Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nevada to Texas

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We left CA and headed for Pahrump NV. We were in Pahrump for 9 days. We stayed 2 days at Terrble's Lakesde Casino and RV Park. Then we moved to Charleston Peaks for 7 days. Both were super parks. While Paharump we visited Crystal City. This is the home of a " Brothel Museum", an active brothel. It is in the middle of nowhere. We met a super couple that gave us a tour and told us the history of the brothels and the area. We stopped along a deserted desert road to check a map as our "Destiny" our GPS said to turn here on what looked like it was going to the middle of nowhere.The super couple pulled along side of us and asked if we were lost. Imagine that,thinking we could be lost. We said we were going to Crystal City and they said "that's where we live, follow us". Oh no following strangers again, in a strange city( on a deserted desert road). Oh well life's an adventure. This turned out to be a great time with the "strangers".

We also met up with friends Betty & Shorty. We had lunch and talked about Alaska, as they were the couple we were suppose to go to AK with in 2008.

Next we went to Las Vegas at a Thousand Trails park along Bolder Highway. We were there for 2 weeks. Our son Cy flew out and spent 4 days with us. We had some great family time with him. We toured Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon. We also visited the "strip" and some of the Casino's. The following week we had a lot of rain, more than they had in the last year according to the TV weather man. We were supposed to go back to Pahrump to visit our friends, but bad weather and Lilly's failing health kept us put. We took Lilly to a SUPER VET in Las Vegas and with his encouragement and new meds we brought her home. She seemed to be doing much better.

Next stop was Earp CA. It is across the river from Parker AZ., belowLake Havasu. A very nice Coast to Coast Park. It has about 7-800 sites right on the Colorado River. We stayed 4 days and saw a lot of wild donkeys. We also checked out the Blue River Casino in Parker.

Casa Grande here we come, our next stop. Another great Coast to Coast Park. We toured the Casa Grande ruins. We also attended a Indian festival with crafts, music and dancing. It was a very interesting day.

We then headed to Benson AZ. We stayed at Valley Vista Coast to Coast Park. The Escapee Park was full and we were 5th on the dry camping list.From there we moved next store to San Padro RV , this was a Passport park and we stayed there for 2 weeks. Our friends Janet and Mike Carter came an spent 2 weeks with us. Maybe some of you may remember them from Disney. This was a nice park with many things to do in the area. Blazer loved it, this was a great place to run in the desert. We were 40 miles from Tucson. The countries biggest Gem & Jewelry show was taking place. There were 35 different locations set up in Tucson with all types gems,rocks and beads. We did go 3 times to some of the sites. We also visited Tombstone ( a very fun town) and Bisbee AZ. We also went to Nogalis Mexico. We also visited Saguaro National Park. This is where the type of cactus we saw in the old westerns and expected to see all over the west. But this is one of the few places they grow.

After Benson we headed for Texas. We had an overnight in Balmorhea and another stop at the Lucky Eagle Casino, the only land base casino in TX. It is in Eagle Pass. The casino has a 15 site RV park. It's just a parking lot with full hook ups for $15. a night.

Then off to the Rio Grande Valley TX. We spent 2 weeks at the Tropic Winds RV Resort. It is a great park. We stayed here with Thousand Trails. Texas is experiencing the cooldest winter in 15 years.Of course, we're here. It was 90 when we left so it is starting to warm up. While there Lilly took a turn for the worse. See Lilly's tribute above.

We went to a BBQ cookoff (Smok'in On The Rio) with some of our Escapee friends who are spending the winter in the Valley. There were 6 couples from our Escapee chapter. At the cook off we got to be judges in the semi finals of the chicken part of the cook off. There were 135 entries and we had to taste and judge the 9 semi finalists. It was great fun. We went to Progresso, Mexico with the group also. It was really fun especially since it is happy hour all day long with 2 for 1 Margarita's. Our friends knew their way around Progresso. We also went to Pepe's On the Rio for a final visit with them. They had entertainment from Branson, everyone danced and had a wonderful time. We were leaving the valley for Rockport TX. the next day.

From Blazer: I really miss Lilly. She has been the best friend I ever had. Mom & Dad are very sad, it is lonely without her.

1 comment:

  1. Bob and Linda, So sorry about your loss. Our canine companions are so much apart of our family. You provided a wonderful life for Lillie and in return she was a loyal companion. Have had three wonderful dogs the last two goldens crushed me when they passed. It has been two years for us. We last saw you in Skagway. Since we have returned to WI and then off for Texas, California and on to the Olympics for a month in Vancouver. Now back in WI for the warmer months. Safe travels.