The Adventure Begins in '10' (2010) travel blog

Provo KOA .

Provo KOA still has ducks but no more geese

View of our campsite at Valley of Fire. We climbed the rocks...

Just one of the many fascinating rock formations in Valley of Fire...

A natural shelter in Valley of Fire

Petroglyphs at Valley of Fire State Park

A busy little ground squirrel at Valley of Fire

We had to be very quite around the logs

Here's a sign you don't see in Idaho

Valley of Fire sunset

Part of the trail on our hike into "Mouse Tank"

View of our space at Palms River Resort in Needles

Pool & club house area at Palms River Resort

We are settled into our space at the Palms River Resort in Needles California, which is just about 20 miles south of Laughlin NV & Bullhead City AZ.

We left on Wednesday, November 2nd as scheduled - just in time to miss the miserable cold front that hit the area. We had hoped to be on the road in the morning but the lights on the trailer didn't want to work so we didn't hit the road until after lunch.

We made it to Provo, Utah just as it was getting dark. Rick didn't remember anything but the street name, but I remembered that the KOA was easy to get to last year so that was our destination. Road construction took us to a different freeway exit and then there was even more construction in town so we ended up winding our way through residential areas to get to the campground. Thank goodness we got the hands free working in the car before we left because we would have wandered for hours had I not called the KOA for guidance. Once there we got settled quickly as we stayed hooked up to the truck.

We daparted mid-morning and made it to the Valley Of Fire State Park in Nevada by late afternoon on Thursday. Valley of Fire is just west of Lake Mead. What a beautiful area! The interesting red rock formations reminded us of Arches in Moab, UT. Friday we began exploring and found several walls of petroglyphs.

Instead of trying to find another campground or RV park further south we decided to stay put and continue exploring. After three nights we got back on the road, landing in Needles CA. Because of the daylights savings time change and moving into the Pacific time zone neither of us truly knew what time it was. Thank goodness for cell phones so we had a timepiece we could trust.

Arriving one day earlier than our reservation date was not a problem and with all of our paperwork completed back in October, checking in and getting parked didn't take long at all.

Palms River Resort sits right on the Colorado River and was created as a park-model-home gated community. With the economic dip they opened the park to RV's to help generate income. All RV spaces are extra wide. The swimming pool & hot tubs, club house, work-out center, river access and ATV trails across the road work well for us.

Today it was about 65 degrees - Hurrah!!!

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