Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Quartzsite season is just around the corner

Is it too early to start thinking about Quartzsite? Some RVers head down as early as October and November when the weather is still hot. Though, this year, the daytime temperatures are in the mid 70s. Pretty comfortable.

But most RVers hit Quartzsite after Thanksgiving or Christmas, just in time for the big Annual Sports, Vacation and RV Show, this year in its 29th season.

 This is the big the big show among many, with 20 acres of RVs on display and 69,000 fully carpeted square feet under the big top filled with booths and displays of everything you, as an RVer, could ever want, need, or desire.

The expected attendance should reach almost to 150,000 in the nine days of the show which in 2012 will run Jan. 21st thru 29th from 9 AM to 5 PM.

One of the wonderful aspects of Quartzsite is that you can pick and choose what you want your Quartzsite experience to be. Surrounded by BLM land (and unlimited Long Term Visitor Areas--LTVA) you never have to worry about getting a campsite reservation--unless you want to stay at a full hookup campground in town.

You can squeeze in close to the entrance of the LTVA, work you way back to town to get within steps of the big top--and the crowds (don't expect to get a big space all to yourself), or head further away from the entrance and th big top and find an isolated spot all to yourself under a desert willow on the banks of a dry wash where your only neighbors will be jack rabbits and coyotes.

But if you've never been to Quartzsite--make this your year. And even though you can live here as cheap as anywhere ($140 in a LTVA for the whole season!), you will be tempted by the stuff in the big top, at one of the smaller shows, at one of the gem and mineral shows, or at the hundreds of opportunities at the world's biggest flea market/swap meet.