Back in Q

Yuma was getting old, so I’m back at Hi Jolly in Q for a bit. Hi Jolly is a small area, free but limited to 14 days. It tends to get quite crowded in a few weeks, so then I’ll move to the Long Term Visitor Area.

More people are showing up, and the vendors […]

There goes an entire crop

The CDC warning on Romaine lettuce came at a bad time. This year’s first batch of Romaine in Yuma (and environs) is about 10 inches high and won’t be harvested for two weeks. Obviously, the area is not responsible for the recent outbreak, nonetheless the damage has been done. I expect to see to see […]

Hot Pink Boxes

I saw my first brand new, shiny, hot-pink shipping containers when I left Deming. They belong to the new Ocean Network Express. The color of the boxes is amazing, for now. Their website is interesting, too. Especially if you need a container.

I’ve only seen scattered boxes on mixed trains. Pretty soon I’ll see an […]


As usual, I’m at the VFW/BLM site so I can watch trains for a bit. I’ve got some shopping to do here, especially for a new door window which cracked in Colorado. Those come from Algodones just across the border and I’m anxious to see if anything has changed there vis-a-vis border protection. It’s possible […]

Pot stores in Massachusetts

Next week will have 2 recreational weed stores opening in MA, the first on the East Coast. MA has spent 2 years talking about this since legalization, and they ended up with the model the other states have adopted. Apparently they like talking about things a lot.

Things will go well. The media coverage (look […]

Life in Quartzsite

It’s quiet, warm and sunny, and the sunrises and sunsets are amazing. Not a lot of people around, though some show up everyday. Vendors are just now starting to open up. I like it this way here.

My plan is to go to Yuma early next week, where I’ll do some train watching until the […]

Pot: Now it’s time for the feds

With the House flipped, committee memberships and leadership change dramatically, almost always for the better in the case of cannabis. Bills to address the marijuana situation have been filed, some for several years, but haven’t got any committee action. So those are ready to go.

A significant obstructionist was Pete Sessions (TX), but he got […]

On to Quartzsite

I’ve spent some time near Tombstone/Sierra Vista, and will now head to Q. That’ll give me a nice long drive to listen to election results.

Marijuana issues and candidates are my main interest. Michigan should pass a full-blown legalization measure. North Dakota has it on the ballot, but I doubt it will pass. However, ND […]

Willcox, AZ

I finally left Deming, night temperatures are dropping a bit. High on my list was a stop in Willcox for some BBQ, but the restaurant had a fire last May and isn’t re-opened yet. So I’ve got one night at one of my favorite rv spots, Cattlestop RV. Since I’m the only one here, it […]