Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | January 26, 2009

Quartzsite, Az – A most unique place

World’s largest gathering of RV’s

Yesterday I drove to Quartzsite, AZ. Located on Interstate Highway 10 about 12 miles east of the California border it is…….Out in the middle of nowhere! The nearest major cities are Palm Springs, CA about 125 miles to the West and Phoenix, AZ about 125 miles to the east.

According to the local Chamber of Commerce summer population is about 300 and during the last two weeks of January it is estimated at 250,000 people! It is described as “The Wolrd’s Largest Flea Market”. About a thousand vendors sell just about anything you can think of.

The above photo shows the RV Show tent area. What it does not show is the many thousand of RVs parked for several miles to the North and South of the show area.

I am in town to speak at the Quartzsite Library on Thursday, January 29th. See more in a following blog entry on January 30th.

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