|Southbound on Nevada Highway 95|
WE DID NOT STOP TO TOUR ANY OF THE PLACES MENTIONED ABOVE!!!!!! Nor the one in the photo below.....! My co-pilot was far more interested in getting to Pahrump! LOL
|Jeanette is pretty darned good at capturing photos at 60 MPH.|
Only about 60 miles from Las Vegas, NV, we turned off Highway 95 and headed west towards Death Valley. The National Park encompasses 3,336,000 acres. Elevations range from 282 feet below sea level to about 11,000 feet. It is a huge track of land - the 2nd largest National Park in the USofA, after Alaska.
Not having been here before, we sure looked forward to touring around. That said, we booked into an absolutely lovely RV park - with treed sites that surround a seven acre man made lake. Stunning is a good word to describe this RV Park. We were pleasantly surprised.
Our internet search led us here first - over other mighty fine RV sites - because of the very long pull through sites. With our motorcycle swivel wheel, our truck and the 5th wheel, we roll at 63 feet long. To avoid having to drop the motorcycle and unhook the swivelwheel, when parked for one, two or three nights is why pull throughs appeal to us. It is easily doable to unhook but, when we can avoid doing that, it simply saves us time and effort.
This park has pull through sites that are up to 95' in length. Our site is rated at 85'....although after we were set up, I calculated that this site can't be much longer than 70 feet......cause we fit in well, end to end.
|Beautiful green grass with a great variety of trees - evergreens and deciduous!|
This area and RV park is a place we will want to return to in the future!
|We have a lake view from our site....and walking around the cement walkway is a treat too. The waterfowl enjoy this place too.|
We did walk through the local casino but the smokey atmosphere pushed us out quickly. A stroll in the RV store showed that it was well provisioned for most necessities. We did have a look into the restaurant and it looked inviting. We much preferred the peace and quiet of firing up our barbecue.
|I know Jeanette has spotted a leafed out tree ahead....and she's anxious to make noise in the crunching leaves......! The ducks think she has some treats for them.....but.....no such luck.|
|I may inflate our Sea Eagle kayak and put in to this nice, clear lake.|
|A most pleasant setting......|
The WiFi signal in this park is really good! Bonus, that is, because with most RV parks, that is not the case. The good WiFi whetted our appetite to Skype and to engage Easton in a nice cyberspace visit.
With over 150 sites in this RV park, about half are unoccupied. The RV office mentioned that beginning next Wednesday, the park is booked solid. That, of course, is due to American Thanksgiving. We'll be leaving long before that as we make our way further east and into Arizona.
That's all from here for now.
Thanks for dropping in.