We had taken a ride one of the nights we were here and I never posted the pictures of a couple of casinos I took pictures of with all their lights.
|Top picture: is the Riverside we are in their RV Park.|
Bottom left: the Colorado Belle, we could see this one
from our front window when we first got here.
Bottom Right: the Tropicana we get an end view from
our front window.
We had heard from a friend that there was a Catholic Mass at the Riverside Casino. When I googled it to find out the time I found out that there are in fact three different Mass times at the casino. The are held in Don's Celebrity Theater.
The priest, Rev. Charles Urnick, says Mass three times here on the weekend. He is the pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Laughlin, NV
I do not think I have ever included a church's mission statement before but I really liked theirs:
To serve the needs of the growing faith community in this part of Southern Nevada, composed of residents, weekend visitors, and snowbirds who pray together, work together so as to build up the body of Christ; to be witnesses likewise, to the historical legacy of the first recorded Catholic Mass in Nevada celebrated in Laughlin in 1776 by Father Francisco Garces, a Fransican missionary.
|They have a table in the back were they sell a small selection|
of religious items. One of the things that caught my eye
were the poker chips. Both sides pictured above.
|Looking out the dining room window at the Aquarius.|
the sun reflecting on its windows as it sets.
|Looking out the same window to the back the Riverside Casino.|
|The Tropicana out our front window.|
Monday, November 25, 2019
After spending eight enjoyable nights here it is time to move on. We had the opportunity to get together with friends for lunch, and then drove over to Kingman for a lovely evening with friends. We experienced a first, Mass at a casino, and got to see a couple of shows in their theater, The Midway and The Good Liar. Plus, we got all the collected dust cleaned out of the Stinger "B" and caught up on our wash. Always nice to spend some time in a park with full hook ups.
|Last view out our front window.|
|Pictures as we drive down Casino Drive towards US-95,|
the Needles Highway.
|A short few miles on I-40 and we turned South on to US-95.|
Part of Historic Route 66,
|This part of US-95 is a decent road.|
|We are going mostly up and following this truck|
as he goes slower and slower.
|This adventures first Ocotillo.|
I may have mentioned it a few times in the past,
my absolutely favorite desert plant.
|Then there was quite a few out Ocotillos in the distance.|
|We are now on CA-62 headed towards Parker, AZ|
|Noticed quite a few washes, as we drove along today, filled|
with water on US-95 and now on CA-62
|We can see Parker along with dust in the distance.|
|We have seen dozens of signs warning about different animals.|
This was the first time we actually saw the animals.
Several Burros up on the hill.
|Train Bridge over Colorado River.|
|Picture taken out of my side window through the screen as|
we cross the Colorado River and drive into Arizona.
(One of a couple of bad pictures I am including
for us and the memory.)
|A familiar street and sign; we are driving through Parker.|
|Plomosa Road, we have dry camped on this road.|
Right now we have friends out there.
Waving Hi to Melissa and Lyle as we went by.
|This was the first Saguaro I spotted this adventure.|
|Pulling into Dome Rock BLM for the night.|
We have an appointment at RV Lifestyle in the morning
to have our refrigerator looked at. Parked here so
we will be close by in the morning.
There is a lot of dust in the air.
|One more of the sunset out by Roadrunner BLM.|
Except for the miles on Needles Highway between Laughlin and Needles the ride here was enjoyable. We are here to take care of a couple of things and will talk about them as they come up. Also, it will be really nice to spend time with those friends I mentioned out on Plomosa Road. Plus, we are looking forward to sitting in the quiet of the desert.
Up and moving early this morning before the sun and I still missed it coming up over the mountain.
We had an 8 o'clock appointment at RV Lifestyles to have our refrigerator looked at, since, it has decided not to be a refrigerator and keep things cold and frozen. Looks like there are two possibilities or both a defective thermaster and a bad cooling coil. They have sent all the necessary information to Norcold, as this refrigerator has been in the Stinger "B" less then a year, and now we wait because it is the Thanksgiving Holiday. Just really frustrated about the whole situation. I keep thinking about the refrigerator that we had in the basement at our house that was at least 70 years old and was still still running. Oh well,,,:) we moved out to Roadrunner BLM and will enjoy our time parked out here it is what it is and there is nothing we can do about it right now.
|Our first sunrise in Quartzsite, AZ this year's adventure.|
|Looking out towards the Southwest |
After dropping off the Stinger "B" we met friends, Melissa and Lyle, for breakfast at the Main Street Cafe. The food was good but the conversation was wonderful. Lets just say we met around 8:30 and the waitress asked at one point and she was laughing, (there were empty tables so they did not lose business because of our stay), if we would like to see the lunch menu. We will see them again on Thursday as they have offered to celebrate there "sister" country's Thanksgiving with us. Hopefully, we will remember to take a picture.
As I write this Tom and my thoughts go to Suzie and George, Our Awesome Travels, who we have had the fun of being parked by the last couple of years during January. Lots of good memories of our time together with them and other friends parked out in the desert. Lots of wonderful Happy Hours filled with stories and laughs. Our prayers and positive thoughts continue to be sent across the miles.
We are so glad you stopped by!
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