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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

There are places in this country with no cell service! Valley of Fire State Park NV....lots of pics...

Had a great day on Wednesday as we were at Lake Mead.  So we got ourselves going and found a US Bank in Henderson, worked our way back to Boulder City and had a nice lunch at the Southwest Diner.  We ate there last year and knew the food was good!  After that we were stuffed so took a little ride to Willow Beach Campground.  Thought we'd check it out for next year, but it was nice, but full hook ups and only a few sites had river views...but a nice ride! We really do like the one we stay at anyway..but it was beautiful! 

Lake Havasu...

On our way to Lake Mead

On the way to Willow Beach...

Our campsite at Lake Mead

So Thursday morning we got up and had a beautiful ride along the northern shore of Lake Mead.  We've never been that way so it was nice.  About a 70 mile ride!  Again, my kind of day!  We came into the park..so amazing!  Found us a beautiful campsite in all the huge rocks. Nice, we pay $18.00 for the campsite and then an $8.00 entrance fee..you know what's really nice about this for next year??  After Ken turns 65..we pay $30.00 a year and get to enter and camp at all the state parks in Nevada for FREE!  If there are electrical and other hookups we would pay that fee..(10.00 at the most)..great benefit to being older and living in NV..as we love NV state parks!! 
After leaving Lake Mead..

Valley of Fire

After we got settled in, took a drive and decided that the next day we'd be back for a few hikes.  The scenery is unbelievable and pictures just don't do it justice!  Especially mine..taken on my point and shoot.  But better than nothing!  
So awesome!! This is campsite just down from us..

Our drive up the canyon...

Our campsite at Valley of Fire! 

Friday morning, we got out of camp about 0945 and headed for White Domes..glad we did it then as it was the most strenuous and we all know I don't like to glisten (sweat)...The temps were awesome and the scenery was just awesome!  1.25 through sand, up and down rocks..but it was so worth it!  

Rock of Gibraltar..

on the way to our campsite...

on the way to White Dome...

On our hike...

This is the "trail"....hmmmm 

here too ...trail...

The Professionals was filmed here!  

Going into the narrows...really cool!

See how small he is compared to the walls??

Love our campsite!

We thought this rock looks like Jay Leno...


After that we headed for Rainbow Vista..but I think since we did the most awesome first, this one didn't do it for either of us..but we moved on..Petroglyphs walk..nice!  
Here you go Ninny!!

We got done and headed back to camp and lunch..then headed out for a few different places..Seven Sisters and the Cabins the CCC's built in the 30s ..awesome!  


Our campsite...FREE next year!!

Ken climbing at Seven Sisters!

He's at the top!

These cabins are so cool!  Wish they had them still going! 

Love the CCC's...Daddy was a part along with some of his

Right behind our campsite..a comfortable arch! Gkids would love this!

You just can't keep some boys down!

This morning's view! 

Out of the park!

Back for Bar b que..but as I'm sitting out there..some little rat or something came out looking for peanuts...did me in!  In I went..hate those things!  

This morning we got going and was headed for Amargosa Valley and their campground..but found there was one in Beatty, NV for $25.00 a night and full hookups so only have about 240 miles to go tomorrow..HOME!  

Our sunset here at Beatty RV Park...

This has been such a great trip...glad to go home,but so glad we got to do this for almost a month..but excited to be home and get Ken back to work...

Grandson Seth is playing baseball for Golden Sierra High..
Grandson Jacob has been asked to play Oakmont High YBA team and the top YBA freshman team..head of YBA asked if Jacob could play for him..
Adam has been nominated for RYLA.rotary youth leadership awards..juniors with leadership skills..will be great experience this summer!  Portola CA...