I went to Walmart today, which doesn't sound like a big deal except that the closest Walmart to Quartzsite is Parker which is about 30 miles away. There's a couple of grocery stores in Quartzsite but there kind of expensive so I only shop there for an item or two that I really need. So most folks in Quartzsite Drive to the Parker Walmart and there are a whole lot of people in Quartzsite right now, and it appeared to me that most of them were in Walmart this morning. So my grocery shopping this morning took about half the day.
I didn't think I was going to need any groceries because I was headed for Yuma and they have a Walmart, 3 of them no less. But here I am still in Quartzsite and I'm not really sure why. I'm Boondocking for free and that's a plus, the weather is pretty nice and that was one of the reasons I was going to Yuma, and I'm still finding things to do every day. I guess that's why I'm still here.
The big show starts this weekend, but I've learned not to go the 1st weekend inless you enjoy being shoulder to shoulder with a bunch of strangers and unable to move unless they move. So I'll just wait it out and go next week.
Tomorrow I think I'll take some video of the Long Term Visitor Areas or LTVAs as they're known around here. These are Boondocking areas where you can pay $180 and stay there for 6 months. What makes them different than the free Boondocking areas, is they have trash dumpsters, a place to empty your black and gray water tanks, and a place to fill your water tank. In town it generally cost about $10 to dump your tanks and $5 to fill up with water. And depending on how often you have to do that the LTVAs can be a bargain. But the LTVAs are Boondocking areas with no hookups so I'll do a video showing how to get to them and what they look like when you get there.