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Oct 27, 2012 - DAM again!
only this time it's Hoover's After a down day at Lake Mead RV Village to get caught up on the trip journal, we were ready to push on in our travels. The next stop was Hoover Dam - once known as Boulder Dam (and still is by folks who don’t like Hoover). It was a short 7 mile drive from the campground, but one that takes you through a TSA inspection station similar to the one that re-routed us at Los Alamos. At Los Alamos they asked me if we had any firearms on board and I said, “Yes, a handgun.” The two inspectors seemed quite dismayed and...Jump to full entry
Mar 9, 2009 - Leaving San Diego
Left San Diego today headed for Death Valley. While servicing up this am to leave, the water pipe/line broke off (rusted thru) which created a mess. The water to the whole park had to be shut off to fix it and of course we weren’t done taking on water so had to wait. Maintenance men were pretty good having it fixed within an hour. Then off down the road. Some pretty intensive driving with most of the way all city having to pass by the east side of LA. After finally getting away from LA then encountered very heavy wind. However, for a change...Jump to full entry
Jul 1, 2008 - Baker, gateway to Death Valley
The cousins had enough of Las Vegas so we cut out trip short and checked out. It was 98F at 8:30am - thank goodness for the effective airconditioner in my rig. We topped up of gas and headed back to California. At Baker, gateway to Death Valley, we pulled into a truck parking area and I cooked breakfast. Baker is a small town consisting of a few building and a 134-foot thermometer at the Bun Boy restaurant, erected in honor of the 1913 date when the Death Valley temperature reached 134 degrees . It is claimed to be the tallest theometer in...Jump to full entry