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An Aerial Video Tour of "Boomerville" 2016

An Aerial Video Tour of "Boomerville" 2016

"Boomers" are a sub-group of the Escapees RV Club. Each year, the Boomers get together in late January for their annual "Boomerang". They claim a corner of the desert near Quartzsite, AZ for two weeks for this annual rally. RV's of all types dry-camp (boondock) in Boomerville and enjoy numerous activities, seminars, movies, social events, and much more for two weeks.

This video was taken using a 3D Robotics Solo sUAS and highlights some of the over 150 RV's that attended Boomerville in January, 2016.

Escapees RV Club - http://www.escapees.com
3D Robotics - http://www.3dr.com
AeroShots - http://www.AeroShots.us

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Aerial View of Ancient Intaglios

Aerial View of Ancient Intaglios

After two weeks boondocking in the desert outside of Quartzsite, AZ, we're about ready to raise the jacks and move to Yuma, AZ. But we'll still be here for a couple more days. We recently picked up a coupon for a free 3-night stay in a RV Park in Yuma. While there, we'll head across the border into Las Algadones, Mexico for a dentistry checkup and cleaning. Then it's back to the desert again near Borego Springs, CA.

While here in Quartzsite, we made a couple day trips to view some ancient "Intaglios" near Bythe, CA and Quartzsite, AZ. These are huge "geoglyphs" formed in the desert floor by scraping away the top dark rock, leaving the lighter colored dirt to show through. Fences were put up around them in 1974, but people had already drove around them, leaving tire tracks.

Here's a short video I made with an aerial view of these Intaglios:

 

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Aerial Map of Boomerville in Quartzsite, AZ

Aerial Map of Boomerville in Quartzsite, AZ

Flying my 3DR Solo sUAS allows me to create aerial "maps". These are similiar to a Google Satellite view, except this map is current and can be zoomed in for greater detail. On January 21st, 2016, I flew a mapping "mission" over Boomerville in Quartzsite, AZ. This is the nickname for the rally location of the Escapees RV Club "Boomers". The result is a current aerial map of our camping area.

This web link will take you to this aerial map. You'll need to answer "yes" to install Microsoft's HD View plug-in, which never got out of development. However, it works just fine. The HD View plug-in allows "giga-pixel" graphics to be displayed on the web. You can zoom in for greater detail and move the map around the screen. Controls can be found in the top-right corner of the map.

Click HERE to see the aerial map of "Boomerville" as of January 21st, 2016

 

 

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Friends and Family In Quartzsite, AZ

Friends and Family In Quartzsite, AZ

Almost every year, we stay in Quartzsite AZ with friends from the "Boomers" group, a part of the Escapees RV Club. This year, Larry's brother Kenny and Mary with their granddaughter Lily came to camp with us for a few days. In addition, friends Joanie and Steve stopped by for the night and friends Alan and Silvana camped with us for over a week.

Aerial video taken on January 23rd, 2016 with a 3D Robotics Solo and GoPro Hero 4 Black. Music by "The Piano Guys".

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Guest — Joanie Stevens
Your drone is fascinating, Larry. What a fun hobby! Love the 'orbit' feature. Thank you guys for a fun stay, meal and welcoming... Read More
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 06:53
Guest — Dave Ostrander
Hi Larry Hadn't noticed you had a blog. Signing up. Great pictures of Boomerville, and we hope to make it next year.The first pi... Read More
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 11:40
Larry Farquhar
Hi Dave, The vertical photo must be unique to your system or browser. It looks fine on 3 computers that I've tested it with.Glad t... Read More
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 13:38
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear Family & Friends,

2015 was a banner year for us and we would like to share some of the highlights we had.

Though 2015 didn’t start out so wonderful for Larry, January found us in our annual spot of Quartzsite AZ. We enjoy gathering with our RV friends to spend a couple of weeks in the desert. We had just arrived and Larry was putting up the solar panels when he fell off a ladder and broke a rib. Though it slowed him down a lot, it didn’t stop us completely from enjoying all the activities.

(Click "continue reading" below to read the article with more photos."

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Guest — Jan Mains
What a lovely blog.
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