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Nov 19, 2017 - Day 3

Quiet day. Wendy not feeling well. Grandkids have cheerleading practice so we're on our own. Spend a couple of hours at the Natural History Museum in North Vegas. Nice little museum. Most impressive part was a complete replication of King Tut's tomb with all the artifacts. Amazingly real. Cost over $3 million. Apparently one of the casinos (maybe the Luxor?) funded it with the intention of putting it in the casino but donated it to the museum instead. Things you may not know about King Tut. Like all pharaohs, married family member (in his...

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Nov 17, 2017 - Day 2

Wind still howling. Supposed to be windy all day. Got takeout breakfast at the RV park restaurant. Decent bacon and eggs for $5. Welcome to Vegas baby. After breakfast I start reading the 10,000 pages of manuals that came with the new RV. I find the part that describes where to install the ice maker filter cartridge. We found the cartridge in a drawer. Apparently the prep crew forgot to install it. So I install it in the fitting under the sink and go back to reading the manuals. About 10 minutes later I notice the dog lapping up some water...

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Nov 16, 2017 - in the big city

We spent the last few days enjoying the great views, spacious camp site, and bright orange sand in Sand Hollow State Park. We had a few more campfires since from here on, it's likely that they won't be permitted where we'll be. We spent this morning driving south, changing elevation about 800', driving through the Arizona Strip to Las Vegas. We've heard people talking about the Arizona Strip, but didn't know what it was. This term refers to the strip of land in Arizona north of the Colorado River. Four-wheelers love to drive the dirt routes...

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Nov 16, 2017 - Day 1 - Oasis RV Park

Drive to Vegas uneventful. New rig handled well. Can't tell if it gets better gas mileage than the old rig. Towing a trailer through the mountains annihilates gas mileage. Used a full tank (at least 70 gallons) to make the trip. Howling winds and brutal traffic in Vegas didn't help either. Got to the RV park about 1800. Really nice park just south of the strip. Huge place. Got settled in right away. Dropped off the kids with their parents and crashed for the night.

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Oct 2, 2017 - Las Vegas

Phil and Harriet visited with Janie and Bobby in southern California from 9/26 - 10/1. On Monday, Oct 2, Phil & Harriet then drove to Las Vegas and stayed at the Rio Suites. Inexpensive for the room, $30; but it cost us an additional $35 for the required resort fee. Ha! and the pool wasn't even open; not sure what the resort fee paid for. Oh well. We only stopped in Las Vegas as we didn't want to drive all the way to Utah in one day. The restaurants in the Rio seemed a bit expensive so we walked across the street to the Gold Coast Casino...

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SW Roadtrip Oct 2017

Oct 1, 2017 - Las Vegas NV

After we got all set up at the wonderful Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort we basically did nothing. There, that catches you up on our Monday events. Don’t get your hopes up...our Tuesday wasn’t much better. I took the Jeep to get washed then did some more sprucing up to make it look like it belongs in this ritzy park. It has been taking a beating lately and as it approaches 98,000 miles, I’ve been trying to be nice to it in the hopes that it will be nice to us for another 98K...or so. I had a mobile diesel mechanic stop by late Tuesday afternoon...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Larry's Celebration of Life service...

Saturday, September 23, 2017 we had a Celebration of Life service for Larry here in Henderson, Nevada. It was attended by many family & friends, making it a very special day. We had an open mic and anyone who wished to speak was invited to share or comment with a memory. A poem 'As I See It' written by our friend Phill Randall from Custer, South Dakota was read by nephew Ken Fiscus, a text sent by our good friends Tim & Crystal was shared by Larry's sister Bonnie and an 18 minute DVD was played during the service chronicling Larry's life....

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Sep 9, 2017 - Las Vegas - city of lights and razzamatazz

Wow, it's been a huge couple of days, no time for 'dear tripjournal'. We really enjoyed our final day in Vegas and in fact I would have enjoyed one more day there as by then we had the land of fake all sorted and were enjoying the Blackjack tables and pokey machines. It's an amazing atmosphere, the noise level is massive, wherever you go there is music, people enjoying themselves, food and alcohol, though I don't think we ever saw anybody drunk probably due to the availability of alcohol. People wander around with a drink in hand 24 hours,...

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Sep 7, 2017 - Las Vegas - happy land

Las Vegas - Disneyland for adults, happy land. Donald Trump would love it, as it adds a whole new meaning to the word 'fake'. It's gauche, over the top but heaps of fun. Everybody here is having fun, laughing (even whilst gambling, so different to the atmosphere in casinos I've visited anywhere else in the world where the gamblers appear to be facing a life and death situation), drinking, eating and shopping. The place is buzzing with excitement and activity, people wandering up and down 'the strip' with tall glasses of frozen cocktails,...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Larry...

It is with great sadness that I tell you that Larry passed on August 28, 2017. As you know he had been fighting a two year battle with cancer. This dreaded disease finally became too much for his human body to handle. Just know that Larry was at great peace, knowing that he would soon be walking with Jesus in his heavenly home with a new glorified body. We were fortunate enough to have time for him to visit many of his family & friends, even making a one week trip to his beloved South Dakota in July. It's only been a week and I can't even...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Las Vegas- you are on notice

Righto Las Vegas, we are on our way, brighten those lights, heat up the Tables and get ready to bedazzle and surprise us! There is a small matter of a 14 hour flight on United Airlines (ugghh) looming, however I've already transported my mind to 'The Strip' and plenty of razzle and dazzle. See you at the Luxor (just the idea of staying in a fake pyramid makes me smile).

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Sep 2, 2017 - Vegas Baby!

Time to see what all the fuss is about! Saturday (Joe's actual Birthday) we left Dan and Lisa's with slightly delicate heads and headed for Sin City which took roughly 4 and a half hours to get there. Naturally we had to stop en route for an IHOP birthday breakfast. We arrived at the hottest (48 degrees) and busiest (Labour day weekend) place on earth. The evening was spent drinking and mooching, the less said the better! Sunday and to make up for spending most of yesterday in the car, Joe's pretend birthday! Boy did he see it in in style,...

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