Saturday October 21st 2017
Yesterday’s wind didn’t return today. It was replaced by a gentle breeze to compliment the lower temperature. The high in the low seventies made for a beautiful day. The upper 80s return tomorrow.
Most of my activity today was focused on settling in to my site. I put the tire covers on the wheels facing south to ward off a little of the UV damage. The lower wind level allowed me to put the patio awning out for the first time in several weeks. There wasn’t much value in putting it out when the temperature was in the upper 90s. I wasn’t going to sit out under it in those temperatures. Today it was nice to sit under the awning and watch the football games on TV. Inside the RV I haven’t done much more than I would for the average week or longer stay. The setup inside will evolve. Things will get taken out as needed and probably won’t return to storage before the end of my stay is in sight.
I went out for a drive this afternoon to see what’s changed in the last six months. Not surprisingly not much has changed in the local area. One of the bigger surprises was the price of gas. It is over $2.60 a gallon in this area. That’s twenty to forty cents higher than Lake Havasu AZ. So heavy traffic and expensive gas go on the negative side of the balance sheet for value related to staying in Las Vegas this winter.
This RV park is filling up with snowbirds fast. There were about five of us that came in yesterday and today I counted six more. Walking around the park I don’t see many available sites. From what I’ve learned so far many people don’t stay all winter. This is a one or two month stop on the way to Arizona for many folks. A similar group spends late March and April here on their way north.