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Apr 22, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada

The weather forecast was for 94 degrees causing us some concern for a mostly slow climbing drive heading north, so we departed Desert Gold RV early, about 8 a.m. We are glad we departed and put as many miles under the wheels before it got hot. The 265 miles went smooth and quicker than we thought it would. Even with an hour break for lunch at a truck stop in Kingman, AZ, we were backing into our space at the Desert Eagle RV Park at 2:30 p.m. Note, we don't like Las Vegas. But, we have a grandson, Jordan who lives here. Thankfully, he...

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Apr 15, 2014 - Day 4 - Las Vegas

Good Evening Parents, So today/yesterday was a busy day. Late update today as we have just had a night in Las Vegas! We travelled from Bakersfield to Vegas which is quite a trip so we broke up it a trip to Calico which is an old Ghost Town in the middle of the Mojave desert. We arrived in Vegas at around 2pm and had a mini bus tour of the strip and downtown Vegas. We then we checked into our rooms at 6pm and that was our scheduled finish for the day. Me and Mr Dowd were not having that so we arranged a couple of off the book activities. Mr...

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Trip Journal


Apr 12, 2014 - On the Road Again

Being so excited about Safari Park in our last posting, our trip to Temecula Wine Country in IRVing got left out. Nathan had been wanting to experience an outing in IRVing so we checked out of Paradise by the Sea a day early. All of our prior outings in CA had been without IRVing and, since we were unhooking anyway, it was the perfect time for a day trip. Christina left for Hawaii that day, March 23rd, and after Nathan returned from taking her to the airport we all left for wine country. Since Liala fell asleep just as we arrived at Long...

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Apr 8, 2014 - Las Vegas

Hello Everyone, Today we made it to Las Vegas…yes, and we are still in possession of our Truck Camper…we didn’t gamble it away…lol We stayed at the Circus Circus KOA which is right on the Las Vegas strip! This was great because we could either take the Scooter anywhere, or take the Bus line which is what we preferred to do because of all the traffic and NO parking anywhere! We had a chance to go up and down the Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard) both during the day and at night and man does it ‘sparkle’! We even went to Fremont Street at night to...

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Apr 4, 2014 - Fun in Frienda & Family

We left Joshua Tree the next morning to drive across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas. This is not noted as the “loneliest highway in the world”; that title belongs to Route 50 which cuts east/west across the state of Nevada. But it sure runs a close second and sure makes you say a little prayer that you don’t break down on the way. About ¾ of the way north to I-15 is the town of Kelso which has a beautiful railroad station and is now a National Monument. It was a major crew change point for many years. But unfortunately the station is closed...

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Apr 4, 2014 - We got damed in the casino

30 Mar - 2 April her we r camped 2 miles 5 km from the Hoover Dam, one of the larger dams on the Colorado River. While we were in Lake Havasu went to the Parker dam (pic included) and you will see the difference. Hoover Dam is huge. the state line between Nevada and Arizona is right in the middle of the dam. The pictures speak for themselves. On one side of the dam is Lake Mead and the different color rock is how high the lake use to be, was talking to a local and he said the lake is down 100 feet about 30 meters. You look over the other...

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Mar 28, 2014 - Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon what can I say, Joshua trees grow in this region up to a height of 5,ooo feet. The native Indians own the land surrounding the grand canyon where their burial grounds are. Pictures could never depict this awesome spectacular event, then there was the Hoover Dam.

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Mar 27, 2014 - Vegas baby

3/27 We pull out of desert hot springs around 0800 headed for Vegas baby. It's only about a 250 mile trip but we have to go back through the Mts. Last time we were in Vegas was around Thanksgiving we stayed at Duck Creek RV Park on Boulder Hwy on the edge of Vegas, it was one of Joes favorite parks and it is a great location so we head back there again. We pull in by about 1530, in the upper sixties, sunny and breezy, nice day. The guys are as behind on there journals as I am on the blog so I do the task master bit and we all work on...

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Mar 27, 2014 - Las Vegas

I have been to a lot of places and cities in the world but I have never seen anything quite like Las Vegas, it is a giant theme park with so much more to offer. The Casino's are obviously the big attraction, every hotel has one and they make it very easy to loose your money. The hotels are out of this world and not that exspensive, they all have their own themes and have to be visited to be believed. Christine would have liked a huge shopping budget and a few more shopping days, would visit Las Vegas again. Rod Stewart performing at Caesars...

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Mar 20, 2014 - Red Rock Canyon

Today we took a trip to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and drove leisurely through the park.

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Mar 17, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV

Our route to Las Vegas from 29palms was very interesting. Once on US66 we entered the almost deserted town of Amboy, California. Then the equally deserted town of Kelso, California, where we were held up by a train for 30 minutes, we were going to stop here and tour the Depot but everyone stopped by the train needed to stop and use the restroom, no room for our rig so we continued. Leaving Kelso we entered the Mojave National Preserve. As we approached I15 some very eerie bright lights were in front of us. Anna was sure it was a UFO...

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Mar 16, 2014 - A full moon on the Strip

3-16-14 An Evening on the Strip We spent the afternoon just hanging around the RV park near our “house”. We noticed many others did the same thing with their Sunday afternoon. The temperatures hit 89 degrees on my thermometer (in the shade). After the heat of the day began to subside, we decided to go down to the strip and watch the fountains of Bellagio. It turned out to be a great night for it. A full moon, shirt sleeve temperatures, and an interesting crowd made for a pleasant outing. We had all that fun and still got back to the RV by...

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