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Oct 12, 2014 - A Short Visit with a Good Friend

From southern Utah and the National Parks we headed south and west to Las Vegas. We wanted to see our good friend April (from Chevy Chase days) who has lived here since 2006. The home she and Jerry bought was in an area of all new construction, but it is now established and has beautiful views of the city lights. She has just redone most of the living area with new wood floors and a new modern fireplace and TV. She has been working on painting the walls, but like April of old, has a hard time settling on color. I can remember back in...

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Oct 11, 2014 - Traveling tomorrow

Tomorrow we are on the road again, traveling to Flagstaff, Arizona, to start. The weather says it will only be 70 degrees there. Quite a change from the 90+ degrees we have been experiencing here, with only 7% humidity. We have had the AC on here every day since we got here and at night too. it doesn't seem to cool off much at night. Anyway, We will be on the road for 7 days, ending up in Memphis, Tennessee for 4 days. Anybody been to Memphis? Do you have any suggestions for fun things to do or see? We plan to have some traditional Memphis...

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Heading to the East!

Oct 10, 2014 - Trip to Las Vegas, Nevada

We arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday the 8th. We decided to have one more stop before heading back to Picacho for the winter. One plan was to get the 5th-wheel & truck washed up, both were washed yesterday, boy did they need it. Of course we're hitting the casinos & I just had to hit the Vegas Outlet Stores today. Being in Vegas means removing the flannel sheets off the bed, went from using the heater to cranking on the air conditioner. We finally have on shorts, the high today was 89 degrees. This has been quite a summer, lots of back...

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Oct 8, 2014 - A day trip to downtown Vegas

This morning we went downtown on the Las Vegas strip to "goon out" at all the cool Hotels that we missed the last time we were here. We aren't gamblers, but we do love to look at the beautiful architecture of the hotels. Plus the grounds with all their beautiful fountains, statues, and plants. We ate lunch at the hotel New York New York, at an Irish Pub style restaurant, that is the green building in the photo. The temperature was 90 degrees so even though we had water bottles to drink from we were very parched besides being hungry from...

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Oct 7, 2014 - Hoover Dam tour

Today we took a tour of the Hoover Dam. We went inside the dam itself and inside the power plant. It is quite an engineering marvel, that is for sure. For those of you that don't know, they built a bridge above the dam so you don't drive across the dam any more. The bridge is 900 feet above the dam and you can go up and walk across it and look down on the dam if you want to. But not me! We drove across it last year in the RV and that was enough for me!

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Oct 5, 2014 - Viva Las Vegas

We left Ely this morning after staying over night at a KOA campground there. Weather was cold here last night, 34 degrees, but we are up at about 6500 feet elevation too. We decided to take the scenic route which added a 1/2 hour on to our day, but it was pretty and hardly any traffic. We traveled up to 7500 feet today before our descent down into Las Vegas. We've discovered that Nevada doesn't have a lot of rest stops, or what we would call rest stops back home. They are mostly just turn outs with a litter barrel and usually no bathrooms....

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Sep 28, 2014 - Nevada, Las Vegas et Death Valley

Bonjour a Tous, (desoler pour les accents et conjugaison en ee et er, clavier anglo) He oui le Nevada sa chaleur a moins de 1000 m d,altitude, ses deserts et la demesure de Las Vegas avec sa Stip... Plus a venir photo et article apres Death Valley qui m,attend bientot... J'ai entrepris le Nevada avec un nouveau fuseau horaire. Celui du Pacific, mon dernier le plus a l'ouest pour plusieurs mois (a moins que j,aboutisse a Hawai...non non ce n'est pas ds les plans). Mon voyage me ramènera a l'est pour revenir a d'autre changement...

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Sep 18, 2014 - Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort, Las Vegas, NV review

Very nice RV park, but kinda expensive. Some sites have build outs which are very nice and look like high dollar. Our Verizon, ATT and Dish all worked well. They do have internet, but we did not use it. They have a diner and the food is pretty good, only breakfast and lunch. They have 5 pools and the main pool has 3 jacuzzis. Pretty good location, close to the freeway and shopping. Quiet, except for the airport plane traffic. If staying in Vegas and not on a budget, this is a good place to stay.

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Sep 9, 2014 - Day's 3 & 4, Las Vegas

After some of the worst overnight thunderstorms I have ever seen, we left Phoenix and travelled through Arizona to Hoover Dam, where we crossed into Nevada and then onto Vegas where we arrived around 3pm on Monday. With the weather in Las Vegas atrocious and the pool closed, we had to make do with inside entertainment and boy did we find some great little bars. Pistol and I enjoyed a few drinks in the Golden Nugget before heading over to the Freemont for some $2 beers and then decided to take a walk a little down the road where we found a...

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Aug 12, 2014 - Another night in Vegas

After the exciting trip by Helicopter out to the canyon we spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the hotels at the North end of the strip that we missed the last time. Richard then went out with his friend to spend an evening in the casinos, and Ash and I went out for a nice dinner together. Being old we were nicely tucked up in bed by 10 ready for an early start the following day. As for Richard...

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Aug 10, 2014 - Vegas baby!

So after a big breakfast at the hotel we loaded up the car and headed south to Vegas. It is amazing how much luggage the QP will take! We were making amazing time and had an average speed showing of 118 kph which was pretty impressive until we hit roadworks just an hour outside of Vegas which slowed us for a hour. Once we were checked into the two suites at the Encore, we did a dry run with Rich driving the QP to the Airport and then the Excalibur Hotel as he was picking a friend from University up and driving her to her hotel in style.

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Aug 5, 2014 - The Strip

The last time I was in Vegas was during my Big Trip in 2010. Again, I had a 2 night stay so one day for exploring. I decided that time (I'm not a gambler, though I used to enjoy Keno when the losses occurred slowly) to instead do the loop through Red Rock Canyon, visit the darling little community of Blue Diamond to see the wild burros walking through the yards, and visit a ranch that once was owned by Howard Hughes. It was a wonderful day. Paul and Dottie, my forum friends, had recommended Red Rock Canyon and I got some great pictures that...

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