Saturday, December 28
Today Spike, Bridget, and I go on a hike to Four Palms Canyon with Ann, Bill, Kelly, Al and the dogs, Julie, Samantha, and Pheebs. You can read all about it and see excellent photos taken by Al in his December 28, 2013 post of Travel with the Bayfield Bunch.
I’m not going to attempt to tell the story of that day after Al did it so completely and very well. In fact, I didn’t take many photos of the hike because I knew Al would show it to you. I put my camera away for once. Thanks, Al. Now I can catch up!
Sunday, December 29
I wake up before dawn with a headache and slight nausea. Darn, I hate this.
Soon I’m out of bed, downing three ibuprofen pills with a mug of coffee. After Bridge and Spike go outside for morning potty and return for their breakfast, I cook up some oatmeal for my own breakfast. I’ve always had good results ridding myself of a headache, as well as the accompanying nausea, by eating bland food.
Bill and Ann are busy today with their duties for the refuge.
Al and Kelly bounce by in their jeep, headed for another fun excursion, no doubt.
A chilly wind blows.
It’s the kind of day in which I like to stay home. Plus the dang headache . . .
After a few hours I feel well enough to do dishes. I fill a basin with hot, soapy water and dirty dishes, and take it outside. I sit in the sun in my camp chair washing and drying dishes until the wind makes it too uncomfortable. The fresh air does me good. No more headache or nausea.
I’m sitting at my laptop answering comments when I hear someone outside the door. Bridget and Spike leap off the bed, barking. I open the door to see a lady holding the leashes of two, very big and beautiful dogs.
“Hello! You must be RVSue!”
It’s Deb, a reader of this blog, and her husband Ed, who soon walks over and joins us. Last night they arrived with their fifth wheel. They’re from Ontario and plan to do Quartzsite in a few weeks, when the town fills with vendors and crowds.
“Everyone needs to do Quartzsite at least once, right?” says Ed, and I have to agree, putting emphasis on the word “once.”
The crew and the goldendoodles (sorry, forgot the names) aren’t in a socializing mood. All four canines lie down to soak up the sunshine and soon begin to snooze.
The wind whips and whistles all day.
It’s a good time of rest and togetherness for me and my crew.
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