Apr 06, 2017

Mexico to Las Vegas and onto Winnipeg

What a whirlwind few days it has been.   We drove 512 miles from the Isla to San Carlos last Sunday.

Last Tuesday, the 28th, was our final family beach walk.  Special love pats to Carmeh in front and to Caeli behind.

It was also the day that Eric came to put our repaired awning back on. We did have to move our RV off our site from about noon till 5PM, somewhat unsettling considering the circumstances.  We had to do the move as the palapa prohibited our awning from being put out.  It took a great deal of time and effort but Eric did get the job done as well as a few other small to do’s on the list.

Caeli got in her last bark fest at the horses happily heading home down the beach.

Carmeh just being her very special self.  Not much left to her, so very thin.

Our drive from the Isla de la Piedra to San Carlos saw some sad things such as this doble remolque accident.  The cab and the first load went down to the ground.

Here two lanes are becoming three.

Lots of lovely scenery to view as we travel a very modern and perfect highway.

Aah, fields and fields as far the eye can see of vineyards.  I wonder if I will ever sample a bottle of wine made from these grapes.

Just in case your phone needs some help along the road from Santa Ana to Lukeville.

Our crossing into the USA was the easiest ever in our RVing life.  Not one single question.  Perhaps they got all the info they needed by scanning our passport into their new system.

As it was so early in the afternoon we decided to keep on driving.

We were surprised to see the cost of diesel @ 2.64 ( cash ) at Gila Bend.  I guess prices are just going up everywhere.  From there we were heading to the Passport America park at Gila Bend but somehow ended up heading to I10 and Buckeye.  Fortunately there was a returno and we were only out 12 miles.  So our second day ended at 453 miles.  We were both exhausted not only from the drive but from reminiscing about our darling girls.

On Tuesday we would have and could have driven further but long ago I had made a reservation at one of our favorite family stops, Lake Havasu State Park.  With having already made a date change, our cost for one night was up to 45.00US so we decided to stop after only 210 miles.  We did mange to make some stops in Parker at Spanky’s RV for some parts  ( my kitchen light had burned out after years and years of service )and at a Safeway for wine and a Walmart for food.

We lucked out with a beautiful view from our dining room window.  We were happy to be here but so glad that it was in a site that we have not camped in before with the girls.  Site 37 will be our new favorite.

By the time we did a few chores and tidied up, it was sunset.

Almost as good as the Isla…….  Can you believe that we were so tired that we skipped dinner and were in bed by 8PM?

Yesterday was a 150 mile drive to Las Vegas. Is that snow up there?

We did stop in Searchlight for breakfast which was a first and we did enjoy it.  Once we arrived at the Las Vegas RV Resort which was suggested by a blog reader ( thank you ), we got down to doing a full set up including car hand wash  ( it cost 25.00 to do a full wash but we used our on board Mexico water  in a bucket at no charge,  🙂 ) and front RV window wash.  As we have no idea how long we will be here, we set up our satellite TV dish., changed the bedding, etc.  We both were feeling run down and had a few naps.  After a very light dinner we were in bed by 9PM.

This was the standard site we were supposed to be in but the occupants had not yet left when we arrived.  You had to fit between the lines with your hook ups at the back of the site.  Our sewer would not have reached and the girls would have had no where to pee.

At check in I mentioned that we were here because of Mommio and of course that we were still mourning our girls.  We were  upgraded to a deluxe site at no extra charge.  More space between units and a pull thru site.  The cost is about $5.00 more per night which we did not have to pay this time but I would gladly do so next time.

Our first Vegas sunset.

Colin flew off this morning to see his Mom in Winnipeg.  It has been a long day for me.  I plan to catch up on all my emails and posts over over the next few days.





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16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Mexico to Las Vegas and onto Winnipeg”

  1. Don in Okla. says:

    So glad you’ve made it that far with no problems. I hope all goes well with Colin and his mom. Be careful, and just rest.

  2. Linda & russell says:

    Glad you made it to Vegas safely.
    Were enjoying mazatlan but when we went to stone island on monday I was thinking of you. Hope you’re doing well.

  3. May you find some peace and rest in the next few days. Best to Colin and him Mom. It will be a year of firsts from now on. Thinking of you both a lot…

  4. Steve says:

    I really enjoy the pictures you shared of the girls. I hope you enjoy your stay and best of luck to Colin and his mom.

  5. Glad to hear that your trip to Las Vegas was uneventful and that you had no problems at the border. Happy that he has made the flight up to see her and that her health will improve.


  6. George Yates says:

    Nice to hear that you are now settled in and Colin is off to be with his mom. You should now be able to relax at least a bit until he returns.

  7. Connie & Barry in PA says:

    So happy to see you’re all set up at the Oasis and that Colin is with his mom. (((HUGS)))

  8. Sandy Matts says:

    Precious pictures of both Carmeh and Caeli and nice sunset pictures, too. This is healing time for you. Traveling mercies for Colin to and from seeing his Mom and for the road trip back to Canada when that happens.

  9. Although I know you will not be relaxing you have to get some R&R while you stay with the RV and Colin is with his Mom as you need after the last couple weeks. Take care

  10. Sandie says:

    I still cry over your babies. I know this has to be so hard for you. And sending prayers for Colin’s mom. Hopefully you can relax and rest.

  11. caroline in Seattle/Las Vegas says:

    I live at the golf course just 2-3 miles from your RV park. Did Colin leave the car at the airport or do you have wheels? Regardless, if you need anything or need assistance let me know.

  12. Sandy Matts says:

    Wonderful photos of Carmeh and Caeli and sunsets, too. This this healing time for you, Contessa, rest and heal. Traveling mercies for Colin to and from his visit to his Mom and back to you. Hugs to you.

  13. Ann says:

    we are pretty close to you. if you need anything or just want company or a meal let us know.

  14. Dolores T says:

    That was quite the catch-up, covered many days and events… Think it warrants a few naps now and again.. take care

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