|Leaving Tahoe we were faced with the task of a three day drive over the desert, headed to Zion NP. Stopped in a casino parking lot the first night where we had to pay (seemed unusual as we normally find casinos to be free or very economical. This wasn't the case here, but given that there are very few RV parks around, we made due. The next day we traversed the Extraterrestrial Hiway.... didn't see any flying saucers! Then camping at a wildlife refuge (for free). Pretty much a boondocking place as the main camp ground sites were full. Not a problem though. Sort of spooky: we passed Mesquite NV (home of the Vegas shooter) one day before that tragedy.