We had many conversations with very friendly people and we were surprised at how many are full timing and how long some of them have been. We were on the road just before 8 am this morning and are boondocking a couple miles from Bouse, AZ tonight after travelling 441 kms (276 miles). It has been a gorgeous day and the ground is carpeted with many different types of flowers here. I was out with my camera before and after supper.
The weather is looking a bit iffy on our projected route north through Nevada, Idaho and Oregon. I wasn't able to bring up any highway webcams last night with the poor internet our Verizon air card was giving us. We seem to have a much stronger signal here, or at least, less people on it. I will try later to see if I can check out the route and projected weather.
The ROW is an area of tables with each one representing a chapter or group within Escapees
Hugs are an integral part of Escapees
More of the ROW, this is Eastern Canada's chapter
Aileen and I shared the table duty for the four days and four hours each day
Paul Evert's RV had a large display of new and used RVs and they made several sales, but not to us
Escapade was held at the Pima County Fairgrounds which were pretty in their own right
There were nice sized dog runs with separate enclosures for large and small dogs
Over near the dry camping area, there was this large mass of tumbleweeds piled up against the fence
Several evenings we had large gatherings for music and entertainment. Bruce in yellow, Pam, Al and Laurie are from our chapter
The attendance over the week was 2652 but not all came out to the evening presentations
This particular night we were entertained by Woodie and the Longboards from California. They are rated as the #1 Beach Boys tribute band. They also did some Eagles tunes but they were much better covering the Beach Boys.
These two images show part of the vendors display area
Campers on the left and background and display RVs on the right. Yes, that is rainwater on the pavement as we had some wind and rain to start the day.
Display RVs on the left
Willie, Waylon and Mitzy getting ready for the pet parade
Inside a couple of the new RVs on display
Our group went out for supper at the Brushfire BBQ Co in Tucson last night. The food was pretty good and reasonable priced.
Nobody went home hungry!