Overall, I'm a little disappointed so far.
But we're also here to visit with friends, both old and new! So our friends Geoff and Fran came over and picked us up for breakfast.
Fran, Geoff, Ruth, and Kevin.
Oh, and Molson under the table!
We lingered a bit after breakfast, so it was after 10:30am by the time we drove over to the big tent for the RV show. Just to explain, there are a lot of vendors set up throughout town, not just in the big tent. And, there are a couple of regular RV dealers who make Quartzsite their full time home. And RV solar places etc. But the big tent is kind of the main venue for the show.
Never seen so many RVs!
It was pretty busy inside the big tent.
As I said, I was a little disappointed though. I expected the vendors to be all related to RV'ing. But they're not...many of them are related to old people! I know that the vast majority of the people attending the show are over 60 years old, but man...pain relief vendors, electric scooters, age cream, that sort of thing!
Very little representation from parts manufacturers. For example, I was looking for a universal Dinosaur control board for our water heater. I expected Dinosaur Electronics to have a booth there, but not that I could find.
And I want to buy one of those Mr.Buddy propane heaters. They're very popular with RV'ers, yet I couldn't find anybody selling one, and no representation from the company. Doesn't make any sense to me.
But you could buy pots and pans, and weight loss pills!
We bought a box of cereal, a nail file, a shoehorn, and three rolls of amazingly versatile silicon "rescue" tape that every RV'er should have for emergencies.
We are going to go back on Sunday and pick up a couple of other things that we spotted now that we've shopped around a bit and compared prices.
So, Geoff said there was a good RV dealer in town that has a well stocked parts department. We decided to head over there.
If we could get out of the traffic! A little congested here, but it really didn't take us very long because we were heading out, not in.
At the RV dealer, we did pick up a few things. And yes, very well stocked.
Bought a new burner assembly for our fridge, and at $27.71 ($34.64 CDN), a very reasonable price. Also a new electrode, and some grommets for our stove grill.
They had the Dinosaur board I wanted, but at $96, but I can buy it from Amazon.com for $81, and they wouldn't match the price...
Anyway, enjoyed the day. We then said goodbye to Geoff and Fran, and took Sherman for a drive. We were parked in an area that requires a two week permit for $40 ($50 CDN) and we didn't want to buy one just yet. So we drove about 9 miles (15 kms) north to a free camping area.
Sherman, parked all by himself.
But, there are lots of RV's, not that far away. All packed in together. With all this open space, I guess they just like listening to each other's generator noise.
Sherman, as the sun is setting.
Lot of people around, but Sherman likes his space!
Today, we're going to the Quartzsite "Blogger Fest". This is a get together for people who operate blogs, or people who want to operate blogs, or people who want to meet people who operate blogs!
Should be fun, and we're looking forward to meeting some of the people who read our blog, and some whose blog we read!