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Oct 31, 2018 - Mesquite, NV and environs

Mesquite, NV and environs 10-31-18 First things first: Happy Halloween! Today we explored Mesquite Nevada because we like this part of the southwest and wanted to check the area out. First, we just drove around the town and through various neighborhoods to get a feel for the place. It’s a small town, but very neat and clean. Plenty of stores and, because it’s on the state line between Nevada and Arizona, lots of casino style resorts. Julie was interested in the Del Webb Sun City development so we went to the sales office...just for fun....

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Oct 30, 2018 - Through beautiful south Utah

Through beautiful south Utah 10-30-18 After a pleasant night in Grand Junction and a wholesome breakfast at the Village Inn, we were on the road 10AM sharp. A fine day to travel with temperatures in the 50s, and perfect road conditions. Every time we drive over I-70 through Utah we are amazed by the beauty of this country, which is saying something after leaving Colorado. The scenes are breath taking. We were in 4 states today (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada). We stopped for the night at the Virgin River Hotel and Casino in Mesquite,...

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May 9, 2018 - Desert Skies RV Resort

Just a short 2 hour drive up to Mesquite, Nevada. What a strange setup that is. The Nevada-Arizona State Line splits the town. The campground is actually in Arizona. It's a little cooler today, only 99° F or 37.2 C.

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Mar 27, 2018 - Mesquite, Nevada

Our appointment to have our airbags replaced was changed to one day later. We drove the RV to the repair shop early this morning. It took quite a bit longer than expected for them to replace them, we ended up leaving Las Vegas around three in the afternoon. We only drove about 80 miles since it was so late when we left. We are in Mesquite, Nevada for the night. Hoping to make our way to Utah tomorrow. Check back later for more from Utah.

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Mar 19, 2017 - CasaBlanca Resort

This is another catch-up update from the past couple of weeks. We have been so busy enjoying time with family. We hope everyone had a great Saint Patrick’s Day. We had dinner at the Blueberry Hill Restaurant in Las Vegas. They served a huge plate of corned beef with cabbage, potatoes, and carrots. Betty gave us the cutest leprechaun figurine, we named him Leftie. :-) We also spent a few days on a mini-vacation in Mesquite, Nevada with Betty. Mesquite is about 80 miles from Las Vegas. We stayed at the incredible CasaBlanca Resort and enjoyed...

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Apr 8, 2016 - Rainy But Fun Trip to Jane and Jim's

Made three stops on my way to Mesquite. The first was the Ethel M candy factory in Henderson. Ethel was the mother of Forrest Mars - creator of M&M's and founder of the Mars candy empire. Not much going on at the factory today and I didn't think it necessary to walk a cactus garden after spending six months in the desert! On my way into Las Vegas I stopped at the Pinball Hall of Fame. We owned a pinball machine for years and the kids and I used to have "challenges" all the time. Owen is the proud owner of that Bally machine and keeps it in...

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Apr 2, 2015 - Shelby American and Valley of Fire

Days like today are why I love to be on the road. Before leaving the Las Vegas area this morning, I went on a 2 hour tour of the Shelby American factory and museum. Mustang and Shelby Cobra fans flock here. Our guide worked with Carroll Shelby from the early years and he knew everything. He told us about Carroll's early years, his attempt at chicken farming, his war exploits, and most of all his racing career. Carroll's first race was in an MG -TC! We learned about his "feud" with Ferrari, his alliance with Lee Iacocca at Ford and how the...

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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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