Truck camping in the Quartzsite LTVA is more social than I am comfortable with, but get over it fast as I am asked for dinner, given an organic apple, hugged by friends from last year, librarian remembers my name, much unexpected joy.
The library gets pretty full in the season. Libraries are a major part of anyone’s life if they are truck camping. This is where, for no money, you can use their internet, read local newspapers, check out books, buy books and get out of 95 degree sunshine to sit in an air conditioned place. Heavenly. I try to donate money whenever I can. The libraries in tiny towns are usually under funded and under staffed … but the turtles are taken care of!
Staying in touch with family and friends is so easy thanks to local libraries.
Lilith loves coming back to the same spot as last year. Sheltered from the worst of the wind, great solar opportunities, warm sunshine when it gets chilly in February.
Hey neighbor! The Quartzsite library is my second home! Nice that you don’t have to be a resident to get a library card, it’s the only library I’ve come across In my travels that allows that.
Looks like fun, and yes, looks like your truck loves it too. Good for you.
Your library story reminded me of seeing a pair of air conditioning repair people in our library this past August. Their clothes were soaking wet because of the ridiculous heat upon the roof, and they were practically passed-out while taking a break in the coolness of the library. Life is good.
Take care, Chuck
Libraries are the saviors for so many people for so many things. Especially if you are traveling. Life is good!
Glad to know you’re safely in your winter spot, with friends nearby & a nice library to use.
Even though I have no intention of truck camping, I’ve more than enjoyed your posts and learning more about what you’re experiencing. Vicarious traveling!
Stay well, old friend!
Hi Wendy! I am still having fun. And have discovered that I love love love the desert. Am enchanted with the animals and the flora. And am so appreciative of the libraries. This one is so tiny and so accommodating to the hordes of travelers that descend on tiny towns. Hope you are having as much fun!