Outside the MOC Circle on a nice day near Quartzsite, Arizona.
The big news at Quartzsite this year was an actual Tornado Warning on Thursday of the Big Tent RV Show! It was the first ever tornado warning that Kathy and I have ever been in! The problem, of course, is that there were no structures to take shelter in out on the desert. We all road out the winds (said to be 75 mph) and rain in our Montanas. Happily there were no reports of damage in our group. There were reports that a tornado touched down near Blythe and knocked over 3 semi-trucks. Whoever heard of tornados on the desert?
This picture was taken by one of the MOC people looking out their window during the big storm. The scene was actually darker than this, but this shows how hard it was raining.
Part of the MOC Circle after the storm
Since the desert is wide open we can walk cross country for miles and still find our way back to the MOC Circle. Raider and I try to get in a “desert walk” everyday that the weather permited. We generally walk two to three miles and Raider gets to run off lead.
Raider the “Desert Dog” ready to charge out across the desert.
Raider the very tired “Desert Dog” trying to make it back to the trailer.
Raider the “Desert Dog” the rest of the day after a “Desert Walk”.
Pictures of some interesting Saguaro Cactus we saw during our walks:
RVers are the masters of potlucks and will have them at anytime for any reason.
Poor Ty wasn’t invited to the potluck but, then neither were any of the other dogs.
Overall this was a colder, windier Quartzsite visit than last year. We have spent our time sitting out the weather, potlucks, Happy Hours and campfires as weather permitted, shopping for beads, etc.
We have moved on to Casa Grande were it is warmer; although we had another rain storm our first night here. We are taking advantage of the full hook ups for long hot showers and are turning on every light just because we can. We are also using the large laundry and going to real grocery stores.
Sunrise in Casa Grande
Moonrise in Casa Grande
In a day or two we will be moving on to Tucson and the next stage of our adventure.