I left cold, wet, windy Washington State on January 4th and made it to the warm, clear skies of Southern California in 2 days. A friend was kind enough to host me for a couple of nights so I could rest up, wash the green moss of the Pacific Northwest off my car and visit with friends & family.
|My Prius waiting to hit the road, mostly moss free, while visiting with my friend|
and host in Southern California. (1/6/14)
My first extended stay is with a group of fellow travelers in the desert of southwest Arizona, but on my way there I got to visit one of my brothers who is wintering near Palm Springs. He and his wife also travel throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall on their Harley.
|Visiting with my brother Ray near Palm Springs (1/9/14).|
Right now I'm with a gathering of other travelers, those who either live full or part-time on wheels. Most are in vans, but we also have RV'ers (A's, C's, B's, 5th wheels, trailers and truck campers). And that's in addition to those of us who live out of our cars, bikes and/or tents. We are on a small portion of the expansive BLM land that surrounds Quartzsite, AZ. Everyone is self-contained as there are no amenities at all here ... carry-in, carry-out. This is the 4th year for the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) and it just keeps growing. There's no official count, but I'm sure we are in the hundreds.
|Sunset, my first night in the Arizona Desert (1/9/14)|
|Sunset reflected off the my car roof with the lights of Quartzsite|
in the distance (1/9/14).
|Sunrise this morning (1/12/14) with a few of the vans at the RTR.|
I also attended the first and second RTR, but was unable to attend last year due to family responsibilities.
After this RTR ends on the 21st, I will continue meandering toward the Florida Keys ... so, stay tuned ... I'm back to blogging again!
Can't forget ... Go Seahawks!