January 17 - 28, 2012 Boomerville in Quartzsite

Quartzsite and Boomerville – What a wonderful time we had – :-))).

We belong to a sub group of the Escapee Club known as the Boomers and every year in Quartzsite there is a non-structured rally for two weeks.  This year there was over 130 rigs parked in the desert.   We reconnected with old friends and made new ones.Open-mouthed

There is also many rallies throughout the Quartzsite area and on the 18th and 19th, the Escapee Club sponsored two happy hours.  When we came to the southwest in 08/09, we were adopted by another couple who took us under their wings.  And we saw them again at the main Happy Hour – how wonderful!

Here is Boomerville:

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The arrow points to our rig:

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We parked with Bill and Shelly and Bruce and Sue.  Bill and Shelly’s rig is on the left, we are in the center, and Bruce and Sue are on the right.  Don also stayed with us for a few days too but his rig is not in this photo.

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Our rig – notice the new sunscreens (from Yuma).  It really makes a nice difference in the motorhome:

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The weather was wonderful most days this year and we took advantage of it.  Most mornings, Tom would take off in his ultra light (the aerial pictures above are from him – thanks Tom)

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Happy Hours and Announcements were held here every day at 4 PM:

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Campfires on non windy nights – L-R – Geri, Sue, Bruce, Andy, Shelly, Bill, and John:

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And in between……

Chili Contest

The judges:

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The winners – Bill placed 2nd:

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Andy and Bill:

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Our group awaiting the Judging – Don, Andy, Sue, Bill, Shelly (Bruce was a judge):

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This was even an entry – how funny!

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There were LOTS of entries – and a great dinner afterwards.  I even made a pot and called it “Non-Farty Chili” by Gassy’s Wife – LOL!.  It was actually hamburger stew and tasted pretty good (Tina, you would be proud!)

We made a trip to the Desert Bar one day.  This bar is only open from September thru May on Saturday and Sunday.  And it is all powered by solar.  We have been here twice before (so I will not be giving any history this time but here is a link if you want to read more: http://www.thedesertbar.com/)

The Bar is north of Parker and then back on a dirt road for 5 miles – the scenery along the way is BEAUTIFUL!

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The last turn – very tight:

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The Church:

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The owner’s home:

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The Bar:

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The view from the Ladies Room – oh my:

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The bathroom sink:

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Another day, Andy, Bill, and Bruce went on a 4x4 trip where they came upon this cabin:

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Where people left items that went undisturbed:

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Their destination was “Dripping Springs” where they found these petroglyphs:

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And, of course, that day, the girls went shopping.  This is the camel at Gem World:

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Another day, there was the “Geraldine” Contest.  From what I understand, there was this gentleman named Jerry who was very curious about the women’s circles.  And one day he dressed up like a lady just to see what was going on.  Jerry has since died and every year they have a contest in his memory.  Mark (on the right with the pink hair) won the contest.

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Group Pictures (thanks Judie):


Some of our other activities included:

Lots of socializing (which is why I did not write a blog – :-(((;

Geocaching Seminar; Tablet Seminar; Potlucks; Lots of shopping – :-)))); Playing Mexican Train; And just a general good time.

One of the other things we did was sign this flag for our troops.  Here is the link http://supportrsoldiers.org/ and I would encourage you to check it out.  They are doing a lot of good work. (Thanks, Judie for the picture.)

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And this was Friday night – our last night all together:

Bruce, Sue, Me, Andy, John, Geri, Bill, and Shelly

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We have all had such a wonderful time and I will miss them all as we are all off to various parts of the U.S.   Hopefully we will all be together again next season.

We are so blessed with the people in our lives – :-).

Enjoy today.

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