Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Friday, May 10, 2013

We're In Vegas!

We left Cottonwood, Arizona on Monday arriving at our next stop in Kingman for the night about 200 miles down the road.

Tuesday, we headed out I-40 just a few miles before we turned north on US 93.  We were only going 105 miles.  We had not driven the road before and were not sure about it especially going over the Hoover Dam.

No worries, it was a wonderful four lane highway.  We were really surprised going over Hoover Dam, the walls were high enough that you could not see anything below.  The whole drive went smoothly and we arrived in Las Vegas a little after noon.  We checked in at the Thousand Trails here and found our site.

We had planned on coming here all along, but our visit coincided with the National Genealogical Conference being held here in Las Vegas.  Since we were going to be here anyway,  I decided to register for it.  Wednesday was the first day, but we headed over to the LVH (Las Vegas Hotel) to pick up my registration materials after we set up.

We also got in contact with Greg and Jan from Our RV Adventures.  We have read their blog for awhile, but have never met.  We made plans for dinner on Wednesday.

Greg and Jan picked us up about 5:30 and we headed over to Lindo Michoacan, a Mexican food restaurant they had discovered in Henderson.  It sits on a hill overlooking Las Vegas.

It's amazing how rvers who have never met can get together and have so much to talk about.  That was the case with Greg and Jan.  We had a wonderful dinner with great conversations about where each of us had been, plans of where we were going, and other things we had done.

We talked and ate until dark.  As we were leaving, we looked out to see the twinkling lights of the town.  Greg was nice enough to drive down the strip which was a real treat for Jim who usually doesn't get to be a passenger watching the view.

This picture is something I'm putting in the category "Only In Vegas".  As we were driving down the strip, we saw this SUV with a couch on top, an upscale Beverly Hillbillies?

I snapped a few pictures as we drove along.

We had a wonderful time and hope we can do it again before they leave.

I spent the rest of the week at the National Genealogy Society Conference which began with sessions every morning at 8 and ended at 5.  It was interesting (at least to me), but I was glad to finish it on Saturday.  I am definitely not used to having to be somewhere that early in the morning and then be in classes all day.  

Jim spent his time playing golf and working on the outside of the rig.  We'll be here another week. so we are planning on seeing more of the sights here.  It's been 13 years since we have been here and things have sure changed.

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