January 13 - 17, 2009 – Quartzsite

I am just getting a chance to get caught up on the blog so to those who are daily followers, this will be a summary of the past few days.

We arrived in Quartzsite on the 13th. The stats:

Miles Traveled: 206 miles
Routes Traveled:
AZ: I-8; SR-85; I-10; SR-95

As we came down from the plateau, there were miles and miles of RV’s. I have never seen so many in one place. A picture of Quartzsite and some of the RV’s (the white dots!):
We are staying with Escapees, Chapter 6 on Plomosa Road in the BLM lands about 7 miles from Quartzsite Proper. We have met so many great people and are having a ball. Every day we have happy hour and a campfire – Wonderful. On the 14th and 15th, we went to the main Escapee Happy Hour in the BLM lands south of town. We were musically entertained every day and updated on any announcements. There are a lot of Escapee rallies happening all over – different chapters, different BOF groups, etc. There are also many other rallies happening too!

Our area:

This guy takes off every morning around 8 AM and returns about 1-2 hours later:

So many impressions….

The desert, the sunrises, the sunsets, the stars, the weather – oh my!!! Every day is a beauty.

The town – in a few words – quirky and interesting. Not only is the RV show about to happen but there are many flea markets, gem/jewelry shows, and vendors of all sorts of things in and around town.

The crowds – the mornings are great but by noon, traveling around town is very slow.

For me, it has been heaven – vendors selling all sorts of beads, gems, rocks – some good prices, some not. There are all kinds of classes. I have been looking to learn wire wrapping – I have found many but most use gold and silver and I want to first learn on craft wire. I think I may have found a class for next week – stay tuned.

I could spend a lot of time here – just taking all sorts of classes and exploring the desert roads!!!
I promise to get more pictures as the week goes on.

(To all my northeast friends and family – stay warm - :-))

1 comment:

jerseygirl211 said...

Good Morning,

It looks so nice and warm there, it hasn't been this cold for this long since we moved here. It hasn't stopped Al from going out and working in the shed/grage. It's our 47th ann. today and we are going out for dinner tonight. I'm happy to be going out, but not crazy about going out into the cold. Burrrr :( Take care.

Love & Hugs
Marian & Al