The water level sure is down. Here is where Google Earth said we are parked.
Here is where we really are.
|right next to the lake|
|Moved back to a better spot|
Not too many people around yet but it's still early & it's not even close to hot. I needed the blankets just before dawn this morning...
I was going to call this the 7th place we've been to (in the last 2 years) that I could have used a kayak but with all the wind yesterday & today I'm really not sure I'd have taken one out. We're going to be here for awhile so maybe that will change.
We stopped in Las Vegas to do a little banking, laundry, get propane, diesel & groceries. I'm not a city person and Las Vegas IS a city.
As I was driving in and saw the town in the distance I got a little excited, when I was growing up Las Vegas was an exciting place in my world! That's where my parents went to gamble, that was the happening place that ran 24 hours a day.
Today I can find casinos most anywhere (except Texas) and most of our society runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Reality has changed around me but deep down I seem to remember how it was. I have to admit that it's not just Las Vegas that I remember as it was.
This was really my first time being in Las Vegas outside the strip and I found the town did not look like I imagined it (my visits to party over the years & what I 'see' on the tube) but for the most part all the people I interacted with were more than friendly.
The credit union was so-so in the friendly department, the one lady almost smiled when she walked up and told me to take off my hat & the other lady did smile when she fingerprinted me to give me my money... that's life when using shared branching I guess.
There are quite a few things I want to see in the area, the Hoover Dam again, that pawn shop from TV, I always enjoy walking up the strip and gawking. Plus I want to check out the campground on Nellis AFB and do a little shopping in the commissary there. Not to mention see some of the other coves and ground accessible areas here at Lake Mead.