Last Wednesday marked our last day for the winter stay in Palm Creek Golf and RV, Casa Grande, AZ. I will say that we had a wonderful time this past winter season and will be returning again next October for the coming winter season.
With that said, it does feel good to be on the move again. We're heading to the TT at Las Vegas, NV for a couple of weeks. We've visited Las Vegas on several prior occasions, but never in an RV. Casa Grande, AZ to Las Vegas, NV is about a 5-hour drive by car, but hey, we're fulltimers and we don't do a lot of things quickly anymore.
Hidden Oasis RV Park. The sign by the office speaks volumes about the place.
We pulled into the TT Las Vegas just after noon on Thursday. The place is still fairly busy, but we are parked near the rear of the park and have FHUs with 50-amp electrical service. ($5 surcharge/night for the 50-amp service.) We've never been to this TT's park before, but aesthetically it certainly isn't one of my favorites. Close quarters in a gravel parking lot setting. Enough said. We're not in Las Vegas to "do" the Strip as we've knocked out that area in past visits. We'll be looking for more adventures outside of the bright lights, casinos, and high-priced shows. In all honesty, we have to watch our finances more than we did in the past when we traveled here for "mini vacations".
This was a terrific find! Admission is $2 or $1 for folks over 50. I doubt that there is a better value in Las Vegas. Actually, the museum is in Henderson, NV just off of Boulder Highway approximately 20 minutes south of our CG.
Note: To see MANY more pictures from the Clark County Museum, along with additional "data signs" about the exhibits please take a look at my Google+ Album at this link.
An exhibit which I found interesting was entitled Mobile America. It showed an example of an early motor lodge cabin from the 1930s alongside a 1948 Spartan trailer. This reminded of the Lucille Ball movie The Long, Long Trailer.
|1931 Boulder City Train Depot|
|1917 Holt Caterpillar|
A vast collection of mining equipment is also on display outside. This 1917 Holt Caterpillar appears to have seen better days. The before mentioned "Ghost Town" is also located along the short trail near the mining equipment.
|Candlelight Wedding Chapel|
And last, but certainly not least, is the Candlelight Wedding Chapel. Las Vegas is known for its many wedding chapels and quicky marriages. This chapel opened in 1966 next to the Riviera Hotel. It operated until 2003 when it closed. The entire building was moved in 2007 to the Clark County Heritage Museum site and was opened again in 2009.
Hopefully, the few exhibits I chose to depict in this blog will whet your appetite and make you want to see more. If so, please take a gander at my Google+ link. More importantly, if you ever get a chance to visit the Clark County Heritage Museum in person, I think you'll agree that it's the best $1.00 you ever spent.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
Sin City???!!! I had to read this post with my eyes covered... ;c)ReplyDelete
We will just miss seeing you. We are scheduled to arrive on May 4th till the 18th at the Los Vegas TT. Will definitely stop and see the Clark County Heritage Museum while there. We are currently at the TT in Palm Desert, CA.ReplyDelete
You really should drive through Lk Mead NRA and then through Valley of Fire State Park. Not sure what the temps are like now.Hiking might not be too much fun.ReplyDelete
Those are already on our list. The temps here aren't really too bad at this point. Actually, back to the high 70s for the next couple of days.Delete
We love outdoor museums ... and this place looks like a winner; although with an admission of $1 it might stretch the budget a bit to visit it ;-))ReplyDelete
....and this coming from the world travelers. LOLDelete
I enjoyed these pictures very much. Thanksa again.ReplyDelete