Big Bolder Dam, don't miss it!
Trip Start May 01, 2010
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We made a point to drive back through Williams, as I wanted to have some pictures. I tried movies this time—not my best effort; I better stick to taking snap shots. LOL Cute little old-time western town with lots of Route 66 memorabilia. Sarah, I did see the Pine Country Restaurant with their advertised "Best Homemade Pies"; darn, we were so full of breakfast we had no room for desert.
We set off across desert grazing land again (much like our Eastern WA), with a teaser sign saying Elk Next 70 Miles
Western WA is looking real good to us in our memories.
As we climbed higher into the mountains there was more greenery and sections of rock piles. Still arid country! 5000+ ft. Driving, we crossed the Juniper and Aquarius Mountains Ranges to Kingman. ----- Andy Devine Ave. in Kingman, anyone remember him from the old Western Movies?
This is a windy city sitting in a little valley. Bad cross winds on the west side of town headed to Boulder Dam. The drive to Bolder Dam led into barren mountains with a new road being built to make the pass a four-lane highway and more intense heat! Felt sorry for the guys working with the blacktopped road. The Colorado River has dug out quite a chasm of it’s own but does not have the colors in the rock facings like the Grand Canyon does.
Interesting, at the AZ / NV boarder was a security checkpoint
Well at 106 degrees we stayed on I-95 right through the middle of Las Vegas during commute time. How exciting was that!!! Our RV continues to over heat in these temps so kept on our way north. Will have to visit Las Vegas another time. Dave really isn’t interested in it anyway. Flat cacti desert on the north side of town, will have to travel some to find coolness. Interesting to see the wild burro warning signs. <g>
Between LV and close Indian Spring is a prison. I can’t image being incarcerated in the middle of the desert in this heat; imagine my surprise to see Creech AFB at Indian Springs just a few miles down from the prison. Poor guys.
Found a very nice little RV Park on the edge of town and another couple with their Roadtrek pulled in and parked next to us. They are headed up to a rally in OR and also will be glad to get out of the heat. They prefer to travel the way we do; stay off the interstates and travel the back roads to see the countryside.
Miles: 348 Whew