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Oct 4, 2018 - Flagstaff to Bouse

We made it! We were on I-40 for the majority of the day & the roads around Lake Havasu & on to Bouse were all good roads - no problems. We felt very blessed when this morning's news reported that a sinkhole had occurred overnight on Hwy 89 that we traveled yesterday. 2 vehicles went into the sinkhole & 1 person died! Blessed & thankful! We appreciated driving thru pine forests this morning - knowing that we won't be seeing pines for awhile. But we enjoy the desert mountains, too, & enjoyed the drive around Lake Havasu & down the Colorado...

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Mar 13, 2018 - Tuesday, Bouse AZ

Today is travel day for us. We need to leave Phoenix North Metro RV Park and make a stop at RV Master Techs in Glendale to pick up our shade that we dropped off to get fixed. We arrive there and it only cost $28.00 to fix it and reinstall, about the most inexpensive work done on the motorhome. We departed there and drove to Bouse AZ to stay at Desert Pueblo RV Park for the night. We lost the cover for the hot water tank somewhere between Phoenix and Bouse. I am sure if we would have retraced our trip the 120 miles one way we would not have...

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Jan 13, 2015 - Our Trip to Bouse

On January 7th we hooked up with Keith & Margie to take a road trip where their friends Gerald and Maxine Martin were parked. We took the motor home and headed for Bouse, AZ where Kenny and Pat live. Bouse is a very small Arizona town with not much to offer, sitting between Parker and Quartzite. We parked on their property now far from Gerald and Maxine. Each evening one of the couples furnish the food and then they all play cards. (Sluff). It was fun. Keith drove us to Quartzite which hosts the largest RV show in the world, supposedly....

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Mar 25, 2014 - Camp Bouse

Although we never made it to Camp Bouse we did see the Memorial Wall in Bouse, AZ. Camp Bouse was a top secret tank training base established in August of 1943 by General George Patton as one of the eleven bases of his "Desert Training Center". It's purpose was to develop and test modified tanks that carried "Canal defense Lights". These lights were 13 million candle power arc lamps that were going to be used to light up battlefield action at night. The light from these lamps passed through shutters that opened and closed 6 times per...

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Jan 23, 2012 - SKP'S Happy Hour, Quartzsite, AZ

SKP's Happy Hour, Quartzsite, AZ Jan 23rd Wow has this been fun. When we left Al's RV Park last Wednesday we drove the rig straight to Solar Bills to have the battery bank and Magnum Charger/Inverter installed. As it turned out the batteries had not arrived and we were told they would be in later in the morning. Solar Bill said we would have plenty of time to finish the installation that day. Well he was right, but by the time we headed out to Scaddan Wash to join the Happy Hour it was already dark. Have I told you how much we hate driving...

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Jan 17, 2012 - Leaving Al's RV Park

Leaving Al's RV Park Jan 17th We'll be leaving Al's in the morning. It's time to go do a little boondocking now that the solar panels have been installed. We are going to join the Escapees Happy Hour, it's being held in Scaddan Wash just south of I-10 and East of Quartzsite. Over the past week we we took the time to clean the dust out of the inside of the 5th wheel. You can't stay on the desert with even a little wind without getting dust inside your rig. It seems to get everywhere as you would expect. But after a couple of hours all was...

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Jan 11, 2012 - Boondocking and Solar

Boondocking and Solar Jan 10th We arrived at Al's RV Park here in Bouse today. We'll be here for a week. While here we will bring the rig in to Solar Bill's in Quartzsite to have solar panels installed. On Jan 2nd we rejoined Bob and Suzanna out on Plumosa Rd, about 6 miles outside of Bouse. We had to hookup into Bob's solar inverter, which would charge our batteries, during the day. Our problem seems to be with our batteries not being large enough to do much with. We sometimes fire up his Honda 1000 watt generator to bring the batteries up...

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Jan 1, 2012 - North Ranch SKP Park, AZ

North Ranch SKP Park January 1, 2012 Congress, AZ We got up early this morning to a great sunrise. The West has the best sunrises and sunsets. We had a leisurely breakfast and then took a walk around the park and took in the desert gardens created by park homeowners. They have done a magnificent job. Like Rovers Roost this park is situated away from any city of size. Congress which is a couple miles north of the park on Hwy 89 only has the bare necessities. For big shopping Wickenberg, AZ is about 12 miles south. This park is very quiet...

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Mar 12, 2011 - Same Old Truck Problem

Our last day in the Bouse AZ desert was quite calm. It looks like all of us in the compound are heading out tomorrow. Doug tried to start the truck this morning and it wouldn't start. Same old problem. Doug feels like he has been had by the shop he went to the other day. Rod came up and jumped it again. We hope it keeps turning over until at least Monday afternoon when we can search for different repair place in Tucson. While he was doing that, JoAnn took a long farewell walk in the desert. JoAnn did some of her pre trip operations as did...

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Living Our Dream

Mar 11, 2011 - Winding Down in the Desert

The temperature got into the eighties today and of course there is no shade, so we spent the day inside. Doug has been having difficulties sleeping at night and this afternoon while he was typing something on his computer he drifted ofF and found a long line of ccccccccc's on his page when he awoke. JoAnn spent most of the day on routine household chores, baking dessert for tomorrow's farewell feast with the group & reading. She also printed out tax forms and spent some time working on them. We have really got into this non agenda, no...

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Living Our Dream

Mar 10, 2011 - Bouse Museum

Late this morning, we drove into Bouse to fill up a tank of propane. While we were in there, we stopped at one of the two local cafes that we could see and had a fried chicken plate for lunner. Then we crossed the railroad tracks and went to the Bouse Museum. It seems that there was a top secret army base located just outside of town during WWII. It was called the Patton Testing Range although apparently Patton just lent his name to the place. They were testing a British tank that featured brilliant white spotlights. The idea was that the...

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Living Our Dream

Mar 9, 2011 - Truck Repair in Parker

Doug had to get up before breakfast once again to drive the 28 miles to Parker to have the truck looked at. They stated that it had two problems, the starter and they said the batteries were weak. We just purchased the batteries in November so when we get back to Tucson we will get a second opinion. We do have the papers on them and the guy at the repair shop said that Interstate does a good job with their guarantees. He did have a new starter installed. While waiting on the truck repair Doug treated himself to a diner breakfast with real...

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