Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quartzsite II

This will recap the last few days here at Q.  We did go to the Big Tent one day, just to see if it was any different than years past… wasn’t.


We counted three booths inside the tent that was dedicated to RV items, the rest being clothing, jewelry, cleaning supplies galore, pillows and sheets, and even someone selling hot tubs….right, just was an RVer needs.  We didn’t buy a thing. There are a couple of things I do want like new step covers and some new bungee cords to wrap around our kitchen cabinet knobs, but we’ll wait till Escapade and see if vendors there have them.

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We did stop by and saw Gary, Staff Manager for American Land & Leisure, the concessionaire we worked for camphost national forest campground for many years. Good company to work for.

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We’ve had lots of activities here at Boomerville… on any of the photos to enlarge them.

There’s the daily happy hour by the fire pit
This is one day’s activities set up
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Blueberry, pecan and cinnamon swirl pancake several times during the week
I even got to meet Curtis Coleman, founder of RVillage
A ranger came out and explain some of the rules and stop some of the rumors about BLM.

Jay and Vicki came over one day to visit with Dan and Merlene, and soon John and Sharon showed up as well.

Jay “holding court” educating us all on fine crafted beers…he knows his stuff, that is for sure.
John and Sharon are staying with the “Classless Class” out north of town, with Dan photo bombing

Soon it was time to say goodbye to Dan and Merlene as they travel towards Betty’s RV Park…we will miss them….great couple!


Another day it was time to venture out to South La Posada to visit friends. 



First we stopped and visited with John and Jean, whom we met working for amazon in Kentucky. So nice seeing them again.


As we were driving over to see the Class 2007 we came across this configuration out in the middle of the desert. Guess if you don’t have an RV to tow….you tow your boat to live in….different.


We came across this motely crew in the same spot as at 2012’s five year reunion.  Had an enjoyable time visiting and we also met two other couples, friends of Steve and Sandy’s, who live in Peoria, AZ (next to Sun City) that gave me some useful information on shopping for furniture.

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Steve and Sandy were there too.

Yesterday was the auction at Boomerville to benefit C.A.R.E.  This is one of the bigger fundraisers Boomers have to C.A.R.E. during the year and the generosity was evident with the final tally coming in at $4,400 just for this auction. The largest bid of $475 came in for the Mystery Dinner put on by Chuck and Jan and Dwayne and Betty.  Well received idea.

There were 130+ items with several auctioneers taking turns. Betty and Jan brought lots of laughter from the crowd with their “spirited” antics showing off the items.

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The auction was held after “heavy” hors d’ oeuvres.


I brought over the Brazilian cheese pastry balls called Pao de Queijo that our buddy Paulo gave us. It’s a mix and you add four eggs, two cups of sharp cheese and only one cup of water.  Rolling into golf-ball size balls you get about 40 of these beauties. They are eggy and cheese gooey. They were very well received. Thank you, Paulo.

Terry Webb schooled me on how to navigate around Craig’s List, so we’ve been checking out what people have to sale in the way of furniture.  But, alas, we have to wait till we are closer to closing on our condo to purchase anything….and be closer to Sun City itself. No use inquiring about a piece of furniture for sale while we are out here in the middle of the desert. But we are looking nonetheless.

Well, that has you caught up on our activities for the week.  What have YOU been up to?

Remember, you are loved.


  1. Great post Bobbie! Looks like you are having lots of fun. So what does the Ranger from BLM have to say? What were the rumors?

    1. Rumors mostly about roads being closed for biking and keeping.

  2. Good to see that flu did not keep you down long.
    Great recap of Q.

  3. great to finally meet up with you two after so many near misses... til next time!

  4. Enjoying your travel blog. Have you heard if Alan Howeth is still rv traveling? He used to also have a nice travel blog but nothing has been posted for some time.

    1. He stopped writing his blog about last summer. He still goes to Fun Valley in South Fork, CO in the summers.


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