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Apr 15, 2015 - It's Vegas, Baby!
We've spent our first week “back on the road” in Las Vegas. This was more of a personal trip than an RVing adventure. Our daughter-in-law, Sara celebrated her 30th birthday and this was a week of family, friends and celebration. One of the highlights of this week included a gift our kids got us for Christmas, tickets to see Elton John (The Million Dollar Piano) at Caesar's Palace. It was a fantastic performance and the venue was perfect! The seats were comfortable, the music was an acceptable volume and I didn't have to stand through the...Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2015 - Dead Horse Ranch SP...
I am going to digress a bit today back to Dead Horse Ranch State Park located in Cottonwood, Arizona. Since we began RV'ing in 2006 we've tried to visit this area every year during the spring. We spent just under two weeks there in March & really enjoyed ourselves again this year. It's such a pretty area & it's only about 20 miles away from Sedona. Our favorite diesel mechanic lives here as well so we try & get all of our annual truck maintenance done while in the area. This trip it was time for an oil & transmission change. Bonnie & Larry...Jump to full entry
Apr 8, 2015 - Larry's 44th....
Yesterday was son 'Little' Larry's 44th birthday. With so many Larry's in the family we have to differentiate between them somehow. This title has stuck with family & friends for life although he really doesn't love the 'little' quite so much these days. And it doesn't describe him very well anymore either! He's not that skinny, blonde haired young man anyore! Anyway, he's currently working over in this general area, so instead of running clear back over to his side of town he brought a change of clothes to work with him so we could...Jump to full entry
Apr 4, 2015 - Running behind...
Well, as usual I am running behind in posting. So, I'll give you a quick update for now & backtrack in the next day or two. We arrived in Vegas on Monday about 5pm. It was a pleasant although hot drive (in the 90's) which we knew ahead of time. And, the wind was blowing which we dislike very much! Our front landing gear is way up while we are here & it always makes us a bit nervous, especially since we slid off the blocks a few years ago & had to replace them. Believe me, all 4 tires are now chocked with wood chocks, no more running over...Jump to full entry
Mar 12, 2015 - Las Vegas
Today was our "free" day to explore Las Vegas. After a leisurely start we wandered through the maze of the ground floor of our hotel 'Circus Circus'. With over 2,000 rooms there were a lot of people around, but also the idea seemed to be to keep you walking around and around, hopefully to spend money in the food outlets, gift shops or gaming machines. We found all the casino hotels are like this. Out into the sunshine of the day we walked up Sunset strip taking in the sights, sounds and experience that this unique city gives. We...Jump to full entry
Mar 11, 2015 - Las Vegas Nevada
We drove down to the Las Vegas Strip this afternoon and parked at the Paris Casino. We walked the Strip to the MGM Grand to see inside what it was like. This has to be the most impressive casino we have been in as for elegant interior. It is nice because as you come in off the street you are in the heart of the gambling floor. Don’t need to take elevators or wonder where the gambling area is. It was something to see all the people sitting around in the sport betting area watching the big screen TV’s betting on horse races, basketball games,...Jump to full entry
Mar 11, 2015 - Bryce Canyon to Las Vegas
There was a wonderful sunrise this morning on way back to room after breakfast. The temperature below freezing and the dripping snow melting from the roof yesterday had frozen into icicles. Took Highway 89 south back towards Kanab then turned off towards Zion National Park. Wild deer and wild turkey were around as well as buffalo farms. Buffalo can weigh up to a ton and run at 30mph. Zion NP Utah is 10-15 times larger than Bryce and is geologically older at 208 million years. The East entrance of the park off the Mount Carmel Highway,...Jump to full entry
Mar 10, 2015 - Las Vegas Nevada
Today was as down day for us. Candy did take the truck and get it washed but that was about it, just cleaning out the bays of some junk I don’t need. We have decided to stay here another day because we are not sure where we want to go next. This is a hard life not knowing what we want to do the next day.Jump to full entry
Mar 9, 2015 - Las Vegas Nevada
I need to say that it is appalling to wander thru the RV Park and people have their A/C’s running. Sure is rough to be here in the sun. Our journey today took us to the Fremont Street Experience, also known as Glitter Gulch. We waited until evening to visit so we could take in all the lights. On the way there we did view one of several Wedding Chapels that are all over town waiting for the short romances to end up married. As you approach the entrance of the Fremont Street Experience there is a large sign announcing that you have arrived....Jump to full entry
Mar 8, 2015 - Las Vegas Nevada
We had the Red Rock RV Wash come over today to wash the motorhome, while he was doing the motorhome we had him do the roof since it hasn’t been done for a long time. He did inspect the roof joints and reported everything looked good. Stayed at the motorhome and watched the Kobalt 400 race on TV today, it wasn’t blacked out here because they had 100,000 people at the race so I think it may have been a sellout. Glad to see Stewart Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick won. The rest of the team didn’t do so well but that happens. We went to Sam’s Town...Jump to full entry
Mar 7, 2015 - Las Vegas Nevada
Moving day again, Ray and Carol will start for home and we will relocate to the Las Vegas RV Resort. The rate at the Las Vegas RV Resort is about half the cost of where we are staying and we plan on staying for a few more days so it is time to save some money. Don’t want to run out of money and can’t get back home sometime, it would be rough to get stranded out here in the warm sun and blooming flowers. We said our goodbye’s which I wish they could have stayed another week with us, they are a fun couple to be with and I enjoy talking with...Jump to full entry
Mar 6, 2015 - Las Vegas Nevada
Ray and Carol took their motorhome back to Camping World to get the repairs done, if the mechanic showed up today. He did show up so work started on their coach. They returned to the campground so Ray could lay down, so Carol, Candy and I took a trip down Las Vegas Blvd. to see the Pawn Stars shop. The strip is interesting because you go from open spaces to the very fancy areas where the casinos are to the slums, which is where the Pawn Stars store is located. The place looked like a dump but people were lined up to get inside. We decided...Jump to full entry