Desert Messenger

February 1, 2012

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February 1, 2012 Perspectives Quirky Quartzsite's Contributed by Violet Kiss Are we having "fun" or what? This is one happy, packed little town right now. The Rock, Gem, RV Shows are all over town, the Pow- wow, Vendors galore, all lining up on the streets and aisles. We are endlessly enter- tained by so many venues. Now, let's go to the flipside, the Visitors. Of course we are known as "Quirky Quartz- site". Just by that name itself, wouldn't you think there are just as many interesting people visiting us here? Yes! Besides our Snowbirds Along with Babs Schmit, Kati is a co-Hostess of this particular annual event in Quartzsite, named 'The Dutch Oven Divas in the Desert'. But for this specific event, subtitled 'Mister/ Sister (All Species)' includes significant others, family, and naturally, pets. Sisters are known for shopping, ergo, the Quartzsite Shows! This Event culminates with a Dutch oven meal cook- off. I walked around talking to several of the Sisters. What a fun group! All attending were so congenial, helpful, happy just down-to-earth having fun. I'm sure many of the winners of and relatives coming for a few, we have other short-timers and annual groups stopping by. This interview took place with an attention- grabbing group of Ladies, "Sisters on the Fly" (SOTF). This Cowgirl Caravan encamped on the SW side of Quartzsite 10 days ago. About 80 Vintage Trailers make the trek annually since Quartzsite is usually on many Sisters' bucket lists. Have you seen some of these quaint, quirky trailers? They are unbelievably creative and eye-catching. One was painted like a red bandana, others some type of cowgirl style or just simply something personal. I interviewed Kati Weingartner (Sister #189) SILVER OR GOLD (until you see Michael for a quote!) Please call DON'T SELL YOUR 602-956-2720 Located in Quartzsite. I BUY COINS AND JEWELRY. Because this is not my primary business, I PAY MORE! Gift Shop • ASS Kick'in Products - (BBQ Sauces, Hot Sauces, Seasoning, Salsas, and Rubs) • Hard to Find Sodas • Card & Dice Games • Hand Painted Wine Glasses • Hand Blown Wine Bottle Stoppers • Greeting Cards • Hand Painted Crafts • Tyson Wells T-Shirts & Hats • The One & Only Quartzsite Souvenir Penny Machine 121 W. Kuehn Blvd., Quartzsite • 928-927-6365 who joined the group back in 2005. Kati heard about this group from a neighbor in Phoenix and talked about these vintage trailers. On her first trip she immediately reno- vated an old trailer and made her 'maiden' trip to Fort Worth, Texas for their Main Event at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Page 7 this cook-off will be in the SOTF Cookbook being developed and announced at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2/2013. Sisters on the Fly & Its Mission: "We are a group of women who challenge ourselves in all that we set our minds to do. We have no age or color. We represent no religion or political group. We welcome all women who want to share the adventures of "sisterhood". Our "Sisterhood" has grown to over 2,300 women. It is all about the participating in outdoor adventures with women of the same mindset. You are encouraged to join us on one of our trips and let yourselves be spoiled rotten PLUS learn to fish, learn to be a real Western Cowgirl, run rivers, go on adventures that are just pure highway traveling fun. The best part is gathering new sisters you didn't know you had. We range in age from 21 to 92 with most in between. See you there!" For more information, event schedules and more pictures, see: LEAVE A LITTLE CASH IN THE BANK This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home has all you'll need for a winter retreat or a full time place to call your own. Owner wants to sell so has priced it really well. Don't miss out on this one. Spacious .26 acre lot with RV carport and mature trees. Close to every- thing in Bouse. $ 54,900 Quartzsite 928-927-5551 • Bouse 928-851-2244 • Parker 928-669-9268 BETTY HUNTER, INC. REALTOR www.

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