Dates: January 13-16, 2015

Come earlier, stay longer—DOVES will be in the area before and after the official dates

DOVES Location: Quartzsite, Arizona, on BLM land on Plomosa Road, about 5.5 miles north of Quartzsite on Hwy. 95. Turn right on Plomosa, watch for signs pointing to DOVES boondocking area. Call John Laffey for help 408-313-7672

Cost: free if boondocking on BLM land for up to 14 days. $$-$$$ at over 70 RV parks with hookups. Info on Chamber of Commerce web site below.

Registration: none for DOVES activities and boondocking with DOVES but please email to let us know you’re coming so we can be watching for you. Registration required for camping on BLM land upon arrival. Free. Stop by the BLM trailer at Hwy. 95 and Plomosa Road.

Dump services: one dump station in Q, and one mobile honey wagon available by appointment.

Mail service: Post office on Main Street—send mail as general delivery. Pick up times are limited. Option: use post office at Bouse, Arizona 85325, about 25 miles away. Wifi available at the library and other local areas but bring your own air card if possible

DOVES training: First Aid/CPR/AED only, free for current DOVES. Tom Crittenden Personal coaching will be available re: becoming a member of a Red Cross Chapter, classes, Volunteer Connection, etc.

Things to bring:

Warm-weather clothes, cold weather clothes, umbrella (use once every 100 years)

Full tank of water, fuel, food

Lawn chairs, wood for campfires, stories and snacks to share with DOVES

Snacks to share with Escapees on January 14-15th at Happy Hour, 1-3

Hobbies you want to work on, and your sense of humor

Activities of interest: geocaching, ATVing, rock collecting, gold panning/metal detecting, photography, spending $-$$$$ at the world’s largest outdoor flea market, attending RV show/car show, Native American Pow Wows, ham radio club, visiting other BOFs, and more.

Optional DOVE service: assisting the Lake Havasu City Red Cross office with a booth at the Hot Air Balloon Festival. Free entry into park. Beautiful ascent. Dates pending.

For extensive information about Quartzsite: , phone number 928-927-9321. Pick up a free copy of the area booklet at the Chamber.

DOVES contact: Anita Laffey, 214-850-4577