I wanted to give you an update on the couple I told you about in yesterday’s blog, who were beginning to feel anxious about boondocking in Quartzsite, Arizona after a neighbor filled their heads with all kinds of nonsense about how dangerous it was. They wrote to me yesterday evening to say message received, and that they had relocated to another area and settled in with some RVers who read my blog every day and made them feel welcome.
When you are a newbie starting out, and the first thing you hear is some fool telling you all kinds of horror stories, I imagine it can be a bit disconcerting. I’m glad they moved and are among nice folks now so they can have a good time.
Somebody asked if Terry and I were going to be at Quartzsite this year. No, we are settled in for the winter at our house on the Intercoastal Waterway here in Florida. We will probably stay here until May or June, then get back in the motorhome and head out on the highway looking for new RV adventures.
People seem to either love or hate Quartzsite. We’ve been there three or four times, our first being a month long stay when we were boondocking and trying to sell our books and subscriptions to the Gypsy Journal from our old MCI bus conversion. Other times when we have been there we hung out with friends in the desert, and it was fun.
But overall, we are not big Quartzsite fans. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Now we would prefer to be someplace with full hookups.
But if you’ve never been to Quartzsite during the wintertime, when RVs of every shape and size fill the desert for as far as the eye can see, you really do need to experience it. It is sort of a rite of passage in the RV lifestyle.
And while Terry and I won’t be there, several of my author friends will, and you can catch up with them Monday through Wednesday of next week at the Readers Oasis bookstore. Here is a flyer about the event. Stop by and tell them I said hello.
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It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Suzie O’Connell’s Starlight Magic, from her popular Northstar romance series To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.