Sunday, January 11, 2009

On The Way to Quartzsite

We are now on the way to Quartzsite, AZ, for what is arguably the largest winter RV party in the country. In January, thousands -- up to 1.5 million -- of RVers descend on this small desert town, normally home to only 3500 people. They come for the gem and mineral shows, the RV shows, the swap meets, the boondocking (camping without hookups) on Bureau of Land Management land, and -- maybe the best reason -- for the socializing.

We should get there tomorrow -- in the meantime, here are a few photos from the trip -- a finch in the desert, copper mines in the mountains of Arizona, and my first sighting of wild Saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea):

Click for Larger Image of Finch in the Desert

Click for Larger Image of Copper Mine

Click for Larger Image of Saguaro Cacti

1 comment:

Mary Persall and Jerry Persall said...

The Saguaros are magnificent sentinels, aren't they? I remember the first time I saw them years ago. Keep a sharp eye for Roadrunners which you'll be sure to see as well as rattlers which I hope you don't.