There's not a lot to see in the town of Quartzsite, but there were a couple of areas that are worth a visit.
Our first stop was to see the desert tortises at a compound in a nearby RV park, but we got there and were told that they are in hibernation at this time of year. Apparently that's why you never see them in the wild here either during winter. I didn't know that tortises hibernate!
Next stop was the town park.
They have a couple of old Air Force jets on display.
An interesting shade structure.
Ruth saying, "hey, the nose tip is bent!"
From there, we rode over to Celia's Rainbow Gardens. This is a memorial garden run by volunteers, and named after 8 year old Celia Winer who passed away in 1994.
Celia's Rainbow Gardens.
Lots of different varieties of cactus.
Each plot is dedicated to someone who is no longer with us. And every plot is different.
Ruth, walking in the gardens.
More cactus. this one with flowers.
This one has a miniature village.
With miniature outhouses! Check out the toilet paper roll! Too funny.
Beside the gardens we could hear and see people flying model airplanes. We wandered over there to have a look for a few minutes. I always thought this would be a kind of a fun hobby. Now, many of the model planes come with electric motors and they're very quiet.
Ready for takeoff! They have an actual paved runway for the model airplane club!
While another one comes in for a landing.
Ruth and Kevin
Ruth at Celia's Rainbow Gardens.
When we got back to Sherman, I did the installation of the gas line adapter so that we don't have to buy those stupid 1 lb bottles anymore. It was a simple installation, and I can't believe it took me so long to buy this thing!
If you're using those 1 lb disposable cylinders around your motorhome, you really need to buy one of these...
The new adapter fits right in between the valve and the regulator.
I decided not to use the yellow teflon tape I had bought. As I said in part of the discussion yesterday, there are two schools of thought on this. Ultimately, since the instructions didn't say to sue it, I decided not to. I checked it for leaks, and there aren't any.
Worthwhile to have some of this stuff handy for checking your propane connections on a regular basis.
Then, the 12 foot hose attaches to the adapter.
And runs under the motorhome to supply propane to our Weber grill.
It works great! And when necessary, we also can run the hose inside, through our electrical access door to provide a propane supply to our new Mr. Heater Portable Buddy!
Sherman is pretty happy getting all of these repairs and improvements done! Tomorrow, we will install a new awning fabric for him!
We had our friends Geoff and Fran over for dinner last night. They're taking us out in the jeep for a little 4 wheel driving adventure today! Last nght, they brought their dog Molson over with them. Sure was fun to have a dog inside the motorhome again!
Molson and Ruth