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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Quartzsite RV show

This little town is a booming place in winter, you see nothing but RV-s in the desert as far as you can see. Tens of thousands of snowbirds come here to see the RV-show, some of them even spend the whole winter here or at least a few weeks. Boondocking sites with dump station and garbage collection cost 40 $ for two weeks, you drive 5 more miles out in the desert and camping is free. Back to the show: whatever has been invented in the RV business it is here and for sale. From satellite TV to water filters, all wheel drive motor homes, good food and even the National Parks are here hiring campground hosts. Pictures are worth a.....

Everybody we talked to in California was headed for Quartzsite.

Our motor home and a bigger brother. The difference is probably a few hundred K.

As far as you can see nothing but RV-s. Some of them stay for weeks.

The main attraction is the "Big Tent", you can get lost inside.

Satellite dealer in the tent.

All wheel drive motor homes outside of the tent.

My office in the Arizona desert and I love it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Back in business.

I know, I know, I did not post anything for a long time. We wanted to go for another trip in January but my boss got sick and I had to fill in for him. Vacation postponed. Then I found out: the place where I worked for 9 years was sold. Vacation postponed again. A few weeks full of worries, then the new boss told us: everybody is going to have a job under the new management, but the official way is: you will be laid off from the old company then rehired by the new. In plain English: you are loosing your years, seniority and your paid vacation because you are a new employee now. The takeover was scheduled for the end of February, just enough time left for a short vacation. ( rather then loosing it ) We had lot of snow in January meaning I’m getting more and more desperate for a little sunshine. We decided to leave on a Saturday but ended up in the emergency instead. ( wife did not feel well) Vacation postponed again. You would think so??!! We left the emergency in the afternoon and I asked my wife: we are going home right? No way she said, we have been waiting long enough for this trip, we are going. We toke a big risk leaving for a vacation straight out of the emergency, have you ever heard of preexisting condition? In 2 days we were in the desert and enjoyed the 31 degree temperature.

My old job is history. If that is not enough...

... the weather really makes you feel screw....

Vacation starts in the emergency...makes you feel even more sorry for yourself.

But 2 days later we enjoyed the January weather in the California desert.

Filled up the fridge in Little Rock California at the Hungarian Sausage Factory.

The Palm Spring area was really hot, we decided to head for Arizona, I always wanted to check out the famous Quartzsite RV Show. More about it next week....
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