2nd Annual BloggerFest

I wrote a post about this yesterday but the ATT signal here is very elusive and the whole thing got wiped out before I could save it or publish it!  Sigh.  It’s discouraging when that happens.

Yesterday Princess Roxie and  I went to the 2nd annual BloggerFest in Quartzsite. I got there very early so first I went to make sure I could find the Fest location, then went to check out the Dome Rock 14-day free BLM site.  I had bad directions and couldn’t find it. The traffic in Q was horrendous!  I’m told it was the worst day possible to visit, as it’s the last Saturday of the Big Tent event. Ehhhh..these people are all retired, aren’t they?  So why do they all need to go on Saturday?? I had to wait through 4 traffic lights to get through the Big Tent intersection!. Twice! The road to Dome Rock just happened to be the same road the Big Tent was on, so that traffic barely crawled as people were hunting for parking spaces. I did get my propane tank filled for $1.99 a gallon though; cheapest fill ever! It only cost $8.34 to fill my 20# tank.  Gas was very cheap too; $1.97 a gallon, but I’d stupidly filled up in Parker for $2.19.

There were 54 very nice people at BloggerFest!  I noticed at the last minute that I was supposed to bring a snack, so I took some Ruffles and stopped & bought some deli spinach dip.  I thought that would appeal to most people, but nobody ate any of it! So I brought it back home……I don’t like spinach dip!  Just goes to show, you should always take things you LIKE to these things.

We were supposed to mingle and meet people.  I just can’t do that!  I’m far too introverted to get up and start talking to complete strangers.  I was pretty amazed that I actually attended the event!!  I did converse with some of the people who were sitting near me, and I screwed up the nerve to go talk to the folks from the Upper Peninsula, Tom & Deb from   http://tdcelebratingthedance.blogspot.com/.                                                  They’re from Escanaba, one of my favorite places in Michigan!

In spite of the thousands of RVs in Q, it did look like you could get away from the crowd if you wanted to.  But as I suspected, there’s no way to avoid the crush and madness of the traffic.  I think I’ll give Quartzsite a miss and just move about 10 miles away to the Shea Road BLM site near Parker tomorrow.

I still have not seen any burros here.  A couple times I thought I heard the pitter-patter of little hooves, but when I got up to look, didn’t see anything.  I enjoyed listening to the coyote concert last night though, sounded like 5 or 6 of them!

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11 Responses to 2nd Annual BloggerFest

  1. Sue CleanerGreenerVegas says:

    Thanks for your take on the blogger fest…I wondered what it would be like

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  2. Linda, high in CO at 8500' says:

    Kudos to you for going. I’m like you and like to think I will go to an event but make excuses when the time comes.

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  3. Glad that you found us and made it to Bloggerfest. Starting today the crowds drop , traffic is leet and Rv’s leaving the area. This past week is the most people and traffic here, thanks goodness things are quieting down.
    Was really nice to meet you and Princess Roxie.

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  4. kyotesue says:

    Mo and I really enjoyed sitting with you and getting to know you. Glad you were there, and I do so get it about trying to mix in. It can be hard sometimes. You did great. Your little dog was a sweetie too.

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  5. Janis, Tom and I are really glad “you screwed up the nerve” and came over to talk with us. (Though as I mentioned we were just about to get up and make our way over to try and talk with you.) We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Princess Roxie and getting to know a little about you and your travels. As I said at the end of our conversation, if you are in our area call, you have our card, we would love to get together with you again. Safe travels hope to see you again.

    Celebrating the Dance

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  6. Janis, Tom and I are really glad “you screwed up the nerve” and came over to talk to us. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Princess Roxie. Though, if you had not come our way we would have crossed over to talk to you. It was nice chatting for a bit and getting to know a little about you and your travels. Like I mentioned as we ended our conversation if you are in our area call or email us. We would love getting together again. Save travels.

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