One of the things we love about this lifestyle and especially Quartzsite is all the new people you meet. We have met more new people this week than we have in a long time. At least I think they are new people……..with the multiple blows to the head last week I am not sure if I am meeting them for the first time or we have been friends forever!I think we went to someone’s rig for happy hour every night this week. If this keeps us we are going to have to make another run into Phoenix to Total Wine and Liquor! The first people we met Roger and Cindi, first timers to Quartzsite who had contacted us through RVillage and had some questions on the logistics of Quartzsite. They are a great couple who are new to FT’ing. They have two dogs, a quad and love geocaching, we found we had a lot in common with them and we shared stories and experiences laughing at all the similar mistakes we each made starting out FT’ing.
We also met their friends Jim and Brenda who are seasoned FT’ers of over 14 years. Both couples have Momentum Toy Haulers which are really handy when traveling with toys. Jim and Brenda’s has a large garage and a deck while Roger and Cindi’s is a new design with a tuck under garage which fits one side by side.We really liked this design and had it been on the market when we bought ours we just might have bought this instead.
The next night we were invited over to happy hour at fellow FT’ers/bloggers Rick and Kathy. They had been following our blog for quite a while and when we were finally in the same area, it was time to meet up! They are a great couple from Winsor Ontario who are new to FT’ing but have been PT’ing for quite a while. Rick is quite the handy guy and has been busying installing solar to their new rig and making other modifications. Unfortunately it was dark and we were unable to get a picture….next time!The next night was back over to Cindi and Roger’s who had organized a get-together on RVillage for anyone that was in the area that wanted to come. About a dozen couples showed up. The interesting thing about events like this is that you have quite the variety of people attend. Steve and Dianne were in attendance as well, we met some great people and made plans to do some riding and geocaching with Roger and Cindi in the near future.
Just when you think the fun is over it continues! We had another happy hour the following night over at Steve and Dianne’s welcoming some more friends of ours that came in over the past few days. Les and Sue who we had met last year and caught up with in Homer Alaska again this past summer as well as Donna and Allen, and Deb and Ray who we had also met last year. We also met Susan and Guy who we have been Facebook friends with for quite a while but this was our first time meeting in person.
|Daisy and Dakota even attended!|
|(l-r Dale, Sue, Les, Steve and Allan|
|Susan, Donna, Nancy and Ruth|
|Steve, Allan, Ray, Deb and Steve C|
We also got out of the quads one afternoon going on a 50 mile trip with Steve, Dianne, Bob, Sue, Earl and Allison. We went to Crystal Hill down in the Kofa area. The area is known for the crystals you can find on the hillside. We did a little rockhounding for about an hour and Barb was able to find several small crystals. This was the first long ride for Dakota and she did great! She rode in the back for the most part but every once in a while she would sneak up to the front seat with the rest of us which made for some tight riding!
|The view from a tower hill|
|A working windmill provides water to the wildlife|
|Lunch stop at Crystal Hill|
|A couple shards of crystal Barb found|
|One of the corners that was giving us problems|
|Caught this guy trying to sneak by the rig one morning|