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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.Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
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...Jump to full entry
Apr 15, 2012 - On the road again....
As this is being written we are nestled into an RV ‘slot’ near the CasaBlanca Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. While not on our original plan, it was on the ‘just in case’ list. Because our plans at the beginning of this trip were adjusted, modified, or replaced we felt having contingency plans were important. So why are we here? Read on... Our last week at McDowell Mountain Park was very quiet. Each day it got quieter as the park emptied with RV’s leaving and none coming in. The day before we left there were 6 of 40 spots occupied and 4 of us...Jump to full entry
Oct 26, 2011 - Mesquite, Nevada
Today was our first travel day heading to Colorado. We didn't make it very far, only about 80 miles to Mesquite, Nevada. The wind was blowing with gusts of 35 miles per hour. We decided to stop early and let the bad weather pass us. This is Betty's first time traveling by RV. We are enjoying having her ride along with us. We hope to get an early start in the morning. We have about 700 more miles to go before arriving in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are staying at the Casa Blanca RV Park for $20 a night. It has full hook-ups with Cable...Jump to full entry