Well, the time has come to head towards Canada. Too bad we are only allowed six months here in the US, there is so much to see. We packed up and left the comfort and warmth of Arizona this morning and began our travels north.
We have decided to head straight up the 15 as we intend to hit Calgary Alberta to see our daughter and her husband. The drive up the 95 to Las Vegas was fine, boring as there is nothing but roads that go on for miles and miles but there are mountains and beautiful scenery to take in. Going through Vegas was like going through Toronto, busy and a bunch of nut cases on the highway.
We got through it and got on the 15, which we will stay on now until Canada. Going through the start of Utah was incredible. We drove through a huge cut in a massive mountain for miles. Then, as we climbed the mountain the rain began and never stopped. We got near Zion and couldn’t see a thing. Colleen started calling nearby rv spots but all could not accommodate as the rains were swelling the sites and the ones that weren’t were booked.
We are now safely tucked into a Best Western Plus (which actually has rv sites) for the night. We are surrounded by majestic snow capped mountains which reminds me of being in Banff Alberta. Will be back on the road in the morning on our way to the next stop, Salt Lake City.
That’s it for now, have fun…Kevin
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So after we got settled into our new park in Ehrenberg we left our trailer and drove the 95 almost three hours all the way to Las Vegas for our second time this year. This time was for the Pennzoil 400 Nascar race and we were pumped!
We land a hotel for less than 90 a night (I know right, on this weekend!) and it turns out to be on Las Vegas Blvd, 1.9 miles from the entrance to the race track. Wow. Sunday comes, we call for a Lyft car (Same as Uber) and we are there in less than 5 minutes. For us, excitement builds right away as we see all the car haulers and all the merchant haulers opened up for business.
I had to get a Dale Jr jacket, which I did but we walked around for a couple of hours seeing and having fun. At this point Colleen was still unsure who her new driver was to be as her favorite retired last year (Earnhardt Jr). Me, I have turned to the number 18 OF Rowdy(Kyle) Bush. Colleen was leaning towards Harvick in the number 4 but was not fully sure yet so she didn’t buy anything.
We finally buy a couple of Bud Lights (so expensive at the track) and start up to find our seats. Turns out they were only three rows from the track and right in front of pit lane (Just past the finish line). Guess who’s pit we were directly in front of, that’s right, Kevin Harvick! That sealed it for Colleen, he was her new driver. Pre-race ceremonies went on, we stood for the anthem, saw Rascal Flatts, witness the superb fly over from Nellis then the race began. We didn’t get ear plugs because of Colleen’s love for the sound but after lap 3 I was literally falling down with my vertigo as the noise was so loud that my ears not only ached but hurt. I went and got plugs and all was good after that.
The whole weekend was fabulous, we were entertained on Freemont street the night before (So many Nascar fans there) We stood and watched a great rock band, had a few beers and guess what, we didn’t gamble. The weekend was all about racing fun.
Vegas can be a very fun town and we had a blast. Any race fans out there, you gotta see this race live! Well, that’s it for now, till next post…Kevin
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It’s now into March and we have packed up from our stationary spot in Yuma, Az. Now comes that nasty time where we must think about heading back to our country. (Because our government says so!!!) We have made a two week stop in Ehrenberg Az on the Colorado river, just off the 10 and right across the bridge from Blythe California.
This is a beautiful spot, lots of grass (something not seen in the previous place), lots of water and many friendly people. We decided on here because of the water and the the temps (around 85 daily) so that I can get a little fishing in and Colleen can get her water views in she has desperately been looking for. Comes with a price though, being on the water is a little more costly than we have been spending.
So, in our two week stay here we will be attending a Nascar race in Vegas and visiting Joshua Tree National Park (40 minutes west of here) so look for those blog entries soon. For now, we will bathe ourselves in the beauty and warmth of mid Arizona………Kevin
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Los Angeles, the city of stars…And really screwed up drivers. OMG, the freeways were insane. Foe the first time ever driving I got disoriented on direction (north,south etc) We took 4 hours to drive to LA from Yuma and another 3 hrs navigating the crazy roads to find a suitable place to stay. (And cheap) If you want to stay next to the ocean it actually costs you 800 bucks a night min. Sheesh!
So we find a place, turns out to be near the airport (Same one Kim stayed at once) and they had some nice tours from there. We booked a 5 hr drive tour for the next day then went to Denny’s for supper. For me, being in Tinseltown was a thrill. Everyone knows how much I love Hollywood and entertainment. Well, I achieved a milestone, I walked on the stars walk of fame and I saw the Hollywood sign. I was in heaven.
We were then taken to the famous Farmers Market. A huge
outdoor/indoor market place that was started in 1939 and is a huge hub of activity. Turns out it is right across the road from CBS Television city where the price is right is filmed and the big bang theory. I know right…Wow. Didn’t see any stars though. We were told that several of them venture into the market during the day for lunch. Sorry Dave Johnston, no picture of me and Penny!!
After the market we went to Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, Marina Del Ray then home. What a whirlwind day that was. When the tour ended and we were back at the hotel it was 6:30pm, just enough time for a quick shower then dinner and bed!!
So there we are. Yes, I can say I have been to LA. I can also say that I have no need to go there again (unless I am rich enough to have someone drive me from place to place. Ha Ha. Everyone should go there at least once though.
I will add a Gallery tomorrow of the pictures, there are so many. We saw so many famous points and took pictures of them. That’s it for now, have fun….
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