Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BLOGGER FEST - Quartzsite 2016

Saturday we had Blogger Fest 2016.  We had missed Blogger Fest 2015 and were determined to participate in this one.

Settled in Quartzsite

George Yates and I got an early start with signs and balloons to mark the spot.

We were somewhat concerned about the number of people that would show up.  They trickled in before the appointed hour and then flooded in.  In the end there were about 50 - 55 people.  Good numbers. 

 Bloggers and followers mingled and chatted.  There were full timers, half timers, seasoned full timers and a few newbies (even some Xcapers which is Escapees new younger set group).  There was even one guy who had started December 27th and thought he would get lots of information from bloggers.  And I bet he did.  He was there until the bitter end.

Sandie and Denise

Dog named Sally - apparently bred is Dachshund and Blue Healer

Toward the end of the event Doug discovered a slow leak in the universal and was concerned.  Upon further investigation it wasn't bad at all.  Monday morning we got up and drove up to Aguila, touted as the cantaloupe capital of the USA.  No cantaloupes to be found but a nice drive.  We then went back to the vendors in Quartzsite and bought an awning drop to shade the area under the awning.

Sunset over Quartzsite

At this point, the universal was fine and we decided to pack up and return to Pilot Knob BLM near Yuma.   We said good bye to our new friends and headed on down the road.  

We reached Yuma and found our friends Bill and Irene.  They have a prime spot but are leaving this morning.  We didn't unhook and will move to their spot when they leave.

Two more weeks here while we decide what's next.

Thanks George - I stole some pictures as I cannot seem to get mine off my phone.


Jim and Sandie said...

You guys did a great job. Sure was good to see you and,also to knit that your truck thingie is okay.

Jim and Sandie said...

You guys did a great job. Sure was good to see you and,also to knit that your truck thingie is okay.

Wanderin' said...

Loved all the blog pictures. Looks like a great event. Now it's time for some rest and relaxtion.

our awesome travels said...

It was great meeting you guys and thanks so much for the help. We all had a great time.
Glad that your truck is working ok for you now, enjoy you new area.

Linda Sand said...

Glad the weather cooperated and you had a good turnout. Was great seeing the picture of Sandy and Denise. Thanks.

where's weaver said...

Glad you y'all had a great turn out and lots of fun. Good job to you two and George and Suzi.