May 1, Friday
With three days to get to Yosemite, we headed down the interstate through Las Vegas with a stop at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory - this is the world's best chocolate! And we discovered that their ice cream is unbelievable. The chocolate made up for the awful drive and construction and accident delays through the city. The we headed north to Pahrump, NV as a jumping off point for Death Valley. We had picked Charleston Peak RV Resort from reviews and Woodall's guide, so we were surprised to be greeted by a "members only" from the receptionist - but that quickly turned to "how did you hear about us?" to "OK, $30 for the night"! It was very nice, complete with winery with piped music like a mortuary, and excellent facilities.