Friday, May 4, 2012


May 3  - We left the Boulder Elks much earlier than we had planned. The winds have been blowing big time for the last two days. Normally the mornings have been pretty calm, but about noon it picks up fast. This morning it was different. It was blowing tons fairly early, so we decided we better hit the road before it breaks loose.

The drive was uneventful and the wind wasn't too  bad. After passing Vegas, we had a pretty good climb through Spring Mountains National Forest. We had a slow decline into Pahrump.

What a gorgeous sky we had for our drive.DSC03155

These mountains are so beautiful…they look fake!DSC03154

We are staying at Pair-A-Dice Escapees Co-Op Park. We are in Site 28B. All the sites are pull though.

Yes, that small casita is part of our spot. We can use the patio and porch.front 28 b

Site 28 b

Our site is about 70 ft. long.stie 28 b back

Looking to our left.
looking to the lf.

Looking to our right.
looking to the rt

The roads and sites are all gravel. The landscaping is very nicely done. Our hostess, Laura, was very friendly and helpful. This is a very friendly park.

We will be here until at least Sunday. This is our home base for our visit to Death Valley.

Note: We tried this before, and it didn't work. We thought we would try one more time with the help from fellow blogger, Rick of Rick and Paulette's RV Travels. 

Here is the situation. We have Verizon as our Internet carrier. We are limited to 5Gs/month. Several readers have asked us to link our photos so they can click on them and they will enlarge. We use Live Writer to write and post our blogs. If we link our photo to an enlarged photo, both photos are uploaded to the Internet…thus more MBs are uploaded for each blog.

As a test to see actually how many MBs are uploaded, we are using this blog as a test. Hopefully, we have it figured out so that we are not using tons of MBs for each blog. So, knock yourself out clicking on any of the photos to see an enlarge version. Fingers crossed that this works.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all real soon. Have a great day.


  1. Really looking forward to your entries about Death Valley. We loved its beauty and diversity. Don't miss Scotty's Castle!

  2. Now don't get yourselves locked in your rig like we did when we were there. I can hardly wait to see your pictures of Death Valley. One of my favorite places.

  3. Nice place from which to explore Death Valley -- that covered porch will come in handy for some real shade.

  4. We used Pahrump and the SKP park as our base next to Death Valley too. We didn't have a pull through but we did have a neighbor who we called the Sheriff. He kept coming over and checking to be sure we were hooked up right, water wasn't leaking, tires weren't on cement, we weren't speeding, etc. etc.

  5. Will have to keep that park in mind when we get out that way "one of these years". We are always so pleased with the Escapees parks.

  6. Happy to hear that the winds weren't too bad for your drive. Enjoy Death Valley.

    Don't forget to vote for us,

    Kevin and Ruth

  7. Marsha, the photos worked great and showed the enlarged size when clicked on.

    As for your concern about the size of the photos, I did a quick calculation and your photos (both the thumbnail and enlarged versions) only come to 2MB's total which is really minuscule. The rest of the post's text would hardly add anything to that total.

    What are you using to figure out the size of each blog post?

    By the way, I love the name "Pahrump"!!

  8. Well well! It looks as if Pair-A-Dice has cleaned itself up a lot since we visited several years ago. At that time we thought it was a dump. So now, when we head back that way, we'll probably check in! Thanks for the quick tour.

  9. We stayed at Terrible's Lakeside Casino and RV Resort. It was actually very nice and is a Passport America park. Enjoy Death Valley, we loved it! May be kind of hot now, though.

  10. For some reason, Russ wants to visit Pahrump some day - not sure why!! Have fun in Death Valley and hope it's not too hot yet. Looking forward to your photos and commentary.

  11. It is late and I'm not sure what you said about the techy stuff, but it's great to read your blog.


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