I left Laughlin, Nevada, this morning and got back to Quartzsite a little before lunch. It sure feels good not to be surrounded by RVs and people every which way I look. It's fun to be in Laughlin, a little less fun without the car Museum, I really kind of enjoy the bright lights and the casino atmosphere, but I can only take it for about a week before getting the urge to get back out in the desert again.
I don't plan on staying in Quartzsite for long. This is just a stopover to get myself organized and figure out what I would like to do for my remaining few months of winter travels.
The New Mexico state parks are open again to us nonresidents. So spending a month slowly working my way up through New Mexico heading back to Colorado is back on the table again. I also would like to be around the Arizona desert for the springtime flower bloom; that's always interesting. But so far, I have no idea what I'm going to do and don't even know which direction I want to head. But I'm sure I'll come up with something after a few days of relaxing in Quartzsite.
When I first saw this in the parking lot I thought someone was carrying their boat on top of their car, but it turned out to be a lot more than that.
I guess if you don't have much money, and all your starting with is the family sedan and limited building skills, this is what you end up with. I took this second picture thinking that if all I had was the first picture people might not believe that this was a camper, so to prove it I needed to show a door.
Among other problems It appears to have a sagging rear end, but then so do I and I still get around okay.
It looks like a lot of imagination went into this, but some jobs require more than imagination. I would love to hear the discussion between him and his insurance company if he ever gets in an accident.
I found these motorcycles parked in the casino parking lot one morning. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but I think it's some kind of a commercial group motorcycle trip.
Since all the bikes are KTM's and pretty much the same size and age. And they're all locked together with one long cable. I believe it's a company that you buy a motorcycle trip from, and they put you on their motorcycles and a guide takes you on a trip.
I've never been one for group tours myself, preferring to travel at my own pace and to whatever destination that interests me at the moment.