Joshua Tree Convergence With The Xscapers 2017

It’s been over a year I’ve been full-timing. Being a solo RVer has some challenges. We are social creatures, we all need social connections. The first few months were exciting but hard. I had to realize that it can get lonely. You need to meet other like-minded. People you mostly meet in private parks are usually long-term residents or in State Parks, you meet vacationers. Even though these people also know about RVing, they are not with the same freedom mindset. Xscapers has changed my life. I made friends at Convergences and I met other solos I still keep in touch with. I don’t think I ever added more friends at once to my Facebook profile than after an Xscapers convergence.

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I just left the Joshua Tree Convergence site yesterday. This was a week-long convergence right before the Coachella Music Festival. We were boondocking by the South Entrance of Joshua Tree, right before the entrance of the park. All park campgrounds were full, so other overnighters showed up each night. There were about 30 rigs with our group. Some people arrived days later and some left early. This one wasn’t as big as the Quartzsite Convergence in January but that made it even more social. I got to meet and get to know people more this time.

Most Xscapers are working on the road, so our days weren’t planned. The internet connection was great, so working from the area was easy. We mostly had get-togethers during the evenings. We had an initial introduction when we had to tell everyone who we are and what we do on the road. One day we had a movie night. Another day we had a conversation about boondocking and working on the road. On the weekend we went for a short hike in Joshua Tree National Park. The last night we had a potluck. 

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Most RVers were couples and there were only a handful of solos. I really had a good time! I highly recommend Xscapers if you are working-age full-time RVer(s). It really helps to make like-minded friends. I am so happy I’ve joined.  

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