. They made me laugh.........Lazy Daze homeless camp. GREAT! And the duck on is totally true. I thought I'd never get to go to the bathroom alone again.

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  7. Thank you for the dump tip--will dump the night before we leave for Ajo.

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    1. So sorry we didn't get to talk today. After we left I realized we didn't meet. There were so many people it was hard to talk to everyone!

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  8. Have fun at Blogger Fest! Perhaps I'll see you guys again soon at Dental Camp-- we'll be starting our journey north from La Paz on Tuesday to go for dental work with Dr. Ureña in a couple more weeks.

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    1. Yes, I'm sure we'll be in Yuma when you are. Look forward to hearing more about your Baja trip.

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  9. Happy 60th Birthday Gayle! Great having an adventurous hiker just skip over the age 60 stream and keep heading up the trail of enjoyment. Great following your blog and being a part of the exploration.

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    1. Thanks, John. I try not to let the age thing bother me but those decade birthdays are hard to ignore!

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  10. Why you're just a pup, Gayle :) You and Bobbie will be going strong long after Jim and I are resting in peace. :)

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    1. Bobbie and I won't let the two of you rest in peace, you know!

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  11. Can't believe we missed you! So sad.

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    1. I know! After we left I said to Jim that we didn't meet you or Dawn and I felt so bad! Next time...

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  12. Well happy birthday..............I had my 60th birthday last Saturday the 17th. Looks like we were born on the same day, same year..............I have only met one other birthday twin so far in my 60 years. I think 60 is the new 40.

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    1. What a coincidence! I don't know of anyone else with my same birthdate and year. I'm going with that 60 being the new 40, too.

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  13. Happy 60th!! Oh, to be so young again:)

    Hope you had a great time at the Blogger Fest. Sounds a lot of people planned on going. It was just a little to soon for us.

    We are heading to Yuma on Wed but probably only be there for a couple days. Not sure if we will be there at the same time. Where will you be staying in Yuma? We really need to meet this winter:)

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  14. Love that stark landscape as well. This time of year in Q it is particularly refreshing :-) I'm still bummed we had to miss the fest - so glad to hear it was a good turnout!

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  15. rats guess we missed meeting you too at Bloggerfest... maybe next time. A great turnout it was though!

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