Monday was the last day of the Alpine Coach “Desert Rat Rally XV” in the desert north of Quartzsite, AZ. The only thing left on the agenda (below) was “farewells and departure”.
It has been an absolutely awesome Rally! Everything came together perfectly and even the weather cooperated 🙂 It was sad to see folks leave, but there was some comfort in knowing that many will be at the next rally in February sponsored by Alpine SoCal to be held in Lake Havasu. The 27th Annual Western WInter Blast Pyrotechnics Show will be held at the SARA Park Rodeo Grounds on February 11-15th. Click (HERE) for my post(s) on this rally from last year.
Many folks watched as the rental service arrived to tear down and load up the rally tent we had rented:
It went down pretty quickly:
After the tent was down you could see people walking around and saying goodbye to each other as most packed up to move on.
‘See Ya Later’ Beth, Dave, Nicole, and Mary 🙂
Until next time… Tom & Marilyn 🙂
Bye everyone… C U again soon 🙂 🙂 🙂
The rows of Alpines thinned out as folks packed up, and hooked up their tow vehicles to move on.
Although, many also stayed put until later in the day or even later in the week as you can see from the pics (above) and (below).
It was probably around 10:30 or 11 AM when I finally got with my brother Steve and stepdad Jim to go 4-wheeling on the quads (ATVs). This is one of the main reasons they came here from Casa Grande.
Steve and Jim hooked up their trailer with the ATVs to the Dodge Durango. I already had my ATV on the back of the Silverado.
We drove to the southeast side of town and downloaded the ATVs for a day of riding.
Our first destination was a mountain with a bunch of antennae on top. If you look closely at the picture (below) you can see Jim and Steve coming up the winding road to the top.
View towards the town of Quartzsite from the top of Antennae Mountain (below). The mountain probably has a different name, but I’ll just call it Antennae Mountain.
I zoomed in on the town of Quartzsite and all the RVs in the picture (below) from the top of Antennae Mountain.
Antennae towers and array’s on top of the mountain.
Here’s Antennae Mountain from down below once we came back down.
We had a great time riding around for the rest of the day. We stopped at many of the same places that I wrote about earlier in the week when we went Jeep’n with the Alpine crowd.
We stopped at the ever popular “Moe’s Cabin” again.
And another stop at “Dripping Springs”. We posed in front of the petroglyphs for some pics.
Antennae Mountain again (below) as seen from the other side.
Another great day in the desert. It was nice to finally get a chance to ride the ATV after being here for a week!
We were all pretty tired when we got back to the rally site. There are still about 10 Alpines or more that didn’t leave yet.
How about a couple more Arizona sunset pics:
Check back later to see what we’re up to… we might head down south to Castle Dome City before going back to Casa Grande. Stay tuned…