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The GRAND Gathering at Quartzsite: World’s Largest Gathering of Grands & Great-Grands

The GRAND Gathering at Quartzsite: World’s Largest Gathering of Grands & Great-Grands

February 8, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The GRAND Gathering, the World’s Largest Gathering of Grand Parents and Great-Grand Parents, is planned for Quartzsite from March 6 to 9. So many Grands and Great-Grands are expected, organizers hope to set a new world record. The Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA) and Proud Neighbors of Quartzsite (PNQ) are spearheading plans for special events for […]

Top 6 Birding Hotspots in Southeastern Arizona

Top 6 Birding Hotspots in Southeastern Arizona

January 27, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

Southeastern Arizona is an ecological crossroads, where the Sierra Madre of Mexico, the Rocky Mountains, and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts all come together. The abrupt rise of mountains like the Huachucas from the surrounding arid grasslands creates “sky islands” harboring rare species and communities of plants and animals. If you are a birder, Southeastern Arizona is the place […]

If You Only Do One Thing in Tucson…

If You Only Do One Thing in Tucson…

January 16, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

There are numerous reasons to visit Tucson and the many other historic towns and sights around Southern Arizona. Some RVers come for a day or two. Some come for a week. Others stay for the season. Those of us who spend time in Southern Arizona have our favorites places. What you do and where you […]

2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

2014 Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show Dates Announced

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in recreational vehicles, converge on the sleepy little desert town of Quartzsite, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the rock, gem, […]

More Parks with Creative Accommodations

More Parks with Creative Accommodations

March 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

You don’t need to drive a recreational vehicle to enjoy the RV resort experience. Just mix one or more icon symbols of freedom and adventure on American highways with a creative mind. Add in a generous helping of awe-inspiring scenery, and you have a man-made curiosity and a one-of-a-kind resort. In an earlier post, the […]

2013 Quartzsite RV Show Dates Announced

2013 Quartzsite RV Show Dates Announced

October 13, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

Every January something happens that is hard to believe, unless you have seen it! According to the Arizona Highway Department, as many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people, mostly in recreational vehicles, converge on the sleepy little desert town of Quartzsite, located just 20 miles east of the California border on Interstate 10, for the rock, gem, […]

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filled with extraordinary rock formations, the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona is a wonder to behold. The word “Chiricahua” may be derived from the Opata Indian word for turkey—wild turkeys are common in the area. Chiricahua Mountains is designated by the American Bird Conservancy as a Globally Important Bird Area. With 12,000 acres of […]

Yuma Named Sunniest Place in America

Yuma Named Sunniest Place in America

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The sun is out and the weather is great, just like any other day in Yuma, Arizona. It should not surprise anyone that US News and World Report again named Yuma as the number one “sunniest place” in America to spend their golden years. Yuma’s wonderfully temperate winter climate also makes this southeastern Arizona city […]

Where the Summer Spends the Winter: Ajo

Where the Summer Spends the Winter: Ajo

December 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The tiny town of Ajo (ahh-ho) is situated deep in the Sonoran Desert, 42 miles south of Gila Bend and 37 miles north of the Mexican border. For many snowbirds, as it was for us, Ajo is merely a stopping-off point on the way to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. For others, especially Spring Breakers, […]

2012 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

2012 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

September 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

What is Quartzsite? Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. In 1856, settler Charles Tyson built a fort at the present site of Quartzsite to protect his water supply. Fort Tyson soon became a stopover on the Ehrenburg-to-Prescott stagecoach route. It had become known as Tyson’s Wells […]

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