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May 13, 2013 - Las Vegas
We spend three days in Las Vegas at Sam's Town RV Park on Boulder Highway. When we arrived Saturday we was so pleased to find our friends, Chris and Greg Finer parked in our buddy site. We enjoyed happy hour together on Friday before we walked over to the casino so we could eat and do a little slots. Sunday we ran some errands after we had the coach and car washed - Camping World and Albertsons. That afternoon we enjoyed cooking steaks on the grill with Chris and Greg before us four headed over to the casino. Monday we went to the buffet at...Jump to full entry
May 11, 2013 - Travel day - Las Vegas
We only had 115 miles to travel today so no rush in getting out. The roads where much better today, only about 5-6 miles before we was on better roads. Traveling north towards Hoover Dam and Nevada the roads where good and the winds not to bad. Going over the dam they make the high profile vehicles move over to the inside lane, so Fran holds the camera as high as she can to get a few pictures of the view - they are not too straight but hope you enjoy the view. We arrived at Sam's Town RV Park and were very happy when some of our Tiffin...Jump to full entry
May 7, 2013 - Large White Aerostat Balloon...
While bumping along on the dirt road to Castle Dome City we noticed a large white 'blimp' off to our right. As we approached it dropped lower & lower in the sky and made for an interesting drive. So, I Google'd it and this is what I learned....... 'For the past two decades, a large aerostat balloon maintained by the U.S. Air Force has rivaled Castle Dome as a fixed point of reference over the southern portion of Yuma Proving Ground’s range. Providing an important link in the “radar fence” along the international border that detects...Jump to full entry
May 6, 2013 - Week 5 - Las Vegas - Ebby's 17th birthday
Today is our beautiful girl Ebby's 17th birthday - had a few things planned but first the kids had a sleep in. First off it was to the Las Vegas sign for the expected photos of course then we had decided to head off to the Stratosphere which has extreme rides at the top, as it was a windy day 1 was closed. I felt a bit ill watching them do it you'll have to check out the photo attached to understand why. Phil and Jess felt a bit the same after I think. Later Jess, Eb and I were booked in to get out hair done as we were having a special...Jump to full entry
May 6, 2013 - Final pics of Castle Dome City...
Today's post covers the final pics taken at Castle Dome City as well as the Mining District across the street. The $10 admittance fee covers both, so after 3 hours exploring the city, we stopped for a picnic lunch and then made our way to the walking tour of the Mining District across the road. We girls actually explored it as much as we wanted to and then left the guys! They stuck around at least another hour. I think they liked it! So, that's it for now. We had a great time here and think you will as well if you get in the area. Just...Jump to full entry
May 5, 2013 - Week 5 - Las Vegas
We landed in Vegas after 2 flights from Orlando a bit weary again but this time they were day flights so not as bad. We arrived at the Vadara where we had 2 deluxe suites ours on the 42 floor kinds on the 48th both with views of the Bellagio fountain and we were very happy, very large separate lounge area and best of all a really deep bath, after all the walking in Disney World the feet needed a good soak. We settled in and Phil and I left the kids at the pool & headed out to explore - more walking. We were all pretty much gob smacked -...Jump to full entry
May 3, 2013 - Root Canal and Vegas at night
I think that this trip is going to be called – “Dentists across the country.” Remember that crown I had done in Colorado Springs? Spent two days getting the broken tooth fixed? Well, by yesterday, not only wasn’t the pain going away, but my entire face was aching; I couldn’t drink hot or cold on that side. Called the Colorado Springs doctor and he called an endodontist for me in Las Vegas and I got an appointment for noon today. Three hours later…after a horrible time getting numbed because I am allergic to novacaine and other anesthetics...Jump to full entry
May 3, 2013 - Castle Dome City...
Can you believe it, I'm finally going to get the Castle Dome City post up! It's written as though it happened today, because that's when I wrote it! I just didn't go through the pics so it never got posted. Anyway, we actually visited in Mid April and I'm going to split the pics into 3 posts. Wayyyyy to many otherwise. I hope you find it as interesting as we did! *************************************************************************************** Today, John & Joyce, Bob & Sara and Larry and I spent almost 4 hours exploring Castle Dome...Jump to full entry
May 2, 2013 - Hoover Dam, Las Vegas
We arrived in Sin City two days ago. Forget the old adages, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” or “It’s a dry heat”. 102 degrees is hot no matter how you look at it! I had not hydrated quite enough before experiencing the intense sun and heat and got a very bad headache. Since then, we both have been “drinking”….water…. However, yesterday it cooled down to the 80’s and this morning it was in the 50’s when I took Dixie out. We took the Hoover “Dam Tour” yesterday and it was really interesting. It cost more but was definitely worth it....Jump to full entry
May 2, 2013 - Happy Birthday Jeffrey, Levi & Bill!
Today was a busy birthday day for our family. Son Larry has two boys, Jeffrey & Levi. Can you believe they were both born on the same day, just 20 years apart??? Jeffrey is currently in the Army and he, along with his pretty wife Mindy and their adorable daughter Madelyn, are currently stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Levi, age two today, lives in Las Vegas with parents Larry and Tawnia and sister Jasmine who will be turning 5 in June. Since we were leaving town before the birthday, as were Bonnie & Larry, we had a small party at a...Jump to full entry
May 1, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV (Part 3)
We are here again for the third time! We found a good casino RV park on our first visit and we keep coming back to it because we like it. This time it is a convenient location for a stopover on our way to Utah. We took an unusual route from Joshua Tree, CA to Las Vegas. We could have taken state highways and interstates, but it would have required us to go around 2 military bases and the Mojave National Preserve. A national park ranger gave me a route that went between the bases and through the middle of the preserve. Paved all the way and...Jump to full entry
May 1, 2013 - Quick question!
Does anyone know a way to purchase 3 day hopper tickets for Disneyland at a discounted price? We are going in late May & I am amazed at the ticket prices! When I was a child we went to Disneyland several times and it didn't break the bank to get in the gate. Of course that was a few years ago, lol! I've found a military discount and a slight discount for AAA members. Neither work for us. And we are not California residents of course. Anyway, thought you guys might have a good suggestion. Please let us know ASAP if you do!!! ThanksJump to full entry