I don't think I mentioned it before, but this was my first night of actual boondocking. (Though it's certainly beginners boondocking asit's so easy to access & so flat! :-) I'd done Walmarts, Cracker Barrels, Casinos, etc. before but this was my first time being more off by myself. While there's thousands of RV's at Q, there's still a lot of empty space. I purposefully went pretty far from anyone as I wanted to see if I'd be anxious. I'm not generally a fearful person, but new things are new things, and one never knows how one will react. Turns out I slept like a baby.
My campsite in the morning
1/15/2014 11:05:34 AM
1/15/2014 11:06:49 AM
Making coffee in the Aeropress. I love the Aeropress. It's a simple thing and it just works. I also have a Melitta Clever Dripper and a Bonavita Ceramic Dripper, neither of which I brought on this trip. I'm unsure which I like better to be honest, they all make good coffee & clean up in a snap.
1/15/2014 11:24:24 AM
I was still jetlagged and tired from the day before and I had a hard time dragging myself off the couch. But I had an email invite to join the Escapee Solos for Happy Hour & I wanted to explore downtown Quartzsite a bit.
An Escapee with a nice solar setup.
1/15/2014 1:52:17 PM
I like the design of the Born Free's...kinda wish I had that overcab storage.
1/15/2014 1:55:54 PM
Seen along the highway in Quartzsite..
1/15/2014 2:36:08 PM
My trip into town was kind of a bust....traffic was miserable and it was hard to see where I might park a 25' motorhome. Lots of people were using ATVs. I might have been more motivated to find a place to park if I wasn't so aware I was flying back and had room to bring back about 2 postcards and a pack of gum. :-)
I got back to Plomosa Road and got my free BLM 14 day permit. They had been closed last night when I got there. I looked for the sign for the Solos which I had passed the night before. I still parked kinda off by myself. I guess I really am a Solo!! :-)
Walking towards the Solos encampment
1/15/2014 4:14:10 PM
They were a nice group of folks and there were a LOT of them. Over 60. I did join their group.
Escapee's 'Solos' schedule of events at Quartzsite
1/15/2014 5:43:05 PM
Sat around for a while meeting new folks & drinking wine out my tin cup. :-) This is living. :-)
Thought this guy was in trouble but apparently not.
1/15/2014 5:57:15 PM
Nice! Haven't seen a 2-seater version of these before...
1/15/2014 5:57:24 PM
As the Happy Hour was finally winding down, this amazing moonrise happened. The rig belongs to one of the Christian BOF (Birds Of a Feather, special interest groups) Escapees. The Christians were cooking breakfast for us Solos the next morning. :-)
1/15/2014 7:00:37 PM
I rejoined the Solos later for some more wine around the campfire but didn't take any pictures.