Sunday, March 30, 2014

Snowbirds Going Home

The ladder to put up the pickle ball court lights came just in time.  Chuck put the lights up and we made sure they worked that night, on Thursday.  We left Rio Bend on March 28th, Friday, around 9am.  It had been extremely windy but was pretty much a thing of the past by Friday.  It was a beautiful 75 degrees and sunny on Friday.

We took Hwy 78 on the which turned out to be very hilly which made Frank a little car sick.  We stopped for lunch in Vidal about noon and I made grilled cheese sandwiches and we had the rest of the potato salad.  We pulled into Mesquite, NV at the Oasis RV park which is affiliated with the Casa Blanca Casino.  What a mess.  We were to go to the Casino hotel to register, which really wasn't really for big rigs 40' long towing a car.  They told us to drive right up to the front door.......you know where they have bell boys and where you load and unload? !!  HA  We wouldn't have fit and they would have be furious with us.  So we parked in a near parking lot.  I walked over to the hotel to check in and find out where the Oasis RV Park is.  I'll write up a park review later.  After finally getting security to help us find the park, we arrived early enough to have dinner and relax before bed.

We found out they gave us an rv site already given to someone but we couldn't do anything about it so just stayed put.  It was also very hard to get into the rv park because we couldn't make a left-hand turn so had to go up and turn around and then come back.......those that drive a 40' motor home towing, understand the problem of just "turning around".  U-turns are impossible.

We decided to go out for dinner so found a Jack in the Box.  Tummies full and parked for the night, we watched a little TV and got to bed early.  Early for sure, we had a time change so it was an hour later than normal for us.

March 29th we travel from Mesquite, NV to Nephi, UT where we stayed at a really nice RV park that looked like a former KOA.  Mind you, we are now at 5100+' in elevation.  We arrived around 3:15 so decided to eat leftovers in our frig and not go anyplace.  There really wasn't any place to go.  It was cold, 56 decrees, and windy.

Sunday morning, the 30th, we lingered around the park for a little while as we only had a little more than 100 miles to do.  We watched our favorite Sunday morning TV show, had our coffee and tea and breakfast.  On the road about 9:30 with the wind at our back this time, yay!

I did a little napping and worked a puzzle.  We found our destination, Charlies Service, in Sunset, UT, where we are getting another air conditioner (not changing out the one we have but getting another one), installed on the roof.  We pulled into their parking lot and plugged in and will wait to talk to them in the morning.  Hopefully, they will get the work done in a couple days, however, every day we sit here is rent free.

It's not warm here.......we left So. Cal. on a 75 degree day and arrived here on a 37 degree day and it's snowing!  It snowed even more than this photo shows.
Sunset, UT Charlies parking lot


Tonight will be the Amazing Race for me and he's still glued to the basketball tournament which I assume is on yet tonight.

I'll post another soon.