Our last days in Pahrump

Ahhhhh, the time to move on has come again. But we sure enjoyed our stay in Pahrump Nevada, much more than we did the first time we stayed in 2012. It had to be the meeting of new friends that enhanced our stay to a new level.

First off Lloyd and Peggy, our neighbors, were nice folks from Wisconsin waiting for their home to sell so they can buy a home in Pahrump and then travel from there when they choose. Lloyd shared our fire more than one night and said more than once how much he liked our Fire In a Can. In fact he liked it so much that one evening while I was sitting outside he pulled up in front of his 5th wheel after a day at an RV show and out came his new Fire In a Can he bought at Camping World LOL!!.

We also had the pleasure of meeting Kelly and Rich who it turns out have been following our blog for the last couple years. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to visit with them much other than during breakfast one morning and a couple short chats while passing each other in the campground.

Kelly and Rich

Kelly and Rich

They are headed to Lake Havasu when they leave Pahrump as we are so maybe we will get a chance to meet again soon. We will only be in Lake Havasu for a short time so we will see how it plays out. Time has a way of getting away from you.

Diane and I are members of the Escapee’s and I jump on the Escapees website every morning and read the forums, it’s like my daily newspaper only better (less gloom and doom) LOL!! And it turned out there were a handful of people that I have communicated with off and on over the last few years on the forum gathering at the campground we were at, what luck!!!

Of course that lead to a gathering for a pot-luck type lunch and a few nights around the campfire. Everyone else had meet each other at one time or another in the past but it didn’t take long before Diane and I felt like we had known everyone for years ourselves.

From left to right Me & Diane, Roger & Lynn, Jeff & Tina and Dianne and Tom. A few embers of the Class-Less group.

From left to right Me & Diane, Roger & Lynn, Jeff & Tina and Dianne and Tom. A few embers of the Class-Less group.

A great bunch of people and the plan is to meet up again in Quartzsite Arizona towards the middle of January for a week of boon-docking in the desert. We are looking forward to it.

Diane and I did venture out one day to see what we might find wandering the trails behind Pahrump. We just found a dirt road and took off with only one direction in mind, UP. The mountains outside of town were calling to us so we had to see that was there.

We ran into some tree's at about the 7800ft level behind Pahrump. And even a little snow left in the shade.

We ran into some tree’s at about the 7800ft level behind Pahrump. And even a little snow left in the shade.

We just kept following the road until there was no more road to follow and we came to a locked gate. At that point we were at an elevation of 7820 feet. We had made our way from the barren lands around Pahrump to tree’s that were thriving at the higher elevations. We even found a little snow hiding in the shadows.

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We came upon this while running trails out behind Pahrump in the Jeep.

We came upon this while running trails out behind Pahrump in the Jeep.

They have some interesting trail markers here in Nevada. But I guess it fits right in.

They have some interesting trail markers here in Nevada. But I guess it fits right in.

On the way down of course we found another route that ended up dropping us right down at the backside of our campground. It was a great day for an outing even though we anticipated a little more rugged terrain to wheel in but enjoyed it none the less.

A great day for a ride in the hills.

A great day for a ride in the hills.

Our last evening in the campground Lloyd brought over his fir and we had both our Fire In A Can and his going at the same time while Roger & Lynn (Friends we meet in Florida last winter), Lloyd & Peggy (our neighbors and new found friends), and Diane and I sat outside watching the football game and telling stories until we all decided to call it and evening. We had a great time.

Roger, Lynn, Diane, My empty chair LOL and Lloyd

Roger, Lynn, Diane, My empty chair LOL and Lloyd

But after 2 weeks of staying put it was time to move further south. So Monday morning after saying our, See Ya Down The Roads, we lifted our jacks and drove 200 miles to a state park in Lake Havasu Arizona where we will stay for 4 nights.

Our spot in Lake Havasu

Our spot in Lake Havasu

Ahhhhhhhh

Ahhhhhhhh

We have a nice site right on the lake with great views. A perfect place to chill for a few days.

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4 Responses to Our last days in Pahrump

  1. robgunder says:

    Looks like you guys are having a great time.  Can’t wait to start our own adventure.   Be safe,  Rob

    Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone

    • Dave & Diane says:

      We are having a great Time Rob. It feels good to be on the move again and to get the juices flowing. You guys are due for another road trip, just ask Tina and she will tell ya LOL!!

  2. Sandie Dixon says:

    Sure am looking forward to meeting you guys in Q. Enjoy the beautiful southwest.

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