1/25/11 Have been having warm and sunny weather here at Boomerville, which is the Boomer gathering at Quartzsite, AZ during the last 2 weeks of January. There are over 100 rigs here and we have been having nice social times with a lot of our RV friends. When we first arrived and went to the group Happy Hour, we were quite amazed at how many people we knew since we haven't been here for 3 or 4 years. We are parked right across from Mike & Marilyn Harrison, and Sam & Bob Fleckner, and right in front of Mick & Ann Mielike. Here is our rig parked in the desert:
Carole and Dick Schneider arrived last Saturday and are parked just down the row from us. Every day there are lots of activities, including a 9AM walk which we have been doing every day. Here is a picture of todays' walking group - at least the gang that made it all the way to the 2 1/2 mile marker. From left are Elaine, Jim Baker, Carole Schneider, and Linda and Sonny Kingsbury:
When we were first here, Escapees had a big Happy Hour which we attended and where we were able to reconnect with our good friends Lee & Susie Blattner:
Additionally, there were several Park Sierra neighbors at this event, and here is Elaine with Dave & Brenda Neal, and Val Jones:
Every year at this time hundreds of thousands of RVs come here because there is a gem and mineral show and a lot of other vendors who sell stuff here. But most of us come just to get together with all our RV friends who also attend. Here is a picture I took while we were on our walk. You can see all the white areas, which are RVs:
The Boomers donate items for a auction and the money goes to support the Care Center at Escapees headquarters in Livingston. It was held yesterday after Happy Hour and more than $2400 was raised!
Most evenings our little neighborhood has a campfire and we sit around a chat for a while, usually over a drink.
Then the desert sky starts to get pink and we have spectacular sunsets. Here is one of them:
Friday is Elaine's 64th birthday and we will be having a little party for her around the campfire.
Before I end this, I want to put a picture here which we took on our drive across highway 58 near Boron. It shows how flimsy RVs can be when they are hit by another vehicle. This one was a 5th wheel. I think we are a little better protected in a motorhome.