We decided to take the scenic route to Quartzsite and made a brief detour to the town of El Centro. Our friends Brian and Leigh found a boondocking spot about 15 minutes from town in an area that had a very strong cell signal. So we stopped there intending to join them and new friends Seth and Drea for dinner, do some grocery shopping and leave the next morning.
But they convinced us to stay one more night. Angel was especially happy to hang out one more day with friends Emma and Curtie. Although they ignore each other half the time, she likes to have them nearby.
The boondocking area was not too scenic but had strong cell signal and was fairly convenient to El Centro, where there are lots of shops. Check out my review of the Plaster City OHV Open area here.
It was a relaxing day in the desert. And that evening we all went to the movies together. It was good to spend one last evening with this bunch as our plans call for us to head in different directions and it will be a while before we see our friends down the road again.
This is the second time we come to Quartzsite and Hector really hoped to find the same spot we camped in last year. Luckily, “our” spot in Dome Rock Mountain was empty. And, in a big coincidence, the friends we were meeting that evening, Vince and Spencer, had chosen a campsite right next to us. Perfect.
And, once again, a beautiful desert sunset welcomed us.