Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Here We Go

We left TTN Vegas I think about 8 AM and we have about 200 miles to go.  We’re both felling good and ready for the desert – kinda.

How about some solar.DSC_0013DSC_0023

How about Searchlight, Nevada DSC_0026DSC_0029



Got here around 1 PM or so.  A lot of friends are around here. 

We had hobo stew with everybody and it was good.  We sat around outside and had talks with friends about everything in general.

Retirement is going where you want without asking permission (except the spouse!).

See you when we we see ya…..

Monday, January 15, 2018

Camper Idiot

After over 50 years of RVing which includes 17 1/2 years of full timing now, I meet my second complete unreasonable camper.  Dick Reed handled the first character over a decade ago and today was the park manager, Ron, for the second idiot.

He’s having a lot of trouble backing.  Less brain power than a rhino’s ass, the idiot wouldn’t listen to me.  He said, because he was an airplane pilot (many yrs I hope) and he will do things his way no matter who says squash to him.   Well, after my RV wash guy moved his truck two spaces, he wanted  me to move my Jeep.  I told him to turn his RV front wheels so they were straight and back up about 6 inches and he would easily miss  my Jeep and get into his space.  Third time I moved my Jeep for him. After a few words passed, I started to move my Jeep again and he put $2 on my hood for starting my Jeep.  NO, I will not move my Jeep after a sarcastic move like that.  He was now furious and I was having fun – kinda.  He walked away and got the park manager, Ron.  Ron was very diplomatic but he said in so many words that the other guy didn’t know too much about RVing driving/spaces/etc.   

Shouldn’t be any trouble with him now and we leave tomorrow in the morning.

RV Wash Guy, Freddy 702 496-2429, did a great wash and dry on the RV.  It cost $100 plus I gave him an extra $20 for watching the side show he endured.  The wheels still need some TLC but it can wait for now.

Now were just making sure of what we might need in Quartzsite. …..and getting it.

Retirement is definitely talking back at idiots when necessary.

See you when we see ya……

Sunday, January 14, 2018

She’s Back

I picked up Carol at the Vegas Airport this AM.  I don’t jump up & down to pick up at their airport.  Two trips around and I picked her up – no real waiting.

We stopped at a Taco Bell.  The owner did not honor the national advertised $5 meal.  We did not honor them with our presence and we left.

Back at the homestead she said I gave the cat all real nice food instead of mixing it with the cat’s diet stuff.  The cat really likes me now.

The kids, Kristy (daughter) & Jason (boyfriend) invited us out to dinner.  I said comfort food and she came back with Metro Dinner.  So be it.

We met them there at 5:30 PM.  We all were getting our own thing when it was said and done.  I got the Philly Cheese Steak.  It was pretty dog on good.  I couldn’t eat even half the fries.  We all liked what we ordered.  Hopefully we will see them in the not so long future.

Retirement is not necessary going by the rules.  Blame your age!

See ya when we see ya……

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Football Playoffs

Just football today.  Two games in the playoffs so I’m glued to the TV today.

I did manage to call an RV wash guy.  He will be here Monday morning and will wash the RV for $100.  The park doesn't allow washing of RVs except commercial vendors.  No rain in the future so what the hell.

Retirement is letting others work.

See ya when we see ya…..

Friday, January 12, 2018

Window Tour

Today I figured I would get out and see some of the local area, not downtown Vegas.

I drove up to Henderson.  Not much there, just a town with a few casino cheap meals.

Then I went over to Lake Mead on the Vegas side.  Didn’t want to pay the park entrance so I left.

I figured look up self car wash on my 4 year old GPS.  It seemed to go all over the map but did get me to a self car wash.  It was kinda run down but still worked.  I spent about $3-4 and got a wash that is kinda OK.  Nope, didn’t wipe it down.

Got one of those 4 for 4 lunch deals at Wendy’s.  Don’t think I will do that any time soon.  The double hamburger just wasn’t that good nor the nuggets.  That leaves the fries which were really good.  A soda is a soda.

I now had a 1/4 tank of gas so I figured it was time to get back.  Gas goes for about $2.50 a gallon around here.

The cat and I are doing fine.  I watch TV and eat.  The cat sleeps and eats.

Retirement is thinking of things but not working.

See ya when we see ya.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

RV Site Costs

Seems like my neighbors left during the rain.  Oh well.DSC_0001DSC_0007

From Henderson, Vegas looks like a smog town.DSC_0002DSC_0003

I called this KOA because the Escapees W.A.R.E. on line told me to  find out their rates for their rally 22-27 April.  The KOA said the Escapees rally (WARE) was $40 plus other fees a night per site. NO WAY for us.DSC_0005

About three blocks on the same road is this nice campground.  A Lot cheaper..   Why VEGAS to begin with???  no thanks….DSC_0008DSC_0010DSC_0009

Seems there should be more research and letting the members know the results.  Then sell it so to speak. 

Got up to 63 degrees here today and the sun came out and stayed out. 

I went over to our daughter and boyfriend's apartment.  Her boyfriend, Shawn, wanted me to try is beef ribs.  Not bad for a rookie.  I had fun.

Retirement is doing night things during the week – no work the next day.

See ya when we see ya….

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Vegas–Even More Rain

If it wasn’t in the 40’s & low 50’s I would probably be out there washing the rig in the rain.  It surely wouldn’t be the first.

I ordered some stuff at Mickey D’s this morning and I didn’t have any change for the odd amount.  Carol usually does.  Carol’s in Baltimore.  I’m lost.  I miss Carol.

It only rained in the AM today and cloudy as hell.   Then it cleared up the rest of the time.  About 51 degrees at 11 AM.

When looking at the blog it appears that I lost Monday.  Oh well, it wasn’t the last day I lost a day or two.

Had the heat up and I slept off and on most of the day.

Carol has said that everything is working out back in Maryland and is doing fine.

Retirement is being able to cat nap a lot more.

See ya when we see ya….

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Vegas–More Rain

More rain in Vegas.  I don’t do rain too often.  This isn't one of those times.

I am now a movie expert……….

I had food during the day too.

Retirement is not thinking too hard sometimes.

See ya when we see ya…..

Sunday, January 7, 2018


I think we were on the road at 7 AM to Vegas with a little over 200 miles to go.

It was a pretty scenic sight. 


We got to TTN Las Vegas about 11:30 AM.  We got diesel in Kingman, AZ.  Diesel was $2.89.  Diesel here in Vegas is around $3 and gas is about $2.60.DSC_0047DSC_0049

TTN in Las Vegas.  FHU 50 AMP. Free due to its a membership park that we belong too.DSC_0048

Our daughter Kristy came over and brought her boyfriend, Jason.  They left after several hours of getting up dated.  It was fun….. and needed.

About 8:45 PM I took Carol to the airport for her flight to Balto.  It’s seem strange to drop her off at the Spirt terminal and drive away.  The old days you could go to the inside of the terminal and be with whoever at their gate.  Then watch them take off at big windows.  Not anymore due to security so forth and so on….

Retirement is not having to go to bed due to work the next day.

See ya when we see ya.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Vegas is Tomorrow

We went on to Congress, AZ and stayed overnight Friday & Saturday at Ed & Sandys.  We didn’t even but our jacks down but we were pretty level for the slides.DSC_0001

The 30 AMP electric was perfect.DSC_0002

Saturday was a quite day for us.

Retirement is doing what you need to do sometimes – more often.

See ya when we see you