Saturday, January 18, 2014 (La Posa South LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ)

I was up just after 6:00 this morning...almost an hour later, Steve decided to get his lazy butt out of bed and join me.  Once I had finished my coffee, I decided to get the salad made that we are taking to the potluck luncheon today. Every year the QIA (Quartzsite Improvement Association) center has a luncheon for Canadians in the area...everyone brings a side-dish and a $2 (each) donation...and they provide the meat.

We did our resistance exercises, showered and had a light this time it was 10:00. The whole Quartzsite area has absolutely exploded with RVs and people...and today is the first day of the RV Show. The traffic can be pretty horrendous, with back-ups all the way down highway 95 to the turnoff to the LTVA. Luckily it wasn't too bad and all 6 of us piled into Earl's truck and headed into Q at 10:30 (the luncheon is 11:00 - 2:00).

They have quite a system as you enter the building. Someone greets you and takes your side-dish...then there are "runners" who take the dishes to the buffet table. You pay the donation, make yourself a name tag including where you are from and then sign the sheet indicating what province you are from. After buying some 50/50 tickets and filling out a free door prize ticket, we picked a table and sat down. That's us starting from Janet third on the left...

Janet and Allison...

It took awhile for everyone to arrive and get was going on 12:30 by the time we ate...luckily, our table was the first to be called. There were SO many yummy dishes to choose from! Apparently there were 236 people attending today's function, up over last year...and the province with the most representation was Alberta...a change from BC, which came in second. After everyone had finished eating (or had at least filled their plate) they had the 50/50 draw then gave out lots of door prizes. The event was over and everyone started filing out around 1:30...a good time with lots of fellow Canadians!

Back home, we relaxed for a bit and then Earl (a retired electrician) came over. He had offered to wire up direct from our battery, a power supply for the macerater pump. Thanks Earl! Fellow RVer's are the nicest people...

While they were doing that, Allison and I went on a great 45 minute powerwalk...needed to walk off some of that lunch! When I got back, the wiring was all done and Steve was busy emptying the holding tanks and making trips to the dump. After filling our fresh water tank, his work was done for the day and we sat outside, as usual, watching the sun go down.

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