Bob & Elsie's Adventures travel blog

Our campsite at Sam's Town

The Strip

Outside the Venetian

Inside the Venitian

The Pallazo

More of the Strip

More of the Strip

Inside Cesaer's Palace

Sam's Town's Mystic Falls, laser water shows in the evening

Fremont St.

New York, New York

More Fremont St.

Bob saying goodbye to his new Vegas friends


We spent the last week at Sam’s Town RV Park, voted best RV Park in Las Vegas. It is a really nice park, clean and well kept and within walking distance of Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino, where you could enjoy all the fun that Vegas has to offer without leaving the building. It is located on the East side of Vegas, about a 10 minute drive from the Strip. Sam’s Town does have a shuttle bus that will take you to the Strip and Fremont Street and back several times a day, we took that one evening and that worked out well. We had a great time in Vegas, there is so much to see and do but to be completely honest August is not the best time of year for a visit; it was way too HOT. It was about 112 degrees every day and never got below 80 degrees even in the middle of the night. Of course that didn’t stop any of the thousands of other tourist who were also here. The Las Vegas International Airport is located right in the middle of the city and hundreds, seriously I mean hundreds of planes land and take off there every day. Despite the heat, we did spend almost an entire day walking through a half a dozen of the Casinos on the Strip and another afternoon downtown on Fremont Street. We aren’t the kind of tourists that have made Vegas what it is, we spent very little, even with all our shopping we didn’t buy anything, we only spent a few hours playing the slot machines and nearly broke even at that, and we only went to a couple of the buffets. To escape some of the heat we programmed Lucille, our GPS, with the addresses of two indoor Swap Meets, a large Mall, an Antique Mall and a Guitar Center and spent a lot of time driving from one end of Vegas to the other. I’m sure we saw areas that most visitors never venture to. There is a lot of road-work and construction going on all over Vegas, some of this and also the large number of people, including us, driving around clueless made the traffic absolutely horrible. While we enjoyed our stay both Bob and I were ready to get the heck out of there yesterday morning. We are now in Grand Terrace, CA near San Bernardino, we are spending four days at the Terrace Village RV Park. This is also a very nice park but the wi-fi is down and you know that doesn’t make me very happy. The weather is so much better; we actually had the windows open all night, it was wonderful.

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