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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

We’re Home….. Last Stop was Lazy Days–Tucson

After leaving Las Vegas, our destination was the Lazy Days RV Resort in Tucson, AZ.  While at the Quartzsite Tent Show, we picked up a coupon for two free nights of camping and a lunch at the on-site restaurant.

The resort is a nice campground, having previously been built and operated by the Beaudry RV company that went bankrupt a couple of years ago.  Lazy Days has a big dealership and repair facility on the site, and a “Camping World” store is next door.

Here are pictures of our setup………


There were a lot of lemon and orange trees in the park with fruit on them.  You will notice that there is not much fruit on the lower branches…… Patsy made sure that there was less before we left!!!   Here are a few pictures starting with the one on our site…….IMG_1067


They also were apparently having an Airstream rally coming up, because there were a lot of the RV’s in the park.  Some were old restored units along with several really small trailers……

IMG_1055……. with a small one in the tree:



Other sites included a guy who wanted to take it all with him……….


and a guy who already appeared to have it all------- a Prevost towing a Corvette……………


In closing, a shot of one of the roads.  There are over 400 sites in this resort……


Now we are at home, making repairs and modifications to the Bus, and doing maintenance on the house and looking over 5 weeks of mail. 

We are also planning two more trips.  We belong to a several RV groups and two of them are having rallies on consecutive weekends.  We are thinking about attending both and staying in the Conroe, TX area for the week in between.

We are also planning to attend a TRVN (Tiffin RV Owners Network) rally in Brunswick, GA over the Easter Week, and we are putting together a 5 week trip that will include a visit to Little Rock to see Grandchild #3 for her 2nd birthday in March, and some time along the Florida beaches and New Orleans on the way back to Texas.

So……. we are going to get back on the road soon!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Las Vegas to Tucson

We left Las Vegas on Saturday morning to drive to Tucson, AZ…….. a distance of 400 miles.  We left at about 9:00AM and arrived in Tucson at 5:30AM.  We were not sure we would drive all the way, in the event that we would find something or someplace to spend more time exploring along the way.

On the way to Quartzsite, we had located the Desert Diamond casino as an RV friendly place to overnight on their parking lot, so we decided to stay there on Saturday night.

At the Quartzsite RV show tent, we picked up a coupon to spend two nights for free at the Lazy Days RV Resort in Tucson.  On Sunday morning, we cashed in that coupon and plan to watch the Super Bowl here, and then explore Tucson on Monday.  We got checked in and hooked up before noon.  However, we found the the TV reception was much better with our Over The Air antenna than with the park cable….. so I converted the TV’s back to the antenna.

The trip here was scenic, even though it was all desert and mountainous desert!   Although we went past Hoover dam, we did not see it!  Before we left Las Vegas, I read about the rules regarding RV’s and the dam roads.  We chose to take the new road around the dam, thinking we would at least see it, but that did not happen.  To take the dam road, the Bus would have had to be searched………. and I did not want to go through that.  We have been to Hoover dam in the past.

The route was full of long curving and hilly roads, with a lot of rocks and cacti!  Here are some of the scenes along the route……


There weren’t very many towns along the way, but Wickenburg, AZ looked interesting, so we did a side trip to drive though the middle of this little town…….



We had seen a lot of motorcycle groups on the road, and it appeared that many of them were taking a break in Wickenburg.

We will be leaving Tucson on Tuesday morning, without a specific plan or route in mind.  We will see what comes!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Exploring Las Vegas - 7

On Thursday evening, we went to the Fremont Street Experience, the old part of the Strip that Las Vegas has been trying to re-vitalize.

There is a three block section of the area that is under a roof that is set up as a computerized display screen.  The area is full of street performers, artists, and musicians.

Here are some pictures………..


There were a couple of guys there that were creating art paintings using spray cans of paint.  We have seen this before, but these guys were the best that we have seen………


And here is some of the art………..


Here are a few of the street performers…….


The evening was fun and entertaining.  We finished it off by stopping off by a Carl’s Jr. for hamburgers that we took back to the Bus for Dinner.