Living in a Truck

There is nothing as intoxicating as the smell of rain on the desert sand. Really. I get drunk on it. I jump out of the truck, run around in circles and deeply inhale. Repeat. Yesterday morning, after a day of rain, the whole area was thick with fog. It reeked of wetness. I was thrilled. It cleared by noon, and we had 70 degree weather and bright sun.


This morning, for my birthday, I treated myself to a shower and breakfast. It was perfect.

Huevos rancheros

For the rest of the day I will be wandering the displays set up in Quartzsite, looking at all of the tchotchki for sale. There is nothing that I need. It is major fun to see the books, tools, and camping gear for sale. The displays were all empty last week. This week they are 90% full. The lots are filling up with big rigs for sale, the restaurants are getting lines as the snow birds begin to pour in. Soon the lines of cars will become bothersome, but until then it is smooth driving the 5 minutes into town. Last year, in January,  it took me 2 hours. I have several shortcuts now, so that should help.


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8 Responses to Living in a Truck

  1. Cindy Rogers says:

    Happy happy birthday!!! What a nice gift to get rain in the desert and such a yummy breakfast! Looks really amazing.


  2. david allen Bouman says:

    Being from the North Coast I too adore the smell of rain on the pines and such.. People think I’m being funny when I say I can smell rain coming.. Much love /Mas Prema


  3. Pippa says:

    Happy Birthday🎂💥💐enjoy! And lucky getting the rain. I love the smell too.


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