Sunday, January 30, 2011

Boomerville, Quartzsite, Arizona

What a wonderful time we had in Boomerville this year. We arrived on January 13 and stayed two weeks. Dean and I were the fourth rig arriving. It was really neat to be one of the first arrivals: we could meet people as they arrived. When we left on Thursday, January 27, there were 119 rigs.

We loved being with our friends Chuck and Jan during the holidays and Boomerville. Going to the casino, Algodonas, Blythe bluegrass festival, playing cards, hiking, and sitting around and just talking. We will miss them on our long journey East but we will see them next year.

Of course, we also loved being with all our old friends at Boomerville and meeting new friends. We enjoyed the potlucks, Pace’s movies, daily hikes, shopping in Quartzsite, Happy hours, chili cookoff, newbies skit, and other activities. And the weather was marvelous!

The first night on our big adventure we stayed at the SKP park in Casa Grande. We went to the social hour, were introduced, and got some good information on Big Bend.

The second night on the road was at a visitor’s center in Lordsburg. A little noisy with highway traffic and trains but it was free.

The third night on the road was at the Vista Park in Sierra Blanca, TX. We were planning on driving through El Paso on Sunday but we had a tailwind so we took advantage and went through on Saturday. Sierra Blanca’s claim to fame is the location of where the Transatlantic trains meet in 1881. The town is pretty dissolute but the campground was $10 with Passport America and we had full hookups. We are now at Big Bend where it is suppose to be in the teens during the night so we winterized: no water in rig and lots of antifreeze. We have no phone service and internet is at the store. But it is gorgeous and we love it! More to come about Big Bend later.

January 13 at Boomervile

Dean and Bruce at the Big Tent

The group at Happy Hour

Newbies skit our last night there.

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