|It is 220 miles to Las Vegas through the High Mojave desert with little to see other than salt deposits and the long road to what seems nowhere ahead. We were on rural roads for about 75 miles and then hit State Route 40 connecting to highway 95 in Nevada. The wind was scary for me even though I was not driving.
Had lunch at a gambling truck stop and then into Henderson, a sprawling and crowded LV suburb. I don’t know what we did without Verizon Navigator or a GPS. Found a Trader Joe’s very close to camp. I had planned meals for Bob while I am in Minneapolis so we were ready with a list for 4 meals.
The Oasis RV Resort truly is a resort with LOTS of RVs. Camp check in is like a hotel with a luxurious well appointed lobby, dining room, store, concierge, exercise room and lovely pool No free WiFi! The individual space is not much more than a slab with picnic table, some grass and a little tree. But showers and restrooms are close by. Pepper is enjoying rolling and sleeping in the grass. Bob will have plenty of pool time but also plans to wash the rig etc. The airport is only 4 miles away so I should be in good shape tomorrow with a short taxi ride.
I packed for Minneapolis with a limited wardrobe of interchangeable black and white, scarves and jewelry. Repacked my briefcase (which we have been using as our office) with all of the necessary chargers for computers, iPOd, iPhone, Kindle etc. We have 3 computers, two iPhones, 2 iTouches, 1 iPad and 2 cameras that all need some sort of charge! Fortunately, the rig accommodates all.
Thanks for all of your LV dining recommendations. Decided to dine out at the Bootlegger, an Italian restaurant recommended by the same couple who recommended the Oasis in the book Queen of the Road. (Hilarious story of a JAP and her nerdy husband who travel across country in their motor home.) Is only a mile away but not really an area where we can walk.
Small world. (There are hundreds of sites in this camp). Dave and Molly McFarland of Seattle WA are camping next to us. They have been on the road since November although he too is working selling medical supplies. Their 32 old son, Doug, was the sous chef at EDK and now is the executive chef at Ramekins. Doug’s wife is related to Norm Owens, formerly of Café La Haye and now chef owner of Hot Box. Dave was also a chef and collects Bordeaux wines. I’m sure Bob will enjoy himself while I am gone as they are not leaving until Thursday.
Cab picked us up at the site. The Bootlegger is a very old family owned restaurant where many (now old) stars like Steve and Ede Gorme still come. The daughter, former Nevada Lt. Governor, now manages the restaurant. I had the highly recommended calamari which was very good and could not begin to finish the endive/pear/blue cheese/candied walnut salad. Bob had shrimp cocktail followed by chicken cacciatore accompanied with pasta alfredo. Lots of food! Cab back to the site.