Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's okay, officer, we'll Parker somewhere else now.

Our fourteen days was up, and then some, so we eventually rumbled out of town. As far as we could tell, no one monitors the BLM land there very closely, as there were still rigs there that we saw on the way in.

We shared the site with Ms. Benjamin, and I hope she was as placid about it as we were.  I was touched by how optimistic her family was in mentioning the "living" tree, and I prefer to think that she lives on in that optimism rather than the nearby stump.



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You can't see us here.  Look through that hill.

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Osborne Wash


We're back in Quartzsite to meet up with Charlene and to refill our tanks. Maybe we'll even buy another Chinese stick if the Stick Man is still open. Then, like the Terror that Quacks in the night, we're gone again until we find the next pond.







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20 comments:

Sherry said...

So ZEN! I feel totally transfixed. Thanks, I needed that.

Gaelyn said...

BLM rule: 14 days from the day they find you. Keep the rubber down.

Donna K said...

That WAS just a memorial right, not an actual grave site??? I would hate to think that people could just be buried in the desert any-ole-where. Anyway, it looks like Myra was loved and I'm sure she enjoyed your company while it lasted.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Aw, thanks Sherry.

We'll keep that rule in mind and the shiny side up, Gaelyn.

Donna, I don't know. I sort of assumed she had been cremated, and perhaps it was her actual resting place after being scattered there. Being an extremely-amateur genealogist and a Find-a-Graver, I was thinking more that I hope her descendants know where to find the memorial. I think I may post this site there, since I couldn't find her elsewhere.

SASSY AND BENNIE said...

Where to next ?

The Good Luck Duck said...

Sassy, likely Yuma and Algodones.

Brenda A. said...

If you find yourselves wandering in the vicinity of Tucson at some point, do give us a holler! Unless it's in the next two weeks. We won't be here then. And it would be a CRYING SHAME to miss us! :)

The Good Luck Duck said...

Will do! I think we'll do our shame-crying around here and south for at least two weeks, so no danger of missing you then.

TexCyn said...

How are the kitties doing in your travels? I'll be packing mine up with the pupsters soon - hopefully!! And yes, keeping the rubber down & the shiny side up is a very, very good idea ;-)

The Good Luck Duck said...

Cyn, they do really well. They go to their preferred spots (the "kitten" under Annie's seat and the rest to the bedroom) as soon as the engine fires, and as soon as we stop they're back out like it was all just a bad dream. While we're parked they're just doing cat stuff. They get used to stuff. Yay! You've been working a while to get on the road.

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Cats are artists at doing cat stuff. :)

The Odd Essay said...

Guess we have the same kind of curiosity... I found your post on "Find A Grave Memorial" while googling .... couldn't locate an obit. One thing we do now when recording gravesites is also recording the GPS coordinates. Myra died really young... makes me want to know more about her....

Erik's RV Blog said...

To die so youg, so sad. I keep hearing about Quartzsite, the wife and I will have to visit there some day.

Have a great weekend!

Erik

Spotted Dog Ranch: said...

Love your blog and have put it on my blogroll. :) Chinle

Janie and John said...

Looks like you had a great time in the desert, i look forward to all the things you'll make us chuckle about at your next stop. :)

The Good Luck Duck said...

Aren't they, Rose? Nobody does it better.

Sharon, that's a great idea. I thought of it, too ... as soon as we were in Quartzsite. I also Googled her and found no mention at all.

Erik, she was very young. Quartzsite: yes, you'll have to try it. You can have any kind of RVing experience you want around here. X-treme boondocking to resort, and several stops in-between.

YAY! Chinle. I'm glad I found your blog (via the Bayfield Bunch), and I LOVE being on blogrolls.

Oh great, Janie, now I have chuckle anxiety.

Wanderoke said...

What a great memorial stone setting!

The Good Luck Duck said...

I like it, too, Ish. I wonder what significance the place had for her.

Soaring Sun said...

Are you going to go into Mexico to Los Algodones? Have you tried Mexico yet? I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventures there. I definitely want to get down to Rocky Point before we head back to Truth or Consequences, which will probably be sometime in April. (I get mixed up by references to Algodones because there's a town by that name in NM, too.)

The Good Luck Duck said...

Sue, we're going to the Old Mexican Algodones rather than the New Mexican one.

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