Hanging Out in Ehrenberg

I haven’t posted in a while because I haven’t been doing anything! And I love my lazy life. It’s been a little on the cool side here; high 50’s which I guess is actually pretty normal for this time of year. I’ve been trying to whine to my friends back east about it but it’s not very productive, since they are dealing with RealFeel temps in the single digits and teens!  It’s supposed to warm up to near 70 for the next week though; that’ll be perfect!

Pretty sunset tonight.

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I also was waiting to do a blog post so I could report on something. I’m camped near Bob Wells, who writes the CheapRVLiving.com blog and who hosts the annual Rubber Tramp Rendezvous in Quartsite. He wandered over a couple days ago for a chat, and he asked if he could video my camper for his YouTube channel. Of course I said yes! Then afterward I went to one of his YouTube videos and realized it’s not just him videoing people campers; it’s an interview on video! Yikes!!!  But I thought I’d go ahead with it anyway.  So I got the camper all cleaned up (and took some of the junk out to the car so it didn’t look quite so cluttered). We were supposed to do it yesterday afternoon but it was just too cold and very windy. Maybe today.  I guess he didn’t find time today, as it’s dark now.  But hey, I got my camper all cleaned, that was almost worth it!

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My “work station/dining table” next to the bed.

 

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I thought it looked so good! Until I looked at the photos. In spite of the stuff I hauled out to the car, it still looks cluttered! Well I guess it just can’t be helped; after all, I’m carrying nearly everything I own. (That’s a good excuse, right?) Sadly, the truth is, I’m a cluttery kind of person.

Hey have you tried this stuff?  Crio Bru Ghana Light Roast Brewed Gluten-Free Cocoa

It’s Crio Bru…..like coffee, but it’s roasted cocoa beans!  I know, right? Oh, the smell alone is worth the price! It’s nice that you don’t have to go through the bother and mess of heating milk to make real cocoa (though I suppose not many of you do that anyway) I first made it as directed on the package; using 2 tbsp.  You can’t use a paper coffee filter; it’ll clog it all up. So you use a permanent gold filter, or else a french press. That first cup was awful, like really weak chocolate-flavored water. Blechh!  I had my taste buds all set for a nice strong thin cocoa and that was NOT it! So now I make it using double (or maybe even a bit more) the ground beans, and it’s really good! Add a little sugar, a little half & half….ahhhhh.  Nice.  I splurged on this purchase (Christmas present to myself) and won’t be buying it very often because at the portions I’m using, it won’t last very long. Unless I win the lottery, of course; but I hear you have to actually buy a ticket for that to happen.   http://amzn.to/2iUU38V

I’m meeting my cousin Patty for lunch on Tuesday! She lives in Lake Elsinore, CA and we are meeting exactly half way, in Indio. I mean EXACTLY. It is 90.9 miles for each of us! I’m looking forward to seeing her again.

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10 Responses to Hanging Out in Ehrenberg

  1. Oh, cool, Bob Wells. I follow his blog and hope to meet up with him camping sometime. I’m worried about being lonely, even though I already live a solitary life, and apparently people sometimes meet up to camp in the same area he does. I figure that’ll be a good way to meet people. ☺
    Enjoy your visit, and please give Rosie a nice Pat for me!
    Parker

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    • janispaqu says:

      I think you can be as Social or Anti-Social as you like….you can camp near people (though obviously not right in their face) and wander around, stopping to chat. I’m way over on the anti-social side, and pretty shy, so I generally don’t do that. Bob doesn’t seem to mind people coming around where he’s camped, in fact he often invites them!

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  2. I too don’t socialize a lot, but it’s nice to have a friendly face around at times, for sure!

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  3. Are you still in Ehrenberg? I’m heading there starting on the 19th of this month. It will take me over a week to get there, I think. It would be lovely to meet you ☺

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  4. janispaqu says:

    Oh I’d love to meet you; I don’t know where I’ll be then but mostly likely not that far west. I might come back here to Superior; it’ll all depend on the weather. Let’s catch up when it’s a little closer. How long will you be in Ehrenberg?

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  5. I don’t know, as I don’t have any experience with boodocking, so I don’t know how it really works. I plan on staying in that general area until it gets too hot for comfort though. Then I’ll figure out where to go next.
    I just have to make sure I stay on decent roads that don’t combine high speeds with lots of curves and steep hills.

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  6. janispaqu says:

    I’ll put a comment on your blog on how to find him out there.

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