We left Camp Pendleton on the 15th via Hwy 78 and IH 15 to Nellis AFB and base campground "Desert Eagle" for the next 2 months.
|Drive on IH 15 into Nevada|
We were here last year at about the same time and find it very enjoyable and relaxing. We enjoy watching the "Thunderbirds" practice and touring some of the outlying areas such as Red Rock Canyon and Valley of the Fire. The Thunderbirds did two fly overs the motorhome, but did not have my camera...oh so close. Will try and get some photos this week. They fly the F-16 Fighting Falcons and have a very extensive schedule this year. www.afthunderbirds.com
|Thunderbird Display Main Gate|
|Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons|
|Flyover, but not the photo I want to get|
|On the Tarmack|
|Nice to Watch|
Nellis AFB has military schools and more squadrons than any other USAF base. Nellis is the airbase for air combat exercises such as Red Flag and close air support exercises such as Green Flag. Go to Wikipedia for more detailed info on the base or www.nellis.af.mil/
This year we have site #22..very large and full hookups for $20/day. This campground is one of the better laid out for space and privacy. A nice walking path around the campground which we do twice a day. Staff is superior. A great to place to winter.
|Our Site #22|
Our friends, Rose Mary and Chuck moved here last year from Salem to be near their kids and grandson. We met for breakfast at Mimi's and catching up. We hope to visit with them several times while we are here.
After leaving Chuck and Rose Mary, we stopped at Costco for cheese and batteries. Well, you know you always come out with more and that we did. John bought me a new camera like his a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x zoom. Maybe now I can focus and see better.
At least I won't have those nasty spots on the inside of the lens. Also got a pair of PJ's and some socks.
After our walk, will start cleaning the outside windows and iHome with a product that a fellow camper recommended called ICE Premium Care Detailer by Turtlewax. John did the front windows and they look pretty good. Speaking of front windows, we had new ones installed in October when we were at Hope's due to cracks. Noticed on our trip that prism like streaks are appearing between the panes. Not sure what is causing this, but will have them come out and inspect when we get back in April.
Well,time for our walk..til next time..