Monday, November 28, 2011
Thanksgiving near Death Valley
Well we had another successful camping trip over the Thanksgiving weekend. We left 4am Thanksgiving morning heading for Terrible's RV Resort and Casino in Pahrump, NV. We stopped at Peggy Sue's Diner for breakfast and got into Pahrump about 10am. A friend was joining us in her RV later in the day from Quartzsite. We have stayed at Terribles before and really like the Resort.
The weather all weekend was perfect. Mid to upper 60's with lots of sunshine and no wind. The nights were pretty chilly so the heater and furnace were a welcome addition in the evening.
Robin started making our Thanksgiving feast of Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, fruit salad and pumpkin pie for dessert. She had gotten everything mixed together ahead of time so she could just get everything in the oven for dinner later. Karen arrived about 3pm and we had dinner about 5:30pm. YUM!!!! Good stuff.
On Friday we took a day trip to Red Rock Canyon. It has about a 13 mile scenic drive thru the area. We saw a few burros along the road and stopped to watch some people climbing the cliffs while we had lunch of Turkey sandwiches. We went to the buffet at the on site Casino on Friday night for $10.00 Prime Rib.
On Saturday we took a day trip into Death Valley, heading towards Furnace Creek, with stops at Zabriskie Point, an absolute must see, Dantes View, Furnace Creek and Artist Palette.
Karen hosted dinner that night with Steaks on the grill. Needless to say we did not starve.
We have decided to make this an annual thing for Thanksgiving.
Hope you enjoy the pictures!