Hello from Las Vegas!
We left Davis Monthan and Tucson, on Sunday morning. Our trip was a short one to Tolleson, Arizona. It is one of the bedroom communities of Phoenix and houses our favorite Freightliner dealer. We have been there several times in the past for routine maintenance on the chassis of our Tour.
|Leaving Davis Monthan with a view of the Catalina Mountains in the the picture.|
This picture shows a World War II hangar that sits on the grounds of DM.
Tucson has been very busy this week with the Rodeo and Gem Show.
Several months ago we noticed that our coach seemed to be out of alignment. Though we had it checked out, nothing was found amiss until a Freightliner employee in Amarillo, Texas, just happened to see the alignment problem. They could not do a three axle alignment there, but we knew that we would eventually be in Arizona and could have it done in Tolleson. Gino, our technician, found our drive axle alignment to be off by almost four inches. It took two days to have the work completed and we were on our way by Wednesday afternoon. We drove several miles down I-10 to Goodyear where we opted to stay for two nights because of inclement weather in Kingman. (Our trip plans called for us going through Kingman)
Thursday morning was cloudless in Phoenix, so we decided to leave for Las Vegas and do the drive in one day. Our trip began on the 303 in Phoenix, that was under construction.
Once we got to 60/93, our drive was beautiful. Lots of Joshua Trees dot the highway as you can see from the pictures below.
We continued along 93 into Nevada. The picture below shows the new Hoover Dam bridge. High profile vehicles (that would be us) must use the inside lane.
|The Colorado River pours into the Hoover Dam.|
Once we crossed the bridge, we were in Nevada.
It took a little under an hour to drive through Las Vegas and north to Nellis Air Force Base. Avid blog readers will know that this is a return for us. We will spend the week at Nellis and head to Zion National Park on Friday.
Bear is ready to play in the dog park at Nellis. His toy of choice is the Boomerang and he loves to carry it in his mouth to the park.
Our site at Nellis