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Aug 16, 2013 - Mesquite, Nevada

Our first day on the road went smoothly! We stopped at In-N-Out for lunch so that Doug could have his last "Double-Double" for a few months! We sped past Stateline and Las Vegas. My pictures were almost a blur!!! The temp as we crossed Death Valley reached 116 degrees and I was fading fast! As I gaze out the window at the barren landscape, I try to imagine what the early pioneers endured as they traveled this same route! We arrived at our campsite by 6:00 p.m. and began unloading the jeep. I suspect I packed more than I will ever wear on...

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May 19, 2013 - Nevada and Hoover Dam

On the way to Mesquite, NV ( our base for Hoover Dam) we stopped at Pipe Spring National Monument. An interesting, beautiful spring in the desert used for years by native Americans and Mormons. Went into parts of 3 states -AZ, UT and NV to get to our RV park in Mesquite. The trip through the Virgin River Canyon was quite a ride! A massive canyon with steep sides and steep downhills...whoo-hoo! Arrived at Sun Resorts RV Park which is just what they are when they say park...a place to park your RV. It was quite new, near a grocery store and...

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Dec 7, 2012 - Made It To Las Vegas!!!

Arrived in Las Vegas about 2pm on Thursday in time to make a quick stop at the truck wash with the 5'er before heading to our final destination. They had it in & out in about 15 minutes with 8 of them working on it. Looked great when they were done. $47 which included a protectant and doing the tires. We have vowed to never wash it ourselves again! We picked it up from the Ford dealership at 10am and kept our fingers crossed for the entire 125 mile trip to Vegas. It ran beautifully so it appears all is well. We do have one more turbo issue...

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Dec 5, 2012 - Truck update....

Well, we're still here at the Oasis Rv Park in Mesquite and our truck is still in St George, Utah at the Ford dealership. We hope to get it back late this afternoon. It took an extra day as they needed to get some info from the Ford dealership in Valley Verde, Arizona about the injectors we had replaced a couple of years ago. You might remember reading about that fiasco. Anyway, apparently we not only blew our turbo hose the other night but we also have 3 high pressure oil leaks. And, to make matters worse, when we had the last fuel filter...

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Oct 29, 2012 - Welcome - To Fantasy Island

We left Draper with clear skies - albeit cold. It was a pleasant three hour drive to our next layover - an overnight in Beaver, Utah. We were supposed to stay at Beaver Canyon Campground, but since they had turned off the water, we decided on the local KOA. We're not crazy about KOA's but it was very clean and well maintained. Better yet - no more snow and at a balmy 57 degrees we quickly enjoyed a glass of wine at the provided table. The next day we were headed for the desert destination of Mesquite, Nevada but we made a shortstop in...

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Apr 15, 2012 - On the road again....

As this is being written we are nestled into an RV ‘slot’ near the CasaBlanca Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. While not on our original plan, it was on the ‘just in case’ list. Because our plans at the beginning of this trip were adjusted, modified, or replaced we felt having contingency plans were important. So why are we here? Read on... Our last week at McDowell Mountain Park was very quiet. Each day it got quieter as the park emptied with RV’s leaving and none coming in. The day before we left there were 6 of 40 spots occupied and 4 of us...

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Oct 26, 2011 - Mesquite, Nevada

Today was our first travel day heading to Colorado. We didn't make it very far, only about 80 miles to Mesquite, Nevada. The wind was blowing with gusts of 35 miles per hour. We decided to stop early and let the bad weather pass us. This is Betty's first time traveling by RV. We are enjoying having her ride along with us. We hope to get an early start in the morning. We have about 700 more miles to go before arriving in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are staying at the Casa Blanca RV Park for $20 a night. It has full hook-ups with Cable...

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Nov 4, 2010 - Mesquite, Nevada

We didn't get too far today -- we saw a beautiful golf course along the highway when going through Mesquite, so we decided to stop. They were advertising full service RV sites of $19.99 -- can't beat that. We stayed a couple of nights. Had a great game of golf, started at 1:15 and didn't even get 18 holes in before it got dark! Can you believe that?? We had quite a slow group ahead of us -- we were in no hurry so we just plugged along behind them, never once thinking we wouldn't get done before dark! Oh well, live and learn, ha, ha,

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Oct 18, 2010 - Greater Mesquite Arts Fesitival

We attended the 2010 Greater Mesquite Art's Festival in beautiful Mesquite, Nevada over the Columbus Day weekend. We stayed at the Desert Skies RV Resort just outside Mesquite. The RV resort is a very nice place and we would highly recommend it to anyone. The weather was on the warm side for the festival but not unbearable. The crowds attending the festival were not quite what we expected but it was enjoyable. On a down side, my wife took me to the cleaners playing pool at the resort clubhouse :( It is always a little wierd to be on...

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Oct 15, 2010 - Mesquite, Nevada

As of last night we weren't quite sure where we were going to stay for the next three nights. We "planned" to stay in St. George, UT, we new we wanted to get someplace warmer and St. George has been averaging about 20 degrees warmer than Cedar City, and it's just 37 miles SW. We got to St. George but the two places we thought we would stay; Flying J was closed, and the Walmarts didn't allow overnight parking. Since it was a Friday, and we didn't have reservations anywhere, we got out our Casino Camping Book, and checked on Mesquite, all...

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Mar 28, 2010 - On our way home

We spent Saturday night in Kingman, AZ and will headed toward Mesquite, NV Sunday. Should arrive home about Wednesday. That being said, I have to tell you about our last few days in Apache Junction. Little had I expected such a grand and glorious time. I never realized you could meet new people and become such good friends in such a small amount of time. Aside from the fact that Linda and I find the Apache Junction area so beautiful, there is an unspoken quality about the area that sets it apart from the rest of the Phoenix area. Yes,...

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Mar 9, 2010 - A Day in Mesquite, NV

Today we took a drive to Mesquite, Nv.. Visited with old Refinery friends Carl and Billie Glover. We saw bunch of really neat Senior retirement homes that are pretty low priced, compared to a couple years ago. Lots of Golf courses that are PGA quality. We had a great lunch at the Eureka Casino and tried our hand at 1 cent poker machines. The weather is cool and rainy, but warmer than we have seen at home in a while..

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