I have been a full-time RVer for 14 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, cell phone and internet card. My batteries are charged by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.
While in Indio, CA, we went to the FMCA Rally at the fairgrounds there. FMCA stands for Family Motor Coach Assn. - since I don't have a motor coach, I can't belong, but they let me in anyway.
You can pay a lot of money to stay here, crammed in like sardines, or you can stay for free at the casino and go in on a day pass - $10 per day, or $8 if you belong to FMCA. Guess what I did...
There were lots of good seminars to attend, although most of the presenters were selling something. All were indoors except for this one on Freightliner chassis, where they actually had a whole chassis. Only guys went to this one.
And if you wanted a new motor coach, there were plenty to look at.
This was my favorite - a 2013 Winnebago Tour 42 GD. It had the kitchen in the front - a great idea, which made for a very comfy living area.
There was even a parade! The theme was "Under the Big Top," in case you're wondering why a clown is carrying the flag.
Lots more clowns. This is the only parade I've been to where the old people get candy!
I loved this lion -
But the pooping elephant stole the show. There was even a pooper scooper following along behind.
While we were there a huge gust of wind came up. So glad we didn't park here...