On the Road #9 April 10-12, 2002, Tucson, AZ to Las Vegas, NV
and Mt Charleston
From: Joe & Nancy Sue Reeves, Harry & Donna Caldwell
Wednesday, April 10 (Cattail Cove SP, Lake Havasu, AZ):
We left Tucson and drove 320 miles to Lake Havasu, AZ. It was HOT outside, all the way, and 94 when we got here at 2 PM. We plugged up, turned on the A/C, and took a nap. We came through some real desert today. It looked like it couldn't support a rattle snake, but it likely had lots of them.
Thursday, April 11 (Nellis AFB FamCamp, Las Vegas, NV):
Well, here we are in Las Vegas. We got here a bit after noon, but this base has the tightest security of any we've visited. We had to park at the nearby Wal-Mart, unhook the car, go to the visitor center to get temporary passes for Harry & Donna, go back to Wal-Mart for the RVs. Then we drove to the truck gate 3 miles north to get our RVs searched, though they didn't do much of a search, just checked to see if any terrorists were hiding inside. Then we came back to the FamCamp. This camp has a wierd layout. There are 60' circles with gravel and small trees and 8 spaces around the perimiter. For the 8 spots there are 4 shared hookups, 4 picnic tables and 4 grills. Sure wish they'd get RVers to design the campgrounds. We'll be here at least a week.
Friday, April 12 (Las Vegas, NV):
Today we rode, with the Caldwells, up to the Mt Charleston Wilderness area. It is pretty up there and COOL. It is above 8000' and surely beats the 90+ temps here in Las Vegas. Joe made a lot of pictures of the scenery. Harry drove around in town and found the places where they had lived and the church where they were married 45 years ago. They were amazed at how this area has grown since they were last here. Las Vegas is over 10 times as large as when they lived here in the 60s. Today is their 45th anniversary so Joe & Sue used some of their Olive Garden gift cards to take them out to lunch. Then we went by Wal-Mart for a few groceries and got back about 4:30. It's too hot to sit outside, so we're under the A/C, Sue reading and Joe doing e-mail. He'll go send it tonight when it is cooler. See pictures.
Joe & Nancy Sue, Harry & Donna, On the Road, Las Vegas area.