Sunday, October 27, 2019

Friends in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada…

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We certainly enjoyed our short stay in Mesquite Nevada but we had a plan to meet up with some ladies who we “talked into” full timing during one of our visits to Montana. What was a chance encounter at a brewery in Kalispell Montana turned out to be a life changing event for these two lovely people that by happenstance we met and apparently inspired to become travelers…


After leaving Mesquite we headed out for the  Atlatl Rock Campground in the  Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. It was here we had a happy reunion with some awesome people Linda and Renee. We would only there for two nights but we will do our best to cram in as much fun as we can.

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We arrived around 11 but found our site was still occupied.  Amazingly Linda and Renee’s site was so large we actually had room to park our motorhome and car beside them!  We sat and enjoyed the afternoon talking with them as well as new friends Ginger and Mike from Yuma. This campground offered amazing views and the afternoon flew by.  We finally settled into our site then returned to converse and enjoy the views until the full moon finally peeked out from behind the mountains.


The next day we did a great 6 plus mile hike amongst the red rocks on the Prospect trail experiencing all the sights of the desert. Linda hiked along with us as Renee offered to shuttle to the beginning of the hike and pick us up at the end so we ere able to hike the 6 miles of trail without having to return back to our starting point.

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After enjoying this great hike we spent the evening with everyone enjoying a campfire and the company of our our friends, old and new. One of the things that made this stop so special is that every morning and evening we were treated to sightings of some magnificent Big Horn Sheep as we were apparently on the path of their normal morning and evening routine.

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The two days passed by quickly but Sharon and I crammed in one more short hike to see the petroglyphs within walking distance of the campground. Afterward we bid our “See ya’ laters” and hit the road to our next destination…

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If you ever see an RV with an ad for a great 4 handed massage take advantage of the opportunity and you will meet up with some special people in Renee and Linda and their rig, Joyist…


NOTE: We are leaving El Centro CA today and moving over to San Diego CA for a two months…


  1. Looks like the gals are getting into the full-time life, you've set a good example for them. We've driven thru the Valley of Fire but have not stopped to really check it out. Great photos!
    Lets try to get together while you're in San Diego, we're mostly free after mid-Nov.

    1. Perfect, we got here today and don't leave till late December

  2. Sounds like a wonderful get together meeting up with friends and San Diego is a wonderful place to spendd some time we did a few years go, as did you guys. It would be nice t get together with Jeff Pierce , we me him last year at Borego Spring, what a super guys he is..

    1. Thanks George, we will most likely get together this winter...