Sunday, January 28, 2007
We had a great time at Quartzsite this year. We met some really neat people from the class of 2005. Gary had a great time searching for gold with Charlie. Gary and I were able to go geocaching and found some interesting sites. Did you know that Quartzsite has a golf course? I was also able to have a few chicken livers from Love's. We had about 18 rigs in our circle this year. Great visits at the campfire were had by all. Gary and I were invited to entertain for the Escapees group and had a great time. The first few days were really cold, down in the 20's. Of course we found some things in the big RV tent that we could not live without. Cousin Keith built some wonderful fires which kept us warm as we sat around the fire. We are looking forward to returning to Quartzsite next year.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Gary and I have discovered geocaching. Geocaching is a hobby that is catching on. Someone hides some items in a box, or whatever and marks the location. That person posts the location on www.geocaching.com Anyone can go there to find the latitude and longitude of that item. Using a gps, we go looking for that item. The cache cannot be buried and must be on public land. Gary and I went looking for 4 caches and were able to find all four. We enjoyed the hunt and the types of items people left in the cache.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
We went to see Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain is the result of a task that was undertaken by Leonard Knight over 23 years ago. He wants to share the message that God Loves Everyone. He began by using a balloon with the message of Gods love. However, the desert climate caused the ballon to rot. Thus began Salvation Mountain. Leonard has been working on Salvation Mountain for over 23 years. He has shaped part of the mountain by using the clay of the mountain and straw to make a form of adobe. People donate gallons of paint to his project. Farmers have given him over 80 bales of hay. People bring him items of wood, glass, or whatever they find and Leonard used those items in his project. 8 or 9 years ago, he began to build what he calls a museum. The museum is supported by sticks that he has put together and by trees he has built out of rubber tires. His work is also a part of the National Art of Treasure. Leonard gives out DVDs in which he conducts a tour of his mountain. His goal is to have a copy of his DVD in every nursing home. He also has puzzles and post cards of Salvation Mountain. I have posted many more pictures of Leonards work. He has also painted his message on trucks, trailers, motor bikes, and tractors that are parked at the mountain.