The sunset put on a show for my last night in Quartzsite
I actually wrote this ahead of time on Thursday night so the days will look screwed up cause I'm actually already where I'm going. Reading this blog post makes it sounds like I'm somewhere else but I'm actually not, I'm where I said I would be before I was actually there, so I'm not really where you think I am, I'm where I said I would be before I left.... I hope that clears things up.
Since I'm going to leave Quartzsite tomorrow morning I went into town today to get some fuel, some propane, and get rid of a couple bags of trash.
Unfortunately the town dump was closed today so I had to put my trash in the trash can at the gas station that I filled up at so I got to check two things off of my todo list at the same time.
Then I drove a couple blocks down the road and filled up a propane tank at the same place I filled up at last week and the guy told me that during that cold spell we were having they were selling 4,500 gallons of propane a day! A DAY! And the propane truck was having to deliver to them once or twice a day. He said that was a record for them. I knew I'd never seen it that cold here before.
There was definitely a lot more people in town today. I had to drive past the Hi Jolly BLM area on the way to town and from what I could tell it looked so crowded that I wouldn't even try to camp there in less I had no other choice and it sure didn't look like that when I left a few days ago.
I'm hoping that everybody in southern Arizona is in Quartzsite for the Big Show and now wherever I go there will be plenty of room for me to boondock. As a rule of thumb I've always found it best to travel when others are sitting still, and sit still when everybody else is traveling. For most folks that's not possible, but it's yet another benefit of being a full timer.
When I got back home I hitched up the Arctic Fox and got everything ready to go in the morning so I can leave whenever I want tomorrow without having to do anything except Start up the truck.
My last night in Quartzsite started with a beautiful desert sunset.