I think the population of Quartzsite is less than 5,000 people, except in the winter when all the snowbirds arrive. One article I read indicates that a million people will pass through Quartzsite in a year and this year Ed and I are two of those people.

Along with the people come vendors of all sorts including clothes, antiques, rocks, jewelery, RVs, groceries, restaurants, entertainment and so on. In a booklet we picked up, there are 12 market shows listed. Some last only a few days where others go on all season. On top of that there are a number of flea markets. Also, there are a number of things to see --- a couple of National Wildlife Areas, a few ghost towns, petroglyphs, intaglios, museums and a desert bar that is only open on weekends. I'm picturing this month just zooming by with a day of shopping followed by a day of sightseeing followed by a day of shopping and so on. A couple of days of rest will have to get thrown into the mix so we can do some "smoking" as well as laundry and cleaning.

Today was a drive around Quartzsite to familiarize ourselves with the area and then some shopping. One flea market down .... lots more to do.


Rocks, rocks everywhere. All sizes, all shapes, raw ones, cut ones and even polished ones.

Ed and I have been discussing changing our trailer ... John thought we might like this one ---- NOT.