Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Day 14 - Quartzsite, AZ

This morning, Dom dropped us off at the RV show in Quartzsite. The “Big Tent” was a disappointment as it was full of fair-like vendors hawking the typical junk you find everywhere. There were a surprising number of booths looking for work campers. Everyone from state parks to Amazon. The food vendors were all typical, overpriced fair food. The grocery store turned out to be a bargain. The cough medicine that I’ve been taking was a fraction of the price at Safeway. But no other bargains to be found. The typical ploy was raise the price then mark it down. Solar panels are cheaper on Amazon and there was a lot of no-name items for sale. Hopefully you never need any sort of support or warranty. Overall, a disappointment.

I went to one of the afternoon sessions on HF antennae here at Quartzfest and the speaker was knowledgeable but the venue was miserable. The wind picked up to over 20 mph today so it was not fun being outdoors. It’s supposed to be better tomorrow.

We didn’t bother with the pot luck barbecue due to the wind. 


Conchscooter said...

An honest assessment of a place I had long suspected of being hyped.

RichardM said...

Over hyped is what it is. I don’t think I’ll be back in January again.

Lynne Goebeler said...

You account of this day sounds like what I've heard in the past. I don't think that is our scene.

RichardM said...

This part of the RV show was a waste of time. But wandering through the RVs was fine though quite a few were locked up with “Sold” signs.