We woke up to cool temps but sunny skies with winds gusting to around 20-25mph. We wanted, no we NEEDED to take a ride on the motorcycles. It had been too long. Once the thermometer hit 58, we pulled on our warm clothes, layered up, put Sadie's fleece coat on here and took off for Ocala area.
Some of you have heard of Five Guys, some not. I was introduced back in Maryland and since then we have enjoyed them in Florida and Montana. It had been too long so we headed north to what we thought was the closest one.
My mouth was watering for their fries....fried in peanut oil with the skin on, takes me back to fries from the 60's. Their burgers are hand pressed patties. You decide on the toppings. YUM!!
The ride home was cooler, 52 when we got back and by the time we got unloaded and de-geared, it had dropped to 48. Went all the way down to 30 last night...brrrr!
Today we went to breakfast with Kim and Jerry, blogger friends. Stu unloaded the backseat of the Freightliner and we all rode down to Denny's in it. I was tickled to find a new menu item which I ordered. Wheat pancakes with blueberries and turkey sausage with two eggs and a side of fruit. Yummy!!!
We sat there and chatted for over an hour, then headed back to our rig where we chatted for several more. Finally the setting sun sent us all scurrying inside our rigs...great day!! (Sorry, no pics...we all forgot!)
Tomorrow we hope to do the Webster Flea Market....if the weather cooperates we'll head out on the bikes by 9 and kill several hours walking the grounds. Fortunately they are pet friendly. Will report back and will TRY to remember the camera. LOL!
Okay, now to some serious news, especially for those in Quartzsite. This was posted on Facebook by our good friend, Sharon Del Rosario.
You may have heard about an explosion/fire in Quartzsite last night. The owner's name is Paula, and she's part of the group called "WIN" (Wandering Individuals Network). They're on Plomosa Rd around mile marker 2.2, directly across from the Escapees SOLOs, where we're currently parked. Both groups have taken donations from members to help her. The Toyota Class C motorhome was an older one, but probably new to her. I don't yet know the cause of the explosion/fire, but it was a total loss. No one was injured.
Paula didn't have a pet, and she managed to save her computer. Not sure about a phone, but I know her cash and credit cards were destroyed along with everything else.
The only way I know to reach her is through the WIN group. I figure she's probably staying with one of them. You'll see them (checkered flag logo with the word WIN in the middle) across Plomosa Rd from the SOLOs (yellow smiley face with an Escapees wagon) around MM 2.2.
I hope that the huge groups of great RVers at Q will jump in here and see what they can do to help. No idea what her insurance situation is but regardless, she is now homeless and possession-less. We can all be glad we are not in this situation....
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu