Before we start on the Quartzsite desert pictures, Lark wanted me to post the fine field she found right in front of our rig when we stayed in Tucson. The Fairgrounds did have a dog park back over near one of their buildings but who needs dog park when faced with this option.
The view from the Fairground's parking lot of the mountains.
Not a bad place to chill for two nights.
Then we headed off down the road west watching both the desert and the distance mountains march by.
The first day after arriving was rainy, rainy, rainy. It provided excellent opportunity to finish up a book and take advantage of personal lap warmers.
Views from our site.
Lark and Audrey got to meet Beth's Ty.
Lap warmers come in different sizes.
The back of Audrey's head as she studies on this new land and what the 4 wheelers drive by.
The evenings view of the sunset.
And turning around the view of the eastern sky illuminating Beth's rig.
Free breakfast at the La Mesa RV dealer. Left to right: Tina, Lyn, Peggy, Sheila, Barbie, Beth.
Our group gathered in the desert around Sheila's 5th wheel which she parks for the whole winter season. She is gracious to share her desert with us.
After the rain there were a few "washes" that still held water. Lark was so happy that she found one but thankfully she never rolled in it.
Walking dogs out into the desert.
Not everyone comes with and RV. And this afternoon Lyn and I are heading out to visit another area that has brought in many of those that do not have large expensive RV equipment and have dropped out to make this living outside the grid work for them.
The desert toys come past from time to time.
Audrey works to keep Larks enthusiasm in line. It generally requires some barking and nashing of teeth.
Sheila's bird feeders. They are very busy but I didn't have my better camera out that would have captured her visitors.
And this is one of our activities on sunny days. This time we were hanging out at Lyn's trailer. Lyn with Benji in her lap, Alice, Beth, Peggy, Sheila, Barbie.
As Peggy and I drove around yesterday we found several of the many, many groups that come out every January to meet up. Some are individual that share the same brand of rig (Road Trek, Safari, etc) and others that gather together because of like interests. We found several of the Escapee groups, the WIN group, the Road Trekers, those that love radio airplanes.... If there is a group of organization out there for individuals that travel or live in RVs, they will have a group meeting out here somewhere in the desert.
Gosh, say someone, "How will I find you?" Find the large flying shark and look around say the people over by their truck flying large kites.
Notice the multiple road options as you get out in the desert.
Most driveways don't have any solar lights or bright markers. It makes coming in after dark slow and careful or it is easy to miss the driveways.
Peggy left the area to head over and park with her group of friend in the "LOW" area. Other folks are coming in to the area within the next few days and though the large Flea Market is mostly open the RV show and their tent don't open until tomorrow.
We are not bored. And Lark is learning the fun of visiting with folks sitting around rigs in chair and getting invited into some of the rigs. Audrey just reminds Lark that she has been hanging out with RVers since she was about 10 weeks old.......and some of them remember the puppy with the shark teeth trying to dig out of her x-pen and make it to China. She likes to travel I guess.