The Class-Less gathering and RV-Dreams Mini Rally

We have been having a great time boon-docking out here in the desert!! As we mentioned at the end of our last update, after spending 9 days camping with the Tiffin group we found a spot in town to spend a night with full hookups so we could dump our grey and black tanks, take on fresh water and do some cleaning and laundry and make a crockpot of chili in preparation for heading back out to a new location in the desert where we hooked up with a group called the Class-less Group.

Another shot of the group. You can't really see us in this sot. We are at the top right on the other side by the wash.

Another shot of the group. You can’t really see us in this sot. We are at the top right on the other side by the wash.

A shot of the circle of Class-less class. That's us to the bottom right parked outside of the circle. Not being unsocial, just making good use of the space available LOL!!

A shot of the circle of Class-less class. That’s us to the bottom right parked outside of the circle. Not being unsocial, just making good use of the space available LOL!!

We have been communicating with the group on a RV forum for roughly 2 years and have met a few people in the group along the way. Starting with Roger & Lynn while in Florida.

Roger & Lynn and Willy

Roger & Lynn and Willy

Then Tom & Dianne and Jeff & Tina while in Pahrump Nevada. (This is a picture from Pahrump)

From left to right Me & Diane, Roger & Lynn, Jeff & Tina and Dianne and Tom. A few embers of the Class-Less group.

From left to right Me & Diane, Roger & Lynn, Jeff & Tina and Dianne and Tom. A few embers of the Class-Less group.

And Red & Pam here in Quartzsite while we were camped with the Tiffin group before we all gathered here for the Class-Less get together. See, once again I say it really is a small world.

Red & Pam with there diploma.

Red & Pam with there diploma.

At the Peak of the get together I think we had 25 rigs and 44 people all together. But a couple had come and gone before that point. We were the newbies at this year’s get together along with Ron & Linda and Red & Pam. Each year they have a ceremony welcoming the newbies for that year and give them a diploma symbolizing acceptance into the group. AND LOOK!!!! They even accepted US, we are officially CLASS-LESS!!! But some have been telling us that for years LOL.

Getting our diploma

Getting our diploma

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Ron & Linda getting there diploma

Ron & Linda getting there diploma

Something was going on every day whether it was a planned event like a great Italian Dinner put together by Steve & Carol,

That's Steve and Carol who supplied the pasta and spaghetti sauce for a great Italian dinner one evening. THANKS GUYS!!!

That’s Steve and Carol who supplied the pasta and spaghetti sauce for a great Italian dinner one evening. THANKS GUYS!!!

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A few people had left before spaghetti night. It's to bad they missed it. BUT it made it possible for some of us to grab some leftovers LOL!!! MMMMMM

A few people had left before spaghetti night. It’s to bad they missed it. BUT it made it possible for some of us to grab some leftovers LOL!!! MMMMMM

TIME TO EAT!!! That's Diane with her back to the camera getter her share LOL!!

TIME TO EAT!!! That’s Diane with her back to the camera getter her share LOL!!

Or a (one man’s junk is another man’s treasure) event,

The table is full of "one mans junk is another mans treasure" stuff

The table is full of “one mans junk is another mans treasure” stuff

Or an ice-cream and Kahlua around the fire put together by Roger & Lynn

Hey Jeff,,, would you rather have a straw for that Kahlua & ice-cream?

Hey Jeff,,, would you rather have a straw for that Kahlua & ice-cream?

Or the group photo shoot put together by Carol, This is not the picture Carol took but I didn’t have my hat on in that picture so I opted to post this one LOL!!

One of our new friends, Carol, got everyone together for a group shot. While we were waiting for the sun to get into the perfect location I grabbed a shot with my phone. I think we had 44 people camping together at that point.

One of our new friends, Carol, got everyone together for a group shot. While we were waiting for the sun to get into the perfect location I grabbed a shot with my phone. I think we had 44 people camping together at that point.
Carols picture turned out far better of course but I haven’t borrowed a copy of it yet.

Or the great breakfast put on by Ron & Linda on the real last day of the event. And of course a number of people brought a variety of foods to each event making them all a feast. All of this out in the middle of the desert, ya just have to love it!!!

Having breakfast at on & Linda's. Biscuits & gravy MMMMMM

Having breakfast at on & Linda’s. Biscuits & gravy MMMMMM

Or just something that popped up out of know where like a few of the bottles of booze that made their war to the fire some evenings.

The crowd was thinning but we still had a great group.

The crowd was thinning but we still had a great group.

The beginning of one of the many great nights around the fire.

The beginning of one of the many great nights around the fire.

And of course we all gathered around the fire every night. Even though the circle of friends got smaller and smaller almost every evening we still had a great time. Right down to where it was just couple of us left.

Getting ready for another evening around the fire.

Getting ready for another evening around the fire.

There was also a Mini RV-Dreams reunion on the 29th put together by Steve & Diane who arranged the use of a shelter in LAPSA south and supplied the BBQ & hotdogs. And everyone else bought a little something to round out the meal.

Great job on those Hotdogs Chef Steve!!

Great job on those Hotdogs Chef Steve!!

Getting ready for the feed

Getting ready for the feed

Everyone had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

Everyone had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

The hotdogs were darn good. Great job Steve!!

The hotdogs were darn good. Great job Steve!!

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There were 16 of us in the picture, some we meet in 2012 at a RV-Dreams Rally in Oregon, some we met while camping here in Quartzsite at a RV-Dreams Valentines Boon-docking Rally in Feb of 2013, a couple others we bumped into during our travels and a few we meet for the first time at the Mini-Rally.

A group of RV-Dreams members

A group of RV-Dreams members

Showing off our RV-Dreams shirts

Showing off our RV-Dreams shirts

Everyone had a great time and once again we made more friends that I’m sure we will bump into again down the road. And you just never know where, and that’s part of the fun and adventure.

I put together a short video of the Class-Less gathering and if you are interested here is a link. I was having trouble with the editing program for some reason so I’m not overly happy with the results but decided to post it up anyway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsOFhwN6li8

By the 28th everyone from the Class-Less gathering had gone except for Jeff & Tina and us. And about the same time a weather front came through bringing some rain along with it, and a fair amount of rain for here in the desert I might add. So our evenings out have been sparse. But I think we both were ready for some down time anyway. Jeff lost his father 2 weeks ago while here in Q and had to fly back to Denver and then came back so we know he and Tina have had a tough couple weeks but maybe spending time with friends helped in some way.

We did get together and had dinner with Jeff & Tina at the Grub Steak. If you are even in the area and like fish & chips you should give it a try. Don’t let the looks from the outside fool you. It is one of the favorites for many people in town.

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Fish & chips at the Grub Steak in Quartzsite. I'm glad I only ordered he 2 piece.

Fish & chips at the Grub Steak in Quartzsite. I’m glad I only ordered he 2 piece.

At this point we have been boon-docking here in the desert at Quartzsite since the 13th with one night having hookups as mentioned at the beginning of the update. We have attended 3 separate gathering events as well as attended the Big RV Tent event that is held each year here in Quartzsite so it has been a very active time for us filled with catching up with old friends, meeting new friends, eating and drinking way too much (wait, is that possible), and enjoying the pleasure that somehow camping in the middle of the desert with no hook-ups can bring. It’s been a blast!!

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7 Responses to The Class-Less gathering and RV-Dreams Mini Rally

  1. Ingrid says:

    2 years ago we spent 17 days boondocking in Q with the Boomers (Escapees) and were the second to the last to leave. It was a fun time but I’m not sure we’ll do it again. Looking forward to your next stop. We’ll be meandering around southern AZ most of February ourselves and looking forward to leaving the rain in Texas behind 🙂

  2. WOW…what a fun time!!! So great that you are able to meet up with friends and have a great time:o)) This is a special lifestyle!!! We’ll be heading to Lazydays in February in case you want to swing by;-))))

    • Dave & Diane says:

      Yes, as you know,, life is good!! As far as Lazy Day’s. Grab a table in the Crown Club with 2 extra chairs, Order us a couple beers and place them in front of the empty chairs, take a picture and then help yourselves to the beers. They will be a treat from us to you LOL!! That’s as close as we care to get to Lazy Days.

  3. colibabas says:

    It was great seeing you guys again. Maybe next time we’ll get a tour of that new home of yours.:-)
    Safe travels!

  4. Sue says:

    We were glad you could join our Class-less Class. Hope to catch up with you again 🙂

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