Last count, according to the host who issues the LTVA permits, there are 440 vehicles here at the RTR. Vehicles of every type Imaginable: Vans, mostly white–We’re having a get-together for_____ at 5:00 PM. We’re in the white van. WHITE VAN? Could you be a little more specific, please!—cars, pickups and camper shells, vehicles pulling converted cargo vans, travel trailers, homemade campers, fifth wheels, hundred thousand dollar diesel pushers, cars pulling tiny trailers. Pickups with those tents that latch on to the back and make a sort of hybrid tent truck. Even converted school buses, and a semi with a custom sleeper.
Along with the varied vehicles there are people here from all over the country and all walks of life. Kelly and her husband from North Carolina. Larry from North Dakota who has been coming to Arizona since 2009 to get out of the cold. He left home in a blizzard. Kristi from Colorado who sold her small home and is living in her travel trailer full time. A mom and her son from Connecticut. Young Josh from Florida who is “vanning” all over the country. Charles from Phoenix (the only one from Arizona that attended as far as I know) who is an impressionist artist who sells his paintings out of the car that is his second home. Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Idaho, were all represented. A math professor from Massachusetts living as sparsely as possible lives out of his Prius. Michael, the former National Geographic underwater photographer on his way to Baja, living out of a nondescript van traveling up and down the California coast and into Baja photographing surfers. Jo, who’s been full-timing in her pickup and camper for two and half years. Then there’s the “locals” — those of us from California, Oregon, and Nevada.
The boys and I will be leaving the RTR and heading to Ehrenberg—Our time here is up because the permit issued to us says so; not only that — frankly, there’s just too many people!!!
Enjoy the photos. We’ll be back soon to share more of our adventure with you.
As always, thanks for stopping by 2DogsTravel! Hugs, Shawna