Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Boulder City Elks Lodge - Oct 27- Dec 27, 2017

We spent a total of 61 days here in Boulder City at the Elks lodge. That's a record for us.  And we were pretty busy most the time. Between catching up with Family and doctor appointments, it seems like the time flew by.



We won't be going too far.  We'll be heading back to Lake mead to ring in the New Year with Linda's sister and Friends.



So just a few photos of what we were up 
to during the last two months.



My Dad's Birthday Celebration. 
He is 83 years young..  We had lunch at Calico's in Kingman.


Back at their house for some Birthday cake.




We spent time hanging out with the Grandkids.




Myles was All Smiles..




While here we had a chance to head to the Las Vegas strip.
Every time we go down there it seems like a different city than we remember.  The Linq is a new area to hang out.  With shops and pubs and restaurants we would definitely like to spend more time down there.




We walked up and down the strip which took hours.
Lets just say we made our Fitbit step goal for that day. LOL




We didn't get to do as much hiking as we would have liked, but it was fun to get out and hike the railroad tunnels at Lake Mead. 





Linda enjoyed meeting up with a girlfriend she's known since 
she was 18,  She lives right here in Boulder City.




Christmas celebrations at Linda's sisters house. 




Brielle, Myles and Tristan.
Cousins being silly. 



The Grandkids pretty excited about Christmas. 



Celebrating Christmas with the Borghoff Family. Good food and fun games at Jessica's house on Christmas Eve.




Mike, Boone, Tristan and John...Making Merry



We spent Christmas Day at Brian and Terri's.
Good food and good times were had by all. 




We won't be gone for too long.  We will be spending the second half of January right back here in Boulder City. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Lake Mead Boulder Beach Oct 25-26, 2017

We returned to Boulder City only to find that the Elks Lodge was completely full.  So we went to Boulder Beach Campground.  We love staying there because it feels more like real camping.  It was also a good chance to run the generators again.

We stayed in Campsite 61 and we liked it a lot.

Sunrise at the Lake


Fort Mohave, AZ Oct 22-24, 2017

After leaving Kingman, we went to Fort Mohave to visit with Linda's Mom & Ron.  More good food and fun!  We enjoyed visiting with them and playing more card games. 

After visiting all day, Linda captured a glimpse of the sunset at the RV Park (Snowbird RV Resort).

Kingman, AZ Oct 19-21, 2017

After leaving Boulder City, we traveled to Kingman to visit Mom and Dad.  We had a nice visit.  As always, we had good food and fun.  We helped with a little bit of yard work, and played some card games.  

Our campsite (Zuni Village RV Park) in Kingman

We went on a Wine/Beer Walk in Kingman with Doug & Michelle, and Doug's Brother Alan & Bridget.

Boulder City, NV Oct 17-18, 2017

After our relaxation at Benton Hot Springs, we made our way back to Vegas.  We stayed at BC Elks Lodge, and spent a few days visiting with Jessica, Erik and their family. We also got to see Cindy & Tim, Debbie, Brian & Terri, Ken & Ruth. 
On Oct 18, we celebrated Jessica's 30th birthday and Erik's birthday (Oct 22).  Cindy, Tim and Debbie also celebrated with us.  It's always nice seeing everyone.

Celebrating 172 combined years (Jessica, Erik, Linda & Bruce)




Uncle Tim entertaining Will


Friday, October 27, 2017

Benton Hot Springs, CA - Oct 16, 2017

We left Truckee in the morning, and arrived at Benton Hot Springs B&B/Campground later in the afternoon.  This place was suggested to us by Jacqui, the Ranger at Martis Creek, Truckee.  It was a perfect way to relax on the drive back to Las Vegas.  Each campsite has it's own private, secluded hot tub.  They are each fed by the natural hot springs in the area.  We spent hours in the hot tub that evening, and again in the morning.  Thanks Jacqui!









Monday, October 16, 2017

Truckee, California - Sep 1 thru Oct 15, 2017


We enjoyed our stay in Truckee.  Although the last several weeks it has definitely gotten colder.  Under freezing nearly every night.  We like it so much here that we agreed to return next summer.  We met a lot of great people here, and looking forward to seeing some of them next year!


Ranger Jacqui and Ranger Gregg at Martis Creek Lake Campground, US Army Corps of Engineers


Bicycle ride downtown Truckee


This is part of the Truckee River Legacy Trail.  It's a great path that follows the river out of town.


The Truckee River




Linda standing next to the Donner Party Memorial wall.  The wall height represents how deep the snow was during their ordeal.

Donner Creek at the Donner Memorial State Park






This is the Fire Lookout at the top of the Martis Trail.  It overlooks part of Lake Tahoe



We had about 3 inches of snow one night...It was all melted several days later.














We celebrated at Squaw Valley's Oktoberfest.  People from all over the area celebrated with beer, brats, dancing and fun.


Bob and Kathy are a couple of campers we met at the Oktoberfest.  They are a lot of fun!





Overlooking Donner Lake and Donner Summit Bridge


We spotted this Black Bear while driving to Donner Summit









One of the hikes we went on took us through some abandoned railroad tunnels.



The tunnels have all been taken over by artists (graffiti), but it does make the hike more interesting...



An opening in the railroad tunnels gave us a short break, and overlook of Donner Lake


They displayed their artwork on the outside of the tunnel(s) too!







Nevada City with it's quaint downtown area is a great day trip



Nevada City

Day trip to Grass Valley and Nevada City




Linda and I celebrated our birthdays in Reno.  We stayed at the Eldorado Hotel, and enjoyed cocktails at some of the local brewpubs and taverns.  We also had a great time at the Laff Factory Comedy Club. 

The following day we went to the Boomtown All-You-Can-Eat-Lobster-Buffet.  We definitely had ALL we could eat!




Our Host Campsite - We will see you next year!