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May 20, 2015 - Lake Mead & Hoover Dam
Spent a week at Lake Mead with our friend Beth. Went for a morning hike through the 5 tunnels on the railroad trail. It was so beautiful. Saw a Big Horn Sheep. Spent a day in Boulder City and went to lunch at the Hotel downtown, sat outdoors and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Took a tour of the Hoover Dam. It was amazing. The water is 140 ft. lower than it's original depth. Tried to go on a bike ride on the path that surrounds the area, but it was extremely windy and lots of hills. Decided it was easier to hike than bike around. Met Kathy &...Jump to full entry
May 14, 2015 - Las Vegas
Las Vegas Baby! We arrived in Vegas this afternoon. TAO (Thomas Arthur Olezeski), his wife and son (Art and Rosinia's nephew) visited us. First time Vinny and Kathy met them. TAO has visited Alaska and shared all of his experiences giving us many great ideas of where to go and what to do. Also his wife Stephanie is a pilot for Southwest which just happens to be Vinny's only airline. Next flight Vinny will be requesting Stephanie as his pilot. We picked up the bus to the strip at 7:20pm. Art found a buddy on the bus and the trip was filled...Jump to full entry
May 10, 2015 - Grand Canyon! Helicopters and bikes!
Hi all! Today was our free time day in the Grand Canyon! I wasn't expecting there to be much to do but there was actually a lot and I didn't fit it all in! But that's okay because we come back to the Grand Canyon on the way home. First up we had to get up super early to go on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. We had to tell them our weights and I, along with everyone else, may have lied a little about our weight... Most magical, priceless, unexplainable experience I've ever had. Our helicopter was the first to take off and I had...Jump to full entry
May 9, 2015 - Journey to Grand Canyon!
Hi everyone! How's everything going back in Oz?! I'm now writing in dot points because writing takes too long and it's tiring! So here we go. Today's schedule included driving to the Grand Canyon with a few stops and it was a pretty relaxing day :) He let us sleep going out of Las Vegas because everyone was hungover and tired Was on a bit of a down because when I got on the bus I didn't have a partner so I sat by myself at the front and everyone walked past me and had their own friends but at dinner it was so much fun and I'm still on such...Jump to full entry
May 8, 2015 - Las Vegas
Arrived in Las Vegas at the Duck Creek Rv Park. Really nice Passport America park. Loved the swimming pool and hot tub. Met up with a couple that we met in Benson and then again in Yuma, Robert and Jo. They'll be workkamping in Florida next winter. Beth met up with us and we spent 5 nights there. We went to Zumanity with Beth. Excellent show that played at NY NY. Went for pizza and walked around the strip. Evan (Lorie's brother) and his wife Sandi invited us to a Back to Broadway show. We had dinner first at the Italian American Club. The...Jump to full entry
May 8, 2015 - Las Vegas day 2!
Hi hi! So today was day 2 of the epic adventure and it wasn't as good as yesterday but still good! Slept in like a log until 10.30am and then continued to stay in bed for another hour watching TV! Was so nice to actually have a day when we were being rushed. Because for the last 6 days or whatever it's been, everything's been early mornings and rushed days jam packed full of things to do! So we met up with some other people and headed out onto the strip up to M&M world!! It was one of the things I really wanted to do and it was a little...Jump to full entry
May 7, 2015 - VIVA LAS VEGAS - day 1
Hey hey hey! So today was officially the first day of my Contiki!! Got up early and met everyone downstairs and got on the bus eep! It was so scary and awesome and nerve racking but amazing! The bus is brand new so it smelt lovely and all the seats were clean as! I sat next to my roomie from last night so it was nice to know someone. Today we were driving to las vegassssss! PHIL (our tour guide) talked for like 2 hours for the welcome speech but he made it funny. I think me and Aneesha were a little bit gigly cause we practically laughed...Jump to full entry
May 6, 2015 - Las Vegas & Hoover Dam
Oh boy, the Sin City! We arrived on Saturday and stayed at a Boondocker's. They were very accommodating and informative. They told us where to go and where not to go in Vegas and its surrounding areas. They also let us cool off in the 90 degree heat in their pool. AND we got to meet their sweet pig, Wilda!! Beginning this past Monday, we splurged for the week and got ourselves a hotel room. What a treat! Our own bathroom, mattress, and A/C!! And of course, there are slot machines and card tables right in the hotel lobby! Last night we went...Jump to full entry
May 5, 2015 - Las Vegas NV - Duck Creek RV Park
First stop on our 2015 travels was Las Vegas. Believe it or not, we didn't gamble a penny! Spent one night here on our way north. Had to pick up an order at Best Buy on our way north, so had to stop some place where there's a store. Las Vegas proved to be the perfect choice.Jump to full entry
Apr 25, 2015 - Sedona, Arizona...
Today the six of us took a day trip to Sedona. Located at the base of Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona is renowned for its stunning red buttes and monoliths, as well as its surrounding lush forests. The famous red rocks are formed by a layer of rock known as the Schnebly Hill Formation, a thick layer of red to orange-colored sandstone found only in the Sedona vicinity. Sedona began as a small, remote ranching and farming settlement in 1876 when the first permanent settler, John James Thompson, squatted in Oak Creek Canyon. By 1902, 20 families...Jump to full entry
Apr 15, 2015 - It's Vegas, Baby!
We've spent our first week “back on the road” in Las Vegas. This was more of a personal trip than an RVing adventure. Our daughter-in-law, Sara celebrated her 30th birthday and this was a week of family, friends and celebration. One of the highlights of this week included a gift our kids got us for Christmas, tickets to see Elton John (The Million Dollar Piano) at Caesar's Palace. It was a fantastic performance and the venue was perfect! The seats were comfortable, the music was an acceptable volume and I didn't have to stand through the...Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2015 - Dead Horse Ranch SP...
I am going to digress a bit today back to Dead Horse Ranch State Park located in Cottonwood, Arizona. Since we began RV'ing in 2006 we've tried to visit this area every year during the spring. We spent just under two weeks there in March & really enjoyed ourselves again this year. It's such a pretty area & it's only about 20 miles away from Sedona. Our favorite diesel mechanic lives here as well so we try & get all of our annual truck maintenance done while in the area. This trip it was time for an oil & transmission change. Bonnie & Larry...Jump to full entry