Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Biggest Flea Market in the World!

Quartzsite, Arizona -- the grandaddy of them all. The whole town is one big flea market, and the busiest time is the last two weeks of January, when the RV show comes to town. The first thing I did was stop and get a window awning. The whole transaction, including installation, took about 15 minutes.

Then out to where 150 WINs are parked, on Plomosa Road, about 7 miles from the center of town.

I'm parked in the "ditch" near the first hole of our desert golf course.

Friday was the big tournament -- The 4th Annual Marty O. Masters Invitational Golf Classic Open," or something like that. My rig is on the right side of the picture.

We use tennis balls instead of golf balls, but it's not as easy as it looks. Here you can see Bertie's shot went about 2 feet.

Next, on to shopping at the RV show. Finding a parking place was a real challenge!

This year the show was in 3 tents, instead of the one big one they've had in the past. If you don't find it here, they don't make it!

Shopping is definitely different here. This is one of the other areas around town.

Today, Barbara, Ron, and I went up to the top of "Q Mountain." Great view of all the rigs and vendors.

The "big tents" from the top.


Anonymous roamingbarbara said...

Terrific post - really gives a feel for this amazing place. Love the desert golf. Good thing it didn't rain when we were parked in that dry wash.

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