I went to the Ehrenberg / Quartzsite area of Arizona for a good chunk of the winter. There is a enough BLM land there that with a bit of moving and boondocking it's free camping.
I paid for showers & bought my water from a machine by the gallon. Mail was either general delivery or through a package delivery store.
|Water machine, this one is 25 cents a gallon|
I had Thanksgiving dinner with people camping on the desert, the Christmas morning sunrise was over the mountains by Quartzsite and New Years Eve was down by the Colorado river.
|RTR turn off sign|
I made some great friends, sat around a lot of campfires, didn't do much traveling & had a good time.
|Breakfast down by the river|
|Friends at the Colorado river camp|
|Dinner over the fire|
The RTR was amazing, all those people living (or wishing) for the nomad life. So much imagination in setting up a van (or car) for living, I learned a lot and it was not all from the seminars.
I even made it up to Lake Havasu City for the VW event Buses By The Bridge for a day. It was not the same at a VW event (for me) without a VW.
|Mountains on the way to Lake Havasu|
|VW's at BBTB|
There are so many people making a living with the seasonal jobs, I really had no idea.
The RV show in Quartzsite didn't seems as big as it was my last time here (2012-2013) but there were more booths hiring workcampers.
|The 'Big Tent' for the RV show, Quartzsite|
The sunsets were fantastic!
After awhile I went to Fontuna Pond down by Yuma and to the hot springs by Holtville Calif. Again a large number of people staying on the BLM land.
|Fortuna Pond by Yuma|
The hot springs are worth a visit ....
|The spring runs into this pond|
|This is the spring, very clean|