Quartzsite January 20 & 26 2011 By Jeannie Jacobs
Jim and Jeannie Jacobs arrived on 1/17 and picked an open area to camp that would accomadate 10 units or more. Dick and Connie Taylor with Sassie arrived on the 19th, as well as Doug and Nancy Nunn with Tyler, Max and Kiva, and Steve and Wendy Mathisen with Daisy. On 1/20, Dan and Jan Messersmith with Buddy arrived. On 1/21, Carl and Nancy Noah and Mal and Jean Roode arrived. Bob and Shirley Bolin arrived. Charles and Mary Hughes arrived on the 23rd. Our first trip led by Dick was to Castle Rock Dome with Dan as sweep. Homer Weeks and Lou Valencia drove in from Blythe and joined us that day. We drove approximately 116 miles, and was Delighted with everything we saw. There was a nice stop at the visitor area with maps of the area. We toured the Castle Dome Miners Museum, which turned out to be a wonderful experience. The Buildings were kept up very well with a lot of work and refurbishing/or possibly moved in. There Was tons of memorabilia to see, and all well preserved. It was well worth the stop. Dick and Connie picked a really nice lunch spot, and we were being watched by a big horn sheep. Jim also picked out A really big ground squirrel????? We then traveled back to camp with some spectacular scenery along the way.