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Feb 3, 2019 - Las Vegas Baby!

We travelled a little north to Las Vegas. Mike had been reading a series of books called, The unbelievable Mr. Brownstone, by Michael Anderle. In them he talks about a BBQ joint in Las Vegas called Jessie Rae’s. So of course we had to come to Vegas to check it out. It is a tiny place but the BBQ was excellent. A lot calmer than is alleged in some of the books. We also stopped at the Pinball Hall of Fame. It is not a museum, but a place where you can walk in with a pocket full of quarters and play everything from Pac Man and Asteroids, to...

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Kidds-OnTheRoad 2019

Feb 3, 2019 - Red Rock Canyon

We took a Sunday Drive out to Red Rock Canyon. Getting past the part where I have lost my National Park Pass, and had to pay $15 to get in, and the fact that my newly charged camera battery sat back at the trailer, which we did not have, and that it was about 45 degrees and very cold and windy, it was a pretty nice day. It is hard to believe but only twenty minutes outside of Vegas, is this incredible area. At great risk of my mom, who has a doctorate in Geology, I will try to put in my own words, what we saw. Mom, please stop rolling your...

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Kidds-OnTheRoad 2019

Jan 24, 2019 - Las Vegas - Day 3

Day 16. Thursday 24th January Another flipping cold & sunny start to the day. I had another call from the wallet chap who still seemed to think I was up to something. He didn’t want to come & collect the wallet from me but preferred me to leave it at the camp office for him to collect. Again he threatened to call the police if it wasn’t at the office for him. I just handed it in to the office to get rid of it. It’s our last day in Vegas so we decided to lash out on two more $5 bus passes & go into the old area of Vegas to the Fremont Street...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Jan 23, 2019 - Las Vegas - Day 2

Day 15. Wednesday 23rd January The night was cold again but the sun was shining & the morning warmed nicely. The first thing I had to do was sort out the problem of getting cash from the ATMs as we were getting a bit low. Fortunately I had a debit card for our American account with me & after a call to our old bank in Florida I was able to get it activated for cash withdrawals so we should be alright, fingers crossed. Our 24hr bus passes were still valid up to 2.10pm so we thought that we would do a bus tour of LV to get our monies worth....

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Southwest USA - 2019

Jan 22, 2019 - Las Vegas

Day 14. Tuesday 22nd January Last night was cold, down to freezing almost. We can’t have the heater in the RV on during the night as the fan is too noisy so things got pretty cold, we need another duvet or a small electric fire. We decided to have an early lunch & then have a look at the “Strip” where all the L V action is. We were here before in 2008 on our caravan trip so it would be interesting to see if things have changed much. We bought 24hr bus tickets for $5 each & took the bus in from close a stop not far from the site. Glad we...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Jan 21, 2019 - Off To Las Vegas

Day 13. Monday 21st January That was our fourth night here so it was time to move on to Las Vegas our next camp. Nice sunny start at 8am heading North East. Our trusty SatNav took us out past Palmdale heading into the Mojave desert area. Across vast plains of desert scrub with mountain ranges in the far distance. Once clear of the populated areas it was just long straight roads many miles long. No problem as they were mainly wide two laned roads so we were able to cruise along about fifty miles an hour & the big trucks could overtake us. We...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Jan 13, 2019 - Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort (1/4 - 1/10/19)

We stayed in Las Vegas because Joanne was flying out on January 8th. We also have very dear friends, Grace, Mike and Rosie, that live here. And of course there are unlimited opportunities to play poker and other games!! Before we left Pahrump we got in another waffle breakfast! Yummy! We stayed at Oasis the last time we were here. It is a huge RV park that is extremely convenient to everything. It is located just off I-15 and is only a block from Las Vegas Boulevard which runs the length of the Strip. It is also only about 10 minutes from...

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Nov 7, 2018 - A relaxing stay in Sin City

A relaxing stay in Sin City 11-7-18 Last couple days were spent visiting with our long time friends Kristi and Scott. I have know Scott since we were kids in Anchorage way back when. Scott and Kristi have recently retired to Spokane, WA. We try to get with them as often as possible. We have not done too much except visit, go out to eat at our favorite restaurants Mr. Mama’s, The Black Bear Diner, The Yard House, and others. We have been to Vegas many times and have done most of the tourist things, and seen most of the sites. We did go to a...

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Nov 5, 2018 - Pomona, CA to Las Vegas, NV

Pomona, CA to Las Vegas, NV 11-5-18 Left Pomona around 10AM after getting coffee. The traffic getting out of town actually wasn’t bad at all, must have hit the sweet spot again. The day was fine, a bit hazy in the LA area but things cleared up quickly after leaving town. We stopped for lunch in Barstow, CA then traveled into Las Vegas arriving around 4PM. We joined our friends Kristi and Scott at their Las Vegas condo that they so generously shared with us. It is a two bed room, two bath unit that is perfect accommodations for two...

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Oct 10, 2018 - Old Signs & New Hotels

There were a couple of things in the downtown area I’d wanted to do yesterday but ran out of time so decided to do them this morning. The first was the Neon Museum on N Las Vegas Boulevard. I arrived at 10:15 but it turned out there were school groups going through and they weren’t selling tickets to the public until 11. Went back to my car, found a shady spot and read my book while I finished my coffee. This was a kind of unique “museum”. First of all, it was outside. It was a bunch of old neon signs that were display around a path in a...

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Oct 9, 2018 - An Offer I Couldn't Refuse

Plan was to spend today in the downtown area. Easy commute. Had researched a garage and although I didn’t end up using that one was very close to destination. However due to a bit of misunderstanding of the GPS went the wrong way but ended up at the Mob Museum on Stewart Street at 10:15. This is a rather comprehensive history of organized crime and like most museums these days has a lot of interactive exhibits. Ironically it is in the old court house where some of the mobsters were prosecuted. Starts back in the early 1900s w/ the large...

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Oct 8, 2018 - Viva Las Vegas!

This is the first Courtyard I’ve stayed in since Richmond, CA where my window was busted out. Since Courtyards don’t provide breakfast, which is why I ended up at McDonalds there, I headed to McDonalds near here for breakfast. It as the same set up as Richmond. A pad in front of strip mall. I was very nervous but things worked out okay. Headed downtown around 9:30. Took a Big Bus sightseeing tour that lasted a bit over 2 hours. It was your rather typical tour hitting the cities highlights…pointed out all the hotel/casinos on the strip, mob...

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