We didn’t really plan on spending a lot of time in Nevada, but as it turns out, we’re spending most of the month of April here.
From Arizona, we crossed the Colorado River,
near the Hoover Dam . . . and into Nevada – a new state for our map!
On that initial trip we drove right on past Las Vegas and up to Pahrump to get us closer to Death Valley.
There were 4 Passport America campgrounds to choose from in Pahrump, and we selected Wine Ridge RV Park & Cottages because it looked like the nicest. We never did see any of the others, but can’t believe they would have been any nicer than this one.
We checked in and paid our $24 for 2 nights, and drove around to our pull-thru site on Merlot Avenue.
The sites are a little narrow, but we still had enough room.
And once Bryce figured out the correct direction to point the antenna, we even managed to pull in all of the network TV channels!
This was a really nice resort with 2 pools,
cottages in addition to the RV sites,
a clubhouse with a full social calendar, a weight room, and really nice bathroom and laundry facilities.
They even have a car wash!
Wine Ridge is also home to a winery tasting room and restaurant. We didn’t have dinner in the restaurant, but Tom and I did go to the tasting room. Their wine was pretty good!
After our long day at Death Valley, we came back to the park and enjoyed several hours in the hot tub to relieve our weary legs,
in the shadow of Mt. Charleston.
After a couple of beautiful sunsets, we moved on to Las Vegas.
We didn’t really have any interest in visiting Las Vegas, but it was the most convenient location for flying back and forth to Michigan. We looked at several RV Parks close to town, but most were nothing more than a parking lot, so we ultimately chose the Lake Mead RV Village at Boulder Beach.
It’s inside the National Park, so it was a good thing we already had our national park pass. We paid for 3 weeks, and got set up on our pull-thru site.
The park is a little older, and there isn’t a pool (which is a bit of a bummer with the 90 degree days we’ve been having!), but it’s peaceful and quiet, and still fairly close to civilization.
With all the palm trees and azaleas in bloom, it was like a tropical island!
Yep, it’s been a pretty good home base for our time in Vegas, and we’ve even found some fun stuff to do while we’re here!