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terapined
terapined
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January 12th, 2021 at 10:08:04 AM permalink
Lived in Vegas for 6 weeks
Today is my last day here
Moving to AZ for warmer weather tomorrow
So thrilled to be leaving Vegas
Its too cold here in the winter. Sucks. I dont exercise much in chilly weather
I love shorts weather that I am moving too tomorrow. So much more healthier as I spend a lot of time getting exercise riding my bike exploring. Cold weather makes me hibernate in my RV.
Have not gambled in 2 weeks and am proud of myself. Its illogical and dumb.
Bottom line, I would never live here
Golf is too expensive and no beautiful parks with shaded trails to ride my bike. No sense of community in Vegas RV parks. The atmosphere is like a big city. The atmosphere at other RV parks outside of Vegas have a small town feel and are filled with travelers like me, travelers out seeing the whole country and hanging out outside for conservations with fellow RV explorers comparing notes on our travels. In Vegas, its long timers staying in one spot not traveling or people from CA coming here for a few days because CA shut down.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
Keeneone
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January 12th, 2021 at 11:43:18 AM permalink
Did you ride on the loop trail while here?
https://rivermountainstrail.org/
Not sure if you mountain bike, but Bootleg Canyon is a popular spot:
https://www.bcnv.org/519/Bootleg-Canyon
https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/8011519/bootleg-canyon

Safe travels
terapined
terapined
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January 12th, 2021 at 12:13:14 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Did you ride on the loop trail while here?
https://rivermountainstrail.org/

Safe travels


I'll check it out when I come back
Looks like a very brutally hot ride in the summer. Wheres the shade
Nothing in Vegas itself for a nice bike ride?

One of my favorite all time trails was the one right by my old house in Tampa
http://uppertampabaytrail.org/
Its fabulous. Lots of shade. Trail either has a bridge over cross streets or it goes underneath cross streets. Many water stations and a bathroom station. Runs right next to Big Cat Rescue made famous on Tiger King.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
petroglyph
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January 12th, 2021 at 1:16:40 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

I'll check it out when I come back
Looks like a very brutally hot ride in the summer. Wheres the shade
Nothing in Vegas itself for a nice bike ride?

One of my favorite all time trails was the one right by my old house in Tampa
http://uppertampabaytrail.org/
Its fabulous. Lots of shade. Trail either has a bridge over cross streets or it goes underneath cross streets. Many water stations and a bathroom station. Runs right next to Big Cat Rescue made famous on Tiger King.

Check out Lake Powell campground at Page Az., it's a nice drive from LV up the Virgin river gorge. Around Kanab on the way, there are some really nice sights to see, White Sands etc.,, The campground at Page I think checks all your boxes, plus if you want you can take a lake ride. lots of nice asphalt trail, beautiful scenery. Although, it has been chilly lately. It's supposed to be 80 here on Thursday?
Keeneone
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January 12th, 2021 at 3:41:28 PM permalink
I am pretty sure someone here on WOV mentioned the film Nine Queens. I just wanted to say thanks. Watched it last night. It was an enjoyable and entertaining movie.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nine_queens
rxwine
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January 12th, 2021 at 4:57:24 PM permalink
Death Valley is a little bit warmer than Vegas currently. Maybe visit now.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
terapined
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January 12th, 2021 at 5:11:49 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Death Valley is a little bit warmer than Vegas currently. Maybe visit now.


I did
Twice
Its massive so in order to see the major attractions, Dantes Peak, Badwater basin, Artists Palette, Mesquite sand dunes, Badlands, Wonder Mine, Borax mine, Golden canyon ect, had to visit the park on 2 separate trips
Its in California
Park is open but all campgrounds in the park closed.
Moving to Quartzite for the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous.
Been wanting to check it out since I read the book Nomadland. (they made a movie and its a lock for best pic)
Arizona is open
I'll be playing it safe keeping my distance and wearing a mask
Just seems like a great place to ride my bike around.
People camp on BLM land but keep there distance
I'll be in a RV park with a hook up
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
petroglyph
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January 13th, 2021 at 12:15:49 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

I did
Twice
Its massive so in order to see the major attractions, Dantes Peak, Badwater basin, Artists Palette, Mesquite sand dunes, Badlands, Wonder Mine, Borax mine, Golden canyon ect, had to visit the park on 2 separate trips
Its in California
Park is open but all campgrounds in the park closed.
Moving to Quartzite for the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous.
Been wanting to check it out since I read the book Nomadland. (they made a movie and its a lock for best pic)
Arizona is open
I'll be playing it safe keeping my distance and wearing a mask
Just seems like a great place to ride my bike around.
People camp on BLM land but keep there distance
I'll be in a RV park with a hook up

It's a lot nicer along the river.
lilredrooster
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January 23rd, 2021 at 10:13:20 AM permalink
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real interesting stuff..................to me anyway

most people probably believe that until Atlantic City came about in the 70s that Las Vegas was the only place for legal gambling in the U.S.

not true

between 1949 and 1968 slot machines were legal in Waldorf, Maryland

the linked article claims that "at its peak slot revenue in Waldorf exceeded the slot revenue in Las Vegas, Nevada"

the state of Maryland has a long history of corruption and Charles County where Waldorf is located was probably rife with corruption
I presume that the legalization of slots and the subsequent illegalization of them had a lot to do with corruption


as far as I know, there was no other place in the U.S. where slot machine gambling was legal during this time frame



https://www.preservationmaryland.org/charles-county-little-vegas/
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January 23rd, 2021 at 11:29:54 AM permalink
Im getting an epic amount of scam emails. Accidentally, auto signed on link. Level 8 apple tech replied link is a scam. Had to change password.
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