When someone mentions Nevada, you probably think of two words: Vegas and gambling.
(Actually if the two words you thought of were 'legal prostitution', you're definitely on the wrong website. Don't let the door hit you on the way out...)
We drove south through Nevada over the course of two days. Mostly 'cause it's still hot in Nevada this time of year (sunny and 36C, which feels like 42C thru the big RV windows). Also because it's a long, lonely boring drive thru the desert; just too much for one day. Ask any trucker.
Instead of falling asleep on this leg of the trip - which is what I usually do - I grabbed my camera and started seeing the view from the passenger seat.
There's lots more to the Nevada desert than I remembered...
it was still too early for Bert to open her eyes, so I took some pics for her to peruse later
seems like the desert is colorless; just different shades of brown - or is it?
water in the desert?
snow or a mirage?
made it to Vegas
Our Vegas stopover was Sam's Town RV Park, adjacent to the casino. Never stayed here before and won't again, for a number of reasons:
- it's now a KOA park
- the woman in the office seemed like she'd rather be anywhere else than at work
- spaces are tight - if there was a rig on either side of us, we wouldn't have been able to open our main slide or park our car
- daily rate was jacked up to $29, not worth it for this parking lot
Next time My Fella and I travel thru Nevada, we'll cruise straight thru Vegas. We really liked our other overnight spot in Ely, NV - the Prospector Hotel RV park.
The Prospector is also a basic casino parking lot, but much smaller and less frantic. The gal at the front desk was super nice and gave us a voucher for 2 free margaritas at the casino bar. And it seemed like she was happy to check us in; a totally different experience then we had at Sam's.
And the PA rate at The Prospector was only $16.65, including tax.