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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

How Many Favorites Can We Have?

It turns out quite a few…
Again, before we had Campendium, we had Ivan. a seasoned boondocker whose opinion we could always trust on sites to stay at. Nevada Telephone Cove is one of those amazing finds, tucked along the Davis Dam just outside of Laughlin. Although the road appears intimidating to some, it is well maintained. Pulling the rig down takes about 20 minutes and what you are rewarded with is worth it many times over.
Lakefront property? Yes please! No charge with washrooms and garbage disposal? You bet! As you can see from the photo, this is a well kept secret and not too busy with RV's.
telephone cove overhead
The weather here was way better temperature wise, but still windy. In fact so windy that BBQing was challenging and solar panels had to be anchored. Wind is seeming to be a common denominator this trip thus far.
Telephone Cove was our stop for over a week. I had mentioned a Co-op conference I was flying to – this is where Don and Ivan would stay while I was away. It is just over an hour to the Vegas airport, and with Laughlin and Bullhead City so close it is easy to shop, have a happy hour away form home, do laundry etc.
Although I enjoyed the conference, I was abhorred to have to deal with winter storms and snow. LOL It made the temperatures and sunshine that much more appreciated, and I found myself forgiving the wind when it wasn’t plastering cold snow against your face!
Don and Ivan had some challenges while I was gone. You can read about Ivan’s mechanical repairs on his blog. Don discovered the solar wasn’t working well, and the end result was a new controller. He makes these things seem easy peasy, but we met some new travelers just getting into the solar world, and I realized not everyone has the type of interest and hence knowledge Don has in this area.
Gilles and Celeste  and Mitch and Anika were a pleasure to meet. We shared some stories and life’s adventures over a few happy hours, and exchanged emails and contacts. Don helped Mitch get his new solar working, and after sharing some spare parts and such, thy were up and running.
This is one of the best parts of travelling, meeting folks from everywhere that also enjoy the lifestyle we’ve chosen. I regret not getting a photo of our happy hour evening when we all hid from the wind inside our trailer.
We are parting roads with Ivan for now. Sometimes we will meet again unplanned along the way, but for now it’s goodbye.
We are headed to Death Valley National Park just across the border in California, so when we have Wi-Fi I will update you on that phase of the adventure!

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