Leaving Bullhead City AZ.
We left Bullhead City around 9:00. We drove across the bridge to Laughlin, NV where we headed up the steep grade between Laughlin and Highway 95.
We turned north on 95.
For several miles along 95 there is a large solar farm; it must cover a few hundred acres.
In Henderson, Nevada…
We got onto Hwy. 169 which goes through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. It is a scenic drive and is a way to bypass the Vegas traffic.
Lake Mead NRA.
Some pretty nice mountains here.
A Broad Valley and large Mesa.
We saw Lake Mead a couple of times. Mostly the northern arm of the lake. There were several roads leading toward the lake but we will have to try and check some of them out later.
We continued through the area enjoying the views. Eventually we went through the small town of Logandale.
I-15 to Mesquite
Not far from there we came to I-15 and turned east toward Mesquite.
We got to Mesquite around 1:30. We had to drive around a bit to find the RV Park but eventually we found it and got settled in.
Denis and Sue.
Around 2:30 we decided to get something to eat so we got in the jeep and started out of the RV park.
Denis was standing on the side of the road. We stopped to talk to him.
We booked them a spot here but it was for the next day as Denis told us they would be here on Tuesday.
As it turned out they couldn’t get a spot today so they decided to dry camp at the Virgin River Casino across the freeway. We drove to the casino also to get something to eat.
We were walking to the casino when D&S drove in with their RV.
We we continued to the River Café in the casino where we ordered our lunch.
Patti had a Chicken BLT and I had the pot roast. My plate was so full of meat, potatoes and corn that I couldn’t eat all of my meal.
The impressive part was the whole meal was only $28.
It reminded me of the old days in Reno when you could get a good meal for very little money.
Denis and Sue joined us and we BS’ed for a while.
Back at the RV.
After lunch we went back to the RV and just relaxed for the rest of the day.
Cracks in the Tow System.
I was doing a walk around the other day at a rest stop and noticed that the bracket that the tow bar connects to on the bumper of the jeep was cracking at the weld.
I would have been better off if I hadn’t welded it to begin with.
Now I will have to see if I can get someone to weld it again so we can get down to Quartzsite. If I can’t get it welded, Patti will have to drive the jeep to Q.
Once we get to Quartzsite I will have to figure out what to do. I am thinking of just buying a new aftermarket front bumper. They make some pretty trick ones and all it will take is to order one and pay the bill.
Okay that’s it for now.
Today I will go to a welding shop an see about the bumper.