Quartzsite is one of my favorite places to go during the year. Back in 1998, I was still working (very hard during tax season) and wondering if I would ever get here. My friend Marie invited me to fly out and stay with her so I could experience it. Coming over the rise on I10 from Phoenix, I wondered what all those white things were. They were RVs! Amazingly, I am now at my 13th Quartzsite gathering!
But let me digress a little first - I want to congratulate my nephew Mike and his wife Tara on little baby Will. Mike and Tara have been through so much to get to this point! I can't wait to hold my new great-(or grand-?) nephew.
And another digression - Chocolate Cheerios! I am pleased to announce that I am the winner of one of Paul and Marti's famous "Where Am I" contests. I'll pick up my prize in the spring when I am close to where they live. I'm looking forward to meeting them.
Back to Quartzsite - one of the first things I did was go to the free lunch at La Mesa RV. They are determined to show that there IS such a thing as a free lunch!
They are located in an old dance hall and the ceiling is covered with well-used boots.
Back in my rig, I seem to have a lot of these little buggers running around. Does anyone know what they are?
This is the largest WIN gathering of the year - we have 175 members here. In the morning we meet for "Hugs and Mugs," many times being buzzed by the nearby ultralights.
And every day at 4:00 we have our gathering. Judy is hosting the February Dance Rally this year and decided to spice up the promotion - a Hawaii theme this year.
The western desert has the BEST sunsets! They range from orange -
To the unusual pink and blue that I first saw here 13 years ago.