Sunday, February 28, 2016


On Jan. 14, we drove to Quartzsite to Boomerville, which is an annual gathering of the Boomers (a BOF of the Escappees.). During the week there was over 200 rigs coming in and out of Boomerville.  We stayed the entire two weeks plus some.  This is a fun gathering with friends sharing, learning, laughing.  After the pictures I hope to include the list of activities for the week.  

The boys discussing world issues.

A view from a drone over Boomerville and Happy Hour.

Men singing at the campfire.

Zumba on the rocks.

Improve class with Jan and I.  

Cooking pizza with the group.

Sue celebrating her birthday.

Our ukulele group playing at the campfire.

Levitating at night after champagne.

Happy Hour

Beautiful sunsets everyday.

Boomers have chosen CARE in Livingston TX, as our charity of choice. During the two weeks we raised money to donate to CARE. Over the 14 days Escapees CARE donations were received by a rib dinner, 4 pancake breakfasts, two 50/50 drawings, baked potato dinner, recycled aluminum, just givin’ a donation, and of course the CARE Auction. This year Boomers BOF will proudly donate over $7,000 from all these efforts to

Activities (something for everyone!)

Daily Walk, Group Dog Walks, Trash Runs to the landfill, Pancake Breakfasts, Daily Happy Hours with 50/50, Blythe Canoe Trip, 4 X 4 off road trip, Karaoke - Rockin’ the Desert, Men’s Donut Runs, Women’s Chit Chat, Men's Chit Chat, Newbies ChitChat, Howl at the Full Moon, Arts and Crafts Show and Talk, CARE auction, Trip to Desert Bar, Ukele -Jams, Videoand Dance 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, Singles Brunch, Wine tasting, Desert Hike to the Bathtub, Chili Contest and Potluck Dinner, Dog Parade and Dog Tricks, Music Jam, Laughter Yoga, Comedy Improv, Zumba, BBQ Ribs and Chicken + Pot Luck Dinner, Hitch Up Dinner at Silly Al’s. Cool Theater Presentations

Albuquerque Boomers and Balloons, Travel Europe with World Wide Travel, Movies at Cool Theatre, Death Valley Encampment, Funny Signs – Lots o’ Laughs.

Workshops and Discussion Groups

How and Why of Veggie Ferments, Curtis Coleman founder of RVillage, Boondocking 101, Redlands Truck and RV, RV Traveling in Europe, Solar Cooking and Coffee Roasting, Speaking Circle,

Inventor of ARPrv control – Paul Unmack, All About Valley Fever, Self Inquiry Group, Workamping Chit Chat, Jojoba Hills SKP Resort Q &A, Down and Dirty on Dogs, Traveling to Mexico Discussion, Wild Writing Workshop, Mac the Fireguy,

October 2016 Boomer Cruise Chit Chat, Batteries and Solar Panels, Sharing Favorite Gadgets, Kombucha, Kefir, and Pickle, Alaska Traveling,

Skymed and Emergency Evacuation Q & A, Working on Rose Bowl Floats, September Winchester Bay Oregon Boomerang.

Plan to attend Boomerville 2017 in Quartzsite AZ. Our gathering next year will be January 15-29, 2017. George and Diana Meyer Ruelens (co- chairs of Boomerville, 2016)

New Year's at Ogilby Rd, Yuma, AZ

We left Anza Borregos on Dec. 29 and headed for Ogilby Rd West of Yuma.  The Moores and Mark B. and Patsi went with us.  On New Years Eve, Betty and Duane joined us.  We had a little New Year's celebration.

Moores went to Sun City and the rest of us stayed at Ogilby.  We were joined by Mark T. and Judy.  
Mark , Judy and I had dental work done at Venus dental in Algodones during the first week of the year. They do good work and so much cheaper than the US dentists.  While we were in the Yuma area we went to movies and lunches with the Boomers.

Parking on the desert off Ogilby Rd.

Lunch with the Boomers.

Patsi and me biking on the desert.

Patsi is a Wonder Woman!

Arizona sunset.

Sitting around by the fire at night.  The weather was much better here than Anza Borregos.

Even Ogilby road has interesting rock/sand drawings.

Dean and I left Ogilby road and stayed with Dan and Jenny Shepard for a few days while I did an RV driving school.  This was well worth the cost and Dan is an excellent teacher.

Dan, Jenny, me and Chica, and Dean in front of their casita in Yuma.

I am driving now!

Christmas at Anza Borregos, CA

Dean, Chica and I left Prescott on Dec. 13 for Anza Borregos, CA.  This is one of the largest state parks in the nation, located between Yuma and San Diego. After one night in Quartzsite (boondocking at mile marker 99) we arrived at AB on the 14th.  We stayed off RockHouse Rd.  We did some hiking in the area and found a couple of interesting sites close to our camping spot off State Hwy 22.

Leaving Prescott

Dean and Chica hiking Coyote Mountain

Some interesting rock drawings in the desert.

I am pointing to our RV in the distance.

We had a daily visitor

Someone went to a lot of work building a compound in the desert.  We called it the hay house.

Mark and Patsy and Chuck and Jan joined us.  The weather was not very nice while we were there - cold and windy.

Christmas Day 2015 - we had a great celebration with friends.

Eating in the town of Borregos Springs and celebrating Chuck and Jan's anniversary.  Mexican food at Filibertos was very good.
Stayed at AB for 15 days.  This time of year, or at least this year, the weather was not good.