Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday, April 28, through Tuesday, April 30, 2013:  On the Way to Utah:

We are on a three-day trip to the St. George RV Resort in Hurricane, Utah, for a one-month stay.  The first stop---for one night---is in Kingman, Arizona, 183 miles from Cottonwood.  We are staying at the Fort Beale RV.  It was an easy trip.  We have been to this very nice, in-city park before.  We settled into a 50-amp, pull-thru site right next to the swimming pool. 

Since the pool was so close and the temperature was 90 degrees, I suggested we take a swim, something we rarely do.  Becky surprised me by agreeing.  The dip was delightful.

That evening, I picked up dinner from the Panda Express, something we do very often.  As always, it was delicious.

Monday morning we left early for the leg to Mesquite, Nevada, 180 miles away.  We made the portion of the trip from Kingman to Las Vegas so many times when we worked at the Grand Canyon that it seemed like we were visiting an old friend. 

And we've been through Mesquite a lot on our way to Zion National Park, but never stopped there except for fuel.  So this will be an opportunity to see what Mesquite is like.  First impression:  It is hot!  The needle hit 100 Monday afternoon.  The RV park we are in (Sun Resorts RV Park) is brand new and very nice.

But there is no pool so we couldn't repeat the cooling off we did on Sunday.  Rather than cook in that heat, we decided on a (tasty) Marguerite pizza for dinner (from Bella's Pizza, a local joint).

Monday was not as hot (in the mid 90s). Our big adventure was to visit the Eureka Casino & Hotel, the newest one in town.  We just wanted to take a look.  Surprise!  It looked and smelled just like every other casino we've visited. 

We quickly returned home.  Becky went for an eight-mile bike ride while Ramsey and I napped.  It can be safely said that Mesquite was not memorable.

We plan to leave early on Tuesday for the 53-mile last leg to Hurricane.     

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