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Oct 3, 2018 - Plan B ( yet again)
We had quite the storm in Provo last night.. The very high wind made the rain pelt the window of the hotel. It was warm and sunny when I got up this morning but after checking conditions at the Great Basin I decided to cancel my visit. I called my friend in Mesquite and we met for lunch. It's always nice to catch up with Jane and Jim. While we were eating there was a downpour but when I was ready to go it was warm and sunny again. I love the drive from St. George Utah to Mesquite, Nevada. The road through the Virgin River Gorge is full of...Jump to full entry
Aug 10, 2018 - Riverside Casino - Laughlin, Nevada
A few weeks ago, I got a call from Riverside Casino in Laughlin, Nevada offering me a free 4 day, 3 night trip from Minneapolis, including round-trip on Sun Country Airlines and a nice room in the casino hotel. I've taken that trip a few times over the years, a heck of a deal for around $300, but this time they offered me the trip for free. . Hazel and I stayed in Laughlin on our Spring trip to and from California, on the way our at the Avi Indian casino RV park south of town, and at the Riverside on our way back to Minnesota. While at...Jump to full entry
May 21, 2018 - Trip Home with stop In Laughlin,, NV.
We left Tucson about. 615 headed to Laughlin. The doggies were in the back of the truck. Brady did not want any of that she was throwing a fit scratching at the window and I am sure she was wining the whole time. So about two hours into the trip I gave in and let them in the back seat (it was getting warm outside). We stopped a few times and I let them stretch their legs, but just wanted to snif everything. I really did not have any trouble putting them in the truck when it was time to go because they did not want to be in the back. At one...Jump to full entry
Mar 26, 2018 - Another day at Avi...and last?
I don't want to jinx anything but I think today is our last day here. Tomorrow night we expect to be at the Cummins facility in North Las Vegas. I will cross my fingers and Sue's fingers too, if it will help, that we make it. I handled my bank duties first thing this morning and settled in to trying to contact a local diesel repair shop that had a mobile tech. The one that had been recommended to us said they could have someone here by noon. Great...come on out. We had not heard from Coach-Net by noon so I called and they determined that I...Jump to full entry
Mar 25, 2018 - Pahrump Bound...
By now you have glanced at the pictures and seen the map location so you have a hint we are not in Pahrump. It started well, up early, walk Sadie, quick breakfast, flush tanks and prepare to pull out. And we did a little before 9:30 a.m. A quarter of a mile and we were back in Arizona to head for the connection to send us on our way. Fifteen miles from our KOA parking place we headed west on NV 163. And it started up hill. Probably a 6% grade. But this is no problem for our Cummins 8.9L 400 horsepower engine...until a warning light comes on...Jump to full entry
Mar 24, 2018 - Uh, and plans change
Sadie had a better night. Sue was sure it was worse because she woke up everytime Sadie made a sound. Except Sadie only had a spell every hour or so which was really an improvement. Sue was awakened so many times she was sure it was every 10 minutes. Sadie and I walked for about 10 minutes early. Then we both had breakfast. Sue had breakfast shortly after. It was a slow day until about 2:00. I had been having a little stomach issue but I was feeling better. As I have done for the last 30 years, I decided it was time to find out if I was...Jump to full entry
Mar 23, 2018 - When in doubt...
Wednesday evening we went to bed undecided about Thursday's itinerary. Nothing we discussed seemed to be what we wanted to do, so sleeping on it was the only solution for our dilemma. However, on Thursday morning we had our decision made for us. Sadie woke me up coughing, hacking and sounding like she was gagging. I came to the front of the Bus to find her on the sofa spitting up phlegm. There was quite a bit on the sofa so I got Sue up to help. I took care of Sadie while Sue cleaned up the sofa. Sadie continued to have issues and spit up a...Jump to full entry
Mar 21, 2018 - Slow day at last
Woke up this morning after two nights at Avi KOA. We are near the highway that leads to Laughlin and at times it is loud. That was not the issue this morning as the traffic leaving toward Laughlin was rather infrequent. That was good, it let us wake up naturally. I worked a little while and then walked Sadie for her morning outing. I could see clouds coming in from the west. We watched a little television, worked on getting everything ready for Dan to do our taxes. Touched base with him just as he was checking into Branson with the...Jump to full entry
Mar 20, 2018 - Avi Casino & Resort...and RV Park
Monday was moving day. Up early, I had worked Sunday evening so I did not have to deal with work from the bank. An early walk with Sadie and we ran into Pat, who was coming back from taking garbage to the dumpster. At Westwind the dumpster is by the gate to the desert, where you walk the dogs and watch for Mr. Wiggly. Pat said their goal was to be out by 8:30. They were heading for Lake Mead to meet some other friends for some boondocking and kayaking. Our goal was to be out by 9:30 and head for Laughlin, NV. To jump ahead we are also...Jump to full entry
Mar 14, 2018 - Laughlin, Nevada
We've been trying to schedule a trip to this part of the country for several years, I actually had a "Cracker Barrel" map behind the plexiglass in the galley in our old motorhome, with the route traced with a blue marker, but the timing was never right. . Our friend Steve Weaver spends the entire winter in Morro Bay, California, has for several years, and finally we are on our way to...Jump to full entry
Apr 25, 2017 - Laughlin overnighter
Yo Im writing this after a long windy day of driving from laughlin,Nevada to Bass lake,California,400 plus miles and i white knuckled the whole way,it was like sailing a boat at times.so were pretty excited about our week here at Yosemite..annnd on the way in we stopped in Fresno,Ca @REI and replaced the stolen bikes..so well be riding them Yosemite trails. We had a nice layover at the Avi resort casino rv park,hit the pool and jacuzzi And played a little slots and were pulling out at 6:30am..we left there with 3/4 tank And b4 you know...Jump to full entry
Apr 8, 2017 - Laughlin, NV
The seven days here has gone far to fast. We visited ever casino (8)Jeanne won and I lost. We played golf one day in California. Jeanne did her Karaoke debut in AZ. We visited a car museum and have walked up and down the Colorado River. This place is neat in that the casinos are all on the west side of river in NV and the town of Bullhead is on the east side of the river in AZ (no gambling). We drove 10 miles to the south and played golf in CA. The desert championship for off road vehicles is being held today and tomorrow. They make a lot...Jump to full entry