Despite the many RV's in the Quartzsite area it is still peaceful and serene. I guess we are far enough from the major roads and desert trails to keep any noise and dust to a minimum.
This afternoon, after a 'power nap', MLA and I headed into Quartzsite to pick up the Blue Ox tow bar. I had dropped it off last night to be serviced for a fee of $25. Picked it up today and it appears good as new: new seals, boots, washers, covers for the arms and I think they replaced one of the arms -- the old one had a slight bend in it. Since it had not affected functionality I really had not paid a whole lot of attention to the bent arm.
We also picked up a set of "RV Quick Shades" which are windshield shades that mount from the inside. Gives you the same functionality as outside shades without requiring any holes to be drilled or the use of a ladder to install when you set up camp and when you break down camp. Nope, these install from the inside, so it's nice and easy. Not to mention about half the cost of outside shades.
Windshield shades do two things: 1) stops the intense light and UV rays from entering the coach and 2) blocks the view from the outside into the RV while still allowing a clear view from inside the RV to the outside world. Perfect.
I told you we would stay until MLA gets tired of dry camping. Well, turns out we are both ready to head to the Palm Creek RV Park in Casa Grande so we will probably get on the road tomorrow morning. It's time to go and empty the black & gray tanks plus throw away the trash we have accumulated for the last few days. Plus they are calling for a 40% chance of rain tomorrow so it's time to 'hit the road'.
Unless of course we wake up and feel like doing something else. You just never know. Take care.