Goodbye Las Vegas

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092015

Yesterday was our last day in Las Vegas, and I can’t say we’re sad to be leaving, if for no other reason than to get out of the heat. And the traffic. And the noise. And the… well, you get it.

We ran a few errands yesterday morning, then decided to treat ourselves to a movie at Sam’s Town Casino on Boulder Highway, a couple of miles south of the Thousand Trails campground. We chose Spy with Melissa McCarthy from television’s Mike & Molly. It was kind of like James Bond meets the Three Stooges, with some laugh out loud funny scenes, but also liberal use of the F word, so if profanity offends you, you might want to pass on this one.

Back at the campground, I checked the pressure on the motorhome’s tires and fluid levels to save time this morning, while Terry was inside doing some pre-trip preparation like taking the sunscreens off the windshield and turning the captain’s chairs around. It’s always a good idea to give your rig a walk-around, checking for anything that might be a problem before you pull out of your RV site. Trust me, it’s easier to handle a little problem while you’re sitting still so it doesn’t turn into a big problem that strands you on the side of the road.

We’re headed for Fernley, which is about 35 miles east of Reno and 420 miles from here. I’m not sure where we’ll end up tonight. There’s a Passport America park in Tonopah, which is about halfway, and the Elks lodge in Hawthorne, about 320 miles from here, has RV parking so we have some options. Hopefully, wherever we find ourselves, we’ll have a Verizon signal to get online to post a blog.

I’m not sure how long we’ll be in the Reno area, but no more than a day or two. The new issue of the Gypsy Journal is supposed to be at the freight terminal in Sparks tomorrow, and once we pick it up, we’ll be on the move again.

Our first reservation on the Oregon coast starts on the 23rd in Florence, so we’ve got lots of time to get there. There are a couple of places we’d like to stop at in California along the way, and we want to spend a couple of days in Brookings and Coos Bay in southern Oregon. We’ll play it by ear and take it as it comes. That’s one of the greatest things about the fulltime RV lifestyle, right?

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  5 Responses to “Goodbye Las Vegas”

  1. We don’t do a lot of movies, but were thinking of seeing that one. Do people really talk that way with profanity?

  2. We stayed at a passport America park in Tonopah, it was not very nice. We stayed there 4 years ago. We stayed overnight. Would not stay there for more then a quick stop.

  3. Nick: I would suggest staying away from the park in Tonopah if it is the one we stayed at in 2010. Here’s a link to my story about our stop there.

  4. safe travels we love Coos Bay we used to visit Mikes Aunt before she moved to Washington

  5. We are from the area your going to visit If you stop in Trinidad, Ca on 101 Emerald Forest Campground I believe is a good stop. The small town of Trinidad is a nice little seaside town for a quick visit. Patrick’s Point State Park is where parts of Jurassic Park 1 was filmed. Further north, Harris Beach State Park in Brookings is beautiful. There is a nice Elk’s lodge there but the State Park is right on the beach. Coos Bay has a nice RV park at the casino if you need a stopover to do laundry. Hope this gives you a few stops to think about.

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