Wednesday, 18 January 2006

We Arrive at Quartzsite, AZ

Today started with a really pretty sunrise for our last morning in Yuma. We got packed up and left Yuma to head north to Quartzite shortly after 10:00 a.m. and arrived at our campground, Black Rock RV Village at Brenda, AZ about 12:15. We got set up, walked around the park a bit and then headed into Quartzsite to see what all the hoopla is about.

We went to the “Main Event” which is a flea market type place which we found to be lots smaller than Stittsville was when it was open. The rest of the town however has booths and signage all over the place. The plan is to go into town tomorrow and park on the main street and walk around to see what we could see.

The only purchase I made was a pillow sham for the couch for $2.00. It wasn’t up to my mother’s standard of quilting but I couldn’t buy the material for that price! We also looked at some binoculars that are stronger than the ones I have and I’m still thinking about those. I’ve been wanting some more powerful binoculars and have been looking when I see sales but these were a very good price.

We are at this park for three days and have asked to be put on a cancellation list to stay for the week. Parks fill up fast here at this time of year. Brenda (the town) is about 15 miles east of Quartzsite off I-10.

After checking out the flea market we drove north on SR95 for a bit and then took the exit just out of Quartzsite and took some photos of the saguaro cactus in the desert. Then we drove east for a few miles on Hwy 60 past Brenda towards Hope. We turned around at Hope and headed back. Not much to see going east.

There are all sorts of places in and around Quartzsite to dry camp on BLM grounds, some free for two weeks, some you pay a nominal fee. There are lots of people dry camping.

The photo today is Gordon beside Big Harv and Big Larry at our site T-5 at the Black Rock RV Village.

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