For our friends and family back East that have never been to Quartzsite, Arizona, we thought we'd show a snapshot of what it's like to camp in the wilds of the desert.
A family portrait, the R Sanity Team, the Journey, the Element toad and the "Tadpoles", our two Honda scooters (they fit in the Element, get it?).
We stayed at the Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) La Posa South area, just a mile or two south of the main Quartzsite RV show. The first thing you see is the Check In Station, where you purchase your dry camping pass.
La Posa South has the only dump/water station in the whole area.
Sometimes, the lines of RVers waiting to dump can be quite long. It is helpful to arrive with empty waste tanks and a full fresh water tank.
The desert floor is hard packed and you can drive the heaviest RV on it with no problem. There is lots of room. Some RVers come to Quartzsite to meet with other RVers in groups or clubs. Here is a gathering of Blue Bird RVs.
Other RVers choose to go off by themselves and enjoy solitude.
Some RVers bring toys, like ATVs to ride around the vast desert areas.
We enjoy riding the Tadpoles (Honda Scooters). Marti loves riding hers and really tears up the dirt roads and trails...at ten miles per hour.
While we were riding, Marti's phone rang. Unlike the old days before she retired, this phone call was a wonderful chat with our daughter, Heather, who was checking up on her parents to make sure they weren't lost in the desert!
We had a "Meet-n-Great" of fellow bloggers listed on the great "Hitchitch.com" website.
Of course a get together has to have the some good munchies to go along with it.
Riding around the BLM lands, you see all kinds of RVs, from fancy ones,
to small, older trailers.
There is something for everyone at Quartzsite in January, from shopping at the RV show,
to enjoying the quiet solitude and beauty of the desert.
Our favorite was to sit around the campfire at night and enjoy the company of our RV friends. Much great conversation, stories and a few whoppers of lies (who me?) were told there. ;c)
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