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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:15 pm


Eddie-

Good grief. . .the only time I wake up at 6:30 is if I wet the bed. . .heck, we probably won't even be awake when you roll in at 8:30!!!

As far as saving spaces, last year we just rolled-in and found a place to park around some other Eagle folks--there's not much of a space saving area out there. It's sorta like a dart board effect, but nothing's too far to walk, so you won't be too far away.

We'll have the coffee on fairly early and we'll be looking forward to seeing you out that direction!

Give a call when you get close,

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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:16 am


We will need some firewood for the nightly bond fire. If you have any firewood please bring it.

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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:06 am


I checked out the area yesterday on the way to Scottsdale. I am going to the Barrett Jackson Auction. Boy, that Rice Ranch is a noisy dusty dirtbowl. Are us Eagles going to gather (the early arrivals) at the end of the pavement on the east end of the frontage road? Nobody is there, and it is not as dusty. Clifford said something about a pregathering down there. Let me know.
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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:20 pm


I'm still trying to figure out the best route down from I-40, Ca 95 or Az 95 thru havasu, the least amount of hills to pull. Any suggestions appreciated :roll:
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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:25 pm


I think CA 95 is a good option, we drove there in september to I10 and then directly to east and just a few miles ahead you will be on Quartzsite, just a few little hills. As Clifford said, that road was good for us because is a road with very liittle traffic.
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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:35 pm


I was just pondering the thought when you posted LOL :lol: I have been down the Ca 95 to vidal and east to parker, alot of dips, and blew the engine on the first grade south from 40 so I am a little miffed at that route to say the least. If there are no major grades on the Az side, I might better come down that way, what say ya'll? Any Ideas or reassurances welcome :cry: :lol: :?
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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:16 pm


Wayne-

Coincidentally, I happen to have some Cherrywood laying around ready to burn. . .you know, those little mistakes when building cabinets! I'll bring what I can to contribute to the bonfire.

Van-

Once upon a time going to Havasu, we broke down on Rice Road in August--123 degrees at two in the afternoon and 35 miles from anywhere. For the first couple years after that, I lost voluntary controls of my bowels and bladder when I even thought about taking the road! Now, it's just another road. The Arizona 95 isn't too bad, but there are a couple of small hills just north of Parker. From Parker south to Ehrenberg (or Quartzsite) I remember it being pretty flat and a little more scenic (if you like fields of something green growing).

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:51 pm


I have driven both CA95 and AZ95 several times each, but I prefer the AZ side. CA seems to be a bit more winding. Also less to see as you travel, unless you like sagebrush and more sagebrush.
Just my opinion again.
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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:58 am


So. . .is there a staging time and tentative departure for the rally site on Wednesday? I'm figuring we'll roll in around 2-3 p.m., which might be a bit late. If there's no set time, Cindy and I will stroll in when we get there. I'm thinking if a bunch of Eagles roll in about the same time, there might be a bit of waiting for parking--we're good with the outback parking. . .

Happy trails and stay dray--they're calling for rain on Wednesday, which might make that gully an interesting cross for those staying on the freeway side!

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Re: Quartzsite 2010
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:23 pm


Well folks, the bus will not be ready for this rally :( :( .

I took the first drive today and have a couple of major issues: low turbo boost and a problem with the range shift in the AutoShift (details here: http://www.busconversions.com/bbs/index ... ic=14591.0). These can be resolved, but not in time for the rally.

We are giving some thought to driving the service truck and staying in one of the two motels in Quartzsite. Even that is in doubt, as we have some pretty major health issues going on in two of our daughter's families. I am not sure Pat wants to be very far from these families - even for a few days.

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