December 29- January 11
I suppose it’s inevitable that we end up spending our southwest winters in the same spots year after year. In fact, we’ve stopped even planning out our winter. Instead, we follow a non-plan, plan of roaming around somewhere in the “southwest corner” of the country until it’s warm enough to head north. Which is why it should come as no surprise that, just like last year, we spent the first two weeks of the new year in the KOFA national wildlife refuge boondocking with a group of friends.
We like KOFA for its abundance of open land perfect for hiking & biking, great mountain views, and easy access to the wacky town of Quartzsite while avoiding the insane crowds that fill the area at this time of year.
The first week of our stay was very low key as we slowly recovered from the colds that we picked up over Christmas. Sadly, we missed out on several nights of fun with friends, including NYE when we stayed home as to not spread the illness. By the second week, we were both on the mend and started getting out for some walks, bike rides, and hikes around the desert.
It’s been a cold winter in the desert this year which meant our daily gatherings around the fire pit occurred well before sunset on most days. We also stayed warm by filling our bellies with several nights of delicious food. I’ve said it before and I am sure I’ll say it again – RVers have the best potlucks!.
The desert is very cold this year!
I think Janna must be right, that’s a decent ‘white mans’ fire!, or is it the camera angle? Your potluck looks amazing, I think it must be the diverse roots of a gathering of RV friends that add to the excellence and diversity of the event.
Stay dry and warm!
So happy we got to hang out with you this year….lots of fun and great food!
Love your sunsets! Bummer to start the year under the weather :( We’re still hoping to get to Kofa, it’s such a beautiful area.
Stay warm, those desert winter nights can be so cold!
Where are you? Did I say the wrong thing? Miss you, Hurry back!
We had to take an unexpected break from travel to support a family member through a difficult health issue. Don’t worry though – we’ll be back on the road at some point!