Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Years Eve

Where Are We Today
Felicity California
 (click on pic to enlarge)

Today is Dec. 31st, New Years Eve, the last day of a very exciting year in our lives. Retirement, selling our house and going full time RVing has certainly been a big change.
We decided today, to take a drive and explore a little of the area. First we started down Sidewinder Road until the pavement ended and came across the cemetery pictured below, there are no names of any kind on the markers, so have no idea who is buried here.

Sunrise on New Years Eve

Camp Pilot Knob ( see next pic)

Best to read for explanation
Cemetery out in the desert

 We retraced our steps and took the service road along the Hwy into Felicity, which has the CHP ( highway patrol) office and a museum on the history of granite.

CHP headquarters in Felicity

This is called "Stairway to Heaven"

It is part of the museum
Continuing on to the next interchange and Olgiby Rd., where we remember  Al were camped somewhere out in the free area of the desert. We decided to take a drive and find the town Gold Rock Ranch that Al had mentioned in his post, found it we did. Turning around and heading back to  Hwy 8 and back towards camp was the route we took.

Gold Rock Ranch

Spotted this familiar looking rig in the desert 

 Pat's sister Gayle had sent a text that they had friends camped out in the free area behind where we are staying, and that we should look them up, so we did. Had a short visited before we headed back to camp, I am sure we will meet up again.
The sun was out after a cloudy start to the day and Pat was off to the pool for a quick dip before happy hour. At the " it's 5 o'clock somewhere time" we gathered at our place for another fun time. Before you knew it, it was supper time.

There was a social hour and karaoke night planned for the evening but we decided to stay home and asked Pat and Rob to come over to ring in the new year with us.  At 10:00 pm our time we watched the ball drop in times square and celebrated the New Year.

Pat,Rob, Pat, Myself and Clemson

 Gerry and Melinda stopped in on their way back from the clubhouse to wish us a Happy New Year also, so with drinks in hand we toasted all over again.
That brings close to another great day her in the south west, a great year of exciting times and changes and the start of another year.
As I write and post this blog it is New Years Day, bright and sunny, which I hope indicates the year ahead. To all who follow along, Happy New Year and all the best in 2017.
I do read all comments made, so feel free to leave one. Until the next time, take care and be safe. 



  1. Oh has been a fun year for all of us, and so glad that you are enjoying the lifestyle and nice sunny desert day to begin the New Year. Lots more good times ahead.

    1. A fun year for sure, looking foreard to what 2017 brings.

  2. Definitely planning on seeing you again before we part ways.
    Just got back from a ride checking out all the LTVAs and BLMs around town seeing where we'll be going.
    A small Class "C" was setting up on George's spot so will have to find another.
    Wishing You, Patsy, Clemson and all the gang a Safe and Happy New Year.

    It's about time.

    1. Certainly lots of areas to be, we will be a couple of weeks before we get back to Quartzsite. Will see you somewhere.