As we fueled up Marie’s Class B and her car which I was driving, we both spoke of the excitement of being “on the road again.” The car and the van were packed to the gills but I could see all three mirrors. It was supposed to get to 100 degrees in Phoenix on March 30, so we were delighted to make our escape.
Over our years as RVers, we had both developed a taste for stopping at Luchia’s Restaurant about four miles north of Wikieup, AZ. It was a good place for lunch and for Boomer, the Pomeranian, to stretch. As always the food was good and Marie ordered pie and we split it. We were not off to a good start! Yummm.
Driving across the new bridge at Hoover Dam was exactly as other travelers had said, a bust. You cannot see that you are even on a bridge, let alone the spectacular surrounding scenery. In order to get a view of it, you would have to go back down to the dam as you have in the past.
We found a nice campsite in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at Vegas. The campground was nearly empty so we had a quiet evening with a magnificent sunset. The rest of the night was questionable as the van was so crowded with “stuff,” I tipped over the dog’s drinking water trying to quietly get out the door to the facilities in the middle of the night. Although we laughed about it, the next 7 days of the 15 day trip sort of went downhill from there.
The water was extremely low but the scenery was pretty. We drove through the rest of the Lake Mead area the next morning, crossing I-15 and heading north on State Highway #93. That is pretty country, and it wasn’t hot like it usually is when I travel it. Snow-covered 13,063’ Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park came into view before we reached Ely, Nevada.
Marie didn’t care for the RV Park at the Prospector Hotel and Casino so decided to get a room for the night. It was reasonable considering the extra cost for Boomer and the room was extremely nice for the price. We went down to the restaurant to eat. They serve breakfast at any time and since that is my favorite meal, I ordered my usual. It was the worst breakfast I have ever had (that I didn’t cook).
We stayed at the Twin Falls 93 RV Park in Twin Falls, ID Friday night, which had everything we needed and probably the cleanest most pleasant RV bathrooms and laundry area I have ever seen.
This is a picture of the “Tilted Cross” I took at Lake Mead. It seems appropriate during Easter Week. God Bless until next time.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”