Reported by Jim Hoover
Several of the Traveling Supremes attended the annual Quartzsite RV show January 20th through the 28th. Those attending were Jim &Tina Hoover, Ted & Susan Kercher, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Louis and Leona Keyser, Dwight and Marilyn Winborn, Joe and Ardis Schenk and guests Rick and Linda Wahl. We stayed in Black Rock RV park in an area known as Brenda about 12 miles east of Quartzsite. Brenda was not a town but consists of a small store and several RV parks in the middle of the desert. Pictured are several of the TS members on the first night planning to attend the show the next day.
The RV show draws thousands of people to the tiny town of Quartzsite so the traffic is congested and the crowds are large. However, Black Rock RV provided a free shuttle service over to the show that many of us used. The main area is a huge tent that housed vendors of all things RV related as well other unrelated vendors that usually show up at these events. Outside the tent there was a flea market where you could buy anything from an RV to food to RV supplies and even rocks. Yes rocks! These people are serious about rocks and gemstones. In fact there are often gem and mineral shows several times a year in this area.
Although we stayed in a park with full hookups away from the hustle and bustle of the event many campers choose to boondock in the desert on government land where they can stay for a small fee. In fact it is an annual tradition with many of these campers. Literally thousands and thousands of RVs are in the desert as far as the eye can see.
Since this was a tag along most of the things we did were not really planned but more spontaneous. As always though we found time to go out to eat together. The wait times were long at most restaurants but well worth the wait to enjoy some food and fellowship together. Shown here are Traveling Supremes at “Dos Amigos” and “Silly Al’s Pizza”.