By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Despite the vagaries of COVID-19, it seems that “The RV show must go on!” applies in Quartzsite. Yes, the Quartzsite Sports Vacation & RV Show, which has for 36 years been a staple of the tiny desert town that gets big every winter, will pop up the big tent for the 37th time – just a half-mile south of I-10.
In case you’ve done a “Rip Van Winkle” and snoozed through the last three decades, we’ll bring you up to speed. Quartzsite, Arizona, is a kind of weird “convergence zone” where RVers of all stripes and persuasion spend days, weeks, or even months of a relatively warm winter splattered out across the desert floor. Focal points for many are the gem and mineral shows, swap meets, and vendors who market their wares to the teeming crowds.
Come the middle of January, a big tent – and we mean HUGE tent – pops up on…