After an awe-inspiring trip to Death Valley, we head out from Stovepipe Wells on Hwy 374 toward Beatty, Nevada. Our destination is Mesquite, Nevada. In Beatty we pick up Hwy 95 and head south to Las Vegas. Once in Las Vegas we pick up the 215 beltway east to I-15 north. The trip takes about three hours including a stop for gas and lunch.
The main reason for our visit to Mesquite is to visit long time friends of my parents. My parents met these folks during both their RVing days. Health reasons stopped my folks from future travels and their friends opted for a Park Model in Mesquite. They spend six months out of the year in Mesquite and the other six months on their ranch in Montana. They recently purchased a little travel trailer for a trip to Alaska, which they had done before, and Al and I wanted as much information about this impending trip as possible. The Alaskan Highway (I still refer to it as the Al-Can Hwy) is on our bucket list. I’ve heard a lot of conflicting opinions on such a trip and was extremely curious to get their take.
Mesquite offers two exits off of Interstate 15. We opt to exit the first one and stop at Walmart to stock up on supplies. Before turning into the Walmart parking lot, we notice a banner on some fencing…..RV Resort with an arrow. We decide to check it out. The Solstice Motorcoach Resort has only been open a year and is a beautiful facility. We decide to spend a week and focus on ridding ourselves, the dog, and the rig of dirt and sand.
The Park sits high above the town offering a beautiful night view of the lit up town and casinos. The folks at the park are extremely friendly and helpful. The weather, this last week in February, was still a bit chilly and windy. We enjoy the stay, and are particular pleased visiting with the friends. I think it’s time to head south for warmer weather…….