I landed in Cal Nev Ari, between Vegas and Laughlin. It snowed all day New Year’s Eve, but sunny and melting on New Year’s day. Didn’t want to boondock at the lake or in a casino parking lot in a below freezing snow storm. It’s nice here, Toto gets to run!
First time this has happened! He nevers likes it when I leave him alone, but he never freaked out before. He has barking and scratching at the windows. Maybe it was because we had just arrived there, and he was still acclimating, but I had to go into the casino to check in without him.
I’m using the Thousand Trails Zone Camping Pass I got over the summer in Tahoe. This is a very nice park, super nice staff, secure and pleasant, neighbors OK. I guess compared to some cities, Vegas is nice, but it does have a pretty wide grunge zone, and I would prefer to be out in the boonies, or a nice small town.
I stayed at an RV park, but this Walmart on the east side of Boulder Highway, across from Sam’s Town, seems OK for overnight parking. I wouldn’t stay for more than a night. FYI, the Walmart on the downtown stretch of Boulder Highway is potentially dangerous. The far east and far west sides of Las Vegas are the safest areas.
Doing a few video clips of inside the caves at Cathedral Gorge, Nevada State Park, as well as some video of the dramatic hills. Trying to use a tripod and motorized pan head inside those narrow caves was pretty much not work, resorted to hand panning.
I must have missed the email saying Millenicom was cancelling all the accounts because Verizon did not want to work with 3rd parties. It worked out, Verizon was having a sale on GBs, so I have 30 GBs for $40 more. Echo Canyon is beautiful, you could do some exploring here! Spring Valley campground is also about 10 miles away, but has no cell or wifi at all.
We checked out Spring Valley State Park, but stayed in Pioche, the RV park there is actually cheaper, and it has full hook ups and wifi. No Wifi or cell service at all up here, but the RV spaces are nice, as well as the landscape. Nevada state parks are generally $17 for nonresidents, $15 for residents, and a little more if there are hook ups. Toto needs to burn off some energy, and he is making himself a difficult dog on this trip!