Old building in one of the small towns I passed through on the way to Quartzsite
I left Denver Colorado I think about three months ago heading for Quartzsite Arizona, and at lunchtime today I finally pulled into a Quartzsite boondocking spot on BLM land. So it took me about three months to go about 800 miles. That to me is what full time RVing is all about.
Since the Big show starts on Saturday everything is pretty crowded right now. During the Big show there's usually more people in town than any other time and that's apparent by all the RVs scattered out in the desert. But like I've said in the past if you want to get away from the crowds just get a quarter of a mile off the roads and there won't be hardly any crowds, and that's what I did today.
I was thinking I would go to an LTVA site first but things around here look so crowded I decided I would just stay boondocked in the desert until the Big show is over in about a week and then go get an LTVA site so I can dump my tanks. At the moment I'm in a BLM 14 day area called Scaddan Wash which I've stayed at before and it's just as good a place to be as any of the others.
It was pretty chilly when I was hooking up at Box Wash this morning and I had to wear a long sleeve shirt, but by the time I got to Quartzsite at lunch it was in the 70s and I was in a T-shirt again.
It feels good to be in a place like Quartzsite where I'm surrounded by thousands of boondocker's. There in every kind of RV imaginable from the most gigantic class A motorhome to a tiny minivan, there all here camped in the desert doing their own thing and enjoying their life.
There's people here that are by themselves like me, and there's people here with a group of 20 or 30 RVs. Most of the folks here are old geezers like me but there are some that are young. Either way it doesn't matter. Your age doesn't matter, the RV doesn't matter, how much money you have in the bank doesn't matter, everyone here is a boondocker and that's all that matters. And maybe that's why I like it here so much, I'm not considered weird because of the way I live, I'm surrounded by my own kind, and I'm part of the herd.
There's a lot of farmland in the desert on the way to Quartzsite
Someone's dreams of owning a tourist trap gone to ruin.
The same property. It looks like at one time they had enough money to buy a Lincoln Continental. The place is totally deserted now, I looked at the Lincoln and it actually looks pretty decent, except for four flat tires. White walls no less