Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Whipped through the big tent first thing, not too busy, and back home to enjoy the rest of this cool day.

Where are we today ? 
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      Actually very mild night 54f at 4:30 this morning had a wonderful sleep. Now for the next week it will be cooler in the 60's and today windy. But when the sun is shining it will be quite nice out.
       Our plan today  is to check out the Quartzite, Sports, Vacation and Rv Show which starts today at 9 am. We have done this most every year since 2007. We got to the show parking lot off of hwy 95 and pulled in with Bill, Patsy, Tom and Deb along. Got a nice parking spot right handy to the big tent and read our e-readers until it opens at 9 am sharp.
lots of free parking before the crowds arrive.
the Big tent right there
did not take long to fill up though
we walked to the east entrance for 9 as an announcement
tells us it is open, gates open and crowds converge
we made our way down the 3 rows in the tent
       Not much new pretty well the same every year, We spun a few wheels and won some prizes, checked things out. This has always been more of a home type show, with cooking demos jewelry clothing etc with maybe half of the booths related to camping , campgrounds, etc...
cooking demo
food stuffs
the crowds moved right along
satellite dishes etc..
more cooking
        This one display had free camping guides for various states and even one for Camping in Ontario (Canada) we were impressed.
camping guides
Rhino Flex sewer hoses only $31.00 complete
this is a good price.
        We saw and did what we wanted in the tent in about 45 minutes, then outside to check the vendors around the outside. Lots of food vendors and a couple of rv supply tents.
solar stoves
rv furniture 
more food
craft soda
good food here
excellent smoked Turkey legs
smells wonderful cooking over a wood fire
Honda generators
not too busy outside
yup more food
      Then we came across the line for Minute Rice, saw Tom and Deb in line, so we chatted with them for a while and got our free samples of Minute Rice, Usually enough to last us a year.
ready serve sample 4 containers we got
       Then outside the area over to the Roadmaster Sevice truck to check their hours. I will take our Roadster tow bar here at some point for free service which I do every year.
Road master
long line for Blue Ox tow bar service
more tents for installations etc..
they do tires, exhaust work, alignments and so on here
         We headed on out just after 11 am and back down 95 to home dirt, Traffic lined up about for about a 1/2 mile heading north. In the past we have seen it lined up at this time well over a mile. Glad we are going south. and not so busy this year.
          Out of the crowds, saw what we wanted, only money we spent was for some muscle cream (Bend Again Cream) that works for Suzie from the same vendor we buy from every year here. on line is $38.00 and we always get a deal $30.00 as repeat customers. 
       Now a light tasty lunch and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon. A cool wind and overcast quite cool at 62F but we were able to enjoy some outside reading for a bit out of the wind and in the sun . 
our view, love seeing the mountains here
this large rig pulling out with a huge trailer behind.
        Saw this sign on the host office when I noticed they were closed midday! Hm, guess this area is no longer regulated and is closed down!
can't buy a permit now what!
         Then it was overcast a bit and we were invited to Tom and Deb's inside for Happy Hour, she was making some beer margaritas' . So at 3 pm we headed on over to check them out, Very tasty they were , could get hooked on these !
checking out these beer margaritas , yup they are amazing !
thanks guys.
Happy hour inside because we can 
      30 minutes later we had a sprinkle of rain, just enough for us to put our chairs away.
sprinkles of rain, not enough to wet the ground
       Soon it was time to whip up supper. Tonight I had planned a stir fry. Too cold and windy for our Weber Q. Left over pork roast from the other day, with celery, carrot, onion, garlic, broccoli, and some Jasmin rice with some sweet and sauce, an egg and soya sauce. Quick easy and very tasty.
the bottom 2 packs we got free today at the show
top was Jasmine rice from last year
we used one pack tonight
this sure did the trick tonight and oh so tasty
       Just another fun day in Quartzite taking in the market for a bit and enjoy fun times with our friends, Will be cooler for a few days. But no problem here we can be toasty warm inside with our blue flame heater, no noise and sipping at our propane. Yup we love the heater and our home here in the desert.
       Thank y'all for stopping by and hope your day was a great one as well.
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  1. Never been to Quartzite, but the big tent looks like quite an experience...almost like an rv show with all the vendors there. Glad you enjoyed the day and had some good foods for supper.

    1. If nothing else Quartszite is an experience . Just another rv show here in the desert , but we do enjoy the area.

  2. It was a good first day at the show. We had a great morning and the rest of the day followed along.

    1. It was nice to get that out of the way and to enjoy the rest of our time here. Happy hour was fun too.

  3. Glad you enjoyed your time in the big tent and the surrounding vendors.

    Wow, that's some sign on check in house. Guess you can park for free now until they reopen. Wonder how that will work when they open back up.

    Dinner looks great.

    1. It was a fun time checking things out, nothing much new but still a nice outing.
      Will be interesting with things shut down. Will see what happens.

  4. George,
    Thank you for the Bend Again Cream reference.
    Although I take MSM tablets, recommended by my chiropractor, I was totally unaware of the MSM cream gel that you pointed out.
    I think that it will be an added plus when pain from sciatica shows up.
    I am always learning from your blog and totally enjoy reading it daily.

    1. Your welcome Karen. Suzie swears by the cream and I have been taking MSM powder now for about 4 years really helps..
      Thanks for travelling along with us.

    2. Can I ask what this cream is and where to buy it? And what is "MSM"! I have terrible pain from sciatica and would love better relief from it. Thank you.

    3. Best that you check the link above in my blog to find out what it is.. You can buy at the Big tent in Quartzite this week or buy it on line a lot of health food store carry its well.

    4. Thank you. I didn't notice the link earlier.

  5. Our Entegra friends just arrived in time by the sounds of it. Can no one get in now? Or anyone can get in?

    1. Lots of Entegra RV's here. Any one can get in, no body working to stop you.

  6. Looks like there is some of about everything available there and judging by the clothes it was a little cool.

    1. Yes Larry a bit of everything there. It was in the 50's to start and cooler in the tent with no sunshine to warm you up. Then cloud cover and a cool breeze got up to 62.

  7. Guess everyone gets to stay anywhere they want now. Wondering if water will be available however. LOVE the Big Tent. Actually was hoping to pick up your barbecue grill mat there. Maybe it wasn't the one that can be cut however. If the Mac 'n Cheese vendor is there, it's great!!

    1. I guess so, you so can't buy a permit if no one there to sell you one, so far the water is on but they are not emptying the dumpsters as of last night..
      It was a fun day exploring . lots of vendors selling grill mats, and at least one you can cut to size. The Mac and Cheese vendor is at Tyson Wells., looks interesting.

  8. You guys were sure smart to get there as early as you did..looks like a good crowd of people. We didn't even know about the government shut down till our bro in law told us yesterday. The world goes on (or stops) and we haven't seen tv since we left home which is nice. What will that do to your water and dump station? Are those affected too? Looks like the beer margaritas were a hit! Your dinner looks awesome with your free rice!

    1. Ot was nice to get in and out early. Guess we wait and see what will happen here with the shut down, everything working as of last night still. Garbage dumpsters over full though.

  9. Will have to come on by and try one of those beer margaritas. Interesting how this government shut down will affect things.

    1. The Margarita is very tasty and easy to make, come on by.
      It is going to be interesting to see how things will work out.

  10. Went to the big tent around 9:30 and the parking off of 95 was full. Ended up leaving and parking off 95 in the ditch by the LTVA. Good thing for the Jeep. The place was a Zoo. Going to have to get up earlier in the morning...not. Noticed my cell phone yesterday afternoon that I could not complete a call. Guess the cell phone infrastructure is overloaded in the Q in the afternoons.

    1. The big tent is always a zoo the first day, especially in the morning afternoons and next week not so much. The cell towers do get busy this week in particular but we had no issues with our phone here maybe on a different network.

  11. Great to make the first day of the tent and early enough to beat the crowds.

    Nice relaxing day when you start your margaritas at 3 in the afternoon. What a life!

    1. We like to get in and out early to check things out, will go back later this week when less busy.
      And we like to enjoy relaxing afternoons to wind down our days, just because we can.

  12. Glad you didn't whip out your wallet too much as you whipped through the Big Tent. Lots of temptation in there!

    1. Being full-time all these years really not much that we need anymore.

  13. I miss getting my freebie minute rice. We spun,went back to the line,spun and back till she got fed up with us and gave us a coupon for a free big box! :)

  14. I saw where we were parking in your photos, but didn't see us in any others.

    1. So many people there as you know, guess we went in the opposite directions.


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