Monday, February 26, 2007

Feb 24, 25. 26th

I am catching up on posts tonight. Sat. the 24th Bob and I headed over to the Quartzsite Annual Chile Cookoff. Well, we waited in line to pay $4.00 for a cup and spoon for tasting everyone's chile. At the 1st station to taste, they ran out of chile about 4 people in front of us. This happened many times after that. We only got to taste 4 different chile recipes out of about 20 who participated. I don't think it was worth the $4.00 we "donated" to the event.

After the chile cookoff later in the afternoon we stopped by to see our friends, Joe and Donna Wallingford. They are from Montana and planned to leave Quartzsite on Sunday. They are planning on spending the summer in Alaska. Lucky people.

On Sunday, we decided to see if we could find Wiley's Well. It is a geode hunting area. We hopped on I-10 and headed west toward California. About 16 miles west of Blythe, Ca we turned onto Wiley Well road, headed south 3 miles and ran into the State prison. We didn't stop to visit this time. Another 5.3 miles we found a LTVA (Long Term Visitor Area) and stopped in to talk to the camp hosts. She informed us that if we continued to go south for another 11 miles we would run into the turnoff to the right. She was right!

Here's the signs to look for. Another 3 miles back in till the road dead ends and we found it. We found some geodes, nothing to write home about. Most were about 1/2 dollar size. I was hoping to find softball size. Maybe someday we'll go back and try again. All in all it was approximately 62 miles one way. Good days drive. Here's me and Bob hunting geodes!

Monday was the day to dump the sewer in the trailer. After about 1/2 way thru the macerater pump blew a fuse. Well, of course we didn't have a spare. We had to unhook everything, run to town and we bought a handful of fuses. Came back, started it up again and it blew another fuse. Good thing we got extras. We finished with that and Bob headed to town to get a couple things done.

He came back and asked if I wanted to go to lunch at Silly Al's. We went! It is a pizza parlor, we had great pizza and had enough to bring home for lunch tomorrow.

Bob ended up going out to metal detect but ended up scouting for a new place to hunt. He did find a new spot which he will probably check tomorrow.

This evening he is going thru the tackle boxes and fly fishing vests. Just checking to see if we have the right flies for when we leave here. We plan on spending some time at Navajo Dam in NM. Ron and Terry are joining us so we will have a great time.

Gotta check on the beef strogonoff we are having for supper tonight..Hope you all have a wonderful evening.

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