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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lake Mead

We made it to Lake Mead in Nevada. A dispersed camping area at that. I like free!

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.


  1. It looks like a nice place to spend some time at. Enjoy your stay!

    1. There are a lot of nice places down here & it's early enough that it's not too hot yet!