We took a couple of days to go check out the big assed RV show out at Quartzsite being that we had never done that before. One simply MUST do this at some point if they are to be an official RV'er. Am I right??? We drove over in the morning with the thought to spend the afternoon at the show and then go back the next morning to finish up and then head back the second afternoon. The first part of that plan was kept. But that one afternoon there is all that we wanted. So the next day we changed our plans and drove down to Yuma and visited the Territorial Prison and afterword drove home from there. Turned out perfectly. Yay for being flexible!
Back to Quartzsite. Wow. What a huge sea of RV's! Have never seen anything like it before nor will I likely ever again. We first visited the big tent of vendors. I'd say at least half of the vendors were hawking stuff not all that closely related to RVs. That was kind of a let down. So it really didn't take much time to go through it. Then we hit the RV dealer lots. That's the fun part for us! We specifically wanted to see some of the smaller, older rigs. And we saw so many good ones that we felt had a lot to offer for our needs. It was reassuring. One of the things that amazes us is that even when we think we've seen it all as far as layouts/designs, we keep seeing things we haven't seen before. This pleases us greatly. :)
The overall vibe of the show is part fair, part swap meet, part RV life. One long afternoon of that mix was enough for us frankly. I have no love of either fairs or swap meets. So we drove on to Blythe CA for our dinner & over-nighting. And in the morning we headed south. :) Here we are "pretending" at the show.