In our quest to see as many of the National Parks as we can, we researched Channel Islands National Park, to discover that you have to take a boat to get there and that it is comprised of several islands and that would take several trips to explore them all. So we opted to go to the Visitor’s Center…
Last week before we left the Los Angeles area, David and I took time to visit Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank….
This past Saturday, we ventured into downtown LA for the first time to visit the California ScienCenter. In addition to CSC’s permanent exhibits, we were especially interested in the special exhibition “The Science Behind Pixar”, as well as the new pavilion dedicated to the decommissioned Space Shuttle Endeavour, OV-105. The Science Behind Pixar is a fascinating 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition that showcases…
On January 24, during the Xscapers Quartzsite 2017 Convergence, we traveled with a large group of our new friends to the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge between Quartzsite and Yuma, Arizona to hike the Palm Canyon Trail.
We spent nearly a full day at the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show last week while we were at the Xscapers Convergence. The “Big Tent” at the show is full of hundreds of booths with vendors hawking gadgets for RVers: flagpoles, decorations, tow bars, tire pressure monitoring systems, LEDs, solar panels, folding chairs, and more, as well as a healthy dose of state fair-type wares like mops, cookware, dip mixes and essential oils. And out of all this cool stuff, what was the first thing we bought?
A new toilet.
Yes, that’s right. A commode.
Yesterday, we came to the end of an amazing two weeks with the Xscapers group of the Escapees RV Club.
We gathered in the Arizona desert on Bureau of Land Management land west of Quartzsite, Arizona. There were about 65 RVs in our group at its peak size (just a few of the hundreds of thousands that flock to Quartzsite every year in January). There are no water, sewer or electric hookups in the desert–just beautiful, wide-open spaces. The good news is that dry camping (or “boondocking”) is free for up to 14 days.
The Nellie E. Saloon, better known as the Desert Bar, is a remote restaurant and bar located on the site of an old mine near Parker, Arizona, about 50 miles north of Quartzsite. We went there on a cold and dreary Sunday with a caravan of fellow Xscapers for lunch and drinks.