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I finally got everything melted and pulled in to leave Provo, UT and head south. I even had to melt the ice encasing the main electrical cord, sewer slinky, wheel blocks, and jack pads! Geez! Headed out in sunny but foggy weather that was blinding. Drove down to the St. George RV RPI-Encore park in Hurricane, UT for a couple nights. Ice was falling off behind me as I drove but the big sheets started falling off as soon as I reached Hurricane. Even when I parked my truck a big sheet fell right off. Wow! Spent a couple nights there to warm up a bit.

Next stop was the Thousand Trails park, Las Vegas RV, in Henderson, NV near Las Vegas. That is one busy park. I was lucky to get one night there at all as it is full. The park itself is just a big parking lot type with rigs squeezed in very close together. They do have a nice clubhouse, swimming pool, and spa as always and folks were actually in the outdoor hot tub that night despite the cool weather. The bathrooms are lousy. While they are clean, they smell a bit and the two showers in each of them share a common dressing room like the old state park showers. Yuck. At least they have full hookups to avoid those and it only cost me $3 for the night as a Thousand Trails member.

With only one night in Las Vegas, I made the most of it by cruising the strip, catching an all-you-can-eat buffet with Prime Rib at Sam’s Town casino, and hitting up the big Fry’s electronics store. No time to take in a show but definitely enjoyed it. Sam’s Town also has a bowling alley, movie theater, arcade, indoor park and waterfall with light show, and lots of dining places including the Firelight buffet and even McDonald’s and TGI Fridays. Get a free player’s card there to get the discounts.

Las Vegas Blvd Sam's Town

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The next day I pulled out into windy crappy weather all the way down to Blythe, CA. I was glad I was pulling a more stable 5th wheel instead of my old trailer but it was still a tough drive bucking winds all the way down. The wind got even worse within 25 miles of Blythe. Between the gas sucking wind and a long wait at a road construction site on a hill, I pulled in late and on fumes. Didn’t even bother to unhitch until the next day. Still plenty of spaces at Mayflower County Park if anyone else is coming down for the Quartzsite RV Show or Bluegrass Festival. Cost is only $275 a month which includes electric, water, free tank pump outs 3 times a week, nightly campfire, potlucks, lawn bowling, dominoes, and very friendly people. There is also a boat launch on the Colorado River right there.

Mayflower County Park





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