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Daily Archives: April 10, 2010

Oh Peggy, My Peggy Sue…

We got hooked up and left  the Road Runner RV Park in Las Vegas about 10:15 am. We’ve been here for over 3 weeks and when we’re in a place that long it’s always a lot of extra work to get ready to roll.

We had a great time while we were here, a lot of fun. Although things slowed down considerably after Nick and Terry left for Arizona,

Jan said for her it was a toss-up between the giant video screen overhead on Fremont St.,

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and getting to fire a machine gun at The Gun Store.

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It’s hard to tell from this picture, but after she got used to the way the gun climbs when fired, she put the rest of the two magazines in his gut and chest.

I think my favorites were not exactly in Las Vegas, but things we did while we were staying here.

For me it was between the Showdown in Searchlight Tea Party Rally,

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and visiting Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was tested on July 16th, 1945.

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Anyway, I wanted to take on some diesel before we got too far so we stopped at a TA Truck Stop on the outskirts of Vegas.

And although I didn’t get debited a $500 ‘security fee’ like Nick did at the TA in Kingman, AZ, it just illustrates why I don’t like stopping at truck stops for fuel.

It always takes forever. The truck stop pumps don’t take regular credit cards, just ‘trucker’ cards. So inside I go to stand in line to leave my card. There were 8 people in front of me and one clerk. Fifteen minutes later I’m back at the rig to start filling the tank. Even with the faster truck stop pumps it still takes a while to take on 110 gallons.

Then it was back inside to stand in line again to check out. This time there were only 6 people ahead of me, but NO clerk. About 5 minutes later a clerk shows up from somewhere, and another ten minutes later I’m on my way.

We left the TA about 11:15 am FORTY minutes after we got there.

I hate truck stops.

About 2pm we pulled into the Calico Ghost Town RV Park, where we stay two years ago. Last time around the first of March the place was half empty, but this time they were full up.

Here’s what it looked like last time.

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So it was off to my plan B, a KOA park about 5 miles away. We pulled in about 2:15 and found them almost full too. But not quite. They did have a 30 amp with water, but no sewer, which is fine for one night.

After getting set up we headed out for a late lunch/early supper at Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner, a neat place that we ate at two years ago when we were here. Originally built in the 50’s as roadside diner along Route 66, it was reopened and refurbished in 1987 and has been growing ever since.

Then it was back to the rig. While Jan watched Mister play in the bushes, I got the satellite dish set up, and then it was time for a nap.

Isn’t retirement fun?

Tomorrow we’ll head for Lancaster, CA where we’ll be for about 10 days.

More then…

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