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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rubber Tramp Rendezvous 2012, January 10 -24

Last year's Rubber Tramp Rendezvous was so much fun I can't wait to get back there, in January. There's lots to the gathering besides the fun, that was just the icing on the cake. I met so many awesome people that are living my dream; and more awesome people in the planning mode, like myself. These great people were all so willing to share their knowledge, wisdom and experience.

The area in which we camped, at the base of Dome Mountain, was beautiful

We were far from the maddening crowds, yet only minutes away from Quartzsite. The site had easy access to head west to Blythe and Parker, for shopping, if you didn't want to deal with the crowds in town.

The sunrises

and sunsets

were breathtaking, although my camera and skills don't do them justice.

There were activities to interest everyone

Aficionados of Single Malt Scotch attended an educational experience in which they were able to taste both expensive brand names First Malt Scotch and obscure brands enabling them to compare and rate the bottles.

That particular event got funnier as the night got later

If you would like to participate in the 2nd Annual Single Malt Scotch Educational Experience you have a year to pick up either a really expensive or an obscure brand of Single Malt Scotch. Oh hell, just bring a bottle of scotch, next year. We're not that fussy!

The entertainment was non-stop

Thanks to Kaite and Alex we had several community meals that were beyond tasty! Everyone contributed something to help out.

This is the way to start off your day!

For more information with regard to events, seminars, what to bring and location visit click here. There is NOTHING provided. We strive to make this event as green as possible, whatever you bring in you must plan on hauling out.

Of course, none of this would be possible with Bob's two wonderful websites Cheap RV Living and Cheap Green RV Living

In case you missed the fun, here are a few places where you can read about it.

From my own blog, RVly Ever After, in chronological order:
The Best Laid Schemes
RTR2011: Here's What You've Missed So Far
More RTR

Other bloggers who posted about the RTR, include:

HighTek Homeless, the awesome owners of Free

Blars, our very own Techno-Viking

Laura, who travels in the VW Bus of my dreams

Remy, NOLA's Lost Son, (Where are you?)

Suanne, traveling in a Prius and who's mad photograpy skillz are not to be missed

Bri, Many Wheels on the road to many places

Raven’s Roads

If you love dogs, like I love dogs, Stumpy shared her RTR experience and  introduces the dogs of the RTR on her blog.

Stumpy (right) and part of her posse (Rain on the left and Mia in the center) on their best behavior (for about 30 seconds)

Homer says, "Be here now!"


  1. Looking forward to attending! Hopefully we can stay for the seminars instead of just a quick visit like last year.

  2. I missed this one, but not the next one!(all fingers and toes crossed!)

  3. I can't wait for this and the chance to finally meet everyone from the forum too!

    Do you think I should resurrect that idea of bringing half a bbq'd pig again?

  4. Thanks for the new wallpaper - Homer in the Quartzsite sun!

    And thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. Your concern is very touching. Things are going from bad to worse here (I pause and want to erase my words - I promise you I am NOT a drama queen).

    I would give anything to meet you & the most-fortunate Stumpy at the RTR as I had planned.

    I am thinking of you two too and trust you & Stumpy will make the most of the experience. And I look forward to your posts.

  5. I wish I could be attending this year but it doesn't look like it is in the cards for me as I am no longer a van tramp, at the moment. Have a great time~ and take lots of pictures!

  6. Boy, that's a good looking van in the first picture!!