Don on January 23rd, 2005

Exciting Blog titles, don’t you agree. You may notice different spellings of Quartzsite or Quartzite. I belatedly noticed that this is a “site” where quartz is not a town named after a quartzite rock? I’m too lazy to make the corrections and that isn’t the only mis-spelling in here anyway. I was up late playing […]

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Don on January 22nd, 2005

The RV show started today. Lots of people. Population of La Posa West LTVA campground doubled again since yesterday. Breakfast again at Gene’s Smokehouse. Yesterday it took 15 minutes, today over an hour to get breakfast. The delay is mostly due to their trust of people. They ask your name and call it when your […]

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Don on January 21st, 2005

Up early.I went over to the fleamarket next door for breakfast. 2 eggs, hashbrowns, smoked pork and tea for $3. Cost of living could be low here. Breakfast was not only cheap but one of the best I’ve had recently.Right next to the “restaurant was a market.And a Barber. All the comforts here.I made a […]

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Don on January 20th, 2005

Arrived Quartzsite La Posa West LTVA about 1:30 after stopping off in Blythe for some last minute supplies.Found a nice site close in near the RV show but away from the crowd and off the main roads so little dust. Only one other camper in our cul de sac, a couple from South Dakota. The […]

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Don on January 19th, 2005

Gotta go. Heading down river toward Quartzite Arizona.Stopped East of Needles at the Moabi Regional Park. I’ll get charged up, filled up and emptied, as required, for the Quartzite dry camping.The Moabi Regional Park is a little run down right now but they are doing some upgrade projects that will probably be ready by summer. […]

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Don on January 18th, 2005

I’ve had the good fortune to see at least two sides for several industries.When I was young, I worked as a stage hand and projectionist. While the theater I worked at, Harvey Auditorium in Bakersfield, was probably one of the most capable theaters around, putting theaters like San Jose’s Performing Arts Theater to shame even […]

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Don on January 17th, 2005

Where I’m parked here at the Rio, there is a lot of traffic passing through the lot in front of the RV heading toward the front of the casino. Half of the traffic seems to be limos. I started to wonder how many limos there are here? I also noted that I have never ridden […]

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Don on January 17th, 2005

Monday: Slow start today.I found a Bass Pro Shops, Outdoor World store here that is unbelievable. It opened in November. It’s huge, looks like a lodge inside, has hundreds of stuffed animals from the usual heads on the wall to posed animals and groups of animals posed in natural activities. There are rivers, waterfalls, boats, […]

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Don on January 15th, 2005

Saturday: Today’s a relax at home (RV) day.Note: I’ve been lazy recently and wait to publish the pictures in spurts but try to keep the blog text current. I haven’t taken any other pictures of Las Vegas, nothing that looked picture worthy.Sunday: Today was laundry day. Time to tinker around the RV.

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Don on January 14th, 2005

Friday: I moved out of Sam’s today to the parking lot at the Rio. Time to save a buck. The Rio seems to have the best RV parking area, right next to the casino, no bother, and easy to get to. I consider the front entrance treacherous for an RV with a toad so I […]

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