Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quartzesite, Arizona

We spent 5 days on some BLM land in Quartzesite Arizona for the annual Vantramps Rubber tramp Rendezvous. The town is nothing but RVs with an occasional permanent structure every few miles or so... This time of year is the town's busiest~ the RV tent show and a rock and gem show. We met a lot of really cool Van dwellers and got to learn new things like Gold Prospecting! Apparently where we were camped near the Dome Mountain off I-10 is a great spot for finding gold and other precious stones after it rains. We found some nice looking rocks~ not sure if they are worth anything but I plan to polish them up and learn to wrap and make some necklaces. We spent the weekend in Phoenix and now we are off to Sedona, Prescott Area and over to Albuquerque again after that to visit our friends...


  1. Hey Laura Anne! I hope you two are doing well! I am glad to hear you made it back to Quartzite and got to meet up with more van friends! I am really sorry we were not there to spend more time with you :( We definitely missed seeing you both! Fun that you learned to prospect though! That is one of my favorite hobbies too. Ya know, there is plenty of gold up here in the PNW if you ever feel like going north!

    Can't wait to see what you do with the stones and making jewelry :) You are so creative and no doubt will come up with some great stuff!

    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

  2. I was just in Quartzsite on Thursday and Friday, how cool! I was in Sedona on Wednesday, its gorgeous, bring a camera!

  3. Mike~ I'm sad that we missed you too, We didn't find any gold... maybe next time. I am going to try to learn how to wire wrap so I can make jewelery. Hopefully you are right~ I want to make gifts for my family and friends from our finds. :D

    Zac~ How cool, we must have crossed paths. Sedona was very nice, a little cool though