When our traveling the southwest it is almost obligatory to swing into Arizona to do the "Quartzsite thing". This place is legendary for allowing RV'ers to take over the land and settle down for an extraordinary amount of time. You can either opt for the free 14 day camping area or pay $180 and stay from August to April on public land. With a paltry population of just over 3,000, Quartzsite isn't a place one would typically be overly excited about. However come winter the snowbirds flock in. This place swells to over 250,000 people living in the surrounding desert and can see as many as 1.2 million visitors during the winter season. It's suppose to be a garage sale haven for those who like to barter for deals.
Right now this place is still dead for the most part. The season won't pick up until after Christmas. We had no problem finding our home for the next few days and claiming our own little piece of desert. Theres no tv signal and not much here to do. Looks like we'll be spending the next two days trying to entertain ourselves and going for some long walks with the dog. Katie is finally just about back to normal. So it's to the dog cabinet for a leash and we hit the desert for a quick two mile jaunt. Time to see some cacti in it's natural environment.