Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sat. Jan. 21st. RV Show and friends

Thanks for joining us in our journey of North America 
in our Holiday Rambler, since August 2006

 Where are we Today ?
Quartzsite Arizona

        Today is windy, overcast, cooler, dust flying around and the first day of the RV Show. Once the sun was up I went to the Yacht Club to check email and post our blog. I only get email once a day now while here. The Yacht Club is a Bar, Restaurant on Main St. I fired up our generator to check it out after yesterdays fix. Hmmm, we still have big oil leak, looks like the generator hospital for sure now!

        Jim and Sharon had planned to meet us here at 8:30 this morning park their car and go to the RV show. Shortly after 9 we had not seen or heard from them so headed off to the crowded tent, just to get the feel of things, and see what's new this year. 

        Lots of new vendors and some new products available, we will go back in a few days to look a little closer when things are not quite so busy. But we had fun and got our exercise. Ran into 4 of our friends from Northern Ontario at the show then Jim and Sharon found us as well, they got lost in the desert trying to find our coach.
full parking lot 
lotsa people
Don, Ailene, Oscar and Judy
        Saw some really cool stuff, like the custom Golf Carts, a 1957 Chevy and a 1965 Mustang.
'57 Chevy
'65 Mustang
        We checked out the western Canada Booths and actually met a real live Mountie from Saskatchewan. Can you believe I lived in Canada over 60 years and have to come to southern Arizona to meet and have our pictures taken with a Mountie in uniform.
        After enough shopping and crowds we headed back to home dirt. Past the cars and people sitting in traffic jams we just walked. But the winds had picked up a bit and the dust was really blowing. Relax a bit inside, Jim and Sharon came back to chat for a while and a frosty beverage to wash the dust away.
Water Tower
        They had just left and who shows up but Larry and Marilyn "The Amazing Vanstones", on their way back from the Desert Bar they decided to see if they could find us and after a long search they did, I guess my directions aren't very good.
lotsa traffic 
blowing dust
        A short visit with them then a quick trip to generator Bob to make an appointment for surgery,  so it looks like monday noon is a good time to remove that sick puppy onto an operating table. 

        By 4:30 the wind is really blowing up a dust storm and visibility is probably less than 1/4 mile and closing in on us. You really are glad you are not here to experience the dust! So inside we fire up the oven to heat up some left over chicken pot pie and spaghetti squash for a tasty quick supper.
more blowing dust
tasty leftovers
        This done and its dark outside,  the wind finally dies down from a dull roar, we can relax with our books and then a movie. Thanks goodness the desert and Quartzsite is not for everybody, its busy enough as it is, but we do enjoy some time here.
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  1. We are really hoping to make it there next year. Looks like lotsa fun (but not the dust).

  2. Yuck to the dust storm especially when you have to close all the windows and be too warm.

    I can't believe that we did Q with the 2 dogs in tow. I must have been crazy. The Classic cart show looks like fun.

    Hey did they have a Corvette golf cart like mine?

    Keep having fun....sorry about the gennie.

  3. Thanks for the tour of Quartzite today, George.
    Hope the winds settle down for you tomorrow !!

  4. looks like you had a great day..meeting up with friends..we met Larry and Marilyn in June...we so enjoyed our time with them...such fun people...have a good week..

  5. Michael and Dee:

    Lotsa fun and dust happens in the desert.


    We left the windows open to be cool, the dust will go away someday! No corvette.


    That's only a tiny bit of Quartzsite we have more days of stuff to see.


    Yep they are, Larry sold us our coach 6 years ago and we are still friends!! haha.


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