Sunday, February 12, 2012

Newport Dunes

Normally we camp by ourselves and enjoy not having to be on any kind of schedule or
have visit with other people.

This weekend we went to a all womens RV rally at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach.  The Rally had a total of 20 rigs of all shapes and all piloted by women.  Some of them on their own and some with companions and friends.  The group was comprised of some retired and some still working.  We had a great time and enjoyed the company of women with some of the same
interests as us. 

The weather was pretty good, Friday night we had a shower and Saturday we had a little drip right as the pot luck was getting started.  The hosts had use of the clubhouse so all was good.

The campground was on the back bay in Newport Beach,  nice campground, but the campsites were pretty tight.  We were surrounded by rally members so it was quiet but if
we had families with a couple of kids on each side of us or a party group, we would not have
been happy.

But it was a great weekend with lots of jokes and laughing and visiting.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Quartzsite 2012

We just got back last weekend from our third annual visit to this sleepy town for their annual RV tent show and many swapmeets.  What Sturgis is to motorcylces, Quartzsite is to motorhomes.  All shapes and sizes for motorhomes and people.

The weather was great, not to warm, chilly evenings and nights. 

The first day we arrived we took a little drive north of town on Hwy 95 out to the BLM land.  Dry camping allowed all along the road.  We managed to find friends camping in the desert, Eldon and Nancy, we stopped and had a nice visit.  They used our campsite to park their car to go shopping at the big tent and swapmeet.

The big tent and surrounding area seemed to have more vendors than last year.  We didn't purchase to much, but we got our friend, Karen, set up with a flag pole and flag that attached to the ladder on her motorhome. 

 Of course we had to check out some of the food vendors as well. Some pretty good BBQ and polish sausages.  Lots of other stuff but the stomach will only hold so much.

I would get up in the morning and Buddee and I would go for a walk, then I would sit outside finish my coffee and watch the traffic so by wishing I had the money that would pass by, motorhomes and motorhomes towing all kinds of toys.  Millions of dollars in vehicles.

Anyway we had a great time as usual and will be going back again next year.

I didn't take to many pictures as it was a "been there done that" kind of weekend.