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Thread: Update from Amandasgramma

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    Hi all -- As you may know, we're on the road. We could NOT live without internet so we got an aircard!

    We're in Ridgecrest, California...at a Lost Dutchman Mining Association mining camp. It's on the edge of the Mojave Desert and if ANYONE tries to tell you it's beautiful here....have them committed!!! It's windy, dusty, and we've only found enough gold to MAYBE buy a beer! :roll: BUT, we've rested, crocheted, read a lot and found an AWESOME Thai restaurant. :mrgreen:

    I LOVE the changes on the forum!!! SO much easier to read! Good deal, Admin!

    Hope all is well with everyone and I'll catch up with all the postings AFTER DH gets to check his forums.... ;)

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    LMBO the Mohave and Beautiful have never been used in the same sentence ever by me LOL unless we were driving through and it was just after a summer shower :wink:
    Where are you going next???

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    Hi , glad you are having a great trip, and I hope that ole gold can be found tomorrow!

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    I have never been there, and I guess now i have less desire to do so! Glad to hear from you!

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    It is not very pretty this time of year especially.

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    Glad you found a way to stay connected and keep us updated :lol: Hopefully more gold is in your future :wink:

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    LOL I think I'll try to take pics tomorrow and try to post them......it's the biggest expanse of "NOTHING" I've ever seen!

    After the 1st of the year, we're headed to Quartzsite Arizona for a coupla weeks. Gotta check out the big flea market there. Then we're going to the Lost Dutchman Assoc. mining camp NE of Phoenix, Az and will meet up with friends. Sometime in late Feb/ March we're headed to Yuma to meet with more friends and go across the border for cheap dental work AND fish tacos!!!! mmmmMM can't wait!

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    Have you found the Quilted Quail? I found some fabric in their shop on line. They were so very nice and oh, so helpful! I think it will be a fun shop to visit. Here's the address I got off of their web site.


    The Quilted Quail
    901 N. Heritage Dr. Suite 104
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    760-446-7420

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    I'm so glad to hear from you. Where will you be going next.

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    I hope you get to the quilt shop in Northridge.

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    Tried to find the Quilted Quail.....but NO ONE had a phone book! I knew there was one here, but couldn't find the address. Thanks

    I hope I can make it to the one in Northridge, too. We called our friends that live near there that we'll visit. They're in their 80s and they have H1N1!!! Their names are Irene and Henry -- please pray for them. Sounds like they have a good doctor, but still, I'm worried.

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    i saw pictures of it, but never been there myself. pics never phased me :thumbdown:

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    I've had them in Mexico before and I hear there's a cantina in Los Alogodones that makes excellent ones. i've seen lots of recipes, but what I liked was a white fish cooked like chicken tenders (strips fried with a coating), laid into a flour or corn tortilla. They had a little cabbage slaw type of stuff (no mayo) and a sauce that I'm still trying to figure out. It was a cream sauce with a slight blush to it. That's all I know. They were awesome!!! i'm hoping the ones at the cantina are made the same....if so, I'll be asking for recipes....!!! LOL

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    Hi!
    sounds like your having a great time out there! you just made me hungry, lol!
    Bring back some pics! :-D

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    HA-HA!!! My DH used to live in Ridgecrest (20 years), and only came to his senses when we were engaged and I told him I refused to move there!!! So, now we both live in dusty Bakersfield....but at least we have green around us, and not nearly so much wind!!!

    BTW, he said of your gold mine trip turning up little gold...."...that's why it's abandoned. No gold to speak of."

    Also, if you come through Bakersfield, there are 3 quilt shops here that are pretty good. Quilter's Haven, right near Hwy. 99 at Stockdale Hwy exit (go east from exit - about 1 block after the freeway); Strawberry Patches at Ming Avenue & Ashe Road (west of Hwy 99 about 2 miles); and To Quilt & Sew, which is way off the freeway and I don't know the exact address...way off in the northwest part of Bakersfield.

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    HAH HAH! Actually, a woman found a 1 1/2 oz nugget last week!!!! I'm hoping!!!!! I've been to those shops in Bakersfield! My SIL lives there and we were there last spring. Probably will check them out during Christmas vacation...she's a teacher so we'll have a few days to shop.
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    HA-HA!!! My DH used to live in Ridgecrest (20 years), and only came to his senses when we were engaged and I told him I refused to move there!!! So, now we both live in dusty Bakersfield....but at least we have green around us, and not nearly so much wind!!!

    BTW, he said of your gold mine trip turning up little gold...."...that's why it's abandoned. No gold to speak of."

    Also, if you come through Bakersfield, there are 3 quilt shops here that are pretty good. Quilter's Haven, right near Hwy. 99 at Stockdale Hwy exit (go east from exit - about 1 block after the freeway); Strawberry Patches at Ming Avenue & Ashe Road (west of Hwy 99 about 2 miles); and To Quilt & Sew, which is way off the freeway and I don't know the exact address...way off in the northwest part of Bakersfield.
    :lol:

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    Ok So at 1 1/2 oz please convert for us non gold seekers :? Is that a lot ?

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    Gold is about $1170. an oz....and you get bout 75% of that (25% for the refiner's fees) - so it's about a $1400.00 chunk of gold......for walking around in dirt, and digging about 6" down!!!! I would give ANYTHNG to find one!

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    One of my colleagues goes wind sailing in the desert. He always tells me how beautiful it is. Thanks for clearing that up. I'm thinking more along your lines. Good luck on the hunt for gold.

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    Hi AG! Good Luck finding that elusive gold! We used to go to Yuma for 5 months every winter so we know all about the cheap, but good, dental and fish tacos. Yummy! We also enjoyed the shrimp tacos! Always a lineup for them. Have fun! It beats sub zero weather which we are having now.

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    FOUND IT!!!! The Quiled Quail is a really neat store....not as big as some but a gorgeous selection. It was all I could do to NOT buy enough for a quilt! I'm going back in this week (by myself) and buy some fabrics to do a wall hanging (applique). The lady in the store told me I could use their tables and do any cutting I want!! NICE!
    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Have you found the Quilted Quail? I found some fabric in their shop on line. They were so very nice and oh, so helpful! I think it will be a fun shop to visit. Here's the address I got off of their web site.


    The Quilted Quail
    901 N. Heritage Dr. Suite 104
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    760-446-7420

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    FOUND IT!!!! The Quiled Quail is a really neat store....not as big as some but a gorgeous selection. It was all I could do to NOT buy enough for a quilt! I'm going back in this week (by myself) and buy some fabrics to do a wall hanging (applique). The lady in the store told me I could use their tables and do any cutting I want!! NICE!
    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Have you found the Quilted Quail? I found some fabric in their shop on line. They were so very nice and oh, so helpful! I think it will be a fun shop to visit. Here's the address I got off of their web site.


    The Quilted Quail
    901 N. Heritage Dr. Suite 104
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    760-446-7420
    I just knew they'd be wonderful. I'd ordered some fabric and they didn't have the right amount so they called me to see if I still wanted what they had. While we were on the phone the lady in the store walked around and suggested other fabrics they had and I shopped the fabric name in their online store for a photo of it. We had a great time! I finally got some fabric and it was shipped that afternoon, I think it was. Fantastic service!
    Sounds like you had the same experience and are going to have some fun now! Enjoy!!!
    :-D

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