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Las Vegas

We arrived at Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas, checked in for 4 nights, to later extend our stay to 2 weeks. 90_20181118_123532.jpg
Upon pulling into our site, we noticed oil leaking onto the concrete path. Tony crawled underneath the rig and saw oil covering the rear axle. He identified that the rear differential seal was leaking and researched RV repair services closeby. Thankfully they were able to work on it the following morning.
We didn't really set up, knowing we had to leave early in the morning. By 8a.m. we were at Affordable RV and spent the entire day there. By the time they finished working it was already dark and we were pretty exhausted. No Vegas for us today. 90_20181118_122824.jpg
The next morning Tony crawled back underneath the coach again just to see that the leak got worse. He noticed the shaft was in crooked. Off we went again, back to Affordable RV and spent yet another day in the waiting lounge. 2 days out of our 4 were already gone. We decided it is better for us to extend and do some serious maintenance on the rig before going anywhere. Our Vegas trip turned into 2 weeks hands on work, but totally worth it.
The rear dif got fixed, a new air brake hose installed. The springs that retract the jacks got WD40d, all fluids and batteries checked, window treatments installed and the awning over the door got repaired and installed. We detailed the interior and caught up on a lot of errands, school work and video editing.
Journey was back in great shape.
We spent Thanksgiving in the coach, cooked, released a YouTube video , talked to family and took it easy. We did not have turkey, but a precooked spiral ham was centerpiece this year. We don't have an oven, just a convection microwave, therefore meal planning is a bit different. Instead of a green bean casserole I fried green beans with bacon and it was delicious. Stuffing was cooked on the stovetop, as well as the gravy.
Some longterm campers were decorating for the holidays and all the kids stayed outside playing. It was very comfortable and I didn't mind being in our RV in a campground over the holidays.
One question I have been getting lately is, if it is starting to get annoying to live in tight quarters. Well, the answer is- no. We stay pretty active throughout the day, our backyard is always changing and the rig is super cozy , easy to keep organized and clean and I concentrate more on my family and adventure time, rather than chores that I used to have when we lived in our 2500 SF home. 90_20181118_120659.jpg
We did go to the Vegas Strip, checked out the Venetian and Treasure Island, walked a couple of miles, watched the water fountain display at the Bellagio and the sculptures of the Ceasar Palace. I enjoyed the atmosphere and energy of the place and wouldn't mind returning one day without our 9 year old. It is a bit difficult to visit Vegas with kids and we knew that already, because we made that trip 14 years ago when our daughter was 6. Now it was our son's turn to see the hustle and bustle of Vegas, baby.
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Posted by Meike Carter 19:06

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