Wintering in Quartzsite, Arizona

We arrived in Quartzsite at the beginning of January, it seemed like it took us forever to get here.  It was right at sunset so we just hooked into power and waited until morning to get the bus set up.  We unhooked the trailer and parked it beside the bus, and had our site ready within a few minutes the following morning.  The girls were happy to have the pop-up as a bedroom again, we had not raised it up since we left Kansas on the 24th of December.

Lilah had her own excitement here while causing the tooth fairy to get a second job.  When we arrived, she had a mouth full of teeth, she kept wiggling them and asking everyone in the family to pull them.  I pulled 2 with pliers, one by hand, and Lydia pulled one.  Lilah loves spending her tooth fairy money on anything sparkly, which is dangerous at a massive rock and gem show.

We decided after the long trip to get here, we needed to reduce the size of Lydia’s rat cage.  We found a cage that was much more sturdy than the average rodent cage, but it had to be modified to keep the little critters from escaping.  Lydia helped me cut some wire to wrap the new cage and make it more secure.  We arrived with two rats, Pearl and Ellie, but we had to have a burial ceremony for Ellie a few weeks after arriving.  Lydia was heartbroken, but she made it through with the help of two new baby rats, Citrine and Opal.  We have so many laugh every day due to the crazy things the rats do.  They are great pets, and the whole family enjoys having them around.  They are very difficult to take pictures of since they rarely sit still.  Almost every picture we get is blurry and furry…

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    1. Jody Post author

      Gravy did not work out due to serious anxiety issues when being left alone in the bus. She was a lot of fun as long as she could be free, so we decided to find a more appropriate home for her. She is at a loving home in Kentucky where she can run and play on a small farm where her new owner takes her hiking on the mountains. She also has a pond to swim in, which she does on a daily basis. Hope all is well in NC…


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