October/November 2020 – Time For Doctors Appointments

Our next landing spot was to be a month stay at the Boulder Beach Campground on Lake Mead, a five hour drive from Camp Verde, so a couple of stops were necessary along the way.

Having just watched a documentary on the creation of Pixar, followed by the film Cars, we decided to stop in Seligman, along I-40 aka Radiator City from the film. Population 440 and declining, Seligman experienced its heyday after WWII when motorists hit the road and made the southwest a popular tourist destination.

We chose to stay the night at a small campground behind the general store and next to the Roadkill cafe, “you kill it, we grill it”

Next to the Roadkill Cafe are several structures, hotel, gun shop, bank, dentist and jail. all have been built by the locals and are just facades aimed at attracting tourists like us. But it was fun to see.

Next night we stayed at a Harvest Host property. Hosts such as farms, wineries , breweries and museums open their parking lots to RVers and for a small yearly fee you can arrange to stay at any of the properties in the consortium. This was our 3rd host and was a whiskey distillery in Kingman.

The train car on the side of the distillery was a restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious lunch, outside of course.

The owners, John and Bev were very hospitable to the 4 families taking advantage of a “free” stay. John gave us a tour of the distillery and of course we were asked to sample, so Chris took one for the team and sampled a couple of shots.

The distillation system was impressive

The fermenting vats

End product aging

Finally arrived at Lake Mead, on a Saturday no less, this is such a popular campground that we had a plan B in our pocket. We were really lucky and just waltzed into a large pull-through. We not only come here for the doctor, but for the neighboring city of Henderson, which has excellent shopping and our favorite food shopping (Trader Joes, Sprouts), plus a multitude of ethnic restaurants.

Next day while driving around we found another pull-through site with water and better sun exposure for the solar as there was no electricity and we wanted to minimize our generator usage (unlike some of our neighbors that were running construction generators for hours), so we moved right in. At $10 a night, it was a good deal. We were staying for a month, so having a water hook-up was a real bonus.

One area we hadn’t been to before was south Las Vegas and Fremont St. Usually a busy area, not while we were there. This was the first paved street in Las Vegas built in 1925 and issued the first gambling licenses in Nevada. It’s located in the heart of the downtown corridor and houses the casinos such as the Golden Nugget and Four Queens. In 1994 construction began on the Fremont Street Experience featuring neon lights galore, artisans, music, dancing, even a zip line.

This guy was whipping out Roger Dean-esque paintings

 

This building caught our eye. It’s the Lou Revolution Center for Brain Health, a classic example of de-constructivism, designed by Frank Gerry.

Couldn’t leave the area without finding a wedding chapel.

 

Boulder City has several outdoor dining options, this one is always surrounded by birds who jump on the table as soon as it’s empty.

Our outdoor dinning guests

The weather was perfect for a round of golf at the Boulder City Golf Club.

Never seen golf scooters before, but the clubs are placed in the center and you hoist your leg over the top

Golf scooters

 

Our view coming from Boulder City to Boulder Beach

We’ve seen the doctor and got a clean bill of health. Steve hasn’t had such good results for years, and Chris is still drug free, so with smiles on our faces, a full freezer and bellies we moved on. 

2 thoughts on “October/November 2020 – Time For Doctors Appointments

  1. Loved seeing your photos – brings back memories of our stay at Boulder Beach earlier this year! Glad you got a site with water as well! Score! Congrats on the great results from your docs – always good to get wonderful results! Miss you guys! We just rolled into an RV park in Jacksonville FL for a month. Staying low because of Covid – weird to not be moving every few days or so! Merry Christmas!

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    • Hey, yea the pull-through water site was pretty good snag. No lake view. but one less thing to have to deal with when dumping. We miss you guys too. We are not participating in any activities here, damn COVID. Merry Christmas to you and Mark. We are here in Yuma till 24th of February.

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