In between doctor’s visits and other family obligations while we are in southern California, we try to spend as much time in the Southwest this time of year as possible. For the last few years, we have made it a tradition to hit a few of our favorite spots and also try to see some new ones. We once again left the bustling highways of Los Angeles and headed for the dusty desert roads. This time, we started at Mojave National Preserve.
We took the same route out of Page as we did last time we were there. Going north into Utah and meander along the Arizonia/Utah border all the way to St. George, Utah. We decided to stay the night at the Walmart while the Works continued on to Las Vegas.
From Page, Arizona there are basically 2 routes out. One is to head south on Highway 89 back down to Flagstaff. We’ve been through Flagstaff several times and it is not that exciting so we chose the other route to head north west through southern Utah. As far as I am concerned, anything involving southern Utah cannot go wrong.
We left Zion after dark and made the 150 mile drive to Las Vegas for a night of boondocking before checking into one of its many cheap, full-hookup RV parks for a few days while we take things a little slower before heading back to Southern California for a friend’s wedding.
After 5 nights in a Vegas hotel, we have finally had enough of room service, housekeeping and electronic key cards. We are eager to get on the road to finally do some exploring. The kids had a blast playing and swimming with their friends and we parted ways shortly after a late breakfast. This is probably the last time we will see them this year but we were excited to get the show on the road.
During our last vacation to Las Vegas, we wanted to drive by the Circus Circus KOA that we have wanted to stay at ever since we started Airstreaming. Why didn’t we stay there you ask? Well, we didn’t bring the Ol’ Mish with us. We got two weeks worth of timeshare kindly provided by Marlene’s parents.
During our last trip to Las Vegas, we got to hang out for a bit in this beautifully refurbished custom Airstream.
Well… OK, it’s not OUR Airstream (I wish, and for good reason which you will soon find out). We are just visiting, but isn’t it nice? Check out the nice patio set that is set up right behind it and the not-at-all-cliché map of the U.S. made from each state’s license plate on the wall. But something is not quite right…