Friday, January 23, 2015

Round 'Em Up - January 23, 2015

We arrived in Quartzsite, Arizona on January 11 for the “Circling of the Montanas” Rally organized by the Montana Owners Club.   This is our first Rally, but it seems like everyone here knows “Big Boomer” from the forum!  These last two weeks have been a blast.  We went for a walk every morning at 7 a.m. with our buddies John, Vickie, and Jim, and witnessed a magnificent sunrise each time.   

Each day, the group celebrated 5 o’clock somewhere with Happy Hour, imbibing on some liquid treats (I’m ready to call Alcoholics Anonymous and sponsor my parents!), and chowing down on a smorgasbord of good eats, all while marveling at the sun’s spectrum of colors during sunset.
The Nellie E Saloon Desert Bar
We visited some unusual places like the Nellie E Saloon Desert Bar, a completely off-the-grid saloon located in an old mining camp in the middle of the Buckskin Mountains.  Thank goodness we hitched a ride with John in his pickup—despite its best efforts to be a “monster truck”, there was no way “Big Boomer” could have handled the narrow, jagged, rocky roads!  We went to Crystal Hill to “mine” for quartz, crystals, and other relics.   We met such a great bunch of folks, shared some funny “RV horror stories”, and picked up some useful full-timing tips. It is interesting how we all own Keystone Montana units, yet each rig has unique characteristics, the personality of its owner shining through.  For example, John has model airplanes affixed to the ceiling in his rig—how cool is that!   Speaking of cool, check out this video of our “circle” taken by drone, courtesy of  Tomorrow we depart the rally and venture off on our own to the BLM La Posa South Long Term Visitor area.




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