EPDM Coatings
rvupgradestore.com Composet Products Custom Yacht Interiors

Author Topic: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic  (Read 13869 times)

Lou Schneider

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 8009
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #150 on: January 26, 2018, 03:00:20 PM »
Wow, looks like fun, Terry!  Sorry I missed it, and the rest of the rally, but the Bronco is still in the transmission shop.   >:(
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 03:03:24 PM by Lou Schneider »

Betty Brewer

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 4642
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #151 on: January 26, 2018, 03:11:39 PM »
Lou, You would have loved this run.  There were some pretty good drops, climbs, big rocks and shaking.  Only 3 vehicles could fit at the top.

We left Larry N's stock  Jeep at the  bottom as he would  not have liked his clearance.
Missed you here.  Next time!

Betty 
Betty Brewer

see where we are

Tom and Margi

  • ---
  • Posts: 3150
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #152 on: January 26, 2018, 03:15:11 PM »
Betty -- Loved the picture of you and Terry!  You two look the same as you did 20 years ago.

Betty Brewer

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 4642
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #153 on: January 26, 2018, 08:37:06 PM »
Oh Margi,
You are  the  greatest  cheer leader ever!  Did you note I only post  photos from a distance that do not show the lines, wrinkles or extra weight.  Hubby is camera shy or always taking the photo

 Conversations at the  happy hour table reminded me again that this RVForum Framily is about connecting around the fire, on the trails, in the big tent and on the " internet. "   Someone mentioned that this RVForum has a huge diversity  in  backgrounds and experiences that is impressive.
I am ever so grateful for those friends who return to our RVForum Quartzsite Rally.  This means we welcomed newcomers enough that  they felt comfortable enough to return!  But I will now again and again apologize for my missteps on  names and name tags. If you are a Joe or a Bill I may forever confuse you and your spouse! My  Senior moments appear to  be days long!  So sorry. But  it does provide some Happy hour laughs!

Friends who've been here  before  are  remembered in our hearts and  photos BUT ONLY IF I  got you  in front of my camera1
« Last Edit: January 27, 2018, 09:29:45 PM by Betty Brewer »
Betty Brewer

see where we are

Betty Brewer

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 4642
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #154 on: January 26, 2018, 09:11:15 PM »
January 26, 2018 summary.

A few left and Sylvia from 2 year ago joined us.! Potluck is at 1  Saturday. Caryl shopped Q tent and areas  and lost hubby! Tom bought solar panels! Terry and Frank traveled to big tent to  get ice cream.  Wendy and Dan & Marge are featured tonight because apparently I
 omitted them from  2017 photo and promised double coverage this year!   Super group of people!  We are Framily .

A couple of photos. Terry is a long time phone man so of course he searched for Dial tone as we discovered Deer Park Resort  today.  All I heard was hello. hello! 
Betty Brewer

see where we are

Hfx_Cdn

  • ---
  • Posts: 3266
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #155 on: January 27, 2018, 05:31:11 AM »
Betty you are bang on, this forum has such a great group of friendly, helpful people.  It is a shame that timing didn't work out this year as we are driving west in a couple of weeks, or we would have dropped in again.  However, we do plan on renewing a couple of RV friendships on our travels.  Pictures once the mini rallies occur.

Ed
Ed & Donna
Winter-Pinellas Park FL, Summer- Maritime Canada
2000 Coachmen Catalina 34' DP (owned 2004 to 2015)
2006 Jeep Liberty Toad

Betty Brewer

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 4642
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #156 on: January 27, 2018, 10:05:10 PM »
Saturday 1/27/18   Potluck Day  Final day of RVForum Rally.  (unless you are  among the many who are staying over)

As "one in charge" I always sweat the weather, will it be too cold or windy for potluck? Will it rain, Will anyone attend, Will there be enough tables, will anyone  like my crispy cabbage salad? Gotta say that layered enchilada casserole  in a "cowboy casserole pot"  was a hit.   All of those Pams' can cook! 

Happily all turned out great. Jeff and  Sue Cousins joined us from Surprise AZ. ( He took a break from his  campaign for Board Member at Happy Trails) Don and Peg Miller drove in from Camp Verde,  AZ with another of  Peg's homemade, this time chocolate  delights. Don also brought RVForum Flags for sale.  He sold a couple and  has a very few left.  Send him a message to get your RVForum flag for your windshield .

Hugh and Denise surprised us  with a visit  as they reside in Brenda AZ a few miles away.  They  joined RVForum a week or so ago as they  sought  information on full timing.  They wandered around the desert for a while before finding the big group  in a circle eating!  Yep it was us. We invited  the guy in his travel trailer that has  been our close neighbor this week. We invaded his territory and he was very quiet so we wanted to thank him for his hospitality! He  had a bowl of chili and was a very nice gentleman. Said we could stop by any time!

Name tags have been the themed rules and two of my closest friends came with their names in lights so that I  may get them straight. Battery operated. I'm impressed right.....  Joe  and Bill!  Love the humor and the forgiveness for never getting it just right!

Some of us never left the lunch time circle and happy hour creeped up on us quickly by 4.  Very interesting conversations followed about military experiences.  We all have so much in common.  We are a terrific bunch of folks. Old and New friends continue!

I'm  inspired to continue next year with  some " games", skits or songs Stay tuned.  Terry also offered up a suggestion to  do a hot dog roast  in lieu  of potluck.

Farewell until we see friends again. Some of us in Yuma tomorrow!

Betty Brewer

see where we are

zmotorsports

  • ---
  • Posts: 1702
  • Hardcore Gearhead
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #157 on: January 29, 2018, 07:47:29 AM »
Great pictures Betty, thanks for posting them.

Looks like a great time was had by all.

Mike
2003 Monaco Dynasty Baroness
2008 Haulmark Edge 26'
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
FMCA# F315002

llib enad

  • ---
  • Posts: 243
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #158 on: January 30, 2018, 06:04:13 AM »
After a 2 year absence from the Q rally, it was great to reconnect with friends.  My daughters would like to think Betty and the other ladies for scolding me for the non use of my new best companion [crutch].  Setting next to Jim when he called the group to order was an ear shattering experience - good job Jim.  Hope to see all  of you next year.

Bill Dane [AKA 9 1/2]
99 Country Coach

Larry N.

  • ---
  • Posts: 4909
  • Westminster, CO
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #159 on: January 30, 2018, 08:04:58 AM »
It was good to see you again, Bill.

There are still a few of us here. With a high of 81 deg yesterday, happy hour was slightly delayed, but we had a nice time last night until well after dark. Most of the vendors are gone now, and the big tent, of course, is closed, so traffic jams aren't much problem, but there's still good times going.
Larry and Mary Ann N.
2016 Newmar Ventana 3709 -ISB6.7 XT 360HP
2015 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited toad
Formerly: Trailmanor 2720SL, Bounder, Beaver
  de N8GGG

UTTransplant

  • ---
  • Posts: 1185
  • Cedar Falls, Iowa
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #160 on: January 30, 2018, 09:27:18 AM »
One other nice part about staying here after the show is that my Verizon data service runs much faster! I finally got the blog updated and got to do more web surfing than I have been able to since we got here. Nice! We intend on leaving Thursday, but plan to enjoy the time with the remaining forum members until then. Tomorrow we get up early to see the lunar eclipse.
Pam and Kevin plus Lily the cat
2014 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 240RKS
2015 Ram 2500 Diesel
Tiffin 37PA on order
http://toobusyforwork.com

Larry N.

  • ---
  • Posts: 4909
  • Westminster, CO
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #161 on: January 30, 2018, 10:27:05 PM »
Some of the folks here went to Silly Al's tonight, and some of us had a nice time around the campfire. Tom and Theresa are leaving tomorrow, and I think we are too, unless something occurs to change our minds. So we'll slowly head towards Tucson. It's been a great time here in Q.
Larry and Mary Ann N.
2016 Newmar Ventana 3709 -ISB6.7 XT 360HP
2015 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited toad
Formerly: Trailmanor 2720SL, Bounder, Beaver
  de N8GGG

Roadhappy

  • ---
  • Posts: 492
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #162 on: January 31, 2018, 08:38:39 AM »
I am always jealous when I read about and see pictures of the Rally's.  Retirement in 3 yrs and then it's on the road for us.  Betty, you did a great job on pictures again.  We can always count on you!! 

Robin
Robin & Charles
2008 30' Crossroads Cruiser Fifthwheel
2008 F250 Powerstroke

zmotorsports

  • ---
  • Posts: 1702
  • Hardcore Gearhead
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #163 on: January 31, 2018, 09:56:29 AM »
I am always jealous when I read about and see pictures of the Rally's.  Retirement in 3 yrs and then it's on the road for us.  Betty, you did a great job on pictures again.  We can always count on you!! 

Robin

That's awesome Robin, I wish we were only 3 years away.  Congrats.

Mike
2003 Monaco Dynasty Baroness
2008 Haulmark Edge 26'
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
FMCA# F315002

Roadhappy

  • ---
  • Posts: 492
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #164 on: January 31, 2018, 11:23:58 AM »
As we get older the years fly by.  Three yrs will pass before we know it and we will be in Betty's pictures.  ;D

Mike, we will see you and Crystal in August at Ouray.  Can't wait to catch up!!

Robin

Robin & Charles
2008 30' Crossroads Cruiser Fifthwheel
2008 F250 Powerstroke

billandpam

  • ---
  • Posts: 71
  • Following our yellow brick road
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #165 on: January 31, 2018, 01:13:05 PM »
Did anyone buy a steam iron that was in the big tent? Was looking at them but didnít buy one now I wish I did. If any one knows name of them I can go online and order one. 
  We had a great time at the rally. Thank you Betty for a great time and Terry for the trail ride.

Bill or Joe
USAF Veteran
 06 29' Class C Sunseeker
 E450 V10
 2015 Jeep Wrangler
 Northeast Ohio

ArdraF

  • ---
  • Posts: 9916
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #166 on: January 31, 2018, 05:07:32 PM »
It seems strange to be reading ABOUT the Quartzsite rally after the fact.  We enjoyed being with family in Oceanside but we also missed being with you all. So glad Gordon has recovered. It sounds like Bill's workshop was well used. Betty, thank you for posting both the photos and the narrative so the rest of us could enjoy the rally from afar.  Safe travels, everyone, and see you down the road somewhere.

ArdraF
ArdraF
:D :D

Heli_av8tor

  • ---
  • Posts: 350
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #167 on: January 31, 2018, 09:45:34 PM »
There is so much to say about our first Q experience. And all of it is positive.
We started with a week in KOFA with Kevin Means, Debra17, GeneS, AStravlers, Sarge, and a few others. Then it was two weeks at LTVA Posa Wash with too too many forum framily to list. We made so many new friends. What a great group.

We left this morning and landed at Sundance RV Resort in Yuma. They were giving away coupons for three nights free and another three nights at the sister resort just down the road. This will be quite a change from the last three weeks. Iím not sure itís for the better, but we did enjoy the band and a dip in the large pool. Too bad we are sandwiched in like sardines. Weíve already had a run in with a neighbor thinking our space was his to park his three vehicles. The highway traffic is as loud as any generators we heard!

Hereís a shot at the fire ring from two nights ago. L to R: Paul, Jim, Jerry, Brenda, and Len.

Thanks to all for a great experience.

Tom & Theresa
Tom & Theresa
2004 Pace Arrow 37C, Workhorse W22, 8.1 Vortec
2014 Honda CR-V Toad, Roadmaster -5 Base and tow bar
SMI Stay and Play Duo Brake system

zmotorsports

  • ---
  • Posts: 1702
  • Hardcore Gearhead
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #168 on: February 01, 2018, 07:34:02 AM »
As we get older the years fly by.  Three yrs will pass before we know it and we will be in Betty's pictures.  ;D

Mike, we will see you and Crystal in August at Ouray.  Can't wait to catch up!!

Robin

Sounds great Robin.  Looking forward to seeing you and Charles as well.

Looking forward to seeing you guys in pictures from every rally. ;D

Mike
2003 Monaco Dynasty Baroness
2008 Haulmark Edge 26'
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
FMCA# F315002

UTTransplant

  • ---
  • Posts: 1185
  • Cedar Falls, Iowa
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #169 on: February 01, 2018, 08:46:36 AM »
We are leaving QZ today, heading to a full hookup park in Huachuca. I know wewill be parked check to jowl with other RVs, and I will miss the space and views at Tyson Wash. Sigh. But I really do need to make another batch of yogurt, and it will be nice to not to turn the generator on to make the espressos every morning. Hopefully after a week in this park we find another nice dispersed site again.
Pam and Kevin plus Lily the cat
2014 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 240RKS
2015 Ram 2500 Diesel
Tiffin 37PA on order
http://toobusyforwork.com

Betty Brewer

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 4642
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #170 on: February 01, 2018, 10:32:17 AM »
There is so much to say about our first Q experience. And all of it is positive.

We left this morning and landed at Sundance RV Resort in Yuma.

Tom & Theresa

Tom you  and Theresa are the reason Quartzsite keeps on happening.  New people with enthusiasm, an open mind and a Positive  Mental attitude are attractive features to this desert experience. Lots of  you guys fit that bill this year!

I go to  Zumba class at  9 am every Monday and Wednesday in the ballroom at Sundance.  Have Theresa join us if your stay goes through Monday.
Betty Brewer

see where we are

Heli_av8tor

  • ---
  • Posts: 350
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #171 on: February 01, 2018, 02:04:37 PM »
Betty,  We leave Saturday morning for the park just up the road.

But, we will be at happy hour this afternoon ;) :D

Are you staying at Sundance?
Tom & Theresa
2004 Pace Arrow 37C, Workhorse W22, 8.1 Vortec
2014 Honda CR-V Toad, Roadmaster -5 Base and tow bar
SMI Stay and Play Duo Brake system

cadee2c

  • ---
  • Posts: 884
  • If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #172 on: February 02, 2018, 10:34:09 PM »
This was my first time at Quartzsite, for the area and for the rally. I had a great time and can't wait for next year. We ended up staying until yesterday. Even then we didnt want to leave. I think we will be spending more time there next winter. My only regret was not joining in more with the campfires and other stuff. The evenings were too cold for Bob (and me too even) most of the week, so we spent most of our time inside.

We are now in Yuma at the Rivers Edge RV Resort. Right next to the interstate and packed in like sardines.  :( Spent the day doing laundry and getting all the dust out of everything. I figured it was time to do that when I noticed the bottom of Bobs black socks were white.  :o Tomorrow we will go to the prison and play tourist. Maybe I can get Bob locked up. :D

We are leaving Sunday to head toward Tucson for a few days, then will be heading back to San Antonio just in time for Bobs cardiology appointment. Depending on how that appointment goes, we may or may not be back on the road heading somewhere else soon.


Caryl- Pilot
Bob- Navigator
Mister Hank - homeland security
Buddy the Dog-  Soul Mutt, forever in our hearts.


1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor
2010 Jeep Liberty

Follow your arrow, wherever it points

Heli_av8tor

  • ---
  • Posts: 350
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #173 on: February 03, 2018, 09:52:03 AM »
Caryl, it was nice to meet you and Bob. We too had hoped for a little higher temps but refused to let the chill deter us from the campfires.

The description of your Yuma site describes ours to a tee. We are in Sundance RV resort. Sounds like we are camped in the I-8 median. Neighbors sound like they are inside our coach. There is a really nice heated pool and hot tub in the rec area. We enjoyed the entertainment and a dip Wednesday and Thursday. Wouldn't want to spend more than a few days here though.

Safe Travels,

Tom

Tom & Theresa
2004 Pace Arrow 37C, Workhorse W22, 8.1 Vortec
2014 Honda CR-V Toad, Roadmaster -5 Base and tow bar
SMI Stay and Play Duo Brake system

cadee2c

  • ---
  • Posts: 884
  • If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #174 on: February 03, 2018, 02:57:53 PM »
We are on the California side. Pot is legal here now and one of our neighbors is making full use of that fact. Judging by the various times I keep smelling it, hes making up for lost time. I dont mind that people smoke it, I just dont like having to inhale it. But I must say, its better smelling than cigarettes.
Caryl- Pilot
Bob- Navigator
Mister Hank - homeland security
Buddy the Dog-  Soul Mutt, forever in our hearts.


1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor
2010 Jeep Liberty

Follow your arrow, wherever it points

The Coties

  • ---
  • Posts: 7
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #175 on: February 21, 2018, 10:29:06 PM »
Hey Jeff,
      Bruce Cotie here, Deb is looking for the pictures of the 2018 Quartzite Rally and for all the links that we have checked...no pictures.  We are logged into RV Forum website, but no luck.  Are we doing something wrong; we have even chatted with Henry Wishard and we still can not see this yearís pictures.  Please help.
Bruce & Deby Cotie
Bruce & Deby Cotie
US Navy Veteran (Subs)
2008 Hurricane (The BEAST)
2016 Jeep Wrangler X (The toad)
Cast off all lines; Let's hit the road

The Coties

  • ---
  • Posts: 7
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #176 on: February 21, 2018, 11:08:28 PM »
Ok we figured out the pictures and enjoyed reliving the memories.  This was our very first Quartzite experience and we enjoyed every second of it.  We will definitely be returning next year, God willing and the creek donít rise,  to see all your happy faces and warm laughter.  Our jeep trail was super thrilling and unforgettable and we canít wait to do it all again next year. 

Bruce & Deby Cotie
Bruce & Deby Cotie
US Navy Veteran (Subs)
2008 Hurricane (The BEAST)
2016 Jeep Wrangler X (The toad)
Cast off all lines; Let's hit the road

Jeff

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 9009
Re: 2018 Quartzsite Rally - Reply Topic
« Reply #177 on: February 23, 2018, 05:18:44 PM »
That's great Bruce and Deby, see you next January.

 

Hosted by Over The Network