Quartzsite Gathering

I am tucked away in a corner of the Quartzsite McDonald's and the crowds are not too bad considering it is a Saturday morning.  I left my husband back at camp this time as I was needing to catch up with emails and business.  Quartzsite continues to amaze me with the collection of people that are drawn here.  I just saw a pick-up loaded maybe 20 feet up in the air with stuff...can't say it was junk..it may have been all their possessions.

Buckskin Mtn
We spent five nights at the pre-Quartzsite Casita gathering held at Buckskin MTN State Park.  This was in Parker, AZ and was on the Colorado River.  A beautiful place!  It was the first time on the trip that we were down to our short sleeved tees and warm most of the time.  I don't know how many Casitas, ects, showed but I think it was about 25 trailers.  We just about took over the campground.

Colorado River----entrance to park

morning moon over dome rock

our camp with dome rock in background


Thursday we relocated 50 miles south to the Dome Rock area of Quartzsite.  We came in a day later than the crowd and camped with another Casita and 13 ft Scamp who were also first timers to this monumental event.  We settled in the back "40" and within hours we were surrounded by other eggs.  Last night was spent swapping stories with a couple from Phoenix who also had their share of learning experiences.  We plan to stay until Monday and then hit the road heading back toward Phoenix.

We are beginning to think about home as there is just a few weeks left in our time in the sun.  I am hoping that we will be welcomed by blooming jonquils and lenten roses.

We think we are going back to our first campsite at Tortilla Flatts for the remaining time but that could change.  I have loved the unstructured life with no yard or housework and already feel sad when I think of ending the trip.  But other adventures await us and we will be seeing some of our new friends again on the road.

Now it's time to head out of McDonald's ( a bus is coming in) return to Casitaville in the desert!



  1. I can't wait to experience a winter in the desert!

  2. Just remember that it does get cold at night. The temperatures start plummeting the moment the sun goes down but we stayed warm with a little Coleman sport cat catalytic heater.
    The days made up for the nights.
    Your time will come!