Monthly Archives: February 2013

Craggy Wash

We have left Laughlin, NV, and Bullhead City, AZ, and moved on down the road about an hour to the Lake Havasu City area. Craggy Wash is a free dispersed primitive camping area provided by the BLM (Bureau of Land … Continue reading

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Route 66

What to do…what to do… Road trip! The longest continuous stretch of the old “Mother Road”, Historic Route 66, still in use today, runs near here.  We drove to Kingman, Arizona, where we could get on it. Kingman has an … Continue reading

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Oatman, AZ

Oatman, Arizona, about 30 miles from Laughlin, Nevada, on the Historic Route 66, is an authentic western ghost town and mining camp.  It maintains its historic look and includes gunfights and some of the town folk dress in period costumes. Burros, … Continue reading

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Laughlin, NV

90 miles south of Las Vegas is Laughlin, a sort of mini-Vegas and without all the flair of the Vegas Strip, a small town with big casinos. This is a destination for many RV people.  Some of the casinos have … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Ruins at Lake Mead

We awoke to a very pretty sunrise 🙂 When the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930’s the rising waters of the Lake Mead reservoir submerged the small town of St. Thomas.  It remained under water for over 60 years. … Continue reading

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Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire

The Hoover Dam, Civil Engineering Monument of the Millenium, and Modern Civil Engineering Wonder of the United States, as well as the new bypass bridge recently constructed.  My step-sister, Carolyn, and her husband, Norm, joined Bernie and I on a … Continue reading

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Lake Mead

Government Wash is a free dispersed camping area on the north shoreline of Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Las Vegas, Nevada.  It will be our home for the next day or two.  What a fantastic front window view!  And … Continue reading

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Death Valley Pictures

For being the hottest spot in North America it’s a really cool place.  We were there for five days and saw a lot of amazing things.  Here just “some” of the pictures we took:

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Red Rock Canyon

Before heading to Death Valley, we decided yesterday to spend a day at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. What a beautiful place to see, with spectacular views and interesting rock formations. We found a place to dry camp at … Continue reading

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Out In The Boondocks

We are in the desert by Las Vegas and headed for Death Valley where we will be for a few days, or a week.  There is no Internet where we are now and if I remember correctly there may not … Continue reading

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On The Road Again

The Flying J Travel Plazas are the most RV friendly truck stops on the road and we seek them out whenever we need gas.  They usually have a separate RV island that includes a sanitary dump station and water as … Continue reading

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Mt. Rubidoux Memorial Park

One of our favorite things to do here in Riverside is to hike the 3 mile paved scenic trail of shrines to Father Junipero Serra’s Cross at Mt.Rubidoux Memorial Park. There is an American flag near the summit, flying today … Continue reading

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Return to Riverside

How can this be a “daily post” if I don’t post every day?  The problem with a daily diary is that sometimes there is just nothing to say.  And NO pictures to post!  But for those of you who are … Continue reading

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Riverside, CA

Surf’s up!  It was a cold, rainy night, and a cold damp morning, but that didn’t stop the surfers from riding the waves.  We took a drive up to North Carlsbad State Beach and saw many people out surfing. We … Continue reading

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South Carlsbad State Beach

Our discounted price ran out at Mission Bay RV Park so we moved on up the coast about 25 miles to South Carlsbad State Beach where we had stayed last year.  We drove in the rain most of the way … Continue reading

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Beautiful La Jolla

Pronounced Le HOYa.  A lovely neighborhood north of San Diego.  We were walking along the Coast Walk and came across Children’s Pool.  This was originally created as a protected swimming area for children but as the man-made cove began to … Continue reading

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Mission Bay Park and Old Town

Where is the California Sun?  It’s been so cloudy the past few days.  Oh well, we went out for a walk along the bike path in Mission Bay Park.  Lots of other people were out walking too, riding bike, in-line … Continue reading

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Balboa Park

Today’s excursion was to Balboa Park in the heart of San Diego.  As we pulled into the parking lot the very first thing we saw was the Oscar Mayer Wieniemobile that we had seen in El Cajon a few days … Continue reading

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Old Town San Diego

Our time limit was up at Circle RV in El Cajon so we headed towards Silver Strand State Beach in San Diego.  We stayed there last year, enjoyed it, and wanted to see it again.  However, we arrived there to … Continue reading

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San Diego

We took the trolley from El Cajon to downtown San Diego today.  One of the first things we saw was a big pedestrian bridge crossing the roadway.  From the middle of it I was able to take this picture postcard … Continue reading

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