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Mar 28, 2016 - Excalibur

From Las Vegas Thousand Trails We had a fun Easter. The Easter Bunny found the motor home and delivered baskets of candy. We went to church and came home and had an Easter dinner complete with a bunny cake for dessert. Today we went down to the strip to the Excalibur Hotel to get tickets to the Tournament of Kings jousting dinner show that is awesome. Bil and I saw it on our first trip to Vegas and I know the kids are going to love it. There's an arcade downstairs for the kids. They first did a laser quest and they all earned ties....

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Mar 27, 2016 - Valley of Fire

From Thousand Trails Las Vegas Yesterday On Saturday we got 3 grandchildren ages 8, 10 and 12. We went to the Valley of Fire State Park. We were there in January but it is one of my favorite places so I go whenever I get a chance. We had been there with all the grandchildren 4 or 5 years ago but they didn'the remember it. They climbed and climbed and had so much fun. We had a picnic lunch and climbed some more. They were getting pretty tired so we went to the petrgraphs and they tried to figure out what the drawings meant. Got back to...

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Mar 23, 2016 - Back in Las Vegas

From Thousand Trails Las Vegas RV Resort We had an interesting drive yesterday. We left around 9:30 and had a 5 hour drive. We stopped for gas north of San Bernardino. It was the only truck stop for miles and was super crowded. Took about 30 minutes. We thought I-15 from CA to Vegas would be a straight flat road through the desert. Wrong! We saw an elevation sign in CA of 1,035 ft. We climbed to over 4,000 ft. On a big climb there was a sign that said to turn off air conditioner to prevent overheating. There was a lane just for trucks which...

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Mar 22, 2016 - Northbound

A most enjoyable trip/visit with Randi's sister ended on Thu as we delivered her to the Phoenix air port for departure. Lots of laughs and new sites for our visitor on her first visit south. We had lots of good byes with our park neighbors and a final few libations at a place called the Trough, enough said and will let your imagination run wild with that one lol, I thought it was a really neat place. Loaded the rig up sunday and pointed it North but not before a couple more days in Vegas of course. Looking at weather it appears there is...

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Mar 11, 2016 - Coming to the end!!

We went on a 3 and a half hour tour of Monument Valley with a Navaho guide, whose name was Larry. He was gorgeous, very traditional and full of local information. The tour took us through restricted parts you couldn't usually access. We visited a home and spoke with a Navaho woman who spun mohair and showed us how they make the rugs. We also saw the traditional baby carriers, shoes, brushes and baskets. We drove past rocks with names like "3 sisters", "sleeping dragon", "eternal flame" depending on the angle, sleeping dragon might look like...

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Mar 10, 2016 - Oasis RV Resort (3/7 - 3/9/16)

Las Vegas, we have arrived!! Las Vegas is a must every few years. In addition to all of the wonderful casinos and many other activities, we also have some very good friends that live here. Grace, Mike and their adorable daughter, Rosie who is 5! We always look forward to visiting with them. We stayed in a very nice resort which has about 700 sites. It is located only a couple of miles from the Vegas Strip and only about 3 miles from our friends. It offers all the amenities. The only down side was our site which was right next to the bath...

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Mar 7, 2016 - West Coast Conference Championship in Vegas

3-5 thru 3-7 Las Vegas and the WCC Basketball Championship. The last few days have been a blast. Our group has gone to alumni pep rallies, visited a railroad museum in Boulder City, checked out a few craft beer breweries, gone out to eat…..a lot, and have had wonderful meals in the condo. Seems like everyone (except me) have a specialty dish they prepare so we are well nourished. We spend most of the time just talking and reconnecting. We all met in college over forty years ago. Sometimes many years pass before we get together again, but...

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Mar 6, 2016 - Las Vegas Motorspeedway/Loucinda visit

Well it started a day late(lou missed flt in TO) but is here now and away we go. did the requisite visit to the strip to see what was shaking and was strolling about. Always fun and interesting. Off to track on thu for the weekend and introduce Lou to Nascar. lots to see and do. One of the closest finishes on record, visit to garage area and some sovvie shopping. Met with our friends from Utah for reminiscing. weather was ugly for some of Sunday dust storm, showers and wind. would be interesting at 190mph. my generator fuel pump decided...

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Mar 6, 2016 - back to Las Vegas

Yesterday when we got up and opened the shades it looked like we were in a Syrian refugee camp. We were surrounded by tents, mostly the tiny two man style where you have to lay down on your sleeping bag to wriggle into your pants. Many of these folks arrived after work on a Friday night and set up in the darkness. It’s hard to put up a tent on a rock hard desert surface; the stakes just don’t go in. We were glad to see a tent identical to the one we first started camping in. Its a design that’s lasted forty years and you can put on your...

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Mar 4, 2016 - Grand Junction, CO to Las Vegas, NV

3-4-16 Grand Junction, CO to Las Vegas, NV Good day to travel today. The weather was perfect and the country was very beautiful. Traveled 513 miles in seven and a half hours. The traffic was very light until I reached Las Vegas. NASCAR was in town this weekend with the appropriate crowds. I checked into the "Days Inn Las Vegas Wild West Gambling Hall” by around 3PM local time (had gained an hour). At first I thought the hotel was a bit seedy, surely the queen would never approve of these digs. I then discovered that there was free WiFi that...

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Feb 25, 2016 - las Vegas RV Resort

Hello all our northern friends. Finally we up stakes and pointed the rig for Sin City. We had a nice leisurely ride thru the Joshua Tree forest and the requisite stop at Wikieup for our Chicago hot dog and fries. Set up and started exploring the next day. As we all know about Vegas it is always changing and has it ever since our last walk about on the Strip. Have done a bit of wagering with some luck but not a lo9t. Randi's sister arrives tomorrow for a visit with us and to attend the next 2 races. Should be fun as we have a few surprises...

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Feb 22, 2016 - Las Cruces, NM and Las Vegas, NV

From Big Bend, beside the Mexican border, we traveled 500 miles to Las Cruces, New Mexico and found ourselves 25 miles from the Mexican border. But we were back to civilization in a lovely place where the beer was mostly from Colorado and the mountains were called Oregon. Southern New Mexico has its own charm, though, and lots within easy driving distance. We were fortunate to catch the full moon rising over the Oregon Mountains east of town and what a sight it was. We encounter once-upon-a-time mining in many places in the west and here we...

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