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May 21, 2013 - Willow Beach and the Lake Mead Rec Area

May 21 took us to another HOT, Hot, HOT spot. We camped in what will one day be a beautiful campground in a national recreation area on the Colorado River. It was just completed last year and actually is in desperate need of trees. The irrigation lines and ports are in but where we were, it was rock. All sites have power, water and sewer. Even though it said WiFi we couldn't get in and no cable. The sites are concrete patios which makes it real easy to level a trailer. Also it was a tight, steep downhill into the Black Canyon. The...

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Mar 28, 2012 - The Road Trip Extraordinare

After a “shake down” trip to the Sierras to ski, we were ready to depart on a full fledged motorhome tour, yahoo! We’ve had the idea for a long time….without plans, reservations or deadlines. First stop was Fort Mojave, neighboring Laughlin, Nevada. This is now my sister and her husband’s hometown for the last 7 years or so and a few since we last visited. Not much has changed. Ramie and Gary still live in a lovely, quiet neighborhood with many friends (some of whom have relocated from California as well). After a couple of nights of...

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Tales of Blue Aweigh

Apr 4, 2011 - Lake Mead & Hoover Dam

After a week of insane crowd sizes at fun parks and the crowds last night on the strip it was just beautiful to turn the car off at Lake Mead with not ONE other person in sight and hear absolute silence, Diane and I both commented on this as soon as we got out of the vehicle. Lake Mead is around 30 minutes drive from Vegas, there isnt much there but the scenery is pretty nice and it is the largest man made lake in the USA ( I think ), we were here in early springtime which meant the water wasnt too inticing to have a dip, I had planned to...

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Mar 19, 2010 - Hoover Dam

Death March to Hoover Dam!! Boulder Beach is right on the other side of Hoover Dam. We stopped at the Visitor Center and picked up the pamphlets explaining all the groovy stuff to do there. We read about a few hikes and one caught Bernie's eye because it ended at Hoover Dam (he was still a quiver!!). He wanted to take the tour and hear all the cool facts. The hike was described in the pamphlet as being on the old train path that was built to take supplies to the dam site when it was being built and had 5 tunnels cut through the mountains....

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Mar 17, 2010 - Boulder Beach

We moved to the upper level of the campground for the paving ...set up and had breakfast. We weren't thrilled with the noise or the smell of the paving, so we decided to leave and try another camp on a different part of the lake. We would have to go over Hoover to get there and Bernie was all a quiver with anticipation of seeing the dam...he is such a guy!! Signs on the way warned of blasting in the dam area...so we were surprised when we stopped in a line of traffic for about 45 minutes (we ate lunch...one of the perks of driving your...

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Mar 16, 2010 - Temple Bar - Lake Meade

From Kingman we drove to a campground listed in our book. It is an Arizona State Park on Lake Meade. The lake was created when Hoover Dam was built in the 30's. It is a huge lake; but, in the middle of the desert! So, to get to most of it, you have to drive for miles on windy roads that seem to take the longest, most roundabout way possible to get to the edge of the Lake!! We saw lots of evidence of our tax dollars at work. At the entrance to the park (we are talking a road into nothing desert - rolling hills of sand and bushes)is an almost...

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Mar 29, 2009 - Leaving Las Vegas, On to Arizona

Mar, 29 Leaving our RV Park and heading for Arizona. Still a howling sound in our Truck, so we have decided it has to be fixed before we go any further. Pulled into a walmart parking lot across the street from our RV park and John proceeded to do the repairs. The short connecting hose between the turbo charger and the intake on the left bank, the hose clamp was very loose. It was difficult to get to and fairly messy job, but John pushed forward and I sat quietly and prayed for patience. And my prayers were answered. It took a while to find...

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