Monday, May 16, 2011

In Oregon

Our site at TT Bend

After one night in Alturas, CA we arrived at Thousand Trails Bend on May 11th.  The park is actually in Sun River, OR which is a bit south of Bend.     This park closes over the winter , actually they haven‘t opened the whole park yet…there are probably only about 20 RV’s here right now.  It’s pretty chilly, we’ve had to break out our long pants and sweatshirts.  Today was especially cool, as a matter of fact we had some rain/snow mix fall this afternoon.

Except for one trip to La Pine we haven’t left the park.  It’s such a pretty park, very wooded and quiet…love the tangy smell of the pine trees.  It’s a great walking and relaxing park…which is exactly what we’ve been doing!

Along the way between Reno and Alturas

Scenery between Alturas and Bend

Near Alturas

In Thousand Trails Bend

Another pic taken at Thousand Trails Bend

More Thousand Trails Bend

Monday, May 9, 2011


We left Vegas yesterday, the weather was supposed to be cooler and windy... it was.  It’s downright cold!  So far we’ve driven through wind, sleet and snow…happily the snow wasn’t sticking.

Last night we stayed in Tonopah, NV at The Station Casino RV park.   We’ve stayed there before…just hook-ups in the parking lot behind the casino, but it works for a night. (here's the prior post & pics of The Station) Today we are just north of Reno at a cute little park called Bordertown Casino & RV Resort.  The nearby hilltops are snow covered but tomorrow it’s supposed to warm up.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed the forecast is right!  :o)
The entry to Bordertown RV Resort

Our site

Bordertown  RV Resort with the snowy hills in the background

The hills behind the park

Another view of the snowy hills

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Laughlin and Vegas

Our trip north started with a 2 week stopover at Laughlin, NV.  We stayed at the Don Laughlin’s Riverside RV Resort again.  While there we took in the Extreme Bullriding event which was fun.  We bought tickets online and when picking up our tickets we were told the seats we picked didn’t really exist!  It was a boo-boo the online people made.  So they offered us VIP seats which included a couple drinks each and food…plus the seats were right up front by the chutes  :o)  very nice.

Yee haw!

Large moon rising over Laughlin
One of the casinos at night

From Laughlin we traveled to Las Vegas and are currently at Sam’s Town RV park.  While here we’ve gone downtown for a comedy/magic show at the 4-Queens, wandered around a bit on the strip, visited Boulder Station and of course Sam’s Town.   Tonight we are going to the Cirque du Soleil show O.  Tomorrow it’s back on the road making our way north slowly…

Treasure Island Vegas

Venetian Vegas
Some people on a gondola ride at the Venetian