Saturday, October 27, 2012

On the road: The Fall 2012 Adventure

We left Salt Lake City yesterday about 11 a.m. Originally, we were going to drive west through Nevada to California. But Jim says we stayed in SLC a week too long weather wise; our Nevada stops were projected to have night time lows in the 20s which is pretty chilly in a motor home.

So instead, we headed south and did what, for us, is a pretty long one-day drive:  about 300 miles to Quail Creek State Park in Hurricane, Utah, just north of St. George.  We stayed overnight in a pull-through site, so we didn’t even unhook our tow car.  No water, electric or sewer, but still a bargain at $15 a night. I took a short hike around the park and Jim -- who rarely gets sick but has a bad cold -- snoozed and read.

Today Jim feels better and we drove to the Desert Eagle RV Park in Las Vegas’ Nellis Air Force Base.  After hooking up the rig, Jim is now happily ensconced in the back “lounge”  watching college football and may be on the look out for a sports bar tonight so he can watch the Oregon State BeaversI’m reading a very good memoir called “The Tender Bar.” Tomorrow we’ll figure out what we want to do/see in Las Vegas, a town Jim has only been to once before and his only experience with “The Strip” was to drive it.  We'll stay here anywhere from two days to a week.

Meanwhile, back home, we’d had problems with our downstairs bathroom before we left; today our SIL texted to say there was a “substantial flood." Plus, the day before we left, our furnace started making a knocking noise.  SIL said he’d take care of it, for which we are grateful.
Our campsite at Quail Creek State Park in Hurricane, UT.  We had a great view of the reservoir and red rocks. Per the park brochure, Quail Creek has “some of the warmest waters in the state” where people boat and fish year round" and people were water skiing.  
Our rig at our home in the Fam Camp at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.  The park has ten circles with anywhere from 8 to 25 RV spots each; we’re in one of the smaller circles.

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