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Apr 26, 2016 - Stepping back in time :)

In the early '70's my hubby worked for Bell Telephone maintaining microwave stations in Southern Nevada. One of his favorites was Mormon Mesa. Every time we make a trip headed north on Interstate 15 out of Las Vegas we pass the turnoff for this station. We're usually in a hurry or it's too early or too late to take the 14 mile dirt/rock road up to the station. But, this morning we picked up my brother-in-law from the airport & gave him a lift to Mesquite. We headed back to Vegas around noon & today's schedule allowed for a visit of the...

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Apr 19, 2016 - Moving On

After spending almost 6 weeks in San Diego, it was time to move on and seeings how we could not go any further west, we headed east on Interstate 8 over the coastal mountains and into the desert flatlands. It’s a beautiful drive of about 100 miles if you are in a car. Not so much if you are in a 40 ft. motorhome towing a car. The day we left it was very windy and quite warm. In fact, there were wind advisories for the mountains and canyons and we were driving right into it. It was a stressful drive with the wind buffeting us and knocking us...

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Apr 1, 2016 - home-ish

The flight from Buenos Aries to Dallas couldn't have been smoother. While the Business Class seats lacked lumbar support, we had a good start on a night's sleep during the ten hour flight. We made up almost an hour of flying time and landed in Dallas before the airport opened. Then we had to wait on the ground for twenty minutes before we could get off. The Dallas airport is as big as O'Hare and well marked. We came in on the D concourse, picked up our bags, went through electronic customs and immigration, put the bags back on the belt and...

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Mar 30, 2016 - Hoover Dam and Tournament of Kings

From Thousand Trails Las Vegas Everyone was tired from the previous day so we slept in. We decided to do an easy day so we went to the Hoover Dam. The kids were amazed at how big it was. Then I told them we were going to walk into another state and they thought that was awesome. There are two structures with clocks. One says Nevada time and one says Arizona time. Arizona doesn't do daylight savings time so we briefly lost an hour but regained it with a few steps! There is a plaque at the state line. In the pictures you will see the white on...

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Mar 29, 2016 - Day on the Strip

From Las Vegas Thousand Trails It was a busy day! It started off with a promotion tour from the Luxor. We got on a bus and went to the south end of the strip. This was poorly organized and overbooked, so we got five vouchers for the Chris Angel magic show Thursday night. Bill said we spent 2 hours and got $200 worth of tickets and a 3 day free stay for the future so it was worth it. We still had to pay $200 because the tickets were $78 per person. Really looking forward to seeing this show. We got back to the Luxor and had lunch then we...

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Mar 28, 2016 - Excalibur

From Las Vegas Thousand Trails We had a fun Easter. The Easter Bunny found the motor home and delivered baskets of candy. We went to church and came home and had an Easter dinner complete with a bunny cake for dessert. Today we went down to the strip to the Excalibur Hotel to get tickets to the Tournament of Kings jousting dinner show that is awesome. Bil and I saw it on our first trip to Vegas and I know the kids are going to love it. There's an arcade downstairs for the kids. They first did a laser quest and they all earned ties....

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Mar 27, 2016 - Valley of Fire

From Thousand Trails Las Vegas Yesterday On Saturday we got 3 grandchildren ages 8, 10 and 12. We went to the Valley of Fire State Park. We were there in January but it is one of my favorite places so I go whenever I get a chance. We had been there with all the grandchildren 4 or 5 years ago but they didn'the remember it. They climbed and climbed and had so much fun. We had a picnic lunch and climbed some more. They were getting pretty tired so we went to the petrgraphs and they tried to figure out what the drawings meant. Got back to...

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Mar 23, 2016 - Back in Las Vegas

From Thousand Trails Las Vegas RV Resort We had an interesting drive yesterday. We left around 9:30 and had a 5 hour drive. We stopped for gas north of San Bernardino. It was the only truck stop for miles and was super crowded. Took about 30 minutes. We thought I-15 from CA to Vegas would be a straight flat road through the desert. Wrong! We saw an elevation sign in CA of 1,035 ft. We climbed to over 4,000 ft. On a big climb there was a sign that said to turn off air conditioner to prevent overheating. There was a lane just for trucks which...

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Mar 22, 2016 - Northbound

A most enjoyable trip/visit with Randi's sister ended on Thu as we delivered her to the Phoenix air port for departure. Lots of laughs and new sites for our visitor on her first visit south. We had lots of good byes with our park neighbors and a final few libations at a place called the Trough, enough said and will let your imagination run wild with that one lol, I thought it was a really neat place. Loaded the rig up sunday and pointed it North but not before a couple more days in Vegas of course. Looking at weather it appears there is...

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Mar 11, 2016 - Coming to the end!!

We went on a 3 and a half hour tour of Monument Valley with a Navaho guide, whose name was Larry. He was gorgeous, very traditional and full of local information. The tour took us through restricted parts you couldn't usually access. We visited a home and spoke with a Navaho woman who spun mohair and showed us how they make the rugs. We also saw the traditional baby carriers, shoes, brushes and baskets. We drove past rocks with names like "3 sisters", "sleeping dragon", "eternal flame" depending on the angle, sleeping dragon might look like...

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Mar 10, 2016 - Oasis RV Resort (3/7 - 3/9/16)

Las Vegas, we have arrived!! Las Vegas is a must every few years. In addition to all of the wonderful casinos and many other activities, we also have some very good friends that live here. Grace, Mike and their adorable daughter, Rosie who is 5! We always look forward to visiting with them. We stayed in a very nice resort which has about 700 sites. It is located only a couple of miles from the Vegas Strip and only about 3 miles from our friends. It offers all the amenities. The only down side was our site which was right next to the bath...

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Mar 7, 2016 - West Coast Conference Championship in Vegas

3-5 thru 3-7 Las Vegas and the WCC Basketball Championship. The last few days have been a blast. Our group has gone to alumni pep rallies, visited a railroad museum in Boulder City, checked out a few craft beer breweries, gone out to eat…..a lot, and have had wonderful meals in the condo. Seems like everyone (except me) have a specialty dish they prepare so we are well nourished. We spend most of the time just talking and reconnecting. We all met in college over forty years ago. Sometimes many years pass before we get together again, but...

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