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Feb 4, 2016 - if you build it, they will come

The drive from Death Valley to Las Vegas was just as steep as it was going the other direction, but the lack of gusty winds made it a pleasure. As we came to an intersection in the middle of the desert, we noticed some activity in what looked like a small ghost town. There was a place for us to park the motor home nearby, so we walked to the Amaragosa Opera House, which is connected to a small hotel. The whole Spanish Colonial adobe building was constructed in 1923 - 25 by the Pacific Coast Borax company to house its workers and guests...

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Jan 31, 2016 - LV Natural History Museum...

Today we visited the Las Vegas Natural History Museum whose mission is to inspire through educational exhibits & programs a better understanding & appreciation of the natural world and the sciences. This treasure has been in operation in association with the Smithsonian Institution since 1991 & this is the first we've heard about it! That's what having children & grandchildren bring into your life, lol. They invited us & we're sure glad they did, we really enjoyed the time together. This museum consists of two levels, the Lower Level...

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Jan 29, 2016 - Rose is 3!

Today we celebrated great granddaughter Rose's 3rd birthday at one of the local parks. The weather was beautiful & the kiddos had a great time flying kites as well as swinging, sliding, rock climbing, eating & of course, opening gifts. Well, Rose opened gifts & the rest got gift bags to enjoy & take home. We were also able to visit with grand daughter Serenity & great grandson Caleb, our first visit with them this trip home. Last week son Jim & his wife Paula were here visiting from Alaska & we met granddaughter Nicky's two girls for the...

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Jan 21, 2016 - Larry's Birthday & more!

I just checked our journal to see if any of you had left a comment or asked a question & noticed that I haven't posted anything since January 1st! This was unintentional for sure. Ever since I started sharing more on Facebook I've dropped the ball on this trip journal and I'm not sure why. Facebook used to be the way I kept tabs on family members & friends, especially those in other areas of the country. Seems most folks don't mind sharing their lives on FB, all the way up to and including what they had for dinner & how they slept last...

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Jan 14, 2016 - Leaving Las Vegas

From Thousand Trails Las Vegas Our time here has come to an end. Tomorrow we leave for Tuscon where I hope we will find warmer weather. We have enjoyed our time here especally the food. It is cheap and good! We have also enjoyed our excursions and we didn't even make it to the strip. Tuesday we went to the Valley of Fire which is an hour north of Las Vegas. We went there about 5 years ago with our son and grandchildren and fell in love with this park. It has amazing red rock and the scenery is just beautiful. We also climbed up a ladder and...

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Jan 12, 2016 - Looking Back

Just want to take a little look back at 2015 for a moment. On Oct. 31st, our youngest Son Richard stood at the alter & married his sweetie Jennifer (in Las Vegas, Nevada). We are happy to welcome her into our family. So here are just a few photos from that special day. We would have posted these photos last year, but didn't get any of them until after New Years.

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Pete & Jan's Travels

Jan 10, 2016 - New Year Update

From Thousand Trails Las Vegas I haven't posted in awhile, so I will catch up in this entry. We spent most of the month of December with our son and grandchildren. We were able to be wth them for Christmas which was really special. We also got to spend a lot of time with the grandchildren and spoil them. It was hard to leave but we will see them again in a couple of months. We also were able to go to Salt Lake and attend the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. It was a full month with lots of memories. We got back to the motorhome on...

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Jan 6, 2016 - Birthday Wishes

Woke up this morning to my oldest son turning 18. Quite cruel in a way as the legal age in America is 21! Had an interesting morning. With the deal of tickets to Cirque Du Soleil, we went to a "free" breakfast & 'talk' on Wyndham Hotels. They said it was not a time share, but it was pretty close! Very interesting sales tactics & in the end, Ji called her out on some of the things she was saying. 𯑍𯘄 Anyway, 2 hrs later, we had 4 tickets to Cirque for $100 & when we went to redeem them, the really bad seats that we were given, were changed...

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Jan 5, 2016 - Shopping Heaven

Guess what we did today. We are in Vegas, the weather is overcast with the big chance of rain. We went shopping ALL DAY!! We left the hotel at 8.30am & returned at 4.30pm. We first tried the Premium Outlets North, but even though there were many brands, it was disappointing & out in the open. When you see a jacket discounted 90% & it's still $4300.00, then you know you are in the wrong shopping mall! Drove to the South Premium Outlet & shopped up a storm. All family members were very happy, especially Ji. As a shock to all that read this, I...

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Jan 4, 2016 - From Nature to the Big Smoke

Woke up this morning to the wonderful sight of snow falling! It was magical. So pleased it is falling today & not yesterday, as I'm not sure what the roads or the view would be like up at the canyon. Left the hotel at 8am, filled up with gas, & ate breakfast at the truck stop ( which was next door to our hotel, & yes, why didn't we do this yesterday! 𯘂) we all had a breakfast burrito & hash browns, which were very filling. Driving out of Flagstaff was interesting as it was snowing & icy for the first 30mins or so. Luckily it cleared & we...

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Jan 1, 2016 - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you enjoyed New Year's Eve. As usual, we stayed in. With 330,000 visitors in town you'd have to be nuts to go down to the strip, or downtown for that matter, lol! It was quite cold all day & a bit windy too. But as the day wore on the wind seemed to die down which was good. The fireworks display bringing in 2016 required good weather. We enjoyed a quiet dinner with Bonnie & Larry & then played cards until about 11:30pm before retiring to the living room to watch the festivities on Channel 8. We actually have...

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Dec 26, 2015 - Merry Christmas!

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! We did for sure. Started off at the kid's house early Christmas morning, followed by dinner & family fun with Bonnie & Larry later that day. Then on the 26th Mom & sister Lori arrived & we celebrated Christmas with them. We are so blessed to have so much family in the area, although we certainly miss family in other states. We were able to speak to all of them & look forward to visiting with them in 2016. Son Jim & wife Paula arrive from Alaska on January 16th for a week. We're looking forward to...

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