We left Kingman KOA this morning at 1020 Arizona time..knowing it would take us about 2 hours or so to hit Las Vegas...we wanted to miss the commute traffic and when we hit NV the time would change and we would fall back an hour.
So cute, before we left we had several people looking at the tractor and then one of the managers and his wife came and took pictures to post on their bulletin board. I tell ya any time you have a tractor or farm implement on the back everyone wants to talk to ya...
Had a beautiful drive through Arizona...and on into Nevada. We went Highway 93 to Vegas..the mountains and the views are so awesome! We came up on Hoover Dam but with the trailer we didn't want to go to the offramp and parking area as we didn't know what parking was like...We were there several years ago and they were just starting the bridge we went over today..we will be back....
|Outside of Kingman AZ|
|Last chance shooting gallery and diner..|
|This surprised us...going towards Lake Mead and Hoover Dam|
|So incredibly beautiful...pics don't do justice|
|Here's how we roll...|
|Going towards Vegas|
|The little garden at the visitor center|
|Not bad going through Vegas|
|A little more traffic...but look at the mountains!!|
We got through Vegas just fine...and headed on up to Indian Springs where we pulled over and had lunch...sad little town really..on our first trip with the volunteers we went through Vegas and couldn't find a place to stay so drove up to Indian Springs and stayed at the hotel/casino there...not anymore..it's like a ghost town except for the Shell gas station..There is an Air Force Base there but don't know how they survive..other than they are their little community..
|Indian Springs...where the volunteers and I stayed...no more..|
|There was a trading post and rv park....all gone|
|Along Highway 95|
|Across from the rv park...Adult Entertainment...Brothel and bar...|
Drove on through the beautiful state of Nevada...and ended up here at Armagosa Valley Campground..
We're here at the end of our trip..We've seen so much of the country..alot we've seen before and some we've never seen on the backroads of America...Each state has its own beauty..Tennessee is green and rolling...Oklahoma has the whole gambit from green grass on the east to the dry brown on the west...Texas...flat lands that seem to go on and on..Colorado....beautiful along the river with its mountains and flowing river..Utah..well, I don't even have words for Utah..one of my very favorite states with its awesome red rocks! Arizona..has beautiful flat lands to its mountains and of course Grand Canyon..one of my favorite places...New Mexico...beautiful..better with out being stuck in traffic on I40 for 7 1/2 hours..but it does have beautiful state parks that i'd like to see more of! Arkansas....well, it has my heart for many reasons..it is beautiful with its parks, rivers and greenery...but the main reason is all having to do with family! To me that state is my childhood, my parents, sisters, my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents...no unhappy memories there.. in my mind...I am still a child when I think of Arkansas...Now to Nevada...most people are, Nevada? Are u kidding me...it's flat..dry...yes it's dry most of the year..but flat? When I'm able to post the pictures tomorrow I don't know how anyone could argue with the beauty of Nevada...it's also got no state income tax, lower registration fees, lower car insurance and many other pluses...the biggest...still close enough to pick up the grandkids and bring them home!
This has been an incredible trip but we'll be on the road again in January...can't wait to see more of America!!
****Internet is slow here at the campground...so i'll post pics tomorrow when we get home..be sure to check back***