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Friday, January 27, 2012

The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous just keeps getting better!

I just returned from the 2nd Annual Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, in Quartzsite and I am already looking forward to RTR 2013!

I met people whose blog I have followed and/or chatted with on the Cheap RV Living forum. And plenty of attendees of last year’s RTR returned for the gathering.

I wasn’t as mobile as I would have liked (new knees on order, installation expected in April! YIPEEEE!!!!) so I didn’t get as many pictures but I’ll share those that I did. I’m also learning to use a new camera and was less than satisfied with my efforts.

Dome Rock Campsite Tuesday, 1/10

Each morning begins with various people meeting for an early morning walk.

There was a schedule of informal seminars/discussions and several impromptu colloquiums were held, also.

Brian shares information about camping on the Gulf coast of Texas

Izzie listens eagerly to the discussion. He's ready for the beach, Gary!

Cheri teaches the art of wire wrapping gemstones.

By the weekend about fifty rigs had arrived for the gathering. Vans, cars, tents, 5ers, TTs, Class Cs, Bs and As were all well represented.


Looks like blogger is done letting me upload pictures so this is it for today. I'll keep trying!

Below are links to other blogs referencing RTR 2012

Rocky the Goat made the scene. If he was there, why were't you???

Sam was honored with an award, here. and also wrote a post about the event here.

It was great to see Many Wheels Bri, again.

Niko the Nomad had some fun!

Ay and Jay enjoyed their stay in camp

Kirk BBQ'd pheasant wrapped in bacon and opened the Tiki Bar for us.

Ayo and Yair did some climbing during their stay.

Suanne posted her thoughts and some great pictures (and made a delicious beef stew, one night, for the whole camp!

More to come!


  1. You really are trying to make me jealous, aren't you? Well, I am glad one of us had a goo time.

  2. Great to meet you the other day. I was out visiting Ayo and Yair and came over to see you.

  3. Love the Quartzsite photos. Our turn next year!

    Mike and Dee

  4. Michael! Your day is coming and we'll for sure meet out there on the road if not RTR 2013!

    DANG,, Diana! I am soooooooooo mad at myself for not recognizing you! THAT won't happen again! Looking forward to the next time!

    Michael and Dee, Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be looking forward to seeing you at the RTR next year!

    Carey, Theo made the trip and for the most part, didn't disappoint.

  5. Looks every body and the doggies too had a great time. Nice pictures thanks for sharing them.

  6. Carey, Theo, my new rig is in the first picture. She was great, on the road, except for the last 30 miles :(

    Bob, Next year for sure! Even better, I hear rumors of a RTR in June, in Colorado. Stay tuned!

    Michelle, It's a guaranteed wonderful time, for humans and canines.

  7. Nice photos! I wanna go next time! :)I especially love the pictures of people having a good time just chatting... good food and great conversation... and the dogs! --Rod