January 11, 2017
I moved to Martinez Lake this morning. A group of WINs have been here since the 4th of January.
After setting up the motorhome I took a walk along the road where the houses are.
Most homes are located at the lake.
I checked out the dump station and the water faucet at the fire house. When I leave here I need those facilities.
Eight WINs had gone kayaking and they came back during the 4:00 PM meeting. Randy came first to the meeting and he told us not to believe what the other kayakers would be telling us. He had turned over his kayak and got wet.
In the evening I spent a short time at the camp fire.
January 12, 2017
Some of the group went today to the Castle Dome Mine Museum. I was there two years ago.
I did some walking in the morning and in the afternoon I cooked red cabbage and mashed potatoes. I had beef roulade in the freezer. Today I ate one of my favorite meals.
January 13, 2017
Twelve of us went to the Yuma Proofing Grounds where the military tests all kind of weapons. We took part in a tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and he loved his job.
I did not take many pictures because I visited this place before.
January 14, 2017
Most members of the group went today to Yuma and see movies. I went also to Yuma and did grocery shopping and went to the library.
In the afternoon I went for a walk. A man in a four wheeler asked me where I was going. I told him that I was wondering what was going on at the end of the road. He told me that people lived there. He offered me a ride. I climbed on board and we were speeding on that dirt road. Suddenly he stopped and then turned around.
He had lost some of the Netflix movies he had picked up at the post office. I found two and he retrieved some further back.
At the beginning of the houses I got off and walked back the three miles. The houses are on the north end of Martinez Lake and are big, beautiful homes with a lot of land.
Some people like to live alone in the desert. These people are away from the road in the middle of nowhere.
At the afternoon meeting we got a report of the movies. La, La Land seems to be a favorite.
January 15, 2017
Only a few of the group are still here. We are leaving tomorrow morning for Quartzsite.
This afternoon we went dancing at the Rio Loco Bar. The music was great. One guy was singing just like Wilie Nelson.
January 16, 2017
The Quartzsite gathering starts today. I arrived here at about 10:00 AM.
When I came to the parking place the fire wood delivery track was unloaded. There will be a lot of camp fires.
After setting up the motorhome I walked across the highway where the Escapee Solos are staying. Some of the WINs belong to the Solos and several other single camping clubs. I met some of the people I know from the trips I did with the WINs.
At the 4:00 PM meeting, the white boards listing all the things to do in Quartzsite, were presented to us.
There will be no time to be bored.