Quartzsite-Arizona-Live-Bob Davis Podcast 976

Quartzsite Live!

Most importantly I am in Quartzsite Arizona Live for the biggest RV show of the year. But I arrived here a week early! Join me for a Quartzsite primer in Quartzsite-Arizona-Live-Bob Davis Podcast 976.

Crazy Stories

Firstly I have heard this story differently before.

Secondly the truth is even more bizarre.

Camels and Quartzsite

To clarify Camels and Quartzsite go back to 1850 and then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis.

Desert Terrain

Above all Davis had the bright idea of using camels to transport people across the rocky desert terrain out here. Click here for at least some the details.

Modern Day Outlaws Too

Even more Quartzsite figures into the story of violent outlaw Gary Tisen. Here’s a link to the 2017 movie.

Meanwhile as I sit here in the desert in front of a fire every night I am reminded that every place seems to have its own history.

What Makes Travel Great

Certainly discovering unique stories of the past and regional differences are what make travel so great.

RV Culture

Further I can’t wait to get into the RV culture and look for some Mobile Podcast Command creature comforts.

Nomad Travel Vehicles Too

In the same vein there are many different people and unique types of nomad travel vehicles here.

Staying In The Desert

Finally thanks to my friend Neil Seven I’ll be headed west to the California desert for the most bizarre and intense off road race in the country. Lots of other RV people and nomads headed that way as well.

Road School Is Damn Good Therapy

In conclusion call it wandering, being a nomad or just road school. Hanging with Mobile Podcast Command and going where I want is pretty damn good therapy for whatever ails you.

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Quartzsite-Arizona-Live-Bob Davis Podcast 976

Podcast 561-Pacific Coast Highway

Podcast 561-Pacific Coast Highway. People have been asking for some ‘travel log’ podcasts from the Great Northwest Road Trip 2016 series, so in Podcast 561-Pacific Coast Highway, some travel log audio from Oregon’s coast during a storm, again the angry surf along the Pacific Coast Highway in California north of San Francisco. Most travel sites write about the Pacific Coast Highway south of San Francisco. On this trip I have driven Route 1, all the way from just south of Seattle, through San Francisco to Los Angeles right along the coast. What a long strange trip it’s been. Winding roads, crazy storms, spell binding coastal maritime towns and villages and breathtaking vistas coming down out of mountains. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the experience of twisting and turning two lane roads in 16 year old Mobile Podcast Command laboring up and down, sometimes in brilliant sun and sometimes in the midst of fog, or heavy wind and rain, all under a full moon during these few days in the middle of October 2016. The biggest challenge has been getting out from under a series of storms that have pounded the west coast, from Seattle to San Francisco. In podcast 561 you’ll hear the wind and rain in Oregon, the surf in Northern California, and a little surprise at the end of the podcast for you midwesterners. I have often said long trips take on a personality of their own and you end up having to just go with the flow. Travelers who try to stick to a schedule, try to see too many things or get frustrated with the ‘trip’ are not good travelers. After thousands of miles through the mountains, plains and coastlines of the United States, I’ve learned to settle in for these long trips and just enjoy whatever goes down. This trip, the heavy rain and fog has been following me all down the coast, which has made it even more of an adventure. From pulling into state parks and RV-Parks in the middle of the night and hooking up to electric, to driving 8 to 15 hours at a time on the PCH, it’s been really fun and educational. If you’re looking for those romantic seaside towns tucked away along rocky coastlines, this is the place. There’s the reason they say ‘The West Is The Best’. Sponsored by Hydrus Performance.