Once again we apologize for the delay in getting out this video in a timely matter. Life has a way of always coming between us and our best cTv intentions. None the less here is a wrap up from the Xscapers 2020 Bash held in mid January in Lake Havasu. We’ve come to really enjoy these times with our fellow RVer’s and always look forward to seeing the friends that we have met on previous trips. We hope you enjoy this video and encourage you to check out the Xscapers on their official site. https://xscapers.com/xscapers-communi… to “find your tribe”. Coming next…… KETO and RV-life.
While winds prevented most hot air balloons from taking flight on Saturday 1/11, on the 12th, several dozen balloon crews took to the skies on Sunday with spectacular weather over Lake Havasu, Arizona. Whether shooting video from the London Bridge where the hot air balloons get up close and personal, the channel channel waterway, downtown or near the Crazy Horse RV park, the views were fantastic! We also have some footage of the local colorful post-holiday nightlife.
As always, we love to start off the new year going to Arizona and having a FUN-TASTIC time with “800 of our BEST friends” in Arizona at the XScapersBash2020 convergence!!!” This year we rendezvous in Lake Havasu coincident with their awesome annual Hot Air Balloon Festival with spectacular weather fitting for all snowbirds. Of course when the XScapers subgroup within the Escapees clan get together with hundreds of RVers, having rules are important and our number one motto is: WE ARE INCLUSIVE – EVERYONE IS OUR FRIEND!
Video 29 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Sailing on merchant ships in the winter from Plymouth, Devon (UK) to what later became Massachusetts would be hard enough. But being unprepared for poor soil, squatting on Indian land, disease and famine meant 2 out of 3 didn’t make it during the initial years. So what’s the good news? Thousands more of your fellow Englishmen would be lusting for adventure and fortune, coming behind you to settle in the new frontier. But wait, there’s more – then there were the Dutch, French and the Spanish to contend with as well… and their religions and edicts from their leaders!
Video 20 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Hard to match, let alone beat the joy of riding a RadPower City eBike! Looking back at a few of our earlier “Around the USA in 90 Days” here’s a few overhead views of us riding at Indiana Dunes/Beverly Shores and Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio on the Great Lake Erie
Video 15 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Once in a while it’s okay to RV overnight in a Walmart (Winona, Minnesota) and the nearby lake was beautiful. Bad news – don’t run wide open with your dog on wet grass chasing a squirrel into a tree! Meanwhile, after crossing the Mississippi we enjoyed spending some time in the Wisconsin Dells before heading to Indiana.
On Part 3 of our sojourn with the Escapees Xscapers 2018 Bash convergence, we left the boondocks for the day to head into nearby Quartzsite Arizona. Grace loves to get craft beads at huge discount prices in the huge Gem World store while I refresh our rig – dumping and refilling tanks. We had a blast taking a spin with our neighbor Brad and Carolyn RadPower electric bikes (gotta’ buy two!) In the evening, we enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner with other Xscapers, followed by awesome 1970s type music by the Status Crows duet. Afterwards, we went out for a nighttime photography session, doing foreground cactus light painting with the Milky Way stars in the background. Turns out the only thing in short supply are the hours of the day and night – so much to do, so little time…
As we continue our Quartzsite Xscapers Bash 2018 convergence, we are treated to another hot air balloon setup and takeoff before heading out to the famous Desert Bar (4 mile, 30 minute) slow off road ride that’s worth every minute of the trip! Local bands like the “Most Wanted” made it a particularly enjoyable day.
Arriving at Quartzsite Arizona for the Escapees Xscapers Bash 2018 convergence rally, Travis and Melanie Travis gave a warm introductory welcome to 200+ RVers, along with Xscapers Convergence Director JP Smith, Social Media guru Georgianne Austin, Marketing Strategist David Goldstein