March 8, Sunday
Did we ‘spring ahead’ today? Does Arizona spring ahead? I think not, but I’m not sure. If they don’t then when I go back into California in a few days, there won’t be a time change. Actually I kinda LIKE the fact that I’m not sure what time it is. 🙂
I’m in Quartszite again! Reine, if you are reading this, I know I said I wouldn’t be back in Q this season, so I guess that’s a good lesson for me about ‘never say never’.
However, Q is a whole different world since the last time We were here. We are at the same BLM free camping area but it’s nearly empty….seems strange, but nice.
The plan was to stay at Mittry Lake for 10 days, the allowable limit. It was getting warmer, and as the temperature went up, suddenly there were mosquitoes….hoards of them, and they were hungry! There was no possibility of sitting outside in the evening, and by Saturday the heat made the only comfortable option sitting in the shade, with temperatures predicted to go up. Shirlee and Doug needed to leave today anyway, so Saturday evening was our last party time. We had dinner together, played a dice game, chatted, and then spent some time swatting mosquitoes that must have been waiting at the door when the dogs went out for a potty break. There had to be at least 25 of them that zoomed in fast!
Once we settled down again we watched ‘Red Dog’…thank you Marie for sending that movie to me. HIGHLY recommended, but have a box of Kleenex handy.
This morning we take our final walk with Aunt Shirlee and Uncle Doug, and then we all pack up our respective trailers. Joy and Shiloh are subdued and sad as we say our final good byes. We have some tentative plans to meet again in the not too distant future, but Joy and Shiloh live in the present moment…they only know we are saying good bye.
We drive less than 100 miles to Quartszite and set up our little camp beside a Palo Verde tree. We are all subdued actually, missing our friends. Drive safe Shirlee and Doug…hope to see you this summer!