I left my boondocking spot in Overton, NV last Wednesday with getting a new generator cover and sanitizing my fresh water tanks on my mind.
Said “see ya” to JEAN & SKIP and I know I’ll be seeing these great Folks again over the Winter months.
First stop was at the ONAN place in North Las Vegas to get my new generator cover.
Sure glad that’s off my mind. Losing that cover had to have been “user error” in that I must not have put it back on securely enough the last time I had taken it off. That’s the only thing I can come up with ??
First thing I did though when I stopped was check to make sure it was still there – LOL. I expect I’ll be doing that for awhile.
I knew I was only going to drive about 80 or so Miles to the Railroad Pass Casino in Henderson. I got an e-mail from JERI so we arranged to meet for dinner. Turns out they were settled in an RV Park only about 10 Miles away.
It was sooooo great seeing these guys again. We went into the Casino and enjoyed their buffet.
The waitress took this picture hence the blurry quality.
Then Jeri was off to the slot machines. Jeeze, she was like a rabbit bouncing around from machine to machine. She started off with $10.00 and when she was up to $25.00 I said CASH IN !! She didn’t and look what she left with !!
I was more excited than she was.
I played Blackjack for awhile starting with $5.00. When I was DOWN by .85 cents I got outta there. Yup, a big time gambler I am.
The next day I finished my final leg of my Southern journey. Arrived in Quartzsite to a perfect 73F/ – although the next three days are back in the low 80’s and then it’s back down to those perfect 70’s again.
Actually there are more rigs here than I expected being so early in the Season. Nothing like January of course but still.
DECIDED TO DO THE 180 THIS YEAR
You can pay $180 and be able to stay at any of the LTVA’s for the entire season. I’ve not done that in previous years because
a) Financially it wasn’t worth it for me
b) I don’t like to stay in one spot more than a few weeks
c) The areas where I do stay are either not restricted by the ‘two week’ rule or if they are, nobody comes around to enforce it.
There actually are not a lot of LTVA’s in the area and even fewer with dump/water facilities. So I guess we’ll see if I will regret doing this.
Last year I thought about doing it. Actually I tortured myself going back and forth with “Yes I will” and “No, I won’t.”
This year I said JUST DO IT. And I did so that way now it’s off my mind and the money will be forgotten in no time.
First order of business today is to do the tanks and in particular to sanitize my fresh water tank. That involves running bleach through it and filling and draining several times.
Once that’s done I will find my spot and settle down here for a couple of weeks.
My first, for this season, Quartzsite sunset.