Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Week in Q


We arrived in Quartzsite one week ago today, and headed straight to Plomosa Rd BLM,we got our 14 day permit and looked for a spot, it was still pretty crowded with large groups of RVers , cars and people  coming and going. It looked like everyone was having a great time.  We knew it wouldn’t work with  our dogs, they aren’t used to busy campgrounds and neither are we, so we moved down highway 95 to The Road Runner BLM.


Our site at Road Runner, I think the Saguaro is on his way out.


This site is farther done the road, we would stay here another time.



Some of our neighbours.


Never seen this before.


Q was still pretty busy when we first arrived  but there has been a pretty steady stream of RVs  heading down highway 95 each day.


Our friend Denise is here, staying in one of the Long Term Visitors Area closer to town. And we met George and Susie Yates, whose blog we have read for a long time. Skip actually recognized their RV  from the highway and we drove in and introduced ourselves. Had a nice visit with them.


A couple of days later they moved down to Road Runner for a couple of day, and parked near us. We enjoyed  visiting with them, Denise came over one afternoon to meet them , and we had  East, West, and Central Canada.




George and Susie left this morning heading for Ehrenberg and full hook-ups. Had enough of dry camping I think, and they have park memberships and this stay is free.

We are at 123 days without services.

We aren’t sure how long we are staying in Quartzsite and haven’t decided where we will wander next, it’s all weather dependent at this point. We want to start our trip home around the first of March, we had the atlas out this morning but we haven’t decided on our route yet.



Got up the other morning and there is Jake in Louie’s bed, on the dash. Don’t know how he fits, Louie is 22 pounds..Jake is 110 pounds.



  1. It was so great meeting you guys, the dogs and Denise too. Such a small world.
    Where ever you go enjoy the warm sunshine and travels safe. Hope to meet up with you guys again soon.
    Jake is sure a character

  2. Know that you guys are welcome here to stay at our place. Also nice boondocking areas around Congress & Wickenburg. Vulture Peak comes to mind & lots of quiet privacy at the far end of Ghost Town Road just past our place. Great Pizza in the area & lots of nice roads through the desert landscape. And we are happy to doggy sit the gang if you folks decided to head off anywhere for a day trip or whatever.....:))

  3. I have to stay here for another two weeks due to a commitment.

    That's not too hard to take though 'cause the forecast is looking awesome !

  4. Jake wants to think small :) He looks okay up there.

  5. Now that I'm gone, I'm loving reading about Quartzsite and the visiting, etc. That Jake is hysterical - he's a little big for that bed, he's flattening it out completely. I wonder if it's the warmth up there he's seeking. So cute! :)