May 262015

There have been a few RVs pulling into the Las Vegas Thousand Trails, but a lot more are going out with the Memorial Day holiday over. I have noticed that our Verizon internet connection has been a little bit faster as the place thins out.

My friend Chris Yust called from Florida yesterday just to rub it in that she and hubby Charles are in Titusville, Florida and that we’re way out here in the desert. She knows that we love Titusville, and we have seriously considered buying a lot at Willow Lakes RV Resort there. Chris gave the place her stamp of approval, so I guess we’re good to go. Well, except for having the money, of course. There’s always that to get in the way.

We’re just beginning our sixteenth year as fulltimers and we’re not close to being ready to hang up the keys yet, but we have found ourselves slowing down. When we were teaching at Life on Wheels and working the RV rally circuit as vendors, it was common for us to put on 20,000 or more miles a year. Lately it’s been about half that and we enjoy the slower pace. We love Florida’s Space Coast and if we ever do stop fulltiming that’s where we’d like to settle down. We can see a lot of advantages to having a lot where we can hang out for a few months every winter to do some serious writing, weaving, and playing.

At 1:30 we met our friends Dennis and Carol Hill for a late buffet lunch at Boulder Station Casino, just up the road from the campground. We have not had an opportunity to just sit and visit with them in a long time, and we had a great time talking about the fulltime RV lifestyle and our travels, our mutual RVing friends, and life in general.

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Dennis is even more of a Gadget Boy than I am, and he brought along his new GoPro HERO4 SILVER. These tiny little video cameras are great for everything from kayaking to biking, as dash cams, and a lot of my kite flying friends put them on their kites. I was hoping that all of the stimulating conversation would make Dennis forget about the Go Pro and I could walk away with it, but it didn’t work out that way.

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Which I don’t understand, because it seems like people forget a lot of things in casinos. Especially Boulder Station. While we were there yesterday somebody at the table next to us left their purse behind when they finished their meal. I guess things like that happen. But Thursday evening when we went there for dinner Terry noticed the upper plate to someone’s dentures lying on the floor by the cash register. Really? How do you not notice that you lost your teeth? Especially going into a restaurant? Only in Vegas, baby!

It’s going to start getting hot soon. In fact, the forecast is calling for triple digit temperatures by Sunday. I’m sure glad the basement air conditioner in our Winnebago works so well!

Thought For The Day – You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them.

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  One Response to “Some Coming, More Going”

  1. Hi Nick, glad you are enjoying Vegas. We made it to Chellais Thousand Trails Park in Challais Washington. First time here and it will probably be the last. Park is all wooded sites, even here on top no satellite we get three over air stations, our air card works nice so far. The sites though are big and roomy and we got lucky and got a full service one. We won’t be in the rig much since we are here to visit with Mike’s Aunt Mary back in Longview. Just wanted to give you a heads up on this park

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