Thursday, October 30, 2014

Boondocking with friends in Quartzsite Arizona…

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Quartzite and California 015We reluctantly left the blue waters of Lake Havasu and continued our trek toward San Diego where we will stay for the months of November and December. We had a last minute change of plans once we discovered some of our RV friends  we met at Betty’s RV Park in Abbeville, LA were staying down in Quartzite. Therefore we altered our route to head south to what is known as the boondocking capital of the RV world.

Quartzite and California 016We pulled into town and found our friends just east of town comfortably tucked into the Mojave Desert with a nice scenic backdrop of some beautiful desert mountains. We don’t really do a lot of boondocking because Sharon is a night owl and requires more power than our two batteries fully charged will offer her. But for our friends we made an exception and when we pulled up hugs and handshakes were prevalent as we greeted our friends Dan, Merlene, Jim and Cookie…

We had never been to Quartzsite even though we currently are planning to attend the big event there around the 20th of January. I must admit I thought the area would be a bit bleaker but the desert is nice in this part of the state and I happily saw a few of my favorite saguaro cacti. Throw in hearing the “gargle” of the cactus wren, seeing the occasional quail and woodpecker.... life for me was good in the desert. I walked around in the desert and may have discovered why the town got its name… there are pieces of quartz everywhere!!!

Quartzite and California 014That evening we all sat around to catch up on what everyone had been up to and had a lot of laughs about happenings in the past. Dan even made a call to Betty at Betty’s RV Park to let her know we were having a mini Betty’s reunion in the desert just in time for Happy Hour!!! What absolute fun it was to visit with our friends and even though we only stayed one night we thoroughly enjoyed their company and look forward to our next impromptu encounter somewhere along the roads of the USA… Yep, this RV’ing lifestyle is grand indeed…

11 comments:

  1. Friends, changing plans, boondocking and nature are all the reasons we love the RV'ing lifestyle. We've passed through Quartzsite a few times and even stayed a couple of nights but we kept missing the BIG event. We are planning on being there this January and maybe we'll bump into each other.

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  2. What a treat indeed. I bet Betty was thrilled to hear from y'all.

    Cherish the quiet of the desert now because when you come back to Quartsize. It won't look or feel the same. It is quite an experience. Hope to meet you both there.

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    1. would be great to finally meet you too...

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  3. Love Quartzsite and the desert, have ben going there for many years. Meet so many great people there too. We are looking forward to Betty's in a couple weeks. Be in the Q in January too along with a few hundred thousand other RV'ers.

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    1. we will have to reconnect over a frosty beverage....

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  4. What fun to just buzz on over and then call Betty! I really hope we can get to "Q" for the BIG doings one of these days. Glad to hear you found it attractive. We always seem to be at the Tampa RV show about that time. So far I'm the only commenter who won't be there. Well darn.

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    1. thinking about heading east next year... then we can meet up maybe...

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  5. Great time with friends & travel! :)

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