From the bloggers at Intersteller Orchard:
During the summer, Quartzsite, Ariz., is nothing out of the ordinary. A dusty little pit stop not far from the border of California along I-10 where one can get gas on the way to more interesting (and cooler!) locations.
But during the winter, thousands of RVers descend upon this unassuming town and vendors arrive from all over to serve them. RV parks that go empty most of the year become full to overflowing and the town swells in a grid of tents and stalls with walkways between, lending a very ‘state fair’ type feel to the place.
It’s not formal like some rallies are: there is no admittance fee, no assigned parking, and no pre-arranged outings. It runs for two weeks (most BLM land has a max stay limit of 14 days, including this area) and there are seminars most days on a variety of topics from solar power to kitchen gadgets to crossing the boarder into Mexico for dental work.
To read Interstellar Orchard’s post about the annual gathering of snowbirds at Quartzsite, click here.