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Thanks To All Our OOBies For A Great Time At OOB Fest 2016 In Quartzsite

Our Spot Out In The Desert

Our Spot Out In The Desert

Our Spot Out In The Desert

Our Spot Out In The Desert

Well, OOB Fest 2016 has come to a close. We had GREAT people come out to visit us and everyone made new friends.

We had some rv’ers join us that had never boon-docked before and others had been old pros at it. We’ve all discovered that it doesn’t matter what level of rving you have, everyone is welcome. We all helped each other as the week went on. As a matter of fact, David was called upon to help out with 6 different coaches that had different electrical issues that arose. Not something he had anticipated but he was glad he could help. We all would laugh around the bonfire at night about the Quartzsite Gremlins that seemed to strike. We were glad that it all worked out in the end.

OOB Fest 2016 Tech Talk

OOB Fest 2016 Tech Talk

OOB Fest 2016 Pot Luck Dinner

OOB Fest 2016 Pot Luck Dinner

We had a great Tech Talk that David along with others answered questions that other rvers may have had. This was a popular talk and we will be incorporating this again for next time.

The pot luck dinner was popular and everyone had made wonderful dishes to share with the group. There was hardly a bite left over when we were through with it.

Hobbies And Crafts From OOB Fest 2016

Hobbies And Crafts From OOB Fest 2016

Hobbies And Crafts From OOB Fest 2016

Hobbies And Crafts From OOB Fest 2016

 

We had some amazing hobbies, arts and crafts that people do while on the road. We had one woman showing off her beautiful hand made rings and spoons from antique buttons.

Another couple has a lathe on their seasonal site in California and they turned wood into gorgeous pens, bottle toppers and other items.

I on the other hand am not terribly crafty so my contribution was empty wine bottles that I turned into tiki torches. Useful and practical but not terribly crafty the way I do it, but others I have seen are just wonderful. Oh well. I guess I have to step up my game for next time.

 

 

Hobbies And Crafts From OOB Fest 2016

Hobbies And Crafts From OOB Fest 2016

David got his quadcopter out a few times and tried to go for his 2 mile record. The head winds were just not cooperating though so he was not able to fly that far. Oh well…there’s always next year. Others brought their quadcopters as well and it was fun to fly with other people.

David Flying His Quadcopter

David Flying His Quadcopter

David And His Quadcopter

David And His Quadcopter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had two movie nights under the stars. One night our friends at Dish Network came out and joined us and brought along some door prizes. That was nice of them and we want to thank them for joining us and providing a large speaker for the movie. We only travel with a smaller set of speakers and we had such a crowd that a larger speaker was nice.

Movie Night OOB Fest 2016

Movie Night OOB Fest 2016

Movie Night At OOB Fest 2016

Movie Night At OOB Fest 2016

 

The second movie night we premiered David’s OOB Fest 2016 quadcopter video of our gathering. Everyone loved it and you can see it below.

Movie Night OOB Fest 2016

Movie Night OOB Fest 2016

Every morning and every evening we had great bonfires to keep us warm. Out here in the desert, once that sun goes down, we had some chilly nights. We had a great gathering every evening for campfires and memories. Meeting new friends and exchanging ideas, recipes and favorite trips, we all learned a lot from each other.

Bonfires Every Night At OOB Fest 2016

Bonfires Every Night At OOB Fest 2016

David Channeling His Inner Burning Man

David Channeling His Inner Burning Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And speaking of the evenings, in my humble opinion, I feel nothing beats an Arizona sunset. And boy, did we have some doozies.

Sunset At OOB Fest 2016

Sunset At OOB Fest 2016

Our Coach Reflecting The Sunset

Our Coach Reflecting The Sunset

There were too many pets running around to get everyones pictures but here’s a few. It was amazing to me that all the pets got along like long lost friends.

Bruce At OOB Fest 2016

Bruce At OOB Fest 2016

Raven At OOB Fest 2016

Raven At OOB Fest 2016

Chewy At OOB Fest 2016

Chewy At OOB Fest 2016

BK At OOB Fest 2016

BK At OOB Fest 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BK of course was just bored with it all. Being an indoor cat, he could only watch from the windshield at all the fun the others were having.

 

 

 

Once Saturday came around it was time to hit the big RV tent event in Quartzsite. Most people went into town that day to shop til they dropped. The main tent even goes on for the whole following week so when you go is really up to you.

 

The RV Tent Event In Quartzsite, AZ

The RV Tent Event In Quartzsite, AZ

The RV Tent Event In Quartzsite, AZ

The RV Tent Event In Quartzsite, AZ

 

Everyone had a great time and it seemed we got rave reviews for the get together. We are happy we could do this for our friends.

David, Carol and Brenda In Our OOB Fest 2016 T-Shirts

David, Carol and Brenda In Our OOB Fest 2016 T-Shirts

And as our thanks to our “OOBies” for attending our first OOB Fest, or “OOBerfest” as it is now called thanks to one of our members, we had made everyone t-shirts! It was great to walk around the tent event and see people with our t-shirts on. What a kick we all had when someone would eventually come up to us and ask, “What’s an OOB?”.

It was fun and to answer all of you wanting to know if we are going to do this again next year?

Well….

 

Yes. I think we will. A year out is a little far to plan something, as you all know, things happen. But from the looks of it, we will be doing another OOB Fest next year in Quartzsite.

Keep your eyes open for details as time gets closer.

So long for now and we hope to run into our OOBies on the road! Make sure that if you see us you stop and say Hello!

We love our OOBies and our OOBies showed us that they love us too. Thanks to all that came!

Hope you enjoy the quadcopter video that David put together for the first ever OOB Fest 2016! Please feel free to share it!

18 thoughts on “Thanks To All Our OOBies For A Great Time At OOB Fest 2016 In Quartzsite

    1. Martha

      We will always remember our first boondocking experience and the great time we had. Thanks for organizing this…it was fun and informative. Glad to be an OOBie.

      Martha & Mitch

  1. Ralph Cox

    Thanks for the event record. Wish we could have been there. Sounds like all had a great time.
    We will try for 2017. I want to be a OOBies!

  2. Joe Goldstein

    Great get-together, seeing old friends and making new ones! Thanks, David and Brenda, for all you did to put this together! See you next year.

    Joe and Jeri

  3. Linda Garman

    Another stellar accomplishment by David and Brenda! Looks like everyone had a marvelous experience!
    I am so proud of you both, and enjoyed “attending” through your pics, vids and words!
    Love yas!!!

  4. Doug Connie Harrell

    We enjoyed being OOB’ed in Quartzsite!.
    David and Brenda, we can’t thank you enough for
    hosting this wonderful event. We learned a lot
    and met so many nice OOBies! We’ve marked our
    calendars for OOB Fest 2017! Hugs! The Harrell’s

  5. Steve st martin

    Thank you David & Brenda I had a great time. Thank you for your organizational skills, hospitality and knowledge. I look forward to next year or sooner? Any time you guys are close to southern Ca I will be there.
    Steve St. Martin

  6. Janet and Tim

    Hi Brenda and David, For many, many reasons, we were unable to make it for the entire OOB extravaganza. But we were sooo glad we were able to make it, if for only for a few nights.. I know how hard you must have worked to make that experience as great as it was. We had so many doubts about joining in, but it was clear when we arrived that those doubts were needless. The campfire under the stars was extraordinary for us, having never boondocked in the desert like we did. The other “campers” were warm and welcoming. Should you do this again next year, we would be delighted to be counted in. No doubts at all this time. Thank you both. Janet and Tim

  7. John F

    The warmth and camaraderie shared by everyone in this group was amazing. The technical and helpful knowledge was not only available but was offered when one of us had a quizzical look on our face. This was a week of friendship we will not forget.
    Brenda & Dave – thanks again for all your hard work to organize, stage, and execute a tremendously positive experience. john & Deanna

  8. Cyndee Cook

    I watch this and am envious of all the fun! Can’t wait to get on the road – although still a few years away! Thanks for sharing so much of your journey.

  9. Daryl E. Inness

    Watchout David and Brenda this thing is going to explode next year! Great film and photos. See you next year.
    Daryl and Danielle
    Portland, OR.
    Tiffin Allegro Bus 2015

  10. Gerry kc0cat

    Even though I was only able to stay for the technical seminar I met a few really great folks afterwards. I had other commitments for the ham radio get together or I would have stayed with you guys. I felt dwarfed in my 1981 Toyota Odyssey, but folks were interested in it’s electronics. Next year I’ll make time to spend with you guys. Really wanted to see the quadcopter fly, but it was too windy at the time.

  11. Steve and Karen Fischer

    Thank you Brenda and David for organizing the first ever OOB Fest. Karen and I had a great time and will definitely attend next years event should you decide to have another (hint, hint). The quad video was very cool to watch.
    We met many new friends and you can never go wrong with a pot luck dinner! The movie was very much enjoyed and the setup for that worked out great.
    Thanks again to both of you!!

  12. Ed@Chasing Sunrises and Sunsets

    We had a BLAST! What a great time and wonderful mix of folks, most of whom had not met before the OOB get together. We made a lot of friends, some of which we are actively texting, and some of which we have run across SINCE the Get Together. Thank you SO much for ALL your efforts in pulling this off. Those that missed it missed a lot.

    Also, we sent you an earlier email thru your blog. Not sure if you got it.

    Ed and Sharon

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