Of all things, we are currently at a Safari International rally. We are just north of Quartzite and there are many many OTHER rallies going on around us. I guess it is just an easy place for people to meet up….. and spend time.
This is basically what the land around Quartzite looks like for miles and miles in every direction. All of these large swaths of basic parking lots are divided by “washes”, where the rivers flow when there is water. So essentially this month every area within miles and miles of Quartzite fills up with rigs like this. (At least the swaths of land that rigs can get to, the picture above, we had to walk through a large wash to get to) I have read that as many as a million people are here visiting at any time in January.
Our motorhome is a 1995 Safari. Safari used to be a big name in motorhomes, but then got bought out by someone else, and then someone else. There is an online group that Ken has been on for a few years now where he gets all the details on how to fix our RV, and this site has been our lifeline for keeping this rig running. (I guess you could call it our 911, But we call it the old farts forum) So we thought we would attend the rally since we are in the vicinity anyways. This is the first time we have ever attended anything like this, but it is going well … so far so good. (Of course I have not brought up politics though 🙂 )
Oddly enough, no one else here has even heard much about the rock show, they really just come for the rally.
Tucker has made a few friends.
The thing about Safari’s that makes them unique is the painting on the back of them, they are all African animals. Everyone unique.
So I went around all the rigs this morning to get pictures (of the pictures). I learned something along the way, and that is that each picture has hidden figures with in it. This one has a mouse, the rocks in front are actually fish.
not quite sure how this one fits………
The older ones are more simplistic.
This one just pulled in, seems like a much newer rig. Odd looking panther….
AND THEN there is ours. (our rig is the second oldest one of those that are here now)
We woke to the sound of generators this morning. Loud and clear. GROAN.
We were moving our solar panels around this morning to get the batteries charged and one lady said, “I just don’t understand why you do not just use your generator” 🙂
Everyone seems very nice, and many of them seem to know each other already. But we joined the big circle last night and good old Tucker won everyone over, he makes making friends easy. Ken is having fun seeing what all other people have done in the way of renovations.
We will be here a few days to learn as much as we can from other RVers experiences.. then back to quiet mornings.
So now you will know, when you see painting on the back of the motorhome, that it is a Safari.
I have to edit this, Tonite I found out from one of the people here that every painting on every Safari is different. The guy actually painted on each of them to make each one unique.. There IS a signature on each of them. So there I learned a lot doing this blog.
Much Love to all