We caught up with many of our Lazy Daze friends at La Posa West Campground. It is an LTVA (Long Term Visitors Area) which is on BLM land. It costs $40 for 14 days which can be renewed. We were camped about 1/2 mile from the Big Tent and the town of Quartzsite. I met up with several people I had met at the Balloon Fiesta back in Oct 2010. They were:
Annie and Rick
Frank and Cookie
Jim and Gayle
I also met up with Ed and Carol who I met in Crater Lake, OR on the way up to have my solar panels installed.
Then there were some new folks I just met and they were:
Jerry and Anne – Met at Death Valley
David and Mary
Jack and Jeannette
It was a wonderful time. We had hors d’oeuvres every night and always a great campfire.
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Here are a couple of pics of our campsite.
This is the big tent which was filled with many vendors ready to do business with the hordes of people. We all walked down to the Big Tent the day it opened and it was so crowded you could hardly move. Later in the week it was much better.
Frank is preparing his Manly Man breakfast in his dutch oven with Rodger looking on and of course Buddy checking me out. Frank also made an apple fritter as well and one night I bought ice cream to have with it. Too delicious!!
Frank and Cookie have been coming to Quartzsite for many years and know the town quite well. They gave Rodger and I the grand tour of the entire town. First stop was the RV Proctologist. That really sounds like a wonderful job.
Then we went to the Quartzsite graveyard where they have a monument to Hi Jolly (Haiji Ali was his real name). In 1857 he was brought over to the AZ desert to experiment with camels as a means of transportation. The experiment failed but he was eventually honored with this monument.
This is the naked bookstore guy. His real name is Paul Winer and he is the proprietor of the Desert Oasis Bookstore. He wears a sock like thing to cover himself up in the front. He is quite a personality around Quartzsite.
Frank talked him into playing some music on his piano inside the bookstore. Everyone gathered around and watched him play. As you can tell I had a back row standing room only. HA!!
I also was able to make a video of him. In order to hear it completely through without interruption click on the play arrow first then click on the pause arrow. Once it has completely loaded then click on the play arrow.
Here we are beginning to gather around the evening campfire. One evening Frank got out his guitar and we all sang to his music. It was really fun.
On the 31st just about everyone departed and went their separate ways. Some of us will be getting together again at the Balloon Fiesta this October. I really had a great time with all my Lazy Daze friends and a few non – Lazy Daze folks as well.