I am up at 6:00, hurriedly dress, and dash into the gas station mini mart and grab a cup of coffee and ask about traffic. The sweet clerk answers my query about the best time to go through and she says not to wait, this is a pretty good time, but there’s already been a couple of accidents. 

I won’t say much about the traffic except OMG!  Crazy fast drivers!! I stayed at the speed limit and still they flew past. The dogs, who are not used to vehicles whizzing by on both sides of the van are a bit freaked out, but were darn good considering.  Once out of Vegas we were mostly on two-lane, two-way traffic for the rest of the trip; rolling tarmac that made the stomach lurch and the head a bit dizzy.

Fueling up in Parker and letting the dogs out to potty we then took the hop, skip, and jump into Quartzsite. And the directions I had were coming in from I-10. We came in on 95. Not wanting to drive all over a strange town (even though it’s small) trying to find the turnoff that isn’t named I stopped at a laundromat to see if anyone was headed to the RTR (Rubber Tramp Rendezvous). No luck with the first lady I approached.

The gentleman I approached who was outside his tiny RV didn’t know either, but he looked at the map I had and gave me directions from “the bridge” (overpass) all the while peppering his directions with, “It’s out in the middle of the desert. There’s nothing to do,” and trying to convince me I should stay in town. “There’s nothing there, sweetheart” he says, yet again, and slyly tells me he’s staying in the Desert Rose Park. All righty then, I think I will move along now. Thanks for the directions, I do appreciate it, but I’ll just head on out to the desert.

Author: 2DogsTravel

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am a full-time traveler, retired from a lifetime of different occupations, traveling the country with my two little dogs, Fries and Charlie B; The Chiweenie Brothers. You never know where you might find us, but if you do stop by and say hi . . . If you can get past the two best watch dogs in the universe! Happy Trails!

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  1. Glad you are there, at least in shouting distance of the camp….Wind has been crazy last few days…today good with a little sun!! lite rain…hoping the snow and nasty stays above 5000 ft but I doubt it…Have been making quilt squares…but still have a ways to go. It is back to school on wed maybe..have had 3 snow days the last 2 weeks, today was because of flooding….I don’t know about Burney Creek but Hat Creek is over the banks in places…Have a great time and watch out for those DOM’s….lol


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