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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quartzsite 2015 Wrap Up

IMG_213416261456661 By Carol Dwyer IMG_235193819247564 by Dave Kersey
We’ve had a great time with friends, old and new, at our “Classless Class” gathering in Quartzsite, Arizona!  This was our third year to attend, and it was a bigger group than in past years.  Some 20+ rigs… motor-homes, 5th-wheel trailers and travel trailers, in varying sizes and styles, and over 40 people.  Thanks to Carol Dwyer for the group photo, and to Dave Kersey for his aerial photo of our group.  Also, thanks to all who have generously shared photos. 

Many planned events took place, including the 2nd Annual Margarita & Quesedilla Night, an Italian Dinner, and a hot dog roast.  A variety of impromptu gatherings took place from potlucks and snacks at happy hour to ice cream around the campfire.  A “take it or leave it” event was held one day as we each cleaned out cupboards and gave away things we no longer wanted, and helped ourselves to treasures others donated. 
 

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Some of us took a day trip to the Desert Bar near Parker, AZ.  Our last morning, with our numbers down to about half, was a farewell breakfast.  Good food throughout the week, and even better visits with special friends! 

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In summary, my thoughts…
     We came to the desert and gathered to connect with fellow travelers.  We hugged old friends and made new ones; we laughed, we shared.  We are similar, but also each true to our desired lifestyle.  We celebrate our differences.  It was truly a special time of friendship! 

Be well, everyone!  Dianne & Tom

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity.  We need to give each other space so that we may give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing , and inclusion.” - Max de Pree

9 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing you guys again in June.

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  2. great getting to know the two of you... see you down the road

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  3. It's a wrap, for sure! Another year behind us and we know we'll meet some of the group on the road this summer. Take care, travel safe and enjoy yourselves.

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  4. It was great to see you again. Hope to visit you in Wyoming.

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  5. We'll be getting back to Quartzsite around Tuesday & in Tucson the 11th. I'll be messaging you soon! Can't wait to hear all the details of your latest adventures!

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  6. Great fun, wonderful wrap up summary!

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  7. We had such a brief meeting in Anza Borrego, and we're still here, if you can believe it! Great to see you've enjoyed Quartzsite with such a fun group. Hope we meet up again. Lynda & Howard

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  8. We had such a brief meeting in Anza Borrego, and we're still here, if you can believe it! Great to see you've enjoyed Quartzsite with such a fun group. Hope we meet up again. Lynda & Howard

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