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Mar 6, 2018 - Desert...Day 2

Yea!!! One night survived. Batteries only. They were about to hit the point that charging would be necessary to avoid battery damage. Anyway at 7:10 a.m. I fired up the generator to recharge the batteries...but most of all to run the coffee pot. We ran the generator 2 hours and the batteries were 100% charged. By 4:30 they would be back down to 70% so we ran the generator 30 minutes and boosted the level. Around 6:30 we started again to cook, watch television and charge the batteries sufficiently to get us through the night. More on this...

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Mar 5, 2018 - Ready or not...Day One in the desert

Up early...today is the day...Hooray or Uh Oh. Prep the Bus to move to the desert. Vacuum, stow, prepare the inside for moving and prepare the outside for moving. By 9:30 the Bus was ready. We waited until about 10:00 to allow Pat and Bridget time to get ready to move. Then, we were off. Suddenly, we were having a few more smart wheel issues but we were able to get to the desert. Howard helped me put the Bus where he wanted to allow the circle of RV's to be big enough for all the rigs. Between 40 & 45 RV's are expected. Need a big circle....

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Mar 4, 2018 - Are we ready...for the desert that is...

Today is the last day before we get into the desert to boondock. For those of you not familiar with that term, it means to park with out hookups - water, electric or sewer. You are just there relying on the batteries, your generator, your solar panel, how well you manage your water source and your output...grey and black water. Plus we will be on Bureau of Land Management land and totally in the desert. WooHoo ! ! I hope. So today, we took Pat and Bridget up to the north BLM land and found where we will be for the next week. We ended up...

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Mar 3, 2018 - Moving toward the desert

Friday morning was moving day. From Yuma toward our boondocking rally north of Quartzsite. Our stop would be La Paz Valley RV Park. This is about 5 miles south of Quartzsite. Since there was no reason to be in a hurry for a 70 mile drive we moved at a steady but deliberate pace to prepare for the move. We had to make one more run to get everything we needed for the trip so we got everything ready inside before we left for our final run. We returned and I started the process of unhooking water and sewer and finally electricity. Then Sue...

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Mar 4, 2017 - Back in Salome

Mar 4, 2017 Just hanging around today, made a trip to the Post Office and the local Family Dollar for supplies, those things we did not get yesterday at Wal-Mart, The Family Dollar had everything. I get home and do laundry, and clean the rig. At 4 we head over to the back yard neighbors for snacks and talk. Come home for a spaghetti dinner. The sites for the houses and rigs are large and it would be nice if they had these in Washington.

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Mar 2, 2017 - Salome

Mar 2, 2017 we have left Las Vegas and are headed to Salome, AZ. This is the home of our friends John and Shirley Schilstra. They have a park model in a division with another 50amp hookup on the other side of the property. We get there late afternoon, especially since we have passed into Mountain time. We get set up and visit for awhile. John gets to show off the ATV and takes each of us for a ride, separately. We also stop and meet the neighbors. Everyone is real friendly. More visiting after dinner and we head off to bed.

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Mar 5, 2013 - Rest days

Decided to take a couple of days to relax , Weather in California is cool for a couple of days so we will stay in Arizona and enjoy the warmth . Found a nice passport Rv park called Saddle mountain Rv park just west of Phoenix . Heated pool . 25 degrees today. Day 2 at campground. Weather beautiful. Mid 80s pool warm. Lots of Canadians from B..C. And Alberta. Day 3 Took a drive around area. . Saw Palo Alto nuclear plant. Largest in U.S. typical desert , rocky ground shrubs and cactus. . Pool again . California tomorrow

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Jan 19, 2013 - Into Arizona

Spent one night in Willcox AZ, had a problem with our Jacks, they wouldn't go down. Got into Phoenix the next afternoon went to Camping World to get a couple things fixed, spent the night in their parking lot, they supplied us with electric. Made reservations at a Coast to Coast campground in Salome AZ, 35 miles from Quartzsite. Nice campground and the people are very nice. On Friday Jan. 18th we moved the RV to BLM land near Quartzsite to camp with club. You can't believe how many RVs are in this area, 3000 to 5000 possibly more. Sat....

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Jan 6, 2012 - Desert Vista-Salome, AZ/Desert Gold-Brenda, AZ

Hi everyone...it's been a while since I updated on my Good Sam Journal. I was finally able to get on with my password. Had to e-mail Good Sam. Still don't know what the problem was, but it's fixed now and I can get on with my updates. We were in Salome, AZ at Desert Vista RV Resort for a week. The park was nice but as I think I told you from my e-mail message, we were out in the middle of nowhere. We found a few things to do and I have included some pictures. A week ago yesterday (Mon) we went to a town called Wickenburg. It was around 57...

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May 25, 2011 - OTRA - AZ - Salome

5/25/11 We took Stanley to Oatman yesterday...stopping at the Needles Chamber of Commerce along the way to get some information for him to send back to New York. While we were there, I noticed there was a cache right on the spot so Stanley got to geocache. Also rode a burro in Oatman. Today we got a nice early start towards our next stop in Salome, AZ. Left at 8:45 a.m. to beat the heat. Pulled into the 3 Dreamer's RV Park at 11:20 after an easy, scenic drive along very lightly traveled Route 95. We'll be here for 2 nights before we head...

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Jan 14, 2011 - Salome, AZ

We spent a week here preparing for our 2 weeks of dry camping in Quartzsite. That means we come in with empty black and gray water tanks and full water, propane, and diesel tanks, and fully charged batteries. We also cook and freeze as much food as we can plan ahead.

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Alaska Again 2011

Dec 7, 2010 - Desert Vista, Salome, AZ

This is being updated after the fact (while in Sierra Vista) since the availability to the web is "iffy" at best while there at Salome. It was a very nice and short drive from Palm Desert to Salome, AZ. You'll find Salome in southwestern AZ on Hwy 60. Those that have been following our travels know we like this little park. It's not much to look at from the highway as one drives by, but the people make this a little gem in the desert. Our ten day stay here was wonderful as we had celebrated Dave's 59th birthday and a friends (Melissa...

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