Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer,
since August 2006
Well its Saturday morning (first day of the RV show) and probably the busiest day in Quartzsite for the whole year. The traffic starts coming into town early and people are grabbing parking spots at 7:30am waiting for vendors and the Big Tent to open at 9:00 am. We had our coffees, computing and walkabout then ready to join that masses. At least we can walk to everything that we want to see. So 9:00 am we are the big tent and get our goody bag then shuffle up and down the rows inside the tent for a few hours.
|inside the tent|
With the inside of the tent checked out, now the vendors on the outside, lots more stuff and a lot of food vendors as well. In particular is Steve's Barbeque with his excellent smoked turkey legs, we will get one for supper one night. Then we stop for a bit of Mexican lunch just a chicken taco and a chicken quesadia. Looked at the huge line up for ice cream, and passed this time. Then we checked out a food vendor with Exotic Meats and Bugs on the menu, I took a few pictures but did not care for any samples.
Well we have had our exercise for the day, about 4 hours checking out the big tent area but its getting much too hot in the sun so back home, make shade, less clothes and relax. The crowds in the camping area are growing as well , with people walking and driving about to and from the shows. Now not just the Big tent, but the whole town has thousands of vendors everywhere (if you can't find it in Quartzsite you don't need it!), and for all the times (at least 10 weeks over the years) we have been here, still have not visited more than maybe half of them.
Now with our chairs and books outside, neighbours stop by and chat, we compare bargains then before we know its time to fire up the barbie for some smoked porkchops, baked potatoes with onion and broccoli. Read a bit then tv, another fantastic day in the desert .
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